Sunday, May 29, 2011

Let's Visit the Kitchen

A year ago, I decided to paint my oak kitchen cabinets black.  I did it during the middle of the night because my husband kept saying no, no, no!!!  He thinks it's CRAZY to paint perfectly good wood, brick, etc., but he is married to a loony woman who will paint the kids if they sit still too long.  LOL!!

This all started because of a picture I found at Kirkland's the other night.  It was soooo gorgeous.  I just couldn't leave it behind.  As I mentioned the other day, I'm not some big wine drinker.  BUT....I do love this picture, and I love how wine bottles look.  I could stare at the labels all day long.  So, it started the whole kitchen redo this weekend.  Paired with Mr. Rooster (from Kirkland's YEARS ago!), and a new winebottle holder from Kirkland's, I love how this looks!!

Here's a closer look at Mr. Rooster strutting his stuff and my super gorgeous picture from my favorite store, Kirkland's...

I love the way this cabinet and picture flow with the countertop vignette I did the other night...
Moving to the left toward the eating area....You can tell how MUCH I LOVE black!!!  My furniture was already oak and black before I painted the cabinets. 

This china hutch is one of my FAVORITE pieces.  I already had the table and chairs, and I bought this hutch and the buffet when we bought this house.  Dishes just aren't enough for me in china cabinets or hutches, so I am always adding a little extra to them!
Here's a closeup of the vignette on the bottom shelf. I shared this animal print fleur de lis tray from Hobby Lobby the other night.  I have one on my countertop by the stove.  I LOVED it so much, I went back and bought another one!!  I LOVE animal print, and I LOVE anything with a fleur de lis on it.  I could NOT resist this!!!!  Yeah, I know...who puts animal print all over their kitchen?  ME!!
Moving around the room, here's another thing that peaked my itnerest at Hobby Lobby that same night, something else I am in LOVE with and have been forever...topiaries!!  I spied these two pics and HAD to have them.  I knew they'd be perfect on each side of my doors.  LOVE how they match my curtains!
I also spied these hydrangeas, and I knew I had to have them to go on the buffet.  I also got the wine picture at Kirkland's the other night.  I already had the zebra topiary and the books.  LOVE my Mercury glass buffet lamps (also from Kirkland's!).  I have several sets of these all over the house....
Here's a better look at the entire kitchen...
The wine and rooster theme also contines on the other side of the kitchen.  Here's Mr. Rooster topiary that I have had for years.  I can't bear to part with him!!  I got these decorative bottles the other night at the antique store.  The gigantic one was only three dollars!! The other two were a dollar each!!  I couldn't leave them!
Notice my rooster pictures over there on the wall?  They're from Family Dollar.  Five bucks each!!  I couldn't leave them behind either.

Check out this GORGEOUS wine bottle I found at the grocery store for $4.95!!  Like I said, I'm no big wine drinker. I just LOVE the bottles!!  I had to get this one.  It's so pretty!
Here's a view of both sides of the kitchen....

One last shot of Mr. Rooster as he says "Goodnight" to you!!  LOVE how he looks in the lamplight.  Hope you enjoyed our tour of the kitchen!!

I'm partying this week over at Debbie Doo's Newbie Party, Metamorphisis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch, Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays,  A Stroll Thru Life's Tabletop Tuesday, Wow us Wednesdays over at Savvy Southern Style, and with Miss Sherry over at Open House Thursdays on her blog No Minimalist Here!!!  Friday, I'm linking up with At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday and French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday!  I'm just a par-tay-ing girl this week!!

AND..this is how quickly things can change at my house!!  Went to Ross today and spied this Mr. Rooster....couldn't leave without him, of course!!  He was less than $10!!!  What do you think?  Like him better here on the hutch or like the water pitcher better?  HMMM....confusing!!




  1. Farica, it is fabulous! I love all the changes! Thanks for the details!

  2. hi, I am in love with your black cabinets, and your entire kitchen. I just love it. Your a great decorator and really have an eye for details. I am so happy to me you and will visit you often. I'm another southern gal, so we have a lot of the same ideas.
    Hope your Memorial Day is great, come visit me........

    The French Hutch

  3. I absolutely love oak & black together. Your kitchen is beautiful!

  4. Being a ROO fan myself, this could not be anymore perfect. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party, your kitchen is awesome!

  5. I love that tray. Animal prints may never go out of style. Everyone loves them. Black is my favorite anchor color too. Lori

  6. I love black furniture too and your kitchen is simply gorgeous! And I think animal print in any room is acceptable, so are roosters, wine inspired pics/bottles, etc!


  7. Your space is SO gorgeous! You really have an eye for decorating. I can't even imagine how the oak cabinets looked - the black is so stunning! hope hubby came around :o)...

    Visiting from Debbie Doo's...stop on by for a spell!

  8. Farcia,

    Your kitchen is beautiful! Love all the stunning vignettes and your black cabinets look wonderful!

    Warm Wishes,

  9. Farica I LOVE your cabinets painted and distressed black! They look fabulous!! We recently painted our kitchen island black and I love how it changed the whole look of the kitchen. Beautiful vignette on your buffet too! Martina

  10. Hi Farica, I absolutely love ALL your decor, you are so talented!
    have a blessed day,

  11. Beautiful! The cabinets are gorgeous!

  12. Love the roosters, Farica! The arrangement by the black chest with the new picture looks great!

  13. I love black painted furniture, and you certainly have some lovely pieces. Great vignettes, too. Love the black cabinets, so dramatic.

  14. Your kitchen is beautiful, I love your topiaries and roosters. Everything flows together so well. I'm your neighbor at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

  15. Hi Farica~

    I too love the color black, so timeless & classy. I think Mr. Rooster should stay on the hutch. :) I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash.


