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Monday, September 12, 2011

Butter Cream In The Kitchen

Actually the new paint color in the kitchen is called Macadamia by Martha Stewart, but I think it looks like the color of butter cream.  At least it does to me.  It's the same color I used on the ceiling in the dining room.  

Here's a peak at the new color in the eat-in area of our kitchen.  I'm saving the full reveal until all other kitchen projects are complete.  We're getting so close to being done, and I'm soooooo excited!

The eat-in area of our kitchen used to look like this.  These photos were taken last fall.




Then we had the floors replaced because of this situation and it looked like this.



Now it looks like this!



I hired our painter friend to do this job for us because there was no way on God's green Earth I was getting on a ladder extension to deal with these super tall ceilings.


I know many of you loved the color before (Porter Autumn Leaf), but I was ready for a change.  I really wanted something lighter.  The dark floors with the darker color on the wall really made the room feel much heavier.  It was just a bit too dark for me.  It was only ever bright in there in the morning.  Now, I love that it's


and without a single light on the kitchen it still looks this bright!


Now the room feels sunny all day long!

You may have noticed I also changed the curtain panels.  The pattern of the old ones just didn't work as well with the new back splash so I decided to go with solid white.  I'll give all the deets on the new panels in a post very soon.

The other new addition are the herb boxes.  I picked them up a few months ago at Marshall's, and I'm in love with them!


I made the menu chalkboard last fall and just recently started using it for my weekly meal plan.


This is my early fall centerpiece.  Just a little collection of bottles I already had.  Some wrapped in burlap and some in jute or twine.  I'm in love with dried wheat this fall.  I found some bundles, 3 for $10, at Kroger.  I only used half a bundle for this centerpiece.


These votives are from Willow House - annabelle iron votives.  I love it when the candles are lit.




So, how do you feel about a little butter cream in the kitchen?  Anyone else starting to bring in a little fall decor?  Are you obsessed with dried wheat like I am this year?  Please someone tell me I'm not alone!




*Linking up at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, A Stroll Thru Life, Savvy Southern Style, At the Picket Fence, The Thrifty Decor Chick

28 comments:

  1. lovely and bright.
    just gorgeous!!
    cheryl xox.

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  2. Carmel, I love the new color. What gorgeous floors and looking forward to the reveal.

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  3. WOW Carmel I LOVE this makeover and the lighter and brighter feel to this room!! Yes I love wheat also, I actually have 2 wheat topiaries om my mantel all year long. Love what your using as your centerpiece! Can't wait for the big reveal, Martina

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  4. I really love the buttercream, and the best part about it is that you can add whatever accent colors you like and it will look fabulous any way you go. Looking forward to more photos and updates.

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  5. Everything looks absolutely beautiful Carmel! The new paint color is perfect and those floors are gorgeous! I have plans for using wheat in a centerpiece too this year and can't wait to get started on it...hope it turns out how I picture it in my head. LOL!
    Vanessa

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  6. Ohh very nice. I love your wheat! I found some myself at Hob Lob. It looks so cute in your herb boxes :-)

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  7. It looks so fresh and bright! Love the update :)

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  8. Purdy.......real purdy!!! Of course you know I love me some white:)

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  9. It turned out so light and bright, I'm sold on the new look (c; And the centerpiece is fantastic! I love all the different bottles with the wheat, so fall-tastic! (c:

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  10. Carmel... the new color looks great! I love the airiness of the new window treatments! I am so ready to bust out my fall/halloween decor, but I am holding on to the last few warm days of summer!

    Tiffany

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  11. Such a simple, beautiful centerpiece - well done! Kind of funny, because I did a post about decorating with bottles yesterday - thought you might like to have a look: http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2011/09/beauty-of-bottles.html

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  12. Love It!Love the clean lines, Thanks for sharing!

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  13. Carmel, I love how the white panels really brighten up the space. It looks so light and cheerful!

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  14. Your room is gorgeous and I love the new paint color, so pretty and so bright and cheery. Your bottles are fabulous with the wheat. What a great idea. I love it. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  15. The dining room looks great! Love the new curtains. The colored bottles are amazing - my kind of thing with the burlap & twine and so is the dried wheat. Btw, love fri & sat's meal plan!

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  16. I love the new color and actually the entire room. I might go with the same color in my kitchen.
    I love Marshall finds.

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  17. Love the new color and floor is gorgous.

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  18. I love the dried wheat in your bright colored bottles. I'm obsessed with white pumpkins. I didn't even know they existed until last year; now I notice them everywhere. You can take a baby white pumpkin, hollow out the stem and, pop a tealight candle inside for a simple fall accent.

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  19. The room is beautiful! The paint color, the decor...everything!

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  20. Your room is gorgeous! Love all of the light and your draperies! Your vignette on your table is lovely!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  21. Thank you all so much! The only bad thing - it makes me want to eat cupcakes all day ;)

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  22. Yes, I am loving the dried wheat - I bought some last year and I keep moving it around the house. I love the way your room came out. The lighter curtains really soften the room and I can see how they make it brighter. Great job!

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  23. Looks great!! I love your ideas:) PS: everyone who has come to my house has mentioned how much they love my pumpkinaries:) you're a genius!!

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  24. Alyssa that's awesome! They turned out great - thanks for sharing!

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  25. Carmel,
    While I love the new look in your kitchen(really, I do) you must know that Im dying to know what you plan to do with those elusive Lowe's panels I was never able to find here!
    Are you selling them?! Please keep me posted!
    Sarah

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  26. LOVE!! Just found your blog and was cracking up as I looked through these pics - we have the same paper mache 'EAT' letters in our kitchen, and I also made a chalkboard for our weekly menu, and have a chalkboard plate...a girl after my own heart! ;) New follower and fan!
    www.naptimedecorator.blogspot.com

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