I've been working on getting my kitchen back in order, adding some accessories. This will just take time (and money). I'm not adding holes in my wall until I have a definite plan of action and items in hand.
I did get my curtains up (and I love them...but that's another post) and I've put some accessories out on my counters and repurposed some things. One of my old items that I still wanted to use was my stained glass Home Sweet Home that has hung in my kitchen bay windows for many years.
This is what it did look like:
Obviously the blues just didn't go in my new kitchen, so I picked up some stained glass paint at Hobby Lobby. The only colors I could find that might possibly work was a brown and harvest gold. All the rest to choose from were bright primary colors not really suitable for prim decor. I thought the harvest gold might pass for mustard, but it didn't. It was still too bright.....so I tried mixing the gold and the brown and it still didn't look right. In the end, I just ended up using the brown on the house and words and leaving the flowers as they were.
I painted the old blue frame the color of my doors...the burgundy red. That was entirely too dark with all the browns. Then I remembered my dining room paint. I pulled it out and painted over the red with the Island Sand and then added a little antique glaze over the top and I like it much better. I think it coordinates better with the kitchen. What do you think?
I guess I'm a little sentimental about it and really wanted to hang onto it since I've had it forever, so I'm glad it worked out. Have any of you ever had a piece of decor you just couldn't bear to part with and you were determined to make it work...you know where there's a will...there's a way?
I've given some of my roosters to my friend, Betty. My next thing is that my red enamelware doesn't really make me happy with the new colors. I'm thinking the black and white would look really nice with my stove....especially since that's where they'll hang mostly...on a potrack by the stove. So I guess I'll start collecting the black and white and maybe if I'm lucky, I'll run across someone willing to trade....black for my red. That's the thing about remodeling....one thing calls for another....but I did make my Home Sweet Home stained glass work. Hurray for paint! :)