I know that I’ve posted a few pictures of our kitchen before, but I’m excited to share some of the pictures that Zach’s mom took while she was here. I’m also hoping to create a similar format among all of the house tour posts, which will hopefully bring some continuity to the blog.
In case you’re new around here, or to jog your memory, here’s what the kitchen looked like when we bought the house…
… and here’s what it looks like now:
- wall paint: Rain (Sherwin Williams) colormatched in Valspar
- trim, cabinet, and lower wall paint: Westhighland White (Sherwin Williams) colormatched in Valspar
- table and chairs: inherited from my grandma
- mirror: Brimfield
- wood drawers: flea market
- hand soap, counter spray, and dish soap: Target
- dish towels: Ikea
- curtains: Pottery Barn ticking stripe grommet drapes (purchased via Craigslist)
- desk chair with strawberry seat: flea market
- dishes: Pottery Barn Emma collection
- hydrangeas: Trader Joe’s
- stool: yard sale ($3)
- ice cream shop fixtures: estate sale (originally from a shop on Raleigh’s Hillsborough Street)
- enamelware style candle: Vanilla Honey from Wal-Mart (our local store doesn’t seem to be carrying it anymore, which is a bummer because it smells so good!)
- light fixture over the table: Pottery Barn outlet
- light fixture over the island: Lowes
- counters: remnants from Apex Marble and Granite(amarillo gold)
- refrigerator: Best Buy (I don’t think they have the exact one in stock anymore, but ours is a Samsung. We love the streamlined look of the smooth finish, and the fact that it doesn’t smudge as easily as stainless.)
John and Sherry’s tutorial on how to choose curtains was instrumental in helping us tackle the beautiful bay window in our kitchen. We used their idea of removing the finials at the intersecting corners of three curtain rods to create the look of one continuous rod. I really love how the curtains soften the corners of the space and make it feel a bit more cozy.
We used the wall paint in the master bedroom of our first house. I loved it so much that I wanted it to have a more prominent spot in our home. We’re really happy with the decision to use it in the kitchen!
I know that the kitchen table (which came from my grandma’s house) isn’t anything shiny or new, but I love that I can remember many family meals, card games, and conversations taking place around this table.
Our white plastic trashcan usually goes on the side of the cabinet beneath the wooden drawer. I took it out for the pictures because, really? Who wants to see our trash?
Things that Were on Our To-Do List:
- scraping the popcorn ceilings
- having the cabinets, ceiling, and trim painted
- painting the walls
- switching out cabinet and door hardware, light fixtures, countertops, and the faucet
- adding hardwood floors to match the existing hardwoods that were at the front of the house
Things that are Still on Our To-Do List:
Thankfully, not much. Since this is really the hub of our home, it’s also the place that we gave the first and most attention to. I would love to get some sort of runner for the area in between the island and sink, but, other than that, we’re pretty happy with the way things are for now. We know that we’re pretty blessed to have such a great space, and we’re trying to make the most of it by enjoying it as often as we can!