Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Kitchen Redo....In My Mind

My annual trek to the Metrolina Antique and Collectible show was a success!  Treasure abounds down there, and if you ever find yourself in the Charlotte area on the first weekend of April, it is definitely worth a gander.  While I'm not much for collectibles, the antiques and "old stuff" is out of control.  And my, oh my, did I fall in love.

Enter my new little cabinet for the kitchen.  I needed something to hold cookbooks and my overflow of serving dishes.  Made by Rick from Lincolnton, NC (he had no website or email address to give me, only that information but I do believe several vendors at the BlackLion stores carry his pieces), I snatched up this stunning little cabinet he made with his own two hands.  He takes wood from old houses and turns it into these great little pieces.  I loved the airy feeling and the old window pane on the top to let the light in.  Notice it's two beautiful turquoise sisters on either side.  I was tempted to not split up the family and take them all!

So, when I get the thing back home (it's currently living in my parent's garage until they come visit with a truck...under the threat of being stolen by my Mother every day for her sewing room), I'm excited to make it look a little snazzier.  The white is pretty, but it needs a little finishing love.  And we all KNOW my intense love for Valspar's National Trust for Historic Preservation line.  Those colors can be found throughout my home and you really can't go wrong with any of them.  It's all about trust with paint colors, and I trust Valspar's National Trust line!

I give you Fairmont Suite Clay Red, available at Lowes.  Drrrroooooool.

It's perfect.  And now, I have a slightly different direction for my entire kitchen scheme.  Before, I had a similar arrangement but wasn't feeling too bold with my color choices.  Now, I'm going GLOBAL!

That cabinet in the picture is just something close I found online.  I can't WAIT to get the real thing home and paint it up with that gorgeous Fairmont Suite Clay Red.  Looks fabulous with my Valspar Homestead Tea Room Yellow walls.  And I'll have to get working on some pillows for my sitting area.  I love the world map one!

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