Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Kitchen Mood Board

Feeling Moody?

Okay, time for some distraction everyone!  So instead of listening to the internet's gobbledygook about the election results, check this out.  
This is my fourth most recent idea for a fun, eclectic kitchen that incorporates most of the things I loved about the previous three kitchens that I thought I wanted. 

I chose a simple, white Shaker style kitchen cabinet.  I knew from day one that this was the style for me, clean lines and bright white.
The green rectangle in the middle is supposed to represent our island.  It will be a small island of only about four feet so it can stand a little color without being too crazy.  I have bounced back and forth between making the island white, navy, turquoise, green.... I just can't decide.  I am currently in a green mood.  So for now, that is what I am leaning toward.  

I was inspired by these images.

The schoolhouse light above the sink, the pink runner rug, the faucet and the bar stools have all been delivered and sit waiting for their debut!  Hopefully soon I can take a trip to Ikea to snag that black pendant light.
Why a pink rug?  Because I am the only girl in this house of boys and there needs to be some pink SOMEWHERE.  There is no pink in the bathroom, none in the bedrooms and none in the living room so gosh darn it I will put it in the kitchen!  

Have a blessed day!
Love you,

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kitchen Anticipation

I can feel it.  The anticipation of a complete and working kitchen that is both functional and beautiful.  I'm giddy with excitement. Our kitchen has been in the planning phase for years, literal years, like THREE years! 
I told Mr. Windmill how lucky we are that we've had to save and wait for a kitchen.  Because I've planned FOUR different kitchens since I began my love affair with Pinterest. 

First was the cottage kitchen complete with a 
farmhouse sink and butcher block counter tops.

Then there was the industrial farmhouse style which I LOVE!

And then I discovered my more modern/ contemporary side.

The one thing all of these kitchens have in common is white cabinets.  So that was a definite for me!  

I really love each of these!  So there will be elements of all three incorporated into our kitchen.  But I had to find something that fit not just MY style but my family's style too.  We need more color and eclectic fun.  

I'm working on a post to show you what I finally came up with and how it's all going to play out.  Not being a designer, I'm hoping it won't end up looking like a train wreck...........

The cabinets and counter tops are supposed to be coming this week!  Mr. Windmill will be installing them, so we will have to work to the Weekend Warrior Music and hope to have a kitchen by Thanksgiving (fingers crossed).  Of course there will be details like flooring and trim that will have to wait.  But oh my goodness I can't wait!

Love and Blessings,