Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A little more on the kitchen

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These are my most recent Overstock.com purchase.  They stack, so they'll fit great in the moving truck.  But most of all, they are interesting.  I was planning on saddle style wood stools that I would paint turquoise.  But these were cheaper, had good ratings and will be super easy to clean.  I love that they stack.  Wooo!

This is my inspiration photo for the stools.  They are clean looking and add a nice shine.  I may actually paint the L of the island black to match the black crown molding.  But I want to live in the space a little bit to see how it feels.  The wood might be just fine.  I wish I could paint all of my cabinets white, but Dave is just not okay with it at this point.  Hickory is such a nice wood with great interest...so once again, I'll live in it for a while to see if it works right in the space.  Below are some more examples of the black and wood combination...

 

I had light maple cabinets with a black island in my last house and I love the combination.  I'm just a little wary of how the black crown will look with the hickory.  All I can do is try it and see how it works.  I'm hoping to pull it all together with black accents mixed in with the romantic cottage feel I want to embody in the house.  Hopefully it works.

Back to the barstools.  You can see here how the red stools just POP on that island. If I feel like the metal on my new ones don't stand out enough, I will go with a beachy turquoise spraypaint.  I think it will awesome either way.

Here are photos of the new kitchen again:
Aren't the light fixtures awful? I'm hoping to find something affordable like the light below

These types of fixtures are not cheap from what I'm finding.  And since I need 3 (two for the island, one for over the sink) it's not something reasonable to splurge on.  It's also a little tricky for me since I need longer lengths for over the island.  If anyone knows where I can find this light with a longer length chain/cord, please let me know. :)  Oh, and isn't that curtain just awesome?  I love it.  It's on my wish list too.    The curtain, light and fabulous red cabinets belong to the lovely lady at

5 comments:

  1. Hi Miranda!
    Wow girl, these kitchen photos are great inspiration!!! If only my kitchen would look like that! haha
    LOVE the bar stools girl...love them! I think they will go great with hickory wood (& you better not paint those cabinets girl!) I have to side with hubs on that one ;)
    So glad you found me as you led me here to your beautiful blog...I love it! Decorating is so much fun :)
    In my case...it would only be "dreaming" hahaha

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  2. Love all your pictures, so inspiring! Thanks for stopping by!
    Take care

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  3. The white kitchen with the red stools, I'm in love with!!! Great stuff!!

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  4. As for those lights, I am reminded about a similar one that Sara at Thrifty Decor Chick made for her office. It is not exactly your situation but maybe it could be helpful? Here is the link:
    http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-drum-shade-chandelier.html
    Anyhow, the pictures and ideas sound fantastic. I should do this for the house we are building in 2 years - really helps to flesh out the ideas!

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  5. Chantelle, that thrifty chic thread was really helpful. I think I found something else I'm going to do (because I can't keep realistically adding to my DIY projects) but for the future (or the guest room) this is a great idea.

    By the way, when we were custom building our house I had a dream book that I kept ideas in. I got clear page protectors, organized it by room and kept magazine pages, house plans and business cards/brochures all tucked in there. In fact, that book was a work in progress for 8 years before we built and it was so helpful in defining what style I wanted. The blog is another avenue of that, but both are so great to keep our brains together. No regrets that way!

    I'll do a post on my dream house I couldn't keep another day. It's the theme of my blog ;)

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