While I'm in the process of getting this blog together, I thought to myself, how the heck am I going to write a blog if I have nothing done yet? I have so many projects that I want to try and share with all of you, but I don't even have pictures of my before shots. Guess I'd better get cracking!! My Kitchen Inspiration series is complete now, so make sure you check out part two and part three!!
I do know that lists have become my mainstay these days. With two young kids I find that writing everything down eases the hassle of remembering what to do next (shoot, I can't even remember the last thing I did, let alone who needs to go where and do what!) I've compiled a basic to-do-asap list for small things that I want to get accomplished over the next few months. They're relatively cheap and easy, so at least that's a start!!
Here’s part one of the kitchen portion of my long list:
2. Change my cabinet doors to glass inserts
Some things you really need to think through thoroughly when doing a kitchen remodel. I thought I got all of the nuances covered, but apparently I was wrong. Dead wrong! In hindsight, it’s truly minor, but I could kick myself for not going with my initial gut. I wanted to have a bank of my upper cabinet doors have panes, but last minute I chose to only go with the two corner cabinets having glass.
So, they look great! But, now I want the other two to have glass inserts as well, but I’m in a bind…you see, the interior of the cabinets are not “finished” as the experts would call it, and if I swapped out the existing doors for glass insert doors, you’d see the lovely brown interior. Yuck. Not ugly, but not pretty. Soooooo, now I have to brainstorm another idea. And, viola! Fabric inserts!!
Now, all I have to do is find the perfect fabric, order new doors, buy some tension rods or heavy duty staples (I don’t think I want to go the permanent route though) and get busy! To put me into motivational mode, here are my favorite fabric paneled cabinets.
Or, I could make it easy for myself and just do this…
As you can see from above, my kitchen is blue & white, my absolute favorite color combo!! I would love to find a fabric that matches my cute little plate display over my door, and of course, these lovely plates above!!!
3. Make the cabinets (even though they are semi-custom) look furniture-like
Stay tuned for more of my kitchen want list! There so much more we'll be here for ever!
Keep on keeping on!
*PS - Excuse the counter clutter, and if you're wondering what the heck are on my drawer fronts...that's my version of childproofing!! I didn't want to drill holes into the cabinets for the store-version locks! These are hair bands that are removable without permanent "scarification" of my cabinets!!!
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