But I love it, oh so much. I never pass up a chance to tell Brenda at Cozy Little House how much I love her red kitchen, which she has a knack for mixing with blue and yellow.
The red cabinet is her coffee station. I love that red cabinet.
So in spite of my current fixation with aqua as seen here and here, I still wanted red in my kitchen so I could be a little bit like Brenda, who has the cutest kitchen in the entire world. Maybe the whole universe.
Remember the bench I showed you last week? It's an old bench I picked up at a yard sale a few years back.
I like hearts. Hearts remind me of love, and love makes me feel all warm and ... well, loved.
My poor tired bench looks pretty boring, wouldn't you say?
As I mentioned last week, I wanted to do something to give this bench a little "pop" of color, to bring more interest into my somewhat dull kitchen. So I copied Brenda and painted it ... red.
Here's how I painted the bench - Rustoleum spray paint in Colonial Red:
Here it is again with my (free with a coupon from Plow and Hearth) doggie pillow:
And this is what it looks like with my husband's grandmother's quilt:
Here's the picture wall which lives above my red bench:
I kind of like the dog pillow best, what do you think, the pillow or the quilt?
Needs a red coffee station next to it, right?
The pictures and do-dads on the wall were added one at a time since we moved into this house ... including a picture of my childhood home, a red chalkboard, and a clock. The rooster picture is framed in red, too.
So we're getting some Cozy Little House red in the kitchen. Love. it.
And here's a little thingie I put together on my counter to add some red into the opposite end of the kitchen:
My bench is now red. Red like Brenda's Cozy Little Kitchen. And I'm oh-so-happy with it.
Thanks, Brenda, for having a great blog and for letting me show off some of your awesome kitchen pictures!
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