Monday, January 9, 2012

Progress in the Kitchen

My kitchen projects are still in the works. A few weeks ago Calvin hung my light and ,of course, it wasn't easy. The electrical in our home has been updated, but the electrical box of the previous light fixture was an "older model," I guess you could say, than what current light fixtures use. So, my genius husband had to come up with a way to install the new fixture without having to replace the whole box.   


I love the light! It could be a little bit bigger in proportion to the window, but anything larger that I could find was too big and would have hit the window.  I think it will look better when I get some curtains up. I decided not to do a roman shade, like I originally planned, but to window length panels on either side. That way it won't shorten the large window. When it came to fabric for the curtains I looked everywhere in town and couldn't find anything similar to what I was picturing in my mind. Then I was on 6th Street Design School and saw this pic:


 I instantly knew that the drapery fabric in this picture was what I had been looking for. I figured out what it was, Wilmington Covington Multi,


and I found it at a great price, here, for $11.98 a yard plus free shipping! Everywhere else I saw it was at least $17 a yard. I was also able to order a quarter yard size! I hope I am as happy about it when it gets here as I am now. I have definitely made quite a few fabric mistakes. :)  I liked how the fabric had light blue in it. I'm hoping it will go well with my countertops.

My other kitchen project that is almost completed is my chalkboard. This is the state it is currently in:


The board is primed and painted and ready to be attached to the frame. I can't wait to put it together and hang it!

7 comments:

The Starr Family said...

Great fabric choice, classic and tasteful! I hardly think you'll regret it! And the short drapes/panels will look so fresh on the window! I did the very same in my kitchen and something similar in my laundry. Excited to see the finish!

John Barringer said...
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John Barringer said...

Fantastic interior designing! The large window is a great idea for this kind of kitchen setting. There is a good opportunity for the light to pass every morning when you have your breakfast. This will not only brighten up the place, but your mood as well. Thank you for sharing!


John Barringer @Beach Windows

Kathy Johnson said...

Where did you find that wilmington covenington for that price. I've been looking for that fabric for a year and can't find it for under 17 and I need 25 yds!

Amber Horch said...

Kathy, I purchased the fabric from Maryjos.com. They do still have it, here is the link, http://maryjos.com/fabrics/drapery-wilmington-multi-12186
Unfortuntely it is $15 a yard now, but that is still better than $17!

Amber Horch said...

Kathy, I purchased the fabric from Maryjos.com. They do still have it, here is the link, http://maryjos.com/fabrics/drapery-wilmington-multi-12186
Unfortuntely it is $15 a yard now, but that is still better than $17!