In the winter Andrew bought a teapot - the classic DavidsTea turquoise pot that had made many, many cups of tea. One of the first things we decided when we moved into our new apartment was where we'd put the teapot. We decided on the stove - front and centre. Against the shiny white appliance, it stands on it's own as a pop of colour. From there the teapot seemed to become the showcase of the kitchen and the inspiration for our colour scheme!
the teapot in question
They were from my last apartment with my university roommates and when we moved out, no one else wanted to take them. I saw their potential and gladly volunteered to give them a home in my future apartment.
before and after via Instagram
recovering involved tearing off the old vinyl, repadded the base with seat foam and staple gunning the new fabric on! a simple, quick, and satisfying DIY. my dad gets all the credit for staining the backs of them a few weeks ago!
placemats found at Loblaws for $3 a piece - thanks, Mom!
Each room in our home has developed its own colour scheme. So far our living room is shades of grey, our kitchen is hues of blue, and our hallway is soon to be home to a beautifully eloquent gallery wall.
I hope you stay tuned as we turn our first apartment into a home!