Hey strangers! I took the last couple of weeks of summer off to hang with my kids and it was so fun. We swam, hung out in the boat, baked cookies and generally just lazed around. We even managed to squeeze in family photos, which I will be sharing soon. Someone, cough cough, the Mr., fell in the lake during the photo shoot and it all went down hill from there…or uphill depending on how you look at it. I haven’t seen the photos yet, so we will see!
Monday was back to school for us and they were ready to go, well mostly, my daughter would like to propose school start at 10:00 rather than 8:00 because our 6:20 wake up time was a bit jarring after a lazy summer. I for one, am excited to get back to the regularly scheduled programming around here on the blog. I plan on posting on Wednesdays and Fridays again like usual.
Today I thought I would share the results of my extensive bar stool hunt this summer (see this post if you missed it), and a few new shots of our white and blue lake house kitchen! I went with the Riviera Backless barstools from Serena and Lily. I’m SO happy with them.
Well actually the whole family is…
Even Charlie – he enjoys lounging underneath awaiting the crumbs.
They are actually surprisingly comfy on your rear, really well made, and oh so pretty.
I love how they bring a wood tone over to the island area still, but also echo the navy from the breakfast nook chairs. I thought it would be fun to show the view from the pantry.
While we are on the subject of those chairs, I finally bought some fabric to recover the cushions, and I’m excited to share their little makeover with you soon. Assuming my sewing machine and I can get along well enough to sew them. I might enlist my mother in law for help!
I love this time of year because I have over 20 hydrangea bushes in our yard, so I’m never without fresh flowers for the kitchen. I keep trying the fruit on the counter, if they see it they will eat it Jedi mind trick, but it also just looks pretty too.
Let’s ignore the fact that I still have last year’s Christmas cards piled in that basket underneath the island…
I have big plans to organize and clean all of the things today. Does anyone else go into a weird nesting mode when school starts? Something about Fall I guess! I’m really excited to get started on some Fall decor content over here on the blog, so look for that soon. Thanks for hanging in there with my sporadic posts this summer :)
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Bar stools – Serena and Lily find them here
Cabinet color – Sherwin Williams Extra White
Island color – Blustery Sky by Sherwin Williams
Counter top – Mysterio by Vicostone
Tile – Lowe’s
Hardware – Home Depot
Range – GE Monogram Professional Gas Range
Fridge – GE Cafe French Door Refrigerator
Black range rack – IKEA
Lights – Wayfair
Breakfast nook table – Wayfair
Breakfast nook chairs – Wayfair