With the addition of their new bar, my client’s kitchen table and chairs were too large for their new space. As I regularly attend estate sales, visit thrift stores and yard sales, I’m always on the look out for some wonderful piece of furniture. It was at an estate sale that I found the perfect table and chair set for their kitchen. The photo below was taken at the estate sale.
Many of you know that I love the french provincial style, since it can have so many different looks. My clients trust my judgement (definitely an honor) so I purchased the set. The table needed to be round rather than oval to fit in the kitchen, but this round top wasn’t large enough to accommodate 5 people.
We purchased a larger wood table top, which my client affixed it to the original table base. The base was painted black and distressed to match the bar. Three coats of a dark walnut stain with polyurethane were applied; I love the look of the table.
The chairs were finished before I tackled the table. All were cleaned, sanded and primed and you can see at the difference between the chair’s original color compared to the primed chairs.
Here’s a look at the kitchen chair before and after.
The chairs were painted the same color as the cabinets. I didn’t distress them like the cabinets nor use the same brown glaze. The metallic coffee glaze was a better match for the seat cushion fabric.
The table is the perfect size for this space.
Their large kitchen window had a honeycomb blind, which was a stark look for the room. I added a pair of curtains, customized by sewing a band of the kitchen chair fabric and some decorative trim to them.
Here’s is a better view of the curtains.
My clients trusted me to purchase artwork for their home, which includes three pieces in the kitchen. I fell in love with this still-life of a purple chair, loving how the black frame looks with the bar.
In addition to the still-life, decanter bottles were added displayed on a decorative round plate. A salad size plate with a french advertisement for champagne also adds some whimsy.
Two smaller prints were hung on the opposite side of the curtains, which also have black frames.
During one of my estate sales, I found a cubby with an upholstered cushion that would fit perfectly in the space right by their garage door. They keep their soda cans, shoes and coats in this area and I thought the cubby would add to some order as well as a place to put on their shoes.
Here is the cubby in actual use.
During a vintage shopping hunt, I found two rugs for the family. One is by the kitchen sink, which pulls in the sage walls as well as the blue of the living room while continuing the back up color of black.
My clients are amazing cooks (I’ve sampled a few of their delicious pasta dishes and baked confections) and this is the perfect space for them to enjoy cooking and dining. I’m thrilled and honored to have been able to play a role in the design of this space.