color pop in kitchen

It’s no secret. My house is full of color. My last home was not… isn’t that strange? I guess it seems a little odd to me because going from tan walls and brown furnishings to really light blue walls and bright furnishings is like a complete 360! This home (which we’ve inhabited for 2 years this month), was begging to be lightened up. I couldn’t bear to be drab, and Sunset (that’s what we call our new home) was tired of her traditional, beige/earth tone look, she wanted some spice in her life! And that’s just what we’ve been giving her!

Sunset seemed to talk to me. Our new home wanted a change and just as we found her in our big change from San Diego to Flagstaff, I wanted the some change too… some color, some excitement, some fun surroundings…

That’s where we’ve gone, oh yes, to the next level. COLOR. Hooray! I. Love. Color. Give me more! Sunset is already full of color and I have so many more plans but best of all, I’ve never looked back and I couldn’t be happier with the design choices we’ve made.

It. Was. Meant. To. Be. And I know that moving here and into this house was all “meant to be”. It feels right, like the perfect pair of jeans.

Here is a peak at one of many colorful, fun pops of my favorite home color:

This is the range hood in our kitchen (obviously) and it’s a major focal point. I bought the hood for a mere $5 at Habitat for Humanity. It’s old and it’s loud but it’s got character and I totally love it! I brought it home, scrubbed it down (and I mean I really had to scrub) primed it and painted! TA-DO!! True love {swoon}.

And in case you haven’t seen… here is our lovely kitchen right after we moved in… {so brown}:

Really, it wasn’t terrible. BUT THOSE FLOORS!! Again! The same, lovely 80′s vinyl from the dog room. And so much BROWN. I felt like we were drowning in brown. Brown Cabinets. Brown counters. Brown paint. Brown Carpet.

As you can see (slightly) we have since painted the cabinets white, added some subway tile and if you look really hard, there are black counters. Big changes! Can’t wait to share all those with you too (soon, I promise).

And one more picture just because I can’t leave out how cool the range hood really is! Check out the retro sign on the front of the hood, {swoon}! I love it! Details, it’s all about the details!


Bistro Chair Love

I LOVE color! I want to add more color outside. Here is my idea.

I LOOOOOOVE these chairs from Fermob. These are drool-worthy! But my pocket book isn’t fat enough to purchase 6 of these bad boys at this price.  I love quality and I want to try to go for more quality over quantity in my life, I just can’t do it for 6 of these… $600 is a bit steep for this girl.

IN COMES MY SEARCH… This is why Google rocks my world!! Search: “metal bistro chairs, folding”… AND THE WINNER IS …. KMART!!!!! Yes, KMART!!! Awesome! (yes, yes,… I know… didn’t I just say quality over quantity?)!

LOVELY, RIGHT? Are you as shocked as me? Kmart has just what I’m looking for!  Okay, so I’m a bit gitty over these chairs & at the great Kmart price, what’s a girl to do? This is an amazing deal for these chairs! (Iknow, I know… quality over quantity… maybe next time!!)

Originally I really wanted all red chairs…. but: …

Same chair, different colors, and different price? Hmmmm… how bad do I want red? I mean, I do see myself as a spray paint enthusiast so maybe I can just get the green chairs and spray them different colors (thinking of red and yellow, maybe even orange chairs… so many choices!!).

Let’s see the price difference in the shopping cart:

Okay, so it’s a little over $20 difference. But now I am thinking I want yellow too, and probably orange (of course). There are not any yellow or orange chairs available to purchase so I apparently I will be painting regardless of what I purchase.  I am going to buy the green chairs and use that $22 to purchase yellow and orange (& maybe even red) spray paint!


TOTAL = 6 green chairs @ $172.74 + free shipping + Tax $11.40 = GRAND TOTAL $184.14 – That’s $30 a chair. I’m stoked.

Can’t wait until these cute little chairs arrive and I can post some new pictures of the space!! Exciting!