AND…. we have some cabinets in the kitchen! as much as i believe in DIY, i also believe there are things i can’t do well. and either can my husband, superhero though he is. hanging cabinets is something we believe is worth paying for so we don’t end up 1) unhappy with the results, 2) paying someone to fix our mistakes and 3) divorced. i’m kind of kidding… but not completely.
some friends helped me paint the kitchen a few weeks ago- the color is Topsail by Sherwin-Williams. i’ve used this color a lot. it’s pale enough to be calming & “beachy,” but has enough color to avoid the ‘blahs.’ and i am in LOVE with my new cabinets! our current kitchen is fine, but it is severely lacking in counter space & storage. i’m sure i’ll have no problem filling up these cabinets, but i can’t wait to do it!
crown molding is going in this week, appliances are next… then floors, lighting & cabinet hardware. sounds like a lot, but when you consider that a few weeks ago this room was stripped down to the studs, we’ve made a lot of progress! i’ve chosen all the appliances, the sink & faucet. i think i’ve chosen the lights, too, but i’m not sure about hardware. do all your finishes need to match? i’m torn between cohesiveness & a lovely oil-rubbed bronze drawer pull.