Here’s the rest of the tour. I’ve listed the fixtures and other items below. If you have any questions about details I may have missed please feel free to ask!
Farmhouse Sink – Ikea
Counter-tops (birch butcher block)- Ikea
Framed print – Etsy – Paragon Vintage Prints
- This is a 25-year-old book page that was the first purchase I made when I started dreaming about the new kitchen! I was the inspiration for the black, white, and gray.
Back-splash storage system – Ikea (totally worth it!)
- Upper cabinets and trim – Valspar Reserve – Bistro White
- Lower cabinets – Valspar Signature – Rugged Suede
- Wall color – Valspar – Modern Gray
For the trim and upper cabinets, I chose a slightly warmer white to keep it from being to “chalky” looking once everything was put together. And, for the wall, I wanted something with just enough color to highlight and brighten the white. The pearl gray look of the walls turned out even better than I hoped! If I had one regret, I wish we had gone darker for the lower cabinets. I had originally chosen something darker, then chickened out at the paint counter. Shoot! Well, I can always go a little darker later.
Opening the wall into the living room was the best decision. The kitchen was so dark before. I could turn on all of the lights and it was still a bit like a cave. Now, with the wall gone, there seems to be more light everywhere! I hardly need to turn a light on to prepare dinner. And, when I’m cooking, the boys can sit at the extra wide bar and I still have so much room to spread out!!
Stay tuned for upcoming tutorials for my rolling trash bin, Ikea hack cabinet, DIY pantry back plates, an up-graded soap dispenser and more!