Friday, November 22, 2013

Cookin' Up Some Color

I sewed some window treatments for the kitchen a few weeks ago.
I bought the fabric a while back for $3 per yard.
So, this whole project was very inexpensive.  The rods were the most costly part.

It's hard to get good photos because there's a covered patio outside that keeps
a lot of light from coming in the kitchen window.  And, it's a cloudy day.  

I also sewed a panel almost 9' long to add a little softness and color over the sliding glass door.
It's wide enough to cover the vertical blind when it's all the way open.

The fabric is a woven plaid with orange, reds, brown, white and a bit of yellow.
The color is actually closer to the two photos above.  But, here's a close up to show the plaid.

It looks great with the tablecloth I'm using right now.  It has a lot of the same colors.
The colors in this photo are more accurate...

We have a cinnamon red KitchenAid stand mixer on our Island.
The floor tile is a terra cotta like color.  And, I've been adding some more things that tie in 
with the colors of the window this antique metal tray with painted roses...

A pretty plate I saw at Macy's and just had to have.
It sits on a plate stand on the counter.

And, for a little contrast and fun, I have an antique typewriter sitting on the kitchen desk.
I grew up with an Underwood typewriter like this.  I've been keeping an eye out for one.
I was excited to find this one in a local antique shop this summer for a good price.

I guess you could say I've been cookin' up some color and fun in our kitchen.
These small touches sure did a lot to transform the space.  We love it!
I'll post more photos when I get it all put together the way I like.
And, if I can figure out how to get good photos in this not-so-bright space.


Michelle said...

I love the curtains AND that typewriter. What a great find!

Cindie said...

The curtains look wonderful - love the fabric....and the curtain at the sliding door to camouflage the blinds is a great idea.

Delighted Hands said...

Beautiful! It is all the little things that add up to a great room! It is looking good!

September Violets said...

Your curtains look fantastic! I like the way you just did a narrow panel to cover the vertical blinds. The Underwood looks great too ... so industrial looking. I have a small manual typewriter too, but can't find a perfect place for it yet. Have a great weekend! Wendy x

judith said...

Very nice work! I love that panel idea, I'm going to do that!

Mereknits said...

I love the colors you have added to your home, it adds such warmth. That typewriter is wonderful.

Art and Sand said...

Everything looks so pretty, but you drew my envy with the old Underwood.

Anonymous said...

I love that plaid! I actually have a swag I made that is very similar! I also like the idea of making the cover for the blinds when they are open all the way... brilliant! I know about the cost of the rods... isn't it amazing how they cost so much more than the fabric... and a little painful to the wallet, lol! I'm still looking for my antique Underwood of these days...
Hugs my sweet blogging sister,
Beth P

Anonymous said...

I love all those colors you've chosen for your kitchen! very spicy pallet. What a great type writer, too. Does it work? I would want to be able to sit at it and peck out quotes and sentences onto vintage colored paper for art projects, hahaha.
Thanks for sharing a bit of your warm environment.