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November 21, 2016
Mini Kitchen Refresh
Last week I was telling you I went a little paint crazy so today I’m going to share the other room I went paint crazy on. Well maybe not crazy but refreshing. This kitchen is going to take awhile to get to my “ideal kitchen” as I’m working with a very limited budget, but I hope you enjoy coming along on this journey with me.
So, here we go with my progress so far.
First off we have a picture of the “before” what our kitchen looked like on moving day just over 3 years ago.
And here’s the “After” or I guess more like “progress”
As you can see in the photo above, I took the doors off a couple of cupboards, partly to get a more “open shelving” look and partly to try out living with open shelves to see if I like it and if it works for me and my family. And you know what? I love it!
These shelves have our most used cups and dishes and bowls and it is so quick and easy to grab and put away from the dishwasher and also for guests to find what they need. I also changed out the valance for something a little lighter and brighter (spoiler alert, its actually three cute dish towels clipped up there!)
The color I chose is a soft grey, but it shows quite blue in some lights
Most of the containers and glass canisters are hand me downs from my hubby’s grandma or are thrifted finds.
The really fun part of my painting spree is this chalkboard wall. One side faces the kitchen…
and the other side faces the dining area where my kids have been having a blast writing up the supper menu (and various other doodles 🙂
And now, onto the inspiration portion of the post. I just love these kitchens!
I definitely love the open shelved, modern farmhouse/industrial with a little bit of Provence look about the kitchens above. I also love getting inspiration from seeing real chefs kitchens (a la Julia Child, Michael Smith, Jamie Oliver etc) and how they work. If you are interested in more gorgeous, inspiring kitchens, I have lots more inspiration pics on my Pinterest board HERE
I’d love to hear what your favorite inspiring kitchen would be. Or do you have your dream kitchen already? Share that with us in the comments!
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