A Simple Kitchen Window Upgrade

February 4, 2013

Do you ever feel with a little upgrade, a space in your home that you haven’t quite loved, will finally look exactly how you always hoped?  That little revamp which won’t take long, but the room doesn’t feel “right” without ?

Well, I’ve had that feeling in my kitchen for a while.  The part that needed a redo wasn’t horrible, but I was kind of tired of it.

It’s not the cabinets because I still love them 2 years later.

It’s not the hardware because I still love that too.

But instead it was actually the valance over the windows that I felt blah about.

So the kitchen window got a revamp!

Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

I created the previous valance 2 years ago and I never felt it was just right (don’t tell the Mister.  He didn’t see anything wrong with it).  To others, the valance was fine, but for me, it just wasn’t exactly what I envisioned.  Here’s how it looked before (with the old oak cabinets too – crazy to look at)…

Kitchen Valance

Anyway, since I’ve been adding bamboo shades (which I got from favorite resource, Payless Decor) to many of the first floor windows after I painted the mouldings white, it seemed like the most appropriate choice to continue the look + I love the wood texture of the shades against the light yellow wall color and crisp, white mouldings!

Aren’t they gorgeous?!

Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

This past weekend while the kids went out for breakfast with their grandparents, I found a few hours of free time to finally hang my new roman shades.  When does that ever happen – free time – huh??  I blasted the music – Katy Perry was my fav choice for this project :) – and got to work.

You might have seen me post this pic on Instagram Saturday afternoon…Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

I removed the old valance + there was still a cellular shade from the old owners behind it.  Then in about an hour, I hung the new roman shades.  Usually I always choose inside mount shades because decorative treatments (long drapes) are on the outside, but because the moulding of the kitchen window hits the ceiling and I wanted to allow as much light in as possible, so I decided on an outside mount.  Now the new bamboo shades touch the ceiling.

What do you think?

Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Such a difference and the new shades go so well with the open cabinet.

Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

O, and did you notice the new light?  That was an easy switch-aroo that we did a few weekends ago as well.  We changed the hi-hat to a hanging fixture.  I’ll share more on that later this week, so stay tuned…

Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

It’s amazing how small things which only take a few hours (or a morning filled with good music), change the entire look of a room.  I am thrilled with the new look of this room.

If you love the look of these gorgeous bamboo shades, they’re from Payless Decor and the color is Tibet.

Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Ahhh… Much Better – #happygirl

What small adjustments have you made in a room of your home to completely change the look? If nothing yet, what changes do you want / hope to make?

 


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Comments

  1. Looks awesome! Texture always adds so much to a kitchen!

    Ruthie
    Ruthie Staalsen recently posted..Framed Antique Graphics

  2. I love this simple update. I would never think to change the light fixture!

  3. Looks great, girlie!! I love those shades…and thanks for the source!
    cassie {hi sugarplum} recently posted..{Valentine DIY} Sharpie Mug

  4. I know this is an old post, but i just came across it … where is that super cute light from?

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