I have been planning my kitchen for a looooooong time. It’s been more than five years with this crappy set up where a kitchen should be:
Truth be told, it wasn’t so bad. I’m no chef, so it wasn’t like I was longing to whip up any elaborate meals. This arrangement was adequate for making macaroni and cheese (from a box… duh…) and bowls of cereal, but it was super ugly. Just because I don’t know how to use a kitchen doesn’t mean I don’t want it to be pretty. And hey, maybe I would learn to cook in a pretty kitchen. It could happen. You don’t know.
Anyway, flashback time. When I first walked through the front door of this crappy house in 2011, this is what I saw.
A crappy wall blocking everything. I couldn’t wait to go home and renovate the place in 3D:
Ahh. So much better. And, although we’ve been over this, here’s a reminder of the before and after floor plans:
Most of the time I can’t make a decision to save my life, (Still working on this one…), but my kitchen plan never wavered. What you see in that plan is actually what you’ll see in the after pics. (Eventually. Don’t get excited. This isn’t the post with the after pics. I know. I suck.)
You know what else sucks? When I have a design plan in mind for years, but before I’m able to implement it, everyone else in the free world is doing the same damned thing that I had planned. So then it looks like I’m jumping on the trendy bandwagon, when, in fact, all of these freaking people are jumping on my wagon. I built the stupid thing. Case in point: Gray kitchens.
That’s the door sample I ordered four long years ago. You know, when everyone’s kitchen was white and white with white accents? Now that I’m finally ready to get going on my kitchen, gray cabinets are suddenly “in”. Stop copying me before I do stuff, people!
Seriously, pictures do not do it justice. It’s gorgeous in person. It’s got a little bit of sparkle in it which is perfect for me because I’m a little bit fancy.
It goes beautifully with the most expensive back splash tile in history:
Once I saw it, it was all over. Nothing else compares. It totally sucks having such a sophisticated taste level with no money, but that’s my burden. It’s heavy.
This pendant light looks like it was made to coordinate with the most expensive tile ever created. I bought three to go over the island.
And I bought these bar stools so my friends can sit at the island and keep me company while I cook delicious meals in my kitchen. (Shh… I totally bought them so I could sit and keep my friends company while they cook delicious meals in my kitchen. I so know what I’m doing over here…)
You can hate this stool (my mom does), but I lurve it and it’s my house so you can just go fly a kite. You and my mom. Which will be weird, seeing as how you two don’t know each other, but whatever.
So, how does all of this come together? I made a you a mood board!
Because that’s totally just as satisfying as actual after pictures, right? I know. Don’t hate me. They’re coming. In the meantime, here’s a preview with Egor…
Love my cat, love me. That’s how it works.
Guys, we’re getting close! You’re going to see pictures of a finished kitchen before the year is out. My finished kitchen. How crazy is that? Subscribe below so you don’t miss it.