My New Kitchen!…in Photoshop
February 28, 2011 § 7 Comments
Today, I’ve been daydreaming.
I’ve been on a work strike since Friday. I know the weekend is over, but I worked hard last week! Scott and I went to Tampa, FL to shoot an online commercial. It was crazy, but fun. (I’ll tell you about it soon. Or your could check it out on Scott’s blog HERE.)
Today I decided to remodel my kitchen.
Well, it’s not technically my kitchen yet, but we are set to close on the house by March 15. FINGERS CROSSED!! Buying a house is no cake walk.
We are so excited to have a house. It’s like YEARS of endless projects ahead! And being someone who likes a work in progress, it’s like Christmas.
Obviously I can’t do any of the manual labor yet, so I’m dreaming. Currently, I’m leaning toward clean, but earthy design. That might change in a few days or even a few minutes, but here is what I’ve come up with so far.
WARNING : Due to the warp tool, this photo will begin to look like it should belong in Alice in Wonderland. This blog is not liable for any spontaneous outbursts of Jabberwocky, temporary vertigo, or dreams about Mad Hatters or White Rabbits.
COUNTERTOPS : We are going to go with the wonderfully inexpensive butcher block from IKEA. I grabbed a sample from google and stretched and warped it beyond recognition, but you get the idea.
SINK : I LOVE this sink…it’s also from IKEA
FLOORS : We are putting in new hardwoods when we move in. They’re going to be a bit lighter than the current floor.
`Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe…..
I’m painting all the cabinets and ceiling white and the walls a soft gray.
I want to rip off some of the cabinet doors and just have open shelving. (Can’t you just see the Cheshire cat in that one on the left?!)
I also found beautiful hardware from Anthropologie…Lurrrrv at first sight
LIGHTING : I found this light fixture, but am not completely sold on it. Some kind of track lighting will be good though. I also want to add little lights under all the cabinets.
COLORS: These are the colors that I’m working with, and I might use some material (like burlap) to make a window valance.
Viewing optional: this is where the vertigo might kick in.
My wainscoting got a little out of hand…
Well, that’s what I have so far. I’d love ANY comments, suggestions or ideas. I know there are amazing decorating gurus out there!
Now I will take advice from Caroll about this blog, my new kitchen, and hopefully my strike.
Begin at the beginning, and go on till you come to the end: then stop.