Kitchen Cab Progress!

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:

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Boxes, boxes + more boxes!

Here’s our IKEA kitchen today:

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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:

black + white dream kitchen

I mean, who wouldn’t?!

However, at the last moment (meaning IN the store!), I changed my mind.

Surprise!!!

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I can hear you now.

 “But Kay!  We despised oak in the 80’s + 90’s!”

surprised boy

Why, yes, we did, but things change!

Here’s how:

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!

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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.

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On the other side of our kitchen we have more Lidingo whites.

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Our Lixtorp island contains the following:

1.  a 24″ base with a drawer + microwave cubby

2. an 18″ base with drawers.

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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.

Stay tuned!

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One response to “Kitchen Cab Progress!

  • mary carter

    Are you the Kay that made the pillows for “all the Walkers”/ If so I thank you very much for the thoughtfulness.You have amazing talent.

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