Instead, here I am, writing this after having visited some of my favorite blogs and having visions, once again, of a revamped kitchen...
It's probably just serendipitous coincidence that so many other people out there in blogland seem to be undertaking or have just finished a kitchen redo/remake/refresh/remodel. I'm not planning a remodel but I do want to, at a minimum, refresh! Anyway, it seems everywhere I look these days I'm seeing articles in magazines I'm reading and blogposts online about kitchens!
Here are a couple more:
Well, this one isn't exactly a reveal, but Barb at Turtles and Tails is revamping her kitchen by painting cabinets and walls and goodness knows what else, I'll just have to wait for the reveal, and added new hardware to the cabinets - which I just love. I had no idea Target sold cabinet pulls and knobs, geez! Where have I been? Here is a pic of the handles:
|From Turtles and Tails, May 22, 2013.|
They're gorgeous - the Nautical in satin-finished nickel. I have been absolutely shocked at the cost of various pulls and knobs at Menard's, which is my local go-to place for just about anything related to hearth, home and yard. I have, in my small 10 x 10 kitchen 33 pulls! Yes! Thirty-three!
Now, I had every intention of painting my pulls with hammered bronze spray paint that I bought, er, some months ago... But haven't gotten around to it. I'm going to try a couple and see how I like them -- nothing ventured, nothing gained, right? But truth be told, I'm just plain SICK of my old sleek Euro-style pulls. They're boring. The finish has worn off in places, too over the past 22 plus years of use, so instead of shiny brass it's mottled and dullish looking (shabby chic?), particularly on the handles on the cabinets above the stove, and the pulls on the undersink doors.
Anyway, I checked online and lo and behold! Target offers these beauties in a six-pack for $16.99! Holy Hathor! I thought they would be WAY more expensive -- they look very high end to my eyes. Doing the math, not bad: 6 packs of 6 and rounding the price up to $17 comes out to $102 (not including sales tax). Comes out to about $2.83 per pull.
Then, I visited another favorite blog, Forever Decorating, and there was a refreshed kitchen reveal! (Note: I just noticed that it is dated 1/22/2013 -- silly me, I specifically saved this particular blog post because I loved how the redo turned out. That means I probably blogged about it some time ago, duh). I am loving this kitchen! I hope when I eventually get around to painting the west wall, soffits and under-cabinet areas with my darkish-taupe color (I purchased the paint more than a year ago, geez) that the contrast with my already white cabinets will look as dramatically pretty:
|From Forever Decorating, January 22, 2013.|
Okay, I've simply got to stop this right now. I have to trot down to the Pick 'n Save and get working on that basement clean-up. Argggh! Decided that I'm just going to toss all the paper piles from my walk-in closet underneath my bed for the time being...