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Modern v.s. Vintage Cabinet Hardware

This just in:

our kitchen tile floor!

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Chloe the Dachshund approves!

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After 2+ years, the closer we get to the finish line,

the more I yearn to get those little features

that will finally make this place a home.

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Let’s start with kitchen cabinet hardware, shall we?

At first, I toyed with the idea of going modern farmhouse

+ picking something similar to our dishwasher handle:

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I mean, we both love it,

+ in fact, it’s the reason we chose the dishwasher!

Is that so wrong? 

But really.  Really?

I just couldn’t get on board.  It wasn’t right.

So.  After (lots) more searching, I decided on vintage-style glass!

Like these:

cabinet hardware -- black glass pull and knob

The black would tie in all the dark grays + nearly black floor tiles!

Perfect!

Within moments, I ordered a sample, from here:

http://www.dlawlesshardware.com/

While I was at it, I threw all caution to the wind

+ ordered some colored ones, as well!

Blue milk glass:

cabinet hardware -- pale blue milk glass pull + knob

These are beyond gorgeous in person,

+ their pastel awesomeness is so ‘now’!

But really.  Really?

I mean, it had to be these:

cabinet hardware -- red glass

cabinet hardware -- red glass knob

That’s more like it!

And there’ll be no mistaking whose kitchen it is!

Which is pretty much how I roll, décor-wise.

And people.  The pulls cost a mere $4.45 each,

+ the knobs are only $2.09 each!

That’s just crazy!

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What do you think?

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I think I ordered them yesterday,

+ have already received an e-mail heads up

that they’ve already been shipped!

Stay tuned!


Kitchen Countertops Are Here!

 Progress!

Kitchen countertops!

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After a slightly exhaustive search, we chose quartz.

We ordered it from Menards,

which is a Midwestern version of Home Depot or Lowes.

A dark gray — Genesis — will top our white perimeter cabinets:

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I love the contrast of the dark against the white!

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For our oak kitchen island, we chose Flaked Pearl quartz.

Again, there is a nice contrast!

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Lovely!

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Well, just wait a minute — here’s where it got scary.

Believe it or not, G.O. measured + ordered them by himself!

WOW — I thought, what could possibly go wrong???

surprised boy

The good news is that nothing went wrong, + they look fantastic!

I should have never doubted him!

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Anyway, I’m especially fond of the beefy ogee edges

+ think they add vintage charm.

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Sadly most places charge a hefty additional fee.

I couldn’t remember the exact $ amount, so I asked G.O. just now.

He said something about $30 per linear foot.

Yikes — no can do!

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Fingers crossed the gray Genesis quartz will play nicely

with everything else in our kitchen’s ‘color story’. . .

. . . especially my beloved gray backsplash tiles:

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Stay tuned!

 


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