I rent. I’ve always rented. I will probably always rent. But the kitchen I have right now is making me crazy. So over the holiday, I’ve decided I need to commit to some upgrades,…hopefully my landlord will agree. So here’s the first look at my own personal pin-board for inspiration. Now if I can just find the time….
Of course, for the small beverage area, I’m going to use Dreamwalls Color Glass in Stone in 3/4 in. thick:
And then I found a Formica laminate that was really beautiful, from their new 180fx line. They’re larger scale prints with some modern designs that made my heart flutter. This one is Travertine Silver:
The wallpaper that I’m going to add to the dining area will be this allen + roth Spanish Tile pattern from Lowe’s:
And of course, I want to use a low-VOC paint, in some lighter colors. Yolo Colorhouse makes some beautiful colors. I want to just freshen the existing cabinets as best I can, and their “Imagine” and “Stone” series should do the trick:
But if I paint, I may as well change out the hardware on the cabinets. I’ve got to get rid of all the brass country colonial. Maybe if I change them to something like these Gatehouse Nickel Handles, I won’t break the bank:
And then we’ll of course I have to add a little life to all these neutrals. So I’m going to wrap the backsplash with a shot of color. It’d be awesome to have a table topper on the dining table as well that could bring it together a little bit. I’m thinking of our Dusty Plum Dreamwalls Color Glass:
So, what do you think? Granted, you haven’t seen my existing kitchen,…but I assure you any change is a marked improvement.