Today is the day! Yay! I’m thrilled with how the eat-in kitchen looks and just can’t wait to share it. It seems like we were working right up to the wire (exactly like the guest bedroom for the last One Room Challenge) but, for some reason, it wasn’t quite as stressful as the last time around. We finished the DIY plank wall a few weeks ago, and just managed to finish the bench seat over the weekend. From there on it was just decor and small fixes. Ok, enough yapping right?! Thanks again to Linda at Calling It Home for organizing this challenge. Ok, Here’s the Eat-In Kitchen Reveal!
Gorgeous, right? Let’s dive right in and I’ll provide a before and after at the end. You don’t want to miss that!
*Edited 12/30/15 – We’ve opened a shop on Society 6 to sell prints of the Highland Cow. You can see all the options in the shop.
We started the eat-in kitchen with a pretty blank slate. Last year, I ripped all the wallpaper off the walls, painted the walls white and then painted the window trim black. When the One Room Challenge started this time around, I knew I wanted to put up a plank wall.
We put up the plank wall within in the first two weeks of the challenge. It made such a difference!
After the plank wall, I slowly started making pillows. I couldn’t stop making pillows. Seriously, I had so much fun.
Next, I tinkered with the art for the stairwell for like two weeks! I wanted a bigger gallery wall but, in the end, simple was best.
I recovered the chairs with some fun fabric (non-upholstery fabric – I’m a wild child!). I adore the pairing of the chair fabric with the cowhide rug. I’m shocked that I went with a cowhide, but I totally LOVE it.
During the first week of the challenge, I planted some herbs in my hanging pots. I wanted them to grow, baby, grow. They grew a little bit but not a ton.
During one of the middle weeks of the challenge, I made the leather cushions for the metal chairs. I’m super proud of those DIY Leather cushions. They solved a huge problem for us and totally make those chairs.
The last DIY for the space is the bench seat. The tutorial will be coming soon (it’s so simple)! I really love what it adds to the space and I love that I can extend the table (we have two more extenders for it!) and could fit around 12 people comfortably.
Overall, we are thrilled with the space. My husband painted the highland cow last year, and I knew I wanted to focus the whole design around that piece. Scotland has a special place in our hearts so it’s a nod to that for us. I think the overall feel of the space, totally feels like us and goes with the rest of the house. And… it goes great with our kitchen… which is close to being completely remodeled! Yay!
Want to see the before/after? *It’s not the exact same angle, but it’s close. We still have the original railing which you can see in some of the previous photographs.
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Light – Plank Wall (DIY) – Leather Pillows (DIY but Leather from Leather Hide Store) – Leather Cushion (DIY) – Pillows (DIY but Fabric from Hawthorne Threads) – Hide Rug – ECO Friendly Rug Pad – 3 Inch Cushion for Bench Seat (Best Pricing EVER!) – Highland Cow Painting (DIY) but BUY PRINTS HERE – Mirror – Fleur Foil Pressed Art – Shadow Shimmer Art – Metal Chairs – Vintage Danish Table and Chairs (similar) – Hanging Planters