Spicing up the Kitchen

I know, I know...I jump around a lot. I guess I have HADD - house attention deficit disorder.

In any case, the topic of the day is the kitchen. Last we left off, it looked something like this
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While I still love the space, it needed a little bit of spicing up. This occured to me about 6 months ago but it was always simmering in the back of my mind. I just wasn't sure what to do so I left it be. Then one day I saw this fabulous kitchen on decorpad:
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If you can tear your eyes away from that fabulous chandelier for a minute, you'll see the beautiful blue of the chairs really pop against the space. So that got me thinking about using the accent color from the dining space in the stools. The stools in kitchen are gorgeous but too formal and too large for my space. So the idea got filed away for later use. And then I started to see these fabulous industrial stools used in kitchens all over. Check a few out here and here.

But the prices of some of these pieces were a bit beyond my comfort level so I went in search of something more reasonably priced. I found this stool but I wasn't sure of the scale from the photo so I was on the fence.
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And then I stumbled upon the great Martha's kitchen and what should I see?
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The very same stools! They looked just perfect except for the color so that sold me.

Once they arrived, they just needed a color change.
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They look a bit blue in the photo here but they were more of a grey as you see in Martha's kitchen.
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The brighter shade brings out some personality, don't you think?
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Thats as far as I got this weekend but I'll be putting some finishing touches in the kitchen this weekend if all goes to plan.

41 comments:

  1. I LOVE THEM!!! The blue is great, the chairs are great, I cant wait to see them in the kitchen- what a great addition to an already fab space!

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  2. I LOVE the blue! Those will really spice up the kitchen. I can't wait to see the fine product in your kitchen!

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  3. They are beautiful! Looking forward to seeing them in your space. Oh, I have the same affliction -- HADD!!! Haaa haaaa. That was a good one but it's true!

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  4. Love the color...also love the old stools but the contrast will be better with the new

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  5. Looking great so far, I'm sure the end result will look awesome. Looking forward to seeing it!

    And I don't think I've seen your kitchen before. It's very lovely.

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  6. love the stools, love the color. It's going to look amazing. I can't wait to see pics.

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  7. I am about to paint a chandelier that same colour! I can't wait. The stools look awesome!

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  8. Those stools are absolutely perfect. Can't wait to see how they look in your kitchen!

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  9. What a GREAT DIY! Those stools are perfect and I bet they will look wonderful in your kitchen!

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  10. Fantastic, Mrs. L! Love the pop of color!

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  11. Those look too blue.

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  12. Too funny that you should mention "if you can take your eyes away from the chandelier" because that is immediately where my eyes settled. What a fantastic kitchen! Seeing that one and yours now makes me long for a white kitchen which I never thought I would want. Looking forward to seeing the new stools in your space.

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  13. BEAUTIFUL blue color! I LIKE! Can't wait to see the finished product. ;)

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  14. I love those stools! Very cool! That color of blue is fast becoming a fovorite accent color.

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  15. Love that color and can't wait to see them in your kitchen!

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  16. Love the blue! I can't wait to see them in the kitchen. :)

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  17. A perfect choice in style, and in (new) color. Where did you end up getting them from ?

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  18. Love that industrial look. Looking forward to the afters. Your soapstone counters are swoon-worthy too, I might add.

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  19. Love.Them! Can't wait to see them sitting pretty in your kitchen.

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  20. Love the stools the colour is perfect!! BTW quick question what do you use to spray them? I noticed a small gun-like spray nozzle in one of the pics, is this an attachment you put on the spray can?

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  21. you never seem to amaze me! wow!

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  22. Can't wait to see them in your kitchen - I think they're going to look great!

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  23. Annie - I ordered them from a company that got them to me quickly but overcharged me and is proving very difficult to deal with so I'd rather not recommend them. But if you google "lyon stool" you'll find loads of companies that sell them.

    Vida - I bought that spray paint "gun" thing but it only worked for a little while before breaking. So I'd definitely skip that purchase if I had to do it all over again.

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  24. This is why I come to your blog everyday. You take chances with decorating. The stools in that particular color look fabulous!! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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  25. Okay, so I saw a chandelier like that in a shop in DC a while back and I have been obsessed with having one for myself since. I haven't been able to find them online anywhere, so I decided I would make one. I have plenty of antique chandelier crystals that my mom has collected, but now I can't find a good fixture to start with. I'll be interested in seeing if you find anything . . .

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  26. Sarah - if you are in the NY area, there is a great little store that has fab restored vintage chandeliers.

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  27. Well, you know I am all over that shade! I can't wait to see the final reveal!

    Cheers,
    Linda

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  28. Loving the stools! And the inspiration picture!! What a lighting fixture, no?

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  29. Our homes are never done, are they? But if that place was ever found we'd all be bored out of our minds! Janell

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  30. hi, hopped over to you via pve design. love the stools (and your blog... i read back a few posts and will come back to read more). i have the crate and barrel ones that are shown in your 2 links. very comfortable. and we like the spin factor. love the blue color you chose! i'll be back to see the finished product. pam

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  31. I am looking forward to seeing the kitchen with all the finishing touches, though I must admit even as it is now, you have convinced me I do need white cabinetry!

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  32. LOVE those stools but more so in the new, brighter color. Very nice!!!

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  33. If this sneak peek made my heart pitter patter, I seriously will lose sleep if you don't post the final product soon.

    I have RADD....Renovating Attention Deficit Disorder. =]

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  34. Isn't spray paint fabulous ! I love that shade of teal blue you choose. And I swoon over that chandelier you featured.

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  35. Thanks, Mrs. L. I'll do just that (google lyon stools). Sorry to hear about the problems with your distributor -- what a hassle!

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  36. How exciting! They turned out great! -e

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  37. the kitchen looks great! the stools are so colorful and lively. when i was looking for colorful kitchen accessories for myself the other day i came across www.thelolitastore.com. The stuff was so unique and new, i thought you might want to check it out yourself! enjoy!

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  38. Love! Swoon! Jealousy! I'm sorry, I may have lost control of my emotions for a minute! I've been hunting for my own stools for my kitchen but haven't found any I love... that is until I decided I may have to copy you!

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  39. Love the stools...where did you find them? I have been looking for something for my kitchen and they would be perfect!

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  40. Love them! This inspires me to do a little spray painting this weekend!

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