Ah the kitchen. The room that I spend a lot of time in, and the room that I have the fanciest, pinterestiest dreams for. Unfortunately, pinterest kitchens are hard to come by where we live and in our budget. We saw a lot of bad ones. So when we found our house, I was very happy - it's a huge kitchen with plenty of room for a big table and maybe an island one day, even if that island is from ikea.
Here's what it looked like when we first saw it:
I am not sure if you can tell, the left wall (if you are facing the window) is striped, but it almost looks like sticky tape, I am not a fan though KC is. I would love to paint it, but I have no idea what colour.
My very small collection of cookbooks. I love cookbooks and actually have a few at home that mum has been sending me, and I want to do something cute with them, I'd love a shelf in the kitchen or a cute basket on top of the fridge.
The cabinets are pretty horrible. The previous sellers obviously painted them but from what I can tell, they didn't remove them or do a very good job. It's hard to see, they look better in photos but in real life you can tell - not good at all. Definitely need to redo these, hopefully next summer.
I love these cute little canisters I picked up in Australia in June, at a Salvos (like Goodwill).
And here is our laundry / pantry right off the kitchen:
Warning, it's not pretty. I need Kathy to come over and help me organise my shit.
The laundry / pantry has a lot of potential and we do use it to house a lot of stuff but I just know there has to be a better way. I'm thinking the shelves are too far apart, or maybe I just need to be better at organising and be more pinteresty.
What colour would you paint the kitchen? What else can I do to make this space more fabulous?