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"Comfy Cozy Kitchen"

First off, thanks to everyone for your kind words regarding my last post.  You guys rock and your encouragement and support means so much.  Now, onward and upward!

Several years ago, I read a Country Home magazine article, The Decorated Kitchen that talked about how to create a warm and inviting kitchen.  It gave great tips on little uncommon things that could be done to increase the comfort quotient in an otherwise utilitarian space.  It was pretty impactful because I immediately implemented some of the suggestions and I never forgot about the article.  I wish I would've clipped it since Country Home is no longer in print.  I was able however to turn up one of the photos from the article. 

Country Home

One of the major takeaways for me was adding full length drapes to the kitchen.  It's something that many people don't do, but this simple addition has the power to transform the space. 

As you know, for years my ugly ascot valances have been bugging me.  Well, last week I FINALLY replaced them with simple panels. 

The idea was to select something cheery that I was immediately drawn to and of course that was a coral toned pink.  I'm a firm believer that color evokes emotion and this one is pretty energizing. 

It's taken about a week to get used to, but they are really growing on me.  I think it was such a departure from what I had that I've had to adjust to the color.   Bay windows can present a challenge in terms of hanging window treatments, but don't let that scare you.  Originally, I intended to use those connectors to make one long rod, but in the end, I just used what I had and I think it's barely noticeable that it's three separate rods.

I also think that article I read years ago was right, it is pretty cozy, especially in the evenings. 

 I like how the panels frame the windows and add so much more color to the space.

Now I just need to decide what to do above this window.....

I know, it was a bold and daring choice, but I'm nothing if not bold and daring.  Lol!  Yeah, right.  I like it.  It makes me happy.


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