Oct 5, 2009

Need Ideas

I just received my copy of Jeanne D'Arc Living from Tracey over at French Larkspur- and it it's gorgeous!! Chock full of pretty rooms with old and new items- perfect inspiration. Luckily, this is a kitchen issue, since Chris and I will be doing over the Maine house kitchen first.

The kitchen is a great size, the but the double ovens, cooktop, and refrigerator are all jammed in a cubby at one end. The lower cabinets are horrible, not even salvageable. The upper ones might be usable, somewhere else. The sink is infront of a large window, which is nice. I'll be able to watch the boys out on the swingset. I'm hoping that there some sort of decent floor under this tile. I think a painted wood floor would be great in here.

We're considering apron front sinks. Which one do you like?

also think I'd like painted cabinets, rather than wood. That way I can change the look any time, with just a can of paint. I'm envisioning pale blue cabinets, white wall, and no upper cabinets. Lots of glass, pewter, silver, creamy colors and textures.

What do you like? hugs-Lee


Lori said...

i like how you are thinking Lee...i think pale blue cupboards...mixed with white walls sounds gorgeous...i love the white farm house sink too...i wish i had one!!!

Tam said...

I love the first kitchen picture. I love blue! I love the sink! Well if you model it after the first picture which I think the white sink would be great! OOO it all looks so exciting though! I am going to love to following your remodeling!!!!

kaniki's said...

Love painting cupboards... And if some are bad- simple remove the fronts- fix them up inside- and put new "open shelving" in them!! Display your best cookware- or things you like to get at the most:)

I love that copper/brass sink!! Gorgeous.. BUT- if you are going light and airy and with blues and whites- definitely go with the white sink!!

Looks like a great- fun project!! I love painting and re-decorating:)

Wishing you much luck and fun!!

Many Blessings
Kaniki's Prims & Whims

Tracey said...

Well I don't even know where to start...first of all I am so thrilled that you love the magazine! I really like the pale blue cabinets and the white apron sink is perfection (a farmhouse sink is on my own list of wants)! And I definitely like the idea of painting the floors...such a fab look for not a lot of money!!!

:) T

ramsam said...

I love the painted cabinets, and robin's egg blue sounds so great....I am partial to the white sink. It is beutiful!

Oh, my kitchen needs an overhaul..someday!!!!

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Lee,

Your new kitchen is HUGE!!! I love it. The idea of the soft blue looks exciting and the apron sinks would be perfect. I can't wait to see what you do with it. ALL the pis of the house look fantastic. It is in really nice shape.


Blasé said...

I painted our cabinets, but we need to eventually get a new set that is more attractive and better quality of wood.

Goodness! That kitchen looks big enough for me to come over and make myself at home...

Jeanneoli said...

I love that magazine too. My favorite kitchen is on the back page. The sink, with black counters, blue lower cabinets...gorgeous. Have fun redoing the kitchen.

Julie said...

Hi Lee, You are going to have so much fun rennovating!!! Paint can do wonders for dated cabinets. I can't wait to see your progress.

Sending warm wishes your way - xo Julie

natalea said...

All I can say is HOW FUN! I love needing to work on home projects! (ok, not work on them, but decide on them!) but you have to make the choices..you go with your gut on it!
xo nat



Ohh how fun that's going to be--I'm super excited for you--those blue cabinets are to die for...ummm yummy!! Go for it girl--sweet!