it's Saturday. I'm working. I'd rather be crafting a headboard...
But, work = money = headboard supplies = headboard. so.
yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to come home from work and find P.May and my future in-laws had come over to install our tile-like stratamax in the kitchen to cover these vinyl tiles which drove me crazy because aside from not being my style at all, they were crooked and sloppily laid...
It looks great but...of coarse there's a but...now it makes me really want to spruce up my workable, but outdated kitchen.
Where do I start though? I have big plans for this little kitchen which include knocking down a wall or two, upgrading every appliance and getting new cabinets and counter top. That plan also includes a wait time of about 5 years...
It would be silly to get just new cabinets or just new counter tops now when we're planning a major redesign. So I need to perform a mini makeover. PROBLEM: I am having serious issues with my next step. I don't have a dream kitchen in mind, there are a lot of styles I like...
Before the purchase of this home I had fantasized about a Mediterranean style kitchen, like this:
Rich colors, dark wood, something that screamed: "people eat well here"
But, I also lean towards a more modern look as well, like this one from Young House Love:
I love LOVE the extreme tile work here and the punchy patterned towel that picks up the pace.
Then again, there is something ultra-cool and classic about this mostly-white beauty...
(Not to mention, I adore the french blue accents...)
Or, why not go with the flow and pick a fun, retro look, like this one from Amy's Blog:
Can you say, "sunny side up"?
The final contender is a more unique look. Something rarely seen outside the Internet, but definitely a growing trend:
So cool! These chalkboard painted walls are making a big splash, as far as I can tell, and I'm on board! How fun would it be to have an ever-changing wall!?!
They all look great, but somehow I think a "Modern-Mediterranean all-white retro kitchen with a chalkboard wall" doesn't translate into awesomness.
But that's down the road. Like, the Highway, or one of those long dirt roads that creep you out a little if you just watched "Texas Chainsaw Massacre". I don't have to worry about all that now, here are my current dilemmas:
1.) Paint the counter tops a'la DIY network BUT WHAT COLOR?!
2.) Find a temporary way to cover up that scenic tile back splash. Ideas include, but aren't limited to: Mounting a custom-cut-by-bria chalkboard painted wood board, cover it up with sticky tile or OTHER (help please)
3.) Counter tops...I don't mind the color really for now, but I'm open to repainting although that really doesn't sound fun...
So, if you read and split, lurk occasionally, or whatever...please give me your 2 cents NOW and help me formulate a fabulous PLAN B!