Kitchen Progress

kitchen progressOur kitchen is really coming along nicely now!

I’m excited about being able to cook again. I want to bake cookies and wear my adorable apron from Sommer Designs. I want to make lasagna from scratch (we make really good lasagna – homemade sauce and all). I want to make yummy salads with walnuts and strawberries and spinach. I’m ready for a kitchen.

But I’m getting ahead of myself. Our counters won’t be here until next month sometime, which also means no kitchen sink until then. Still, we’ll have everything else and the space is actually starting to feel like a kitchen again.

Here are some of the details:

kitchen mosaic

A quick picture by picture explanation… There are two windows and a door to the backyard, so I was hoping (remember, I can’t sew) to make something for them with the Amy Butler fabric I bought. The green knobs are from Anthropologie. They’re a little much, but I think they’re really cute. I figure that by using the more classic drawer pulls, that will tone down the crazy knobs! We’ve had that clock for a couple of years now, and I think it will look good in the kitchen. Then there’s the overall look in the middle – a doctored photo from the IKEA website (those are the Lidingo cabinets). The light: nothing amazing, but nice enough. The countertops will be Saddle Brown Zodiaq (quartz). The stove and all of the appliances are stainless steel. And then there’s my print from The Black Apple (with an egg – how perfect for the kitchen, right?).

Soon. Very soon now.

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  • feli
    May 17, 2007 at 9:21 pm

    I love the knobs. are they vintage?

  • Valerie
    May 18, 2007 at 6:21 am

    Love the knobs too… But I mostly like you color combinaison…green, yellow, stainless: retro-chic all the way!

  • erin
    May 18, 2007 at 10:13 am

    it all looks wonderful! coming together nicely, i’d say!

  • Anonymous
    May 23, 2007 at 10:35 am

    did you install the cabinets yourself? if so, how hard was it to do? we’re thinking about putting in an ikea kitchen…

  • Sarah
    May 24, 2007 at 7:28 pm

    I’m jealous of your amazing looking plans! You are the master of Photoshop, Illustrator, and whatever else you’re using to make those awesome pictures. You should start doing Power Point design presentations… like Al Gore, but more stylish.

  • Alicia
    May 26, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    All the pieces look gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the finished kitchen.

  • becoming-home
    June 3, 2007 at 4:51 pm

    We have such similar tastes, same cabinets and we have a Nelson clock too ! Though as a designer you have an unfair advantage :)..

    What are you doing for flooring?