We're finally done!
Well, there are a few minor details that need to be finished, but the big things are done and I just can't stop looking at my kitchen.
Is it weird to love a sink?
And the counters? Let's just say I am over the moon and back again (hint) happy with our choice.
We started with this
Then came this
Then this--almost there!
And now, THIS!!!!
We went with the boomerang.
Because in the end, you have to go with what you love.
And we do.
So, so much.
Jut look at that color.
I was worried it would be too much with the red floor.
But it isn't.
At least not for us.
Because we are the ones that live here, and so we had to listen to ourselves,
not anyone else.
This kitchen might not work in your house.
But is just right for us.
So many people give you advice about resale value and decorating your house
in such a way that it appeals to everyone.
I don't want to appeal to everyone.
I want to walk into my kitchen everyday and smile.
Because we made the choice that was us.
Don't be afraid to be yourself--even when it comes to choosing your counter tops.
I even got a little extra counter space over in the corner between the stove and fridge.
It's the perfect spot for my pink mixer.
And did you know, pink and turquoise look fabulous together?
And so do pink and red.
See what I mean--don't be afraid--just go with what you love.
It has been really, really fun to share this process here. I can't believe how many people cared about our kitchen counter tops! I appreciate all the interest and excitement.
It made it that much more fun for us.
We still have some things to finish.
We need to replace those awful fluorescent lights. I try not to look up when I'm in the kitchen.
We need to find fabric to make valances for the windows. I know it seems hard to believe, but the kitchen seems more white now and I think that a pop of color up at the top will help.
The hard part is going to be choosing the right fabric.
And we need to hang a few more things on the walls.
But those are all the details that are fun--except for the lights, but we have a plan for that.
I'd also like to post some better pictures.
When I took these yesterday there was a storm coming in and so the sun was coming in and out of the clouds.
I didn't want to make everyone wait any longer, so I am posting what I have.
I'll post more when we get things on the walls and curtains up.
Until then, thanks for all the love and encouragement.
I know it's not a traditional remodel, but there isn't much about our house that is traditional and that suits us just fine.
We like it old school--even though we like it modern.
Vintage modern--that's the way we do things, from kitchens to travel.
Because we got enough boomerang to use in the trailer we dream of owning someday.
Now I'm going to go look at my new kitchen again.
And again and again. I'm a little giddy with it all.