Monday, January 25, 2016

Buffalo checks in the kitchen

I almost have my kitchen done.  I still need to replace the backsplash and I want to add some beadboard and moldings to the island.  I have it painted and my new curtains arrived and they are hung up.  I have never had buffalo check curtains before and it is taking me some time to get used to them.  I think that I made the right choice. 




The rug is new as my old round rug was red with gold and purple tones in it. It now has a new home in the formal living room.   I think this one goes well with the curtains and the chairs.   I am not a big fan of plantation shutters but it would be too much work to remove them as every window in our home has them.  Also the trim in the home was restained dark but the windows underneath the shutters is not.  I would have to restain all the windows so I guess they will stay.

So here is how the kitchen looks from the family room.  We also replaced the two pendant lights above the island with a lighted pot rack.  Since these cabinets are smaller than my previous kitchen I needed more storage for my pots and pans.



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33 comments :

  1. I really like the pot rack/light above the island. While you are doing it to be practical, I think it looks very French country!

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    1. Thank you. I tried to find one that looked good with the light above the table.

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  2. I love your plantation shutters. The new rug goes so, so well with the buffalo check curtains and other black accent pieces. I also spy really cool cutout shelves above the cabinets. Love It!

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    1. Thank you. I have 4 niches above the cabinets. There are two on the left side, one in the middle and one on the right side.

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  3. I love the curtains and the shutters and the whole look!!! Beautiful!!!! Just my style!!!

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  4. Everything looks beautiful! My mom is in the process of making panels in this exact same buffalo check for our back french doors...great minds ;) I always enjoy seeing what you've accomplished in your new home.

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    1. Thank you. I still have a few more things to do in the kitchen but they will have to wait. I am trying to work in the basement right now since it is still full of boxes.

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  5. Great shutters! I have checked curtains in the same colors ...mine are just smaller checks. I had them in my dining room for several years, but replaced them last spring. Not sure that I want to get rid of them though ... classic.

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    1. Thank you. This is the first time for me to have checks. They so sure do make a bold statement.

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  6. Love the curtains!great choice!where did you get them if I may ask! Kitchen looks gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you. I ordered them online with Country Curtains. They have a great selection of curtains. I found one pattern that I like for my dining room but I need 108 inches long and most of their curtains only go to 96 inches.

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  7. I think the buffalo checks are a great choice, always a classic and p e perfect for a kitchen especially. You found a fabulous pot rack, it really makes the island shine! Jane

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    1. Thank you. This is the first pot rack that I have had with lights. It definitely brightens up the room.

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  8. I think you definitely made the right choice with the buffalo checks - they look great!

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

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  9. I think the buffalo check drapes look lovely against the stained shutters. I love plantation shutters and we have them throughout our home, but they are white. The kitchen looks great, and that pot rack really does add a lot of storage.

    Carol

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    1. Thank you Carol. We have the plantation through out our home as well. I wish they were white or a darker color. They just don't go with the trim. The windows underneath are the same color as the shutters. The previous owners stained the trim and the doors in the house dark so I am guessing that the shutter were installed prior to staining. I would prefer white as I like painted trim versus stained. I don't think that I will tackle changing out the trim color and shutters. They will be staying.

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  10. I am a die hard lover of Buffalo Check and yours look just perfect! Such a sweet cozy little eating nook. I hope you enjoy the pretty space you created. Thanks for sharing at SYS and have a wonderful week!
    XO Barbara

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    1. Thank you Barbara. I am glad to get this space done so we can use the table. Thanks for the party.

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  11. Love your curtains and the chandelier over your table!

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    1. Thank you Cathy and have a great day!

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  12. Love Buffalo checks!!! These are perfect for your kitchen!

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    1. Thank you and have a wonderful weekend!

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  13. love it! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

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  14. Love the curtains - perfect and thank you for sharing with Pin worthy Wednesday

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  15. Love your space. The curtains look fabulous! The plantation shutters look lovely there. Thanks for joining the TableIt Link party.

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    1. Thank you Linda. Thanks for the party.

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  16. Your kitchen is beautiful and I think the buffalo plaid is the perfect addition. I will be featuring this tonight at my Winter Blues Wednesday party. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks. http://diybydesign.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you for the feature and the party!

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  17. I just love Buffalo Check! It looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your favorite thing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop!

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  18. I love buffalo checks and your dining room and kitchen are so warm and inviting. Simply beautiful!

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  19. I think the buffalo check is perfect. Your kitchen looks amazing and very professionally done. I almost looks like it could be on display somewhere. The buffalo check brings more homeyness to the whole area. It also makes the room cozier. It is good to know, though, if you wanted your kitchen to look more formal, just change the curtains.

    Fred Richardson @ SGK Home Solutions

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