What do you think? Aren't these kitchen spaces b.e.a.-utiful?! I've really only just begun looking around...and not very far either!
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Aren't they all so dreamy and beautiful? Some of these kitchens have such a quaint lived in and homey feel without feeling messy or old. Furniture like the rustic wooden table amongst the white makes my heart go pitter patter for sure. So inviting. I love the little feminine touches of pink, and the vibrant splashes of green and other colors. So cheery. I also love the simple beauty a vase of beautiful flowers or bowl of fruit adds to some of these spaces. So charming and lovely.
Now, to be fair, I should let you know, we are not planning to spend a million bucks on this little kitchen makeover. Just a bit of painting really. I still remain hopeful with grand visions. :) We have older appliances, white mind you...not the stainless steel, pretty
ugly standard linoleum countertops, and linoleum flooring (heading toward wood somewhat soon...hopefully), but what can ya do? A girl can dream right? I don't think those will make for the oooooh and aaaaah factor that some of these kitchens have, but I will be grateful for every little drop of paint that lightens and brightens up my kitchen. Yahoo!
So, I need to get cracking on doing some research. Anyone have any tips on painting kitchen cabinets? Any great tips on picking the perfect white? I know Heirloom White is a popular one...but for kitchen cabinets too? Any experts out there? :)
In addition to some kitchen inspiration, I have a fun little discount offer for ya...as do a few other great blogs out there. The kind folks at Overstock.com contacted me and asked if I'd be interested in offering you a 10% discount for almost any of the products on Overstock.com. My response...of course! Why not?! Ya never know who is hoping to find a little special something online, and you can never have too many options, right?
Since we are going to be working on the kitchen pretty soon, I took a peek at their Home Lighting and Home Improvement sections. Have no idea what kind of special little touches we'll be adding to the kitchen after the paint, but it never hurts to look. I found some fun lighting options for above our kitchen table and chairs (which I'd love to replace fairly close to the painting timeline...would be so nice to have it all feeling completed around the same time) and some possible knobs and pulls for the cabinets. I still have lots of looking to do, but these are serving as some inspiration for me for the time being.
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