Pretty different from yesterday's post, huh?
The renovation took us quite a bit longer than expected but I'm proud to say that with the exception of the granite, the whole kitchen was designed and built by us. We ordered our cabinets stock from Home Depot (Thomasville) and Carter and his dad installed them. Carter also did the bead board ceiling and the tile work all by himself.
Some before/after pictures for effect:
As you can see - we got rid of the bulkhead so we could get some taller cabinets installed. Made a huge difference! We had a plate rack at our previous house so we carried the idea over to this kitchen design - we really loved it and found it to be very useful. And we usually have more than three plates in it.
We actually chose to go with white appliances. C and I didn't love the stainless look for this kitchen - the kitchen was so small, we wanted everything light and bright. I also loved the black and white look of the range/oven.
Sooooo, I can't decide on the DIY fabric wallpaper. I LOVE the fabric and how it looks on its own as wallpaper.
But I feel like in this kitchen, the slivers of it are too small. I wish we had bigger walls to really give it a big expanse and not feel so choppy on the walls. I'm kind of lobbying to finish out the walls all in tile. But that won't be any time soon. I do love the color the wallpaper gives the kitchen. We'll see.
Our little kitchen is a very happy spot in our house. It's small, but all we really need. And I think we really made the most of the space and layout so we are happy with the results :)
Kitchen Cabinets - Thomasville via Home Depot
Floor Tile - 12" black and white porcelain tile purchased at Firuze
Cabinet Hardware - Can't remember, but this one is similar
Backsplash Tile - 4x12 Glass Tile in Ocean Spray from MosaicTileStone.com
Fabric Wallpaper - Formosa in Campari by Waverly (Can't find it online)
Light fixture - Lampsplus.com
Rug - eBay from this seller