Monday, April 02, 2007

Beautiful Kitchens....

One area that I look forward to renovating is my kitchen. As it stands, I am actually very happy with my kitchen as the cupboards are really nice and well made. However, as much as I am enjoying my time with natural wood cupboards, I will be ready to go back to cupboards that are painted a nice light, airy colour.

We plan to replace our old tile backsplash with something new and fun. I love the new glass tiles on the market and I would love to use them....but in reality, I will probably try to choose a tile that will stand the test of time and trends, but the other side of me wants to do something wild and fun in my kitchen because I don't plan to move anytime soon!

When I want inspiration, I tend to look at old houses and see what looks good today as much as it did back then. Then try to update it with a fresh approach, with my own take on it.
I don't know what colour we will paint our cabinets or what tile we will pick but we will have fun planning it as it will be a big job...probably the biggest one in this house before we move outside to tackle the exterior.

The pictures here are of my sister's kitchen which is amazingly beautiful and really showcases her talent! Her husband Paul made all the cabinets himself. He has built Linda many pieces of beautiful furniture that I can only dream of...though I have to mention that he has built me some beautiful pieces too... He also built her kitchen island which she had in her last two houses. She loves it so much that it is never included in her house girl! The island is reminiscent of ones found in old shops with the lovely aged wooden top.

I can't recall if Linda painted the cupboards herself or if she hired this job out. Another time, I will show the cupboards that my dad built and they painted theirs as well. There isn't a paint stroke to be found as they are both beautifully done.

Her tile is a subway tile with a glass tile border to break it up and add some sparkle! She has open shelving and her lighting is the old fashioned school lights which look so vintage and fun!

These pictures do not do justice to the feeling you get sitting in her kitchen. Even on the dullest day, you would feel like it is a nice sunny, happy day!


Heidi said...

Oh my gosh, I LOVE her kitchen, I mean I adore it immensely!!!! It's absolutely perfect.

You can out my sis's blog and see some interior shots of her place. She plans to get into interior design in the next couple years...her dream.

onelittlemustardseed said...

Isn't it pretty! I wish she would do a blog...she has some really cool ideas and actually does them...where as, I procrastinate...

I will definitely check out your sisters site...kinda neat that your sister sounds like my sister...

We could be one big happy family of girls!

chriskauf said...

Wow I love this kitchen , I actually have the exact bread box and blue mugs , and a very similar kitchen island which we made ourselves with a distressed wood top, great minds, beautiful.
Those lights, now I have been hesitating to replace mine but since Home Depot now carries the same light for $49.00 I need to change mine out.

chriskauf said...

Hi, Thanks for your kind comments you left on my blog, is this your siters kitchen the one who is a home stager? I think that is what I am gathering.
Nice to see who Heidi is hanging around these days.