It is an absolutely cold and dreary rainy day that inspired me to shower and get right back into a pair of fresh cozy pj's for the day. I've been having fun doing nothing except sipping green tea, reading and posting a few more items on Kijiji to sell.
I thought I would share another shot of the kitchen before I finish off adding the glass to the doors and new window treatments because I just love it so much and am so excited about the transformation.
Now I really cannot wait for the new white sink, which as you can see here will look so much better.
I really do like the softer look of our existing knobs and handles instead of the oil rubbed bronze I was thinking of. Bummer of a thing happened when I pulled off tape off the wall it took paint with it right down to the drywall, gawd!, so now I may very well chose a different colour for the walls
The runner was a great find for just $15.00 last summer at a wonderful store in Bowmanville called City Cottage Store and is a cheery pop of colour as well as a great floor protector from water drips.
I like how the the crema marfil backsplash is really shining against the crisp white and the white subway tile seems to make sense now.
I want to paint the pantry white too and every time I tell someone I get the NOOOOOOO!!!! your not going to paint that response but I think that is a no brainer as I don't want it to be the focal point.
And the island has to change too but I wonder if it will be too much white if it is all white?
I could stain over it with a darker stain in a more brown tone to take out the red tones but I'm not a fan of darker woods and envision something lighter and airier if not white. I will have to give it some serious thought.
We have decided to keep our reclaimed maple floors natural. After having them stained dark once and having a big dog at the time (which we will have again one day) and they were a nightmare to keep looking nice and all the scratches and any water drips showed. I also don't like how dark floors suck the light out of a room and working in an office all day long with no window, I crave light!
I would love to hear what you think you would do with the island!!!
Hope you are having a relaxing weekend!!
City Cottage Store