It’s almost time for the contractors to come in a spray the cabinets, install all of our new appliances, install new countertops, scrape the textured ceiling, install new lighting, put up back splash, & more. If all goes as planned this should happen in October at some point.
In the mean time I’ve been browsing & buying hardware, lighting, a faucet, and a bunch of wood planks to go on the walls in the eat-in area. Alex and I have been at work all day today installing the planks and we’ll need one more weekend day to get it all done, but I must say it looks so nice not having bare/beat-up/wallpaper-ripped walls!
Here’s Alex prepping by taking all of the door molding off.
And a sneak peek from Instagram (ignore the uneven boards by the left door; it will be covered when the molding is put back):
My original plan was to whitewash the boards, which is also known as “pickling”. The only reason it was my “original” plan and not my “current” plan is that the manufacturer quit making the stain & I still have 2 more packs to be painted! Bummer. But, to be honest, it doesn’t really matter. Yes, I wasted a lot of time & about $20, but as we’re putting them up I’m leaning towards painting them solid white anyways. Live and learn.
The wall sconce on the left is a solid brass antique that my mom found in my grandaddy’s attic. Total score! There are two of them and they will end up somewhere in the kitchen when this is all said and done.
The brass pendant light with a quatrefoil pattern was a find from Queen of Hearts in Buford. It was $50 but I thought that was reasonable & I really fell in love with it. This will be the light that goes over the sink after the fluorescents are taken out.
Here’s the color palette–Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore for the bottom cabinets & the top cabinets will be the same white that’s throughout our house already. I’m really in to antique brass right now…it’s just so darn purdy!
I hope to write a post soon about some updates I’ve done to the living room (yes, I know…the one room that’s actually finished). This weekend marks one year since we moved in to this house and I’ve learned a lot about what my style is and what it’s not. I realized that there’s a difference in things I know are simply beautiful and things that are my unique personality & beautiful at the same time. I just needed to do a couple tweaks to the room and I love it so much! I’ve got to find time to take pictures & finish painting a few things, but hopefully I’ll have the post soon!