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  16. Oh, I LOVE how you decorate! I have a similar desk area as you. Very nice! I posted over at NTT also.

  17. Awesome! Your decorating skills are excellent! Great taste and so much talent!! I love the rooster!
    Kirkland's is my favorite store too! As a matter of fact the picture hanging in my hall on today's post I just bought this weekend at Kirkland's!

  18. pretty!! I love the black cabinets!

  19. Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the black too. My husband is just like yours, doesn't want me to paint over "perfectly good wood." I'm going to show him your cabinets and change his mind! Thanks so much for sharing!

  20. I love your style! The black is so pretty. The dark tones throughout look rich. Very lovely!

  21. Wow. . . just wow!!! Your kitchen is awesome! Love all the black and roosters are my favorite thing right now!

  22. I am absolutely in LOVE with your kitchen! Every detail is just so gorgeous and warm and inviting and I had to scroll up and down several times just to take it all in...actually...I think I need to go look at it again! LOL!

  23. Your kitchen is truly beautiful! You did a wonderful job and I love the color combo!

  24. SOOO glad to finally get to see all of your fabulous kitchen, Farica !! Your black cabs are stunning and the vignettes scattered around are gorgeous !! You really know how to mix patterns, textures and different elements together beautifully !! And, how fun ... I have that same "Mr. Rooster," along with the rooster prints from Dollar General ... love the animal print tray, too !! I'm off to tour again. xoxo

  25. Hi Farica, What a gorgeous kitchen and I love the black cabinets! You have done a beautiful job decorating.

  26. Love it! So warm and inviting - Thanks for sharing. - Marie

  27. Your kitchen is gorgeous Farica! I just love those black cabinets with the granite! Maybe I should have gone black on the island...well I can always change it later on. Oh, and I love those black plaid curtains too..everyhing just looks beautiful!!

    Thanks for your kind words yesterday...I was a nervous wreck! lol...It all worked out though and I am very pleased with everything! I feel like it's complete now...exept for some little Have a great day! Kristen

  28. It is all sooo beautiful. Thanks for've inspired me...guess I'll be working on my kitchen next. :)

  29. It all ties together so nicely! I wish there was a Ross near by or a Kirklands. We have Home Goods and Christmas Tree Stores where you can usually do well. Great job!

  30. Farica,
    I am "IN LOVE" with your kitchen. As you know I LOVE black cabinetry and your kitchen is so elegant and Tuscan, I just want to jump through the photos, so I can see it in person. I love EVERYTHING you've done. Your accessorizing is GORGEOUS and I love all the vignettes you've created. Girl, you have TALENT with a capital T. I have to ask, where did you get those topiary pictures on either side of your curtains. I want those so much. I am so going to copy some of your ideas, very inspiring! Thank you so much for sharing! XOXO ~Liz

  31. Wow, your kitchen is so gorgeous and black was a perfect choice. I heart your style!

  32. Oh, I am so glad you linked up all of this gorgeousness to Inspiration Friday this week! I have to confess something...I have actually been over here several times this week just to look at all of the details and get some great ideas. You really do have the "touch"! :-)

  33. Wow~ I just love your cupboards black! I have thought about doing it myself!! They are so elegant and gorgeous~ just beautiful. Thank you for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday this week :)

  34. I just love the black! Your kitchen is just beautiful!

  35. Pretty, pretty,pretty! Loving the new wine accessories and the roosters, too. The rooster topiary is cute. I like wine bottles and grape themed things for a kitchen.
    Great coice on painting your cabinets black. The room looks really pretty.

    have a happy day~L

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  37. Farica, your kitchen is gorgeous.

  38. Wow! Farica this is one beautifully decorated kitchen. I love your new painting and I can see why you took it home. Your accessories are spectacular. Gorgeous!

    Happy summer sweet friend.
    ~Melissa :)

  39. Hello Farica, I just left a comment on my google chrome browser and it's been acting up and when I hit "post comment" it went off somewhere, so hopefully it won't show up after this one.

    I just LOVE your kitchen! It should be in a magazine! Could you please tell me what color and brand you used on the cabinets and also the walls? I am getting inpatient to do something to my cabinets and always thought to go white, but now that I see the black, I think I might like that better.

    Oh I love the labels on the wine bottles too, some are true works of art.

    I'm a Rooster lover too! I will post one of mine that you will love, but only if you promise not to beg me for him LOL

    Have a great day!

  40. p.s. I LOVE those drapes/curtains along with the fabric on the chairs. Everything really goes together well! The tile floor is amazing..

    I really love your style of decorating.

  41. A girl after my own heart...the black, the animal prints, wine bottles, & fleur de lis. :-) You did an awesome job on the cabinets! Do you mind sharing how you did it? LOVE those curtains too ~ did you happen to make them? Everything looks just gorgeous! I know you must really enjoy it.


  42. Oh, I missed that leopard print Fleur-de-lis tray the first time looking! I came back for another peek and I love that! =o)
    I just found a trinket box at HL that has the zebra and Fleur-de-lis on it. I didn't see that tray though.

    I'm sorry to hear your troubles this week with the fridge and the AC. Thank goodness it's working again! I can't imagine the heat and humidity without AC in your area!
    have a great weekend~L

  43. Gorgeous! All of it!
    You have such a gifted eye... your vignettes are so lovely!
    Your newest follower,
    Especially love your drapery panels....I love a buffalo check.

  44. Farica, As you know I have always loved your home way back from myKirklands and now to Southern Charm! I just featured your Rooster Topiary today over at Scribbles and Swirls. Please take a look. I would love for you to follow along on my new adventure.
    Thanks for the inspiration!

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