in light of a kitchen reno on my mind, here is what i am basing my dream kitchen on...
i need this in my life. i would do away with those orange & yellow decos and sub white bowls...
love: the window, island, rug & top cabinets
i could almost cry. insert self at sink.
love: inset cabinets, range, subway tile, island
love: the hardwood. makes it warm and feels more like another living space rather than the lame old lino typically used in the outdated kitchens (such as my own)...
love: everything (this kitchen most resembles my kitchen layout sans island and some major square footage)
nothing like my dream kitchen but it's mine and i love it~ and yes friends, it is black.
here's my humble abode...taken with my iphone, i didn't use a flash, and i know they are terrible. it's actually very bright and cheery in real life contrary to what these photos show....
here's the update while i wait for the real update.
cabinets: dark pine primed, painted and glazed, hardware replaced. removed top cabinet doors to display glass & white dishes, yellow formica countertop primed, painted in ralph lauren river rock (to look like concrete), polyurethaned, pendant over sink replaced. yellow formica backsplash primed and painted with chalkboard paint. useable. appliances upgraded, baguette for bruschetta for friends birthday dinner later. flowers from friends garden.
cost: a couple gallons of paint and lots of my time (plus new appliances)
before: beware, it is messy, and ugly
so my carrera marble and white kitchen will have to wait. in the mean time, here is a great reminder of what a little paint can do.