Thank you Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart for sponsoring this post. All my opinions about their beautiful products, are my own.
Last month I was super fortunate and got to visit the Better Homes and Gardens headquarters again, in Des Moines, Iowa. While I was there “Farmhouse Chic” was all the rage, which got me thinking about our kitchen.
With our pine ceiling, and open shelving, we have the Farmhouse look going on in the kitchen, so I thought, why not add a little “Farmhouse Chic”.
One of the things I was really inspired by, at the BHG headquarters, were the staged sets, especially the kitchen/dining room. I’m not always good at thinking outside the box but I loved the way the stylists mixed colors and textures.
For example, I love these shelves and never in a million years would I have thought to put a bowl of lemons and a fern on them! But I went home and looked around at some of the Better Homes and Gardens products I already had and started a mini-makeover of my kitchen shelves.
I started by coping the stylists and used my oval serving bowl (from my outdoor dining post) to add some lemons to the shelves for color. I also potted a succulent (because they’re the only kind of plants I can grow) in one of my silver pieces to add color and sparkle!
There were a few other Better Homes and Gardens products, sold exclusively at Walmart, that I had seen in Des Moines that I really wanted to add to my collection so I headed to Walmart, so I could finish the mini-makeover!
I found this wire tray, (which was only $15.88!) and brought in the clover lantern from my front porch makeover, to hold my wooden cooking utensils. I love the way it turned out because it’s much more Farmhouse chic, and stylish, than what I had there before. And in the spirit of “thinking outside the box” I also added a succulent for a pop of color color.
When I saw these dishes on a set in Des Moines, I knew I had to have them. I have never been one for colored dishes (we’ve always had plain white ones) but I loved the color, style and texture of the Teal Medallion dishes, and for less than $30 for the whole set, they make a statement, without being too overwhelming or expensive! And they add great color to my shelves, don’t you think?
I made a few other tweaks, like moving my cutting boards, moving some glasses around and adding color to the top shelf, and I’m really happy with the way it turned out. I think it’s a big impact and I didn’t have to spend a lot to do the makeover (win-win). 🙂
Here’s another look at the before –
And here’s the after –
Not only is my kitchen now “Farmhouse Chic” but it’s warmer, more inviting and much more colorful! What do you think of the changes?
Shop this look:
- Oval serving bowl
- Wire tray
- Clover lantern
- Teal Medallion 12-piece dinnerware set
- Flower pitcher
- Jars with lids
Follow Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart to see all the cute stuff coming out this Fall!
Disclaimers – I have included affiliate links to the products I used for this makeover, if you buy through the link I get a small commission but you don’t pay a cent more than you normally would. Thank you for supporting Ask Anna!