Last time we were out at the Birk, I got to see some of the renovations our friends Wendy and Mike had done on their home, and I thought you might enjoy seeing the rustic touches they've added to their kitchen and dining areas...in a couple of unexpected places.
The ceiling is more often than not a forgotten surface in a room. Not so in this space. They added old corregated tin (metal?)to the entire ceiling in the dining area, and it totally changed the feel of the entire space, from generic and boring, to rustic and weathered. instant character.
They didn't stop there, though. They carried the look a step further by running toe rusted corregated metal sideways in the sofeted area abouve the cupboards, and added faux painted beadboard to the ceiling there...giving the kitchen a whole-old new feel.
Maybe it was the house plant up there,and the ceiling fan, coupled with the metal, and the colorful walls, but it almost makes me feel like I'm at Jimmy Buffet's (or Kenny Chesney's) place in the Carribean.
Made me kinda wanna start humming Alan Jackson's "It's five o'clock somewhere".
I loved the look the rusted metal added to these spaces.I think with pale creamy walls, and a few archectectural pieces (weathered fan brackets, old peeling shutters, and some chalk painted furniture) the touces used here would give a fantastic vintage feel, and make even the newest space look old, and worn and well loved.
Next time I am looking to add more charm and personality to a room, I am going to look up.