An Empty Room (if you don't count my cleaning junk)...
The biggest change was the light fixture. I replaced the tacky chandelier (circa early 80s) with a foyer light (inspiration: Pottery Barn) and relocated this to the end of the L-shaped room and the kitchen table fit perfectly in this nook.
My antique buffet (which will officially be an antique in about a decade) is showcased in the adjacent space and this opens up a traffic area that's great for entertaining. The stools were a great shape and size as I can fit 2 at the island; the previous owners were only able to fit 1. Another cool find was my kitchen desk chair from the 1800s and I simply plopped a cushion on the bottom to try and preserve the woven rattan bottom.
The Chantal Yellow was perfect for the walls. It's a pretty neutral rather than school-bus-yellow, big-bird-yellow, or banana-yellow. Plus, isn't that sage green getting old by now? I like a cheery yellow kitchen with white and blue willow-ish accents. The fondness for Blue Willow I get from my mom.
- Eventually, I'd like to replace the stove, burner, and microwave, original to the home. Crosssing my fingers that they go out on their own as they're 30-yrs old and all covered by my home warranty =)
- I haven't yet decided on a backsplash, but I'm thinking tin tiles. Although the white subway tiles have really caught my eye lately.
- And while the pickled maple cabinets may fit some people's taste, I'd preferred either a faux finish or darker wood cabinets. This will come at a later time though when I have the $ and patience.