So our kitchen makeover for the most part is on hold until the counter tops come in at IKEA sometime in July. In the meantime, I have been working on the little changes we can take care of now.
We have a small budget, as I have said before and that means finding the elements that have inspired a look at places that leave a lot to the imagination. Lowe's for example. Lowe's is one of my favorite places. In my opinion Lowes carries everything that high end stores have, just not as obviously. When I look at a picture from a magazine or find a blog that inspires a look, it is just the look I am after, not the exact elements. Some people read the source guide in the back and have to have that exact item. I go to Lowe's and try and find the element that feels like that item. It's mainly called being cheap, really it's called not being wealthy, but I prefer to call it creative.
In a kitchen that has inspired me, she had a lovely glass ball pendant hanging above her sink. I don't think it was a costly item, just one that you have to stumble upon in an antique store. I never have the chance to stumble, so I must get creative. This glass pendant is from Lowe's(not a surprise) and I think it will be just perfect.
Perfect after this ugly mess is a beautiful shade of white with butcher block counters, a white sink, new faucet, and simple roman shade. In other words, a small miracle must be performed.
This is pretty much the only kitchen in the history of the world to make lovely stainless steel appliances look bad.