One of the next major projects to tackle in our house will be the kitchen. Do you remember the trends post where I gave you a sneak peek at the mood board for the kitchen? I’m super excited to start to piece this project together. Now we’ve moved in, it’s easier to see how it will change and what will work and won’t. The thing that hit me most was that the kitchen was so dark. We even discover the walls were once a dark red.
Dan was really unsure about removing cupboards, he can see now it makes total sense. The cupboards are awkward and take up a lot of surface space that we can really access. I’m hoping that open shelving will open it right up.
The mix of materials will give the kitchen a really warm, one of a kind, feel. The initial moodboard I picked subway tiles but I think we are both leaning more toward hexagons. Like these from Home Depot. It will be more work, and expense. We both agreed, to redo the kitchen we wanted to get it right the first time. I don’t want to regret a thing!
The wood for the shelves we are thinking something reclaimed. If however we can’t find the quantity or quality, we will just buy in.
So far I have things from the moodboard above. These smaller expense now will pay off once the big task has been tackled.
Copper kettle was from Sainsbury’s, but you can pick up great vintage ones also. The kitchen actually has a hot spot tap. So we don’t have need of a kettle. Every tea drinkers dream.
The light shades that came out of someone’s garage in England, I’ll need one more light fitting since I didn’t realise there were actually three lights in the kitchen! They cost me £10!
Kitchen wish list
We are currently borrowing our plate set, but I really like this set from Crate and Barrel. These will go on the open shelves so they need to fit and work as part of the decor. The also need to fit with the dining room too.
With all projects I go made for inspiration, as a visual person I scour images and take elements of design and combine them to create something unique. You can find my Kitchen board on Pinterest.
Images from: The new darlings, HeatherBullard.com, Pinterest unknown.