|White on white kitchen!|
Progress is happening, albeit slowly, in the kitchen! I’m shooting for somewhat of a farmhouse/cottage kitchen…without changing much in the room. I’d love to have a farmhouse sink (sigh) and new cabinets and different tile, as well as all new appliances…but they’re just not necessary nor in the budget. And if we decide to sell the house, it just won’t be worth our investment. So this is a purely cosmetic makeover.
I finished painting the walls today (started taping a week ago). It’s totally out of character for me to start a painting job and not just go all gung-ho into it and try to wrap up in a couple days. My energy just hasn’t kept up with me and the time isn’t always there, so I’m learning to work with it rather than get too frustrated or push myself too hard and then wind up exhausted (and likely with mistakes).
(That unpainted trim in the photo will be painted. The previous owners trimmed the cabinets but left this one end undone. Since they cut the trim incorrectly, Brad had to also replace the adjoining piece. They’re done and on, and just need painted!)
|Supports for open shelving|
If you follow on Instagram you may have seen that I finally convinced Brad to build open shelving at the end of the cupboards (mentioned wanting to do it here but Brad didn’t think he could find the studs with the plaster walls…I proved him wrong here). I’m SO HAPPY!!! The corbels are purchased and just need painted (they didn’t come unfinished and the black was cheapest, so that’s why we went that route). The shelves are built and I’m debating paint or stain for those. The corbels will be painted the same color as the cabinets/walls so that they blend in. We have nice weather this week so I hope to get the shelf project and the baker’s rack wrapped up before the holiday weekend.
Once those things are complete and in place, it’s just a matter of reorganizing and accessorizing! The blinds over the kitchen sink broke, so eventually I hope to make a roman shade for that window, but I am ok letting that wait for cold weather days when we can’t do some of the other projects.
Can’t wait to show you when it’s all done!