Monday, September 20, 2010

my kitchen

Just because I promised (and not because I'm in love with it!) are a few pics of my kitchen. A lot of it is somewhat in shadow...this was taken on a sunny day and the light was just beginning to really stream through the window over the sink. But, you get the idea. There's a LOT of cabinetry in my kitchen, and I love the style of it...just not the finish on the cabinets.

This is my kitchen from the other angle. You can see my "gallery wall" at the far end...the ever-rotating display of my children's artwork. It's just clothespins stuck on cables, which are jerry-rigged to the wall. I could have done it a lot more professionally, but (long story) I ended up making it happen with cuphooks and ribbons to cover the ugliness where the cables were anchored to the wall. I have close-ups of this project, but of course, can't seem to find them at the moment! So you will have to let your imagination do some of the work. (And by the cabinets are not really that bright ORANGE - just that darn afternoon sunlight combined with my poor photo editing!)

Ah - there's the culprit - the one window in my kitchen without blinds (or any window treatment at all!). Why, you ask? Eh, just haven't gotten around to it. Come on, people, I've only owned the house for seven years! It takes time to do things like purchase blinds, you know?

Hmmm, tough crowd. ANYWAY...

The kitchen of my dreams would have white cabinetry, except on the island...where it might be grey or black...carrera marble countertops...some open shelving....some glass doors on a few cabinets...and maybe white or marble subway tiles on the backsplash. The whole room would be bright and clean, but with a homey, vintage feel to it. Perhaps a chandelier or two. Maybe I'll do a post on inspiring kitchens of these days. I have to confess, after starting to write this post (several days ago!) I went off looking for inspiring kitchen photos...and got so lost in all the inspiration of blogland that I never came back! So for'll just have to imagine my dream kitchen. And, of course, donations are always welcome. ;-)


  1. It's a nice kitchen ours could use a complete makeover,it's sooooo dark

  2. ahhahahahah "seriously" funny post.

  3. Well your kitchen's beautiful to me ~ sooooo CLEAN n bright! :-) I have my dream kitchen (after years using an oversized closet while we DIY remodeled) but it's always cluttered in our small farmhouse... Love your gorgeous art gallery too! Thanks for inspiring me to dig out my countertops n wipe down my smudged white cabinets.

  4. love that green! what color is it?!

  5. I just wanted to say hi--love your blog, and your style!

  6. Love the green walls - what color did you use?

  7. I know it's a Behr paint, but I've since gotten rid of the can. Sorry guys! I'll have to look back at my paint deck and see if I can find it. I apologize, I should have included it in this post to begin with!


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