Friday, October 5, 2012


Hi Everyone,

We'll we've made it to Friday and you know what that means? My kitchen takes center stage today! For those of you who missed the all about my kitchen journey right here.

Just as a reminder, here is the "before":

And here's the after!

We're calling this the "mini" update, since all we did was update the chairs and curtains and added some new accessories. But man, it feels so much more finished. The new chairs and bolder colors seem to flow a lot better with the modern finishes. I hardly ever decorate in a match-y way like this or even with a very distinct color pattern, and so this felt really fun, fresh, and EASY! I highly recommend it every once in a while.

Here are my sources:
  • Chairs. A long time ago I saw those puppies in this Emily Henderson post and never forgot them. They are from Overstock and are a great deal. Buy them here. Thank you so much, Emily!  The pillows are super, duper old and from a Crate and Barrel outlet.
  • Curtains. IKEA to the rescue! I wanted something bright since I wasn't painting and needed to bring some color into the room. I also needed something cheap, so let's face it: IKEA was the only option. It was a just a stroke of luck that they had a cool abstract curtain with aqua, lime and black. Score. 
  • The stepping stool was an IKEA DIY. Read all about here! And you already know all about the lime!
  • Aqua Mixer. Honestly, it's no secret that I probably designed the entire kitchen around this bad boy. And my mom and mother-in-law will be pleased to know that isn't just used as decor! I even have the chocolate chip cookies to prove it. 
That's it. Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!


PS: My husband and I work full time, so all of our photo shoots take place on weekends. If you ever want a sneak peak, just follow me (blythe75) on instagram


  1. The updates look amazing! I would like to spend an extended amount of time around this kitchen table...

  2. LOVE! Every detail is so perfect. I'm seriously going to hire you to vignette my life.

  3. Looks so good! I agree with Lori!

  4. You are good!! Looks fabulous!

  5. This is such a great change! So much more interesting and bright now! Love it! I'll be watching you.. haha... added you on my bloglovin' list to see more of your future projects!
    love, Olga

  6. Thank you so much everyone! It feels so great to be done that we're actually eating dinner there as opposed to on the sofa!! :)

  7. Looks fabulous. I also agree with Lori. Love the colors you used.