We bought our current fixer-upper — a 20’s-era brick bungalow — in the autumn of ’06.
Fun factoid: our Cardinals emerged victorious in the World Series that year. See also: ^^ flag.
But I digress.
This is hard to believe, because I’m all about the snapshot, but we took ZERO ‘before’ photos of this house.
How’s that possible?!?
That’s sad, because the ‘befores’ + ‘afters’ would have been pretty dramatic.
SO, we vowed to do things differently in or current re-do, but whoops! — turns out we didn’t take any ‘befores’ of our gross kitchen! . . .
. . . just a few ‘in progress’ pictures:
Looks like those ^^ are the very last cabinets to go.
And now, they’re gone, as are the suspended ceiling + part of the soffits.
SO, since we were finally able to take some measurements . . . last p.m. we took a trip to www.IKEA.com + designed our kitchen cabs.
It was a LOT of math but still super fun.
I’ve not yet decided on the style + color of the cabs — maybe we’ll just go all white.
I HAVE decided on hanging Roman shades for the kitchen windows, + this a.m. I’ve been online shopping for said-same!
Here’s what I’m liking so far — from Pottery Barn (of course!)
Like just about everybody these days, I’m using lots of gray in my decor, so these ^^ grosgrain ribbon-trimmed pretties would work.
The colors are right, but I’m wanting some sort of print for the kitchen. Maybe these will head to the living room.
But wait! — there’s more!
Hello, gorgeous! I can’t resist a Frenchie stripe, I need to add pattern, + I love this ^^.
People. I think that you can order the fabric by the yard!
This means pillows, + lots of ’em!
Since kitchens usually don’t need pillows, maybe I’ll use these in the bedroom, instead, as we have a yummy Ralph Lauren red coverlet.
Love it. Got it at HomeGoods. Photos soon.
Oh, dear. I love this ^^, of course.
Pale blue is just about my favorite color! I want a pale blue beadboard ceiling in our kitchen, so maybe these would go.
Whatevah. I think I should order the shades that are on sale before they’re gone.
Same goes for some kitchen lighting from Pottery Barn.
$ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ !