Hallooooo, kitchen acclimate post!
After months of absent and pinning account // months of assuming to be an developed acrimonious out things like countertops and faucets // months of affable aggregate in a toaster and bistro at a folding table in the basement while the kitchen becomes beautified — the time has come!
Let the Final Acknowledge Begin.
Even afore I started this little ol’ blog, the kitchen has consistently been my blessed zone.
And that includes my kitchens that accept been a little beneath than blessed in agreement of looks.
Let’s accept a appointment from the Ghosts of Kitchens Past, shall we? starting in my academy abode kitchen, home to a scattering of adorable and alike added alarming academy apprentice aliment creations:
Graduating to this, our aboriginal affiliated abode kitchen, area Compression of Yum was born:
And on to this kitchen, which was allurement us to beating some walls bottomward for a fresh, apple-pie remodel:
To now THIS kitchen – the bright, apple-pie kitchen I’ve been acquisitive for anytime back the aurora of Pinterest:
White. Grey. White. Grey. Added White. Added Grey. BLESSED AND LIGHT!
New or old, apple-pie or dirty, orange or red or white, as continued as we’ve been married, the kitchen has consistently been “my space” because let’s face it: Bjork’s aliment specialties alpha and end with accolade eggs Tabasco sauce. Bless.
No, this allotment of the abode is my assured blessed zone. In my added artificial moments, I’d say the kitchen is at the affection of around aggregate I do, my abode area I go to work, relax, and, for abridgement of a less-1800s-sounding-word, collective with our people. In the few abbreviate months that we accept been in this space, my body has been fed by hosting girlfriends for a banquet party, accompany for last-minute brunches, and our anniversary Christmas party. And that’s what this is mostly about for me, because the superdelicious foods (this this this this and this) are absolutely aloof a aback aperture aisle to experiencing activity calm with new neighbors, old friends, and our families.
Okay, and I assumption it’s additionally a little bit about accepting white cabinets with glass. (!!!!) But mostly accompany and ancestors and stuff.
Speaking of families, attending who came to appointment this week! That’s right, it’s the little babe from aftermost Christmas all appealing and developed up. Errybody say Hiiii Sophie!
Except don’t, because she’ll cast out into a above barkfest like she was accomplishing the absolute time I was aggravating to booty these pictures. We wuv you, SophieGirl.
Alright! I’m way too bombastic already. Two things accident actuality today:
- a top ten kitchen favorites account presented in an best abhorrent video;
- a added accustomed accurate kitchen bout throughout the blow of the post.
Watch Our Abounding Kitchen Acknowledge (6 MINS):
You guys – acknowledge you for actuality Clairvoyant Accompany who attending through epic-long posts like this one. And with that, we’re off!
The Official Tour
Okay, back you appear in through the advanced aperture and airing through our old abode angled aperture (♡) you will see this. This is how best bodies acquaintance the kitchen back they appear to our house.
Have you noticed the floors already? Because, well, uhmmmmm, they don’t match.
That’s accept – we array of did that on purpose. Or added like we got to a point area we had to adjudge if we were activity to re-finish the floors in our absolute abode aloof to get them to bout with the new ones in the kitchen, and it was aloof time to alpha adage no to a few things afore we begin ourselves active in a covering while the accomplished abode went beneath reno. So for now, mismatchy!
Also for now: this awakening hand-me-down table. This is the table area I aboriginal fell in adulation with aliment as a wee little babe – that’s appropriate – this is my mom and dad’s aboriginal ancestors table. It’s array of not at all our style, and yet amid the mushy, affected being (hi) and the frugal, applied being in our family, we’re array of not accessible to allotment with it.
I array of went crazy with the jars in this kitchen, and in hindsight, I’m so animated that I did. Said no one anytime EXCEPT ME. I’m jar-obsessed.
We use them for aggregate and they bifold as advantageous accumulator containers and cute, apple-pie decoration.
Meet the sink! It’s a ample rectangle with bound 90-degree corners (why does that accomplish my eyes so happy?) and a simple, clean-looking faucet that pulls out, has a hidden aerosol button, and snaps aback into abode magnetically. HOW ABUNDANT DO I ADULATION THAT.
Now you see it…
And now you don’t!
Bjork’s one appeal in all this was paneled appliances. Like, puhleeeease can we get paneled appliances? I begin at atomic 900 refrigerators that were NOT paneled, but he stood his ground. I’m so animated – we adulation this base hidden fridge.
Now it won’t be awkward at all if I appearance you what’s in our cabinets.
If I were attractive at addition else’s kitchen, I’d appetite to apperceive area they accumulate aggregate because I’m awkward like that. So now I’m activity to appearance you, and you’re activity to be like, oh, she’s not that organized afterwards all.
Cabinet #1: affable being and mini-microwave and a row of accidental dishes that didn’t fit in the bottle cabinets.
Cabinet #2: baking stuff, calmly amid appropriate aloft the angle mixer.
Cabinet #3: the altered dishes that charge to be hidden.
Secret Ancillary Cabinet: spices!
Lower Chiffonier #1: aliment accumulator and appliances.
Lower Chiffonier #2: knives, cookware, cookie sheets, and acid boards. I ADULATION that alpine angular ancillary accumulator box.
Drawers: accoutrement galore.
Tall Almost-a-Pantry Cabinets: appliances, a few boxes of cereal, and alone copse accumulator boxes for our keys and mittens and such.
Garbage Drawer: the garbage. HIDDEN, and altogether positioned for aliment debris abutting to the basic area. It’s the little things.
Dishwasher! Oh my goodness, a dishwasher. Dreams absolutely do appear true.
Now you see it…
And now you don’t. Magic!
Thank you so so abundant for your absorption in our new kitchen and for actuality so affianced forth the way. There were so abounding decisions that we fabricated that were based on real-life-friends and blog-friends suggestions – acknowledge you times a actor for actuality a allotment of this with us!
Which reminds me – do you anticipate we should put a rug abreast the sink? I accept actually approved 90% of the rugs from Ambition (as in bought them, lugged them home, lugged them aback to the store, and alternate them all) but haven’t been able to acquisition annihilation I like. Suggestions welcome!
Here’s to lots added ridiculously acceptable aliment in this new affable space! mwah.
Stuff We Acclimated In Our Kitchen:
Bar Stools – no best available
With the barring of the backsplash tiles, all the articles affiliated are the exact ones (brand, size, etc) acclimated in our kitchen. Some of these are associate links because we actually adulation these genitalia of our kitchen and actually acclaim them to anyone accomplishing a kitchen remodel!