Thursday, February 13, 2014
sunny day not-quite-done kitchen reveal
It seemed, on a recent sunny day, that showing you the kitchen, even though it's not entirely done, wouldn't be the worst idea. Who knows, after all, when it may be finished? This may also be a good way to collect a few opinions before we proceed.
As you can see, we need to close in the area above the oven, so that it will have cabinets above. The same goes for the fridge, which isn't pictured. I think this will really finish off the space, and the area of countertop there will feel more "cut out" of the big space, like a cozy nook, when those cabinets above oven and fridge go right up to the ceiling. Since we can't exactly match the maple cabinets, I think we'll just go for a white farmhouse look. Maybe with doors that are sort of "barn door" looking (think that Z shape on a barn door), but with hardware to match the maple cabinets. Thoughts on that?
And can we talk about the ceiling? We went with that whitewash look, which as it turns out we really really really love. So much so that we're going to repeat it in the living room. I love how the wood showing through gives it a warm look, and yet still puts it in the white family. And somehow it really ties in the cabinets, as the hue of both is remarkably similar. I wasn't sure if the cabinets would work once we did all of the painting, but I think they do.
There is also the issue of trim. Nothing here is trimmed out. As of now, the plan is to go with simple, Shaker-looking trim (on the chunky side), in the bright white that you see around the windows, and on all of the posts and beams. Bringing that green from the built in couch over to the kitchen door was a last minute decision that we're really excited about. It ties both ends of the room together. I'm half tempted to do more with that green, but I think we need to resist this temptation to avoid overkill. This spring I may swap out the red fabric on the couch for green and white, with a little bit of red. We'll see.
That brings us to the hoosier, in desperate need of restyling. It looks so much prettier in it's new bright white suit, but I do wonder if this is my chance to do more green. I'm thinking green glass knobs, and maybe vintage paper for the back walls of the shelves, which you'd see through the glass. I've been pinning various things I find, which you can peek at if you care to share an opinion. hoosier pins
So what do you think? The light in here now is amazing. The overall feeling of clean warms my pine-smothered heart. The only problem is now the rest of the house feels so unfinished! Sometime I'll share our thoughts on what to do next. The living room is on the docket for next room to work on.
Today is snowy and gorgeous. I hope you East-coasters are enjoying this brilliant winter white.
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