~ Happy Thursday! ~
I am sitting at my kitchen island, where I blog, and I am still having a stare-down with this...
It's lovely, isn't it? *Note the sarcasm* Haha! Actually, I feel very fortunate that this is my biggest problem in life right now! After surviving cancer, problems like this are quickly put into perspective!
So, while I eat my "clean out the fridge" lunch, I am contemplating what I want to do in my kitchen.
(Try to ignore the crazy list maker's little papers and planner. Oh, and the weird lunch.)
I have been thinking that if I am re-building the whole pantry wall anyway, I may as well paint my cabinets lighter while I have the mess going. I am also hoping to get new wood floors, to replace the hated - sorry, - UNFORTUNATE, travertine I have now.
I also would like to have a banquet built for a breakfast nook, where the table is now. I think it would be PERFECT in here. We will have to see how far I can stretch a dollar. We are still waiting on the insurance adjuster.
Here are some of the kitchens that have caught my eye recently...
I am thinking creamy white cabinets, with medium tone hardwood floors, and stainless steel appliances.
Of course the one above would be the absolute DREAM! -Not happening, but I can use bits of it for inspiration.
I am thinking about painting my island a medium to charcoal gray. (Darker than above.)
I love how these (Kelly's of Eclectically Vintage) cabinets have been trimmed out with mouldings all the way to the ceiling. I also adore her vintage bottles turned light fixtures.
And in a perfect world, I would LOVE to change my granite to Carrera marble, but that is not happening either. $$$ I can't justify it, unless we get a larger chunk than we are expecting for repairs. (Yeah, dream on...)
This is another huge favorite!
And another example of creamy white cabs with a gray island. Me like-y.
And here are some fabulous eating nook inspiration photos...
Such a lovely window! *sigh* Mine are not like this in any way. Oh well.
Light and airy.
This one is super pretty, and I love the fabric on the banquette. It was featured at Classic Casual Home. It is her friend's kitchen. (She has lots of friends with gorgeous homes that she's featured.)
I can't do a high back, but I love both the whimsy, and the casual elegance of this!
And this nook with the farmhouse table belongs to another favorite blogger of mine, Delores of Vignette Design.
For the pantry re-build, I am considering something like the photo above, and below. The one below is Kelly's again at Eclectically Vintage.
Finally, I would like to change my faucet to something like this...
And use fun vintage accessories, like these!
I just love old trophies and silver cups! Throw in some ironstone, and you've achieved perfection in my book!
So that's the daydreaming for today. Stay tuned to see what reality has in store!
See you tomorrow!