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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