I need a new (to me) black stove, over the stove microwave, and dishwasher. Here are a few pics of my inspiration for these spaces!
The next few photos I found in HGTV.com, while searching for an attainable kitchen with minimal moolah. I am not going to lie Layla and Kevin at The Lettered Cottage are awesome!! I found them with HGTV and have been blog-stalking them since! She started out and her kitchen looked like this:
I found the herb boxes and now they live at my house too!!
She has since repainted it to a lighter color on bottom and a white cabinet on top. Which also looks amazing, but I still heart the black cabinets. Black is slimming ;) and it doesn't show dirty little hand prints as easily! So we are painting ours black with Rustoleum's Cabinet Transformations you can look at some before and after pics HERE. I love this system because there is NO SANDING!!! I hate sanding, unless I am re-staining something....I still despise it then, but have to deal with it because it is what it is. Some more inspirations for my kitchen/dining room.
The countertop is going to be granite tiles and the island will be marble tiles. I SCORED these off craigslist for $1 per 12x12 tile. Total for tile $65 :) CRAZY!!
It looks like this:
The long wall in the dining room is getting a rustic planked look with free pallet wood from Craigslist...Did I mention I heart Craigslist? Well, I do! They have everything!
I hope my planked wall comes out as beautifully as this one over at Mom and Her Drill:
It started out, she was going to imitate Layla @ The Lettered Cottage
She planned to paint hers like Layla did, but she left it more rustic looking. I would naturally want to paint mine too, but when revealing the stripes in our little bathroom, Mr. TSL said "it's nice, just not my style." When I asked what his style was, he said more like a log cabin. I am hoping to get 'er done with the pallet wall in the dining room. He and I have dreamed of moving to Colorado for years and living in a log cabin! To tell you the truth, my own style is a miss mash of cottage, old farm house, cabin and beach. That's right...I am a little scatter brained, but if I could find a Beach-Front Farm Cottage Cabin we would be fine!
Last, but not least. I have already changed the lights in the dining room to my Pottery-Barn knock-off Bellora Chandeliers. You can see them here . Now my inspiration for the kitchen lights are these:
Kara Pasley Designs made these Mason Jar Pendant Lights!! Mr. TSL said he would help me with these!! Oh how, I wish I had a huge window over my sink!
Okay, another last, but not least. I love big farm sinks... always have always will. I have been longing for one for-eva. I found one on, you'll never guess, ...the suspense is killing you I know, wait for it.....CRAIGSLIST for $75. Some rich snood picked then didn't like it...then I acquired it from said snood! Woohoo!
Of course mine isn't in quite yet, she is sitting in the garage with a towel saving the enamel from the radiator on top of her.
Make your life beautiful!