Lainey's adventures, romance and recipes from the capital of the South.
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Kitchen Part 2
This was my starting point: a nice, big kitchen with granite counter tops, white appliances and lots of natural light. But sort of boring and not homey:
The area around the stove seemed so open to me. I didn't understand why the cabinets above it were not wall to wall. I thought that was such a waste of space. See, why are there not cabinets there:
I also knew I wanted a pot rack of some sort in the kitchen. Even though there is lots of counter space there isn't a ton of cabinet space, so enter IKEA. I got my great pot rails there for $9.99 a piece. They were quite easy to install and I love having my pots and pans within reach while I am at the stove. The Dude wasn't exactly crazy about something hanging from the ceiling as they aren't crazy high and he was scared of hitting his head so this was a great solution for everyone. Then for the right side...I wanted some type of open shelving. I have seen so many open shelves on pinterest and love them. After searching high and low for something that would fit in the 15 inch space I found the perfect shelf in my laundry room. I swear this used to be there and I don't understand why they took it down in the first place:
The laundry area is sort of weird at my old house, there are literally all different kinds of cabinets just screwed to the wall in no order what so ever. It is like whenever there was a renovation going on and a cabinet was taken down it was just added to the laundry room. So I got lucky and didn't have to build this myself. I few screws, some corner round to finish the side and a little paint later this kitchen revamp was done. Then it was time to decorate. Here is the finished product:
The art on the side of the room are stickers that you just hang up and the black scroll pieces were trivets that I got a ton of as wedding gifts so we made them wall art. I have cooked 2 meals in this kitchen and I have had a blast doing it. I hope to share my recipes with you soon!
Sincerely Loving Food,