updates on my french country kitchen

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The inspiration for my kitchen decor is the warm wood tones and rustic color palette of French Country design.

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Elements ranging from aged copper to terracotta tiles to wheat colored baskets remind me to the french countryside.

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The French lifestyle seems to embody living life to the fullest

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by working hard

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and playing hard.

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c’est une belle vie!

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Until next time,

Sharon

 

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After 17 years in an elementary classroom, Mrs. Hines retired from teaching to pursue her passions: decorating, writing and homemaking. While her formal education is in teaching, she discovered her talent for design at a young age and is a self-taught decorator. Mrs. Hines' DIY spirit has earned her appearances on the show Deals which airs on the Live Well Network. She continues to teach and inspire on her popular Lifestyle blog, Mrs. Hines' Class. Homemaking is Mrs. Hines' first love. So, when she isn't decorating or writing, you can find her at home watching television with Mr. Hines or trying to keep up with her teenaged daughter.

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  1. It looks fantastic. I love the cabinets and all the little details.

    Cynthia

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I love the rich and creamy colors in your kitchen and your touches are gorgeous.

  3. I have no clue what the style of my kitchen is…because of the roos I like to call it French Country too. But really I think it is a eclectic mix, of Rustic, Country, Spanish and French. Your kitchen is wonderful, I love the lay out too. Cute family photo.

  4. I think of your kitchen as French country because of the roos and the color palette. But you’re right, it has eclectic elements that make it very Debbiedoo!

  5. Your kitchen is so pretty! Love all your pretties too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. shirley@housepitalitydesigns says:

    Pretty kitchen Sharon….!!…you’ve got the French Country feel down pat!!….
    I guess you would call my kitchen “traditional”…boring I know…I think I need to come up with another description that’s hip…how’s “Trendy Trad”…..

  7. LOL! Call it Transitional. that’s hip and now.

  8. Love your French kitchen! My favorite is the back splash. You did a wonderful job.

  9. Love your kitchen but your makeover ideas do sound exciting! I have some dreams for my kitchen but right now I think mine is just eclectic! haha! I look forward to watching your progress.

  10. Yay! A kitchen remodel! I suppose my kitchen is a little bit french country, a little primative and a lot eclectic. LOL I have natural cherry cabinets with antiqued pewter hardware and a distressed painted wood peninsula/island. I have the dark countertops, too.

    Based on personal experience, it’s work, but so worth it. You have a great foundation going for you already and with your talents, I know it will be stunning when all is said and done. One of my favorite parts is adding all of the accessories, so I envy you the little shopping trips and upcycle projects that lie ahead. I can’t wait to see how it all progresses! BTW, I love that wire cloche. Is it a one of a kind treasure?

    Have a blessed day, Sharon. See you at the party! ~Mary

  11. Your kitchen is so pretty, warm and inviting! Mine is Farmhouse/Cottage and whatever I feel like throwing in there at the moment ;) LOL

  12. You have a beautiful kitchen!

  13. I’d love to see pictures of your kitchen, Mary! And thanks for the vote of confidence.

  14. I forgot to answer your question…I bought the cloche from a friend who no longer wanted it. I don’t think it is one of kind, but I don’t know where it came from.

  15. Sharon that is the cutest pic!! I love it!

  16. Katherines Corner says:

    Your kitchen is lovely. I have always thought of my kitchen as a mix of modern and English styles. :-) xo

  17. Hi Sharon, Love your kitchen, and it is so very you. Mine is a real clutter of primitive collections. I would like to have less. I am thinking of glass cabinet doors in my laundry room which is my back door entry. This would give a brighter look with all the cabinets I have in there. Have fun with the redo, sound good.
    Hugs, Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  18. I love that you think its so me. I’m sure glass doors in your laundry room would look great. You have great design instincts!

  19. Thanks, Pamela!

  20. I guess now that I’ve told the world, I really have to do something. I think I’ll start small with the cabinet hardware…maybe that will conquer my fear of the bigger plans.

  21. Katherine, I’m sure it is very elegant, like you!

  22. Sharon,
    Love your kitchen, very pretty.
    I’m really not sure what style of kitchen I have at the moment. I’ve been wanting to change the tile counter-tops out for some time now. What am I going for~not really sure yet. I would like more of an earthly tone to match our concrete stained flooring, right now I have white tile, which I do not like. I guess you could call my kitchen country/traditional style.Is there such a style?
    The kitchen is on my to do list~you know, the ever growing list.
    I look forward to seeing what all you do to your kitchen.

  23. smiley39 says:

    Oh I love your kitchen, and yes I totally adore your wire cloche and frenchy wine vignette. How about some faux cheese and grapes under it, or fruit. Of course I think anything looks amazing under a cloche. Your redo sounds so fun, however I think your kitchen is stunning the way it is. Can’t wait to see what all you do. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  24. I love your kitchen.

  25. Well, thank you!

  26. Just beautiful!!! I love all the details! That cloche is so awesome too!

    Thanks for sharing. Your house is always so great!
    –Katie
    @ Creatively Living

  27. Wow – I love your french country ktichen. So beautiful. The elements you put together for your counter looks so awesome togther. Love the cloche!

    I’m so glad you linked up at Romance on a Dime. Hope to see you back next Tuesday. I’m pinning this!

  28. Thank you, Betsy! I’m so flattered to have my kitchen pinned. I enjoy linking up at Romance on a Dime. It’s a fun party.

  29. Wow! What an elegant look, with these inspiring decorating ideas it will evokes feeling and inviting happiness to your guest.

  30. Very pretty Sharon!

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