The kitchen sits between two very colorful rooms. You’ve seen the family room with its bright reds and blues. I haven’t revealed the formal sitting room, but trust me, it’s going to be colorful. Today I am sharing the Storybook Cottage Kitchen Gallery Wall.
Storybook Cottage Kitchen Gallery Wall
I wanted the kitchen to be a fairly neutral space. Which of course that’s what the kitchen was when we bought it. A very neutral, very BROWN room. NOT what I had in mind.
I set out to paint all the kitchen walls “Du Jour” by Valspar. It is a nice creamy French white. While I was painting I discovered yet another one of the previous owners bad DIYs. The kitchen had originally been wallpapered. Rather than remove the wallpaper when they were tired of it they just applied a texture to it in the form of bad skip and trowel.
My guess is that they were going for a “Venetian Plaster” look. All I know is that when I tried to paint over it….well it bubbled and coughed and did very bad things. There is a large wall behind the dining table in the picture above. It really needed something large to cover the calamity. I had no budget for new art and only owned small pieces of art so a gallery wall it would be!
Don’t you love when you are working on a project and realize you didn’t take a “BEFORE” picture AFTER you have already started?
I had gathered somewhat dark antique paintings that could benefit from a viewing in bright light. The biggest piece went to the center and I just started building out. I got to this point and there was still something missing but I had no art left that would work.
Gallery Wall Details
The wall holds so many pieces that I love. The bisque Ardco angel belonged to my mom. It had a mate that met a disastrous end. I’m hoping a replacement will find me at a thrift store or flea market. Until then, it tops the collection.
This is my favorite grouping. St. Joseph is quite special to our family. I haven’t shared the good news that our Arizona home has sold! He rests on an antique paper-mâché shelf that also belonged to my mom.