You can understand why this is NOT a Family Fun Friday post!
Here's a before picture:
|This is our kitchen AND dining room.|
|Notice the two electric outlets on the "large" wall.|
You'll notice that things aren't decorated in these pictures. I have 3 plans for the room: replace the vinyl flooring with a more modern looking vinyl, then order this table set from Walmart, and purchase Americana themed curtains and decorations for the wall.
I have a pretty good idea of what I want for the curtains - red checks- and throw rugs - oval braided rugs - but the decorations for the walls have me a little stumped. I'm great for the big picture stuff but the details are hard for me.
The hardest part is that "large" wall with the two outlets in the middle. I'm not sure how to work around those or cover them up. I'm afraid one really big item (like a barn star) might look odd but a several small items might make that wall too busy.
I want to go with an Americana theme, with the country colors rather than bold. If I have red curtains then I'm thinking green and blue for everything else.
A few ideas I've had - plate holder, small chalk board, wooden American flag, a sign with a saying, wicker baskets hanging on the wall.
Do you have any suggestions? Do you know of any websites or catalogs where I can order Americana items?
PS. We are planning to put our house on the market to sell this spring so I want the kitchen to look cute and inviting but not overly "match-y" so that buyers won't notice how small the room is.