Mini Kitchen Refresh

Simple and colorful updates to our kitchen made a bright and refreshing change, perfect for transitioning from Spring into Summer!
vintage inspired farmhouse breakfast nook

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Hey there friends! Can you tell I've got Summer on my mind? Really, that is only because I live in southern Texas where we've already been flirting with the 80's! I'm excited to share these new floral curtains I added to our kitchen breakfast nook because they are a delightful blend of all the things I've been loving this year!

feminine farmhouse kitchen decor

Adding Lighter, Brighter, more Colorful decor

Spring and Summer call for lighter, brighter, fresher. Whether that's your hair style, nail color or home decor, it's fun to add a pop of color and change things up! I still love my gray stripe curtains, and I'm hanging on to them, but I was craving a brighter, lighter look for Spring and Summer.

kitchen pew and stools

Our kitchen nook is tiny, tucked into a corner and surrounded by windows! Through a lot of trial and error, we found a working seating solution that didn't eat up too much floor space! The distressed ivory pew (on sale right now!) and metal bentwood chairs (also on sale) fit nicely around the Craigslist table I found and painted and work well for small areas.

Our home has a modern farmhouse vibe, which means I like to pair farmhouse elements with basically everything else! I have been enjoying using many of my vintage collected items, and adding a bit of a shabby chic look to our home this Spring! 

small space dining

Florals are where it's at this year!

Florals are IN this year, but I honestly try not to decorate according to the trends...I do what I love, but I'm always happy when a look I love is on trend (makes me feel like a trend-setter, haha!) This Spring it's been all about adding blush pink and vintage touches! I made two different Spring wreaths using blush florals, and I decorated my dining room with a shabby chic vintage vibe using lots of florals, my thrifted goodies and my freshly painted grandfather clock.

My chalk painted fireplace got a healthy dose of florals and layered texture on the Spring inspired mantle.

Mini Kitchen Refresh

So when it came to new curtains for the kitchen nook, these new floral curtains are the perfect complement! They have beautiful, vibrant blooms with a vintage feel and those lovely blush peonies that I am loving this year. I swapped out the pillows on the pew for ones I had around the house.

Insider tip: if you decorate with similar colors throughout your home, it's easy to swap decor from one room to another for an entirely new look!

ruffled chenille throw

Isn't that chenille throw delectable? It was a splurge but I'm so glad I bought it (it was a 'Merry Christmas to me' gift) 😃

I'm enjoying the addition of feminine color in our kitchen for Spring and Summer! Taking pictures in here is definitely challenging because of the windows and the island. But here's an idea of how the curtains look with the painted coffee bar and shiplap wall that we completed in just an hour! I'll be sharing more of that project next week! 

modern farmhouse kitchen with shiplap

gingham DIY Easter eggs

Hanging curtains takes just minutes when you use clip rings! I like curtains that go all the way to the floor, and these ones hang in gorgeous, soft folds. I had to grab these hand painted gingham eggs from the dining room for these pictures, because they matched so well!

modern farmhouse kitchen nook with florals

I'd love to know what you think of the new look!

shabby chic farmhouse kitchen

Other sources in this space:

- easy no-sew chair pads
- real look tulips for under $20
- craft cubby turned mug display
- round woven rug
- cream dahlias
- blush mini peonies
- floral pillow cover
- wood stool with metal legs

I'll see you back here on Thursday, when I'll be showing you how we created a European-inspired faux brick wall with German schmear in our Master bedroom!!! It's a beauty!

bringing beauty to the ordinary,

Disclosure: Curtains in this post provided by Lush Decor. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Love what you've done, Cindy. The soft pastels are so pretty. But I have to smile that you're transitioning from spring into summer. Living in New England, we're still waiting for spring to arrive! Some day soon...…

    1. Hey Jan, thank you! Yes our TX weather is strange... we're usually either a month ahead or behind (when everyone else is transitioning into Fall, we're still stuck in summer!!)

  2. Curtains look amazing! Oh and that throw is gorgeous :]


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