Despite my being MIA, blog-wise,
we’ve had a lot of progress over at the Dutch colonial!
See for yourself!
Here’s our IKEA kitchen, just a few days ago:
Boxes, boxes + more boxes!
Here’s our IKEA kitchen today:
White IKEA Lidingo cabinets on the window wall
with an oak** IKEA Lixtorp island.
I’d always planned on a white kitchen
with a **black island, like this one, from Houzz:
I mean, who wouldn’t?!
However, at the last moment (meaning IN the store!), I changed my mind.
I can hear you now.
“But Kay! We despised oak in the 80’s + 90’s!”
Why, yes, we did, but things change!
Reason 1. I wanted to be different
(which is the same reason I want white appliances, too
— but more on that later.).
Reason 2. Aren’t we seeing a lot more natural wood out there?
Reason 3. It had to be oak.
Our Dutch colonial came with tons of it!
Part of it’s been stripped already, + it’s really gorgeous!
I like it natural,
but I s’poze I’ll see about staining it a nice, medium brown
so that it plays nicely with our island.
On the other side of our kitchen we have more Lidingo whites.
Our Lixtorp island contains the following:
1. a 24″ base with a drawer + microwave cubby
2. an 18″ base with drawers.
All the green tape on the wall marks the range hood location.
What type of range hood (+ range, for that matter)
will be another last-minute decision.