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Hello friends! I have been absent from the blog for several days and am missing it so much! I have been visiting your though at night after I collapse into bed, but haven't been commenting like I normally do because I have been short on time. I hope to visit later and maybe even leave a comment! I do hope you will forgive me though because as most of you know, I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel. I don't know what I was thinking starting this project at such a busy time at school (Parent conferences and lunch duty this week!) but it's OK. I am loving it! I have dreamed about having a new kitchen for years and am so excited to finally see my dream becoming reality! Unfortunately, there is really nothing exciting to show you on the progress yet. We totally gutted one side, having been moving and adding electrical outlets, and hanging bead board. I am hopeful that we may start putting in cabinets on this side over the weekend....maybe! I have been busy looking for the perfect light fixtures, sink, cabinet handles and so on and am having fun searching. I thought I would share a few things I have in mind if you are interested.
My vision includes,,,white cabinets, black appliances (mine are only a couple years old, so no new stainless for me yet, which is fine with me since I love black and white kitchens), black and glass light fixtures, a single basin kitchen sink, dark butcher block counter top, reclaimed wood shelving and bar top, and brushed nickel hardware to tie in with the rest of the house. I want a modern farmhouse vibe with vintage touches in the decor.
Here are the things I have picked out so far.....
I am on a budget...so I am looking for quality and beauty on a budget. I love a challenge! I am in love with all of these gorgeous light fixtures I found online. One of the first two options will hang over the sink.
And this one will hang in the center of the room if it works on my vaulted ceiling. I hope it will because I absolutely love it!!! I have been looking for days and while I found several I liked, this one was love at first sight!
While I would love to have a farmhouse style sink, it's not in the budget, and it would not work in the sink base cabinet I have, so I am going with stainless. I have had stainless for years and really like it. I am switching from a double to a single basin since I will have a dishwasher for the first time ever! I want a single basin to wash large items in, like cookie sheets, etc. I haven't picked out the exact one I want yet, but it will be similar to this one from Amazon.
I am undecided about my faucet. I love the vintage looking ones, but I would also like a touch free faucet. They are actually more affordable that the vintage look believe it or not. I am still researching this though!
I am getting my counter top from Ikea. I have had laminate butcher block forever and have always loved the look of the real stuff. Ikea has solid Oak butcher block that can be sanded down and refinished in the dark color I want, although it is a lot of extra work.
They also have a butcher block veneer over particle board which is real butcher block, only thinner. It comes in the dark walnut color I want, so I am leaning toward this option.
Here are the knobs and pulls I am planning to order.,,,clean and simple.
I think I am most excited about my open shelving and raised bar top pieces though. I have found some old lumber that belonged to my grandpa up at his and my Granny Willie Mae's old homestead. My Aunt Loretta lives there now and she said I could come look around for some old wood. I found a piece that I believe will be perfect for my raised bar top and am so excited about it! It has been up in the rafters of the old barn for years and I'm sure the last hands to touch it would have been my grandpa's...:) This means the world to me! There are also multiple options for my shelves as well. I don't have any pictures to share yet, but I will soon.
What do you think of my vision? I know there are lots of different finishes and a mix of styles, but I love it. It may sound silly, but I want a kitchen that looks like it has been around for a while. I don't want everything to perfectly matched. That's not my style. I hope you are having a lovely week. I have two down and just two to go. Thursday is my late night as we choose to dedicate an evening to conferences so we can be off the next day. I have been conferencing over the past couple of weeks so I won't have any on Thursday and can get my room all spic and span before I leave for 10 days.