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Saturday, September 5, 2009

kitchen inspiration...

OK...I know...everyone does posts about gorgeous kitchens. So I'm jumping on the bandwagon. I'm dying to redo my kitchen, and would like to do it as economically as possible: maybe laminate flooring (or vinyl wood-look planks...they're supposed to look really real, and they don't make that "clicking" sound like laminate), paint the cabinets, maybe add a couple of pendant lights. And maybe maybe replace the countertops. Inexpensive and impactful. Plus, if you could see the tile that's on my kitchen/nook floor, you would understand my pining for a re-do. So here are my inspirations:
These first two are closest to my actual kitchen as far as layout and potential. In the pic above I love the green accents and glass-front cabinets. I've got the stainless fridge, got the black wire basket with fruit, got the big basket on top of the fridge...so close!

I like this one because all I would need to do is paint the cabinets and do the floors - and we'd be pretty darn close to this one. Too bland, though?
Love love love the soapstone counters and white subway tile behind the stove!

Check out the cool light fixtures over the cabinets. And doesn't IKEA sell wood countertops? Hmmm...


This looks kind of 90's to me, but I love the pops of color - and the gardening gloves hung are the wall are an inspiration!


Just pretty - love the sunflowers in a red pitcher. But where's all their junk???


I know fer shur that I could not pull this off in my space...but it's nice to dream...


Hardly ever see kitchen islands with rounded ends. Love it! Can you tell I'm crazy about farmhouse sinks?


So simple and adorable...

1 comment:

katydidinc said...

you could totally do any of those! they are all beautiful. i've seen that last picture before, it's my ultimate. ah, someday.....