My kitchen is finally finally done and I couldn't be happier. It's very me, very bright, and exactly what I wanted.
Let's start with a before. I always hated hated hated the builder grade cabinets, but at the time we chose something we could afford and later Oliver was very resistant to letting me paint them. Well, I finally broke him after I showed him some Pinterest pictures of what I wanted and he agreed.
You can find my paint choices in this post. I really got lucky and they were spot on with my vision the first go round, it's pretty stressful to walk into Lowe's at 8 pm the night before they were painting and pick out colors. Grey's can be tough - not too light and not too dark. This one is perfect said Goldilocks.
I kept my sugar sign, the letters are from Hobby Lobby, and we decided the kitchen felt a little 'cold' and needed a few pops of color. I just happened to have this perfect unopened can of pink paint, from Target, and it was exactly what I needed above the cabinets. So much open wall space drives my nutty.
On the other wall I found some huge frames at Canton, similar here or here, and painted them to match. I framed some cute black and white prints I got off Etsy - here, here, and here. So for about 200 bucks I filled up a lot of empty space. Decorating above cabinets is tricky and I steered clear of knickknack - because dusting, ugh.
Adding knobs was SUPER easy and fast, should of done that forever ago! I got these Allen and Roth Pewter knobs at Lowes and they are the perfect color on both the white and grey cabinets. I also splurged on a huge white granite sink - super deep and just lovely.
I added a white subway back splash that is just gorgeous - it was very inexpensive too!
On the side by the sink I decided to remove the cabinets above and replace them with open shelving. I searched Ikea and the home improvement stores and could find a dang thing I wanted - so I happened across this local company and took them a picture of what I wanted and they happily made me some.
They are from Ross Rustic Tables in Rockwall, TX. I think they make the biggest impact in my kitchen, it just looks more custom and less standard builder grade stuff. Plus they were only about 100 bucks, winnnnnning. The next big item on my list is one of their tables - I'm leaning towards the Trestle Table with a long bench.
My fridge chalkboard decal is available somewhere on Amazon, don't have time to search it out today for ya. The floors before were linoleum and the new one in tile - that looks like wood. I'm VERY pleased with the tile - it's super durable, keeps the house cooler, and easy to clean. The brand is Interceramic Forestland Sequoia.
The only thing left to do is to switch out the overhead lighting, right now it's one of those big ugly florescent lights. I'm concerned with adding a fixture that it won't be bright enough. If y'all have any suggestion please let me know!