So it’s already the end of February and I am JUST now kicking off my first big home project of the year. Where has time gone? This year is already flying by eeeek! Anyway, if you remember my Home Goals from this year, the first big project on my list is our kitchen makeover. Yes, it is finally happening.
Our kitchen is probably the only space in our home that we have done virtually nothing to over the years and it’s the space that’s always needed the most help. Since we’ve been married I’ve painted the walls to cover up the green ivy stencil that just wasn’t my style, and we added new hardware to the cabinets to freshen the look, but that is it. It is definitely in need of a facelift to make it more our style.
And let’s talk size. Size does matter when it comes to a kitchen and it just happens that our kitchen is literally the smallest space in our home. Like, it’s only big enough for one person to be cooking in there at a time. If we were planning on staying in our home for the rest of our lives, then we would definitely be making structural changes to make it bigger. BUT, for now this will just be a facelift and I am more than happy with that. In fact, I’m ecstatic.
I have always dreamed of having a crisp white kitchen but I have always been scared of painting my cabinets. But after seeing so many success stories I’m ready to dive in.
Today, I’m sharing some of my inspiration photos for the new look we are giving our kitchen.Pinterest via (cannot find original source)
This kitchen gives me so much inspiration and motivation for our kitchen makeover. The kitchen above is almost identical to my current kitchen in both size and layout (You can see a peek of my before picture above). The clean and fresh look of this small kitchen makes me believe that I truly can transform our space!Pinterest via Houzz
The photo above has the overall look I would love for my kitchen, dark floors and white cabinets and really clean.Pinterest via BYGGFABRIKEN
I just love white subway tile. It’s one of my favorite looks right now, my only concern is that my kitchen is too small for a backsplash. I’m actually not sure how it would even work with our layout. Regardless, I did buy some white subway tile on clearance a while back, so we’ll see how it turns out :)Pinterest via SF Girl By Bay
There is so much about this picture that I love. While I tend to lean toward all white kitchens, I do really like the contrast of the darker counter tops and walls. This makes me really want a chalkboard wall!Pinterest via Birch and Bird
Let’s talk open shelves. I’m not sure if they are the most practical feature in a small kitchen, considering we need all the storage we can get. But, they are simple gorgeous. If everything goes as planned, I WILL have a set of open shelves somewhere in our new space. I’m determined! Do you love them or hate them?
I also really like the pendant light in front of the window in this picture. Right now we have a recessed light and I would really like to turn it into a pendant.Vintage glass or wire light maybe?
Our kitchen blends into our family room, so I’ll be incorporating more rustic/vintage elements to keep the look consistent with the rest of our downstairs.
You can view all of my inspiration photos here.
Ok, I’m now reallllly anxious and excited to get started. Writing this post actually made it feel real. Ahhhh here we go!
What are your favorite elements from the pictures above? Any advice on painting cabinets?