Before I moved in, I painted every wall in the house (including the weird green bedroom) to shades of greige, grey, and navy. I ran out of time though and the kitchen languished in yellow purgatory for a few more months. Eventually, I couldn't take it any more and painted the walls a light ivory just to make it more bearable. Still though, it remains the room that has gotten the least attention. It got a pretty corner hutch (which will get a post of its own) and a new stove that I love, but while it's a vast improvement, it's still the most overlooked room of the house.
The rest of my house is about 90% finished inside (the exterior is a whole other story... we spent the entire day yesterday planning what we want to do out there, but I digress). The interior needs a few decorative finishing touches and some organizing, but it's mostly the way that I want it. The kitchen is the major exception though and I'm excited that its time is coming.
So now for my design plan, some before photos, during photos, and some inspiration photos....
This is my design plan for the kitchen. I already have the table and chairs, the house plant, the corner hutch, the white stove, the mint canisters, and obviously, the yellow countertop. Hoping to get the other things accomplished soon. The grey cabinets won't have brass pulls like in this picture, they'll have the same vintage white knobs as the uppers. The wallpaper is Ode to the Unhasty from Grow House Grow. It's super expensive, but I want it so much. If I can't afford it, I'll probably going with this cheaper option below from Spoonflower. I love mint and sloths. Odd combo, huh?
|spoonflower.com by kclancy|
And now the befores in all of their yellow glory!
|House pictures are all personal photos.|
So with the walls painted and a new, pretty stove, things are looking better.... Oh, and also, I forgot! I painted the doorway going into the living room a pretty coral color. All that white needed a pop of color!
Here are some inspiration photos that I've been stockpiling... it took a little while, but I finally have a pretty clear idea of what I want to do in there. I think this picture below best sums up the look I'm going for. I'm planning on repainting the upper cabinets white again, but I'd like to paint the lower cabinets this pretty dark grey color. We're planning on white subway tile with darker grout; it's classic but it still makes a statement. I'd also like to do the open shelving in that huge open area over the stove. We'll probably need to put in a hood at some point too.
|via cdn.houseandhome.com. This one is almost exactly what I want to do.|
Also, this is the fridge that we want (below). It's black and the stove is white, but we love it in this color and I think the dark grey cabinets will tie it in just fine.
So what do you think? I'm reeeally looking forward to getting started on it.