Once the plans were drawn up and I knew how large and in charge the kitchen would be, I went searching for inspiration.
Should it have white cabinets with dark counters like the big house?
It just didn’t feel right. I wanted it to feel like my vibe but it needed to have a flair all its own.
This photo stopped me in my tracks. While we don’t have a window and I didn’t have room for a farm sink…….the cabinets were my jam. Cottage farmhouse! I found the vibe I wanted.
I began searching for the perfect shade of blue, found the best backsplash and color matched the white I wanted for the walls and trim.
The budget did not allow for custom cabinets built by the fairy cabinet maker so we searched Lowe’s and Home Depot for stock cabinets that would fit. Can you even believe, after picking out the most fabulous of refrigerators, the stock cabinet sizes were perfect.
No fillers were needed
It was a miracle
I wanted white quartz counter tops.
Nothing more. Nothing less. But when the quote came back $1600 for less than 6’ of counter with a sink hole I might have cried a little. Come on!! I just couldn’t not justify spending more on the counter top than the whole kitchen cost. I hung my head and shopped the laminate section of the store.
Oh my word people. The marble looking laminate was absolutely positively wonderful and I am a little ashamed at my behavior over laminate. Forgive me laminate for doubting you. $300. Are you kidding me? I was ecstatic.
The last thing to do was slide in the full size narrow refrigerator, install the microwave/convection oven (do you know you can even bake cookies in this thing?) and call it a day.
A cute coffee mug holder.
The cutest basket on the wall for fruits and vegetables
A flowered rug
This kitchen is a wrap
Tomorrow is Jack’s 3rd birthday so my post will be ALL Jack but I’ll come back Saturday with the bedroom.
Have a fantastic Thursday