Let me show you a quick peak so you can see what I mean:
|A look at the living room from the kitchen.|
With 5 kids, 4 being boys, those precious antiques and the beautiful antique light fixtures etc would be at risk. I have been thinking and planning ways to frugally decorate and make it little kid friendly.
So I've been searching the blogosphere for ideas and I came across The Thrifty Decor Chick. I swear she and I were separated at birth. Today's blog (Are You a Piler Too?) made me giggle and feel like I'm not alone in this :)
She loves DIY and had a project that ended in this:
|That was her back door, Click the "a project" link above for the details|
Back to the kitchen, I had an idea of what I wanted to do. The trend these days is painting cabinetry and I'm just not a fan (sorry!). This house has beautiful cherry wood cabinetry that were custom built. There is cherry trim through out the house. It feels sinful to even consider painting it!
I had a picture in my head of what I wanted to do. Including building an island since there's so much space. I want darker counter tops with pops of black here and there. Imagine my awe when I pulled up The Thrifty Chick and saw my future kitchen on her blog! (click here for more pics and the original post)
|Look! Cherry Cabinets!|
The back splash in the new house is white tile so the bead board isn't necessary. I love the counter tops. Call me crazy, but I love that they're not granite. They look great and I can afford them. The island she has is very similar to the one we built in this house and we planned to build the same thing (sans oven) in the new place.
Everything she's done so far has been very in line with my taste and it's all Goodwill finds and garage sale finds. She's a woman after my own heart.
Beautiful but affordable. Two of my favorite words.