a peek at our kitchen
It’s only 8:15, and I’ve already had an exciting morning. I won what looks to be an amazing book – Pretty by Phoebe Howard – from one of the blogs that I follow – Things that Inspire. To say that I’m psyched would be an understatement (especially since this book isn’t for sale yet). I’ll have to figure out a little giveaway of my own to, you know, pay it forward.
Anyways, in honor of my winning, I thought I’d share a bit of my own newly-prettied kitchen. (Also? Little-known Jen fun fact: pretty was my first word). Anyways, the flowery before:
Ahh, the old, faded wallpaper and that awful chandelier that would smack anyone 5’8″ or taller in the noggin! (Fortunately, neither one of us is supermodel tall, so no concussions have been obtained in the kitchen).
And now? A peek at the newer, lighter, brighter kitchen.
We stripped the wallpaper and painted the walls a light green. I was especially excited about this color because it goes with our new green and black dinnerware. I plan to paint the bottom part of the wooden Ikea stand above a brighter shade of green. Just for fun.
Also, a question for you: Where do you keep your knives? Out on the counter? Or hidden away?
I’m more of a “hidden” kind of gal, because I’m paranoid that someone will break into my house and use them against me. That is crazy talk, I know.
Jason voted to keep them out and show them off, and since I have yet to find cupboard space for them, they remain out.
And here’s a shot of the oven and our hanging pot/pan rack. It’s really convenient to have the pans next to the stove, and it frees up some of our cabinet space for other things, like the blender. So I’m loving the functionality of that little silver bar.
After I painted the green on the walls, I hated the two-tone color of the cabinets. (okay, I hated them a little before I painted the green. but now I really hate them.)
So I’ve slowly been repainting the cupboards white. I think it looks a bit crisper and cleaner, and once I decide on/order brushed nickel hardware, I think it will look much more up-to-date.
We’re also working on replacing the light fixtures in the kitchen with something that will a) not threaten our tall friends/family and b) provide brighter lighting to all areas of the kitchen. Stay tuned!
And now? It’s your turn to spill the beans about your knife situation. Are you crazy like me? Or a show-off like Jason?