It’s a bizzy time o’ year at our house,
+ no doubt, it’s said same at yours.
Earlier this week I made these vintage Bingo banners
for my retail shop, RedBird Vintage Home.
How cute, if I do say so!
Meanwhile, back at the Dutch colonial, progress continues . . .
. . . in THE KITCHEN (at long last!)
We ordered our IKEA cabinets, + they’ve arrived!
Of course, if they’re from IKEA, they’re in boxes!
Once they’re assembled, they’ll look like this:
While discussing my design choices,
this is a good time for me to share my inspiration kitchen,
by Tom Felicia:
So. Check! — on my choosing white cabs, like his.
+ that wonderful gray tile backsplash?
Look what I found online, from Home Depot:
I especially like how their glaze looks hand-painted,
+ even better, it’s crackled (my favorite!)
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Now, back to my inspiration.
People. Look at that yummy dark gray ceiling!
Check! — in our kitchen? You ask?
Well, not exactly.
You see, into each project, some compromise must fall.
G.O. wasn’t on board with a dark gray ceiling,
but we both loved the medium gray/blue.
After all, nobody loves a blue porch ceiling like I do . . .
. . . so I said to myself, why not bring that happiness indoors?
+ there it is — my own beautiful blue kitchen ceiling.
As you can see, our light fixtures are being hung, as we type,
+ here’s a fun factoid:
I love schoolhouse-style light fixtures
almost as much as I love blue ceilings.
Here is my over-the-island (1 of 2) pendant:
These are available in stock at Home Depot, for a mere $89.97!
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Around the kitchen’s perimeter, where one might have recessed lights,
we sprung for yet more schoolhouse style:
These, too, are in stock at Home Depot, + they cost a mere $29.97 each!
We will have 3 on one side of the kitchen . . .
. . . + on the opposite side there will be only 2,
flanking a solar tube that was installed months ago:
a pair of sconces for the wall above the sink
+ for over the (future) Dutch door to outside,
something like this: