The favorite tools of HGTV's Fixer Upper co-hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines? "I'm a fan of the hand sander," Joanna says. "When a piece is painted, I like to distress it to give it more character." Chip's pick? The chain saw. "It's a powerful tool that gets the job done fast," he says.
This traditional white and blue galley kitchen features a stainless steel range and microwave, simple white cabinetry, sleek gray counters, and white subway tile. A unique tribal art piece adds visual interest to the space while stainless steel hardware helps anchor the white within the room.
Tuscan influence brings an old world feel to this kitchen design. A brick ceiling and accent wall add beautiful texture to the room and compliment the color scheme. Wicker bar chairs allow eat-in seating below a low hanging, decorative light fixture filling the open space between the room and the tall ceiling.
If desired, paint one end of the 2” x 2” x 8’ posts with the same paint by masking off the last 5-6” with painter’s tape. Allow to dry completely before masking again at the end of the painted portion and 1” below that, leaving a 1” band to be painted. Paint the band with a coordinating color and allow to dry completely before removing tape.
If your multipurpose space is used by adults and kids, consider upholstery fabrics that will help mask accidents and spills. Medium gray tones pair well together and are an excellent alternative to beige or tan.