If I have to be in the kitchen doing something domestic, I want to at least like my surroundings. Cooking is not my favorite thing in all the world to do, but it does keep us from starving. My not-so-secret wish is to make the whole kitchen over with a French Country look. Maybe then I'll be a better cook!
Wouldn't this be nice?
A girl can dream, can't she?
Anyway, back to reality. I redid a corner vignette to get a little Frenchiness into my kitchen.
The place to start was deciding on a theme. Since I like all things French décor, with roosters included, I got some colorful pitchers, bowls, and artificial lemons together on a stand-alone counter. A little greenery, whether real or faux, added a soft note to all the hard surfaces.
There is a small finial hiding behind the ivy, This is a better look at it. Notice the yellow poster putty peeking out at the bottom? Had to use it to keep the finial from constantly falling over, but disliked the evidence of its underpinnings.
This disguised the putty.
Now it fades into the black shelf and still does its job.
The French "postcard" is a metal plaque I bought from At Home (formerly Garden Ridge).
There is enough room on this counter to accommodate my laptop.
I keep a tall stool to sit on while using the computer. No knee room? Just open the cabinet doors and get comfortable!
The stool is one that I painted years ago--the sunflowers fit in nicely with the French country look.
Got a kitchen counter corner that is not carrying its décor weight?
As you can see, it really doesn't take much to brighten up a dim area. The thing about vignettes is that you can put one together with anything you already have. I'll be doing some more vignettes soon. After all, Spring is coming very soon and I like to have a nice welcome for it!
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