Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Flea Market Polka Dot Rainbow Farmhouse Style

I had a rather important realization this weekend.

I can like a style without it being my style.

Some background is probably in order so you can understand why this is such an ephiphany.

I've been working of figuring out what I want to do with our kitchen for a while since before we bought the house. I've google searched and pinned and I just can't make any decisions. I think I've made them and then I change my mind. And then I change it back.

This weekend I finally realized the problem.

I pin kitchens like this (by the way Di, I think this might meet the criteria for Georgia Plantation Meets Kansas Farmhouse)

                                                                       Source: georgianadesign.tumblr.com via Amber on Pinterest

and this

                                                                                         Source: instyle.com via Amber on Pinterest

and this

                                                                                            Source: bhg.com via Amber on Pinterest

but what makes my heart smile is things like this

Source: Real Simple, www.realsimple.com

and this

                                                                                             Source: etsy.com via Amber on Pinterest

The reason I keep feeling meh about kitchen ideas is that they are beautiful kitchens for someone who is not me. I had this idea that I was elegant and timeless, but in reality I'm just way more fun than that (not unlike my realization about my blog name).

I tried to come up with a way to describe what I actually style is and "Flea Market Polka Dot Rainbow Farmhouse Style" was the most suscint thing I could come up with.

So I googled "polka dot kitchen" and found a ton of hideously over the top stuff, and this one lovely image

                                                                                                    Source: flickr.com via Amber on Pinterest

It's not quite what I'm going for, but it's a hell of a lot closer to matching who I am than my previous attempts. We'll stick with it for now.


  1. Haha...I have those moments all the time...now I have an orange colander and a ceramic pig on my kitchen shelves.

    1. Is it weird that you inspired me to pin a picture of a tangerine colander in Real Simple with this comment? Yay things that make you happy. :)

  2. LOVE it (polka dot kitchen)!!!!

    1. Yay polka dots. It's coming together in my head now. :)

  3. That is so the right kitchen for my plantation shutters! Can you paint existing tile? Or do I just need blue tile?

    1. It is totally possible to paint tile. You just have to use special paint. I saw it on HGTV so it must be true, right?



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