champagne taste on an extra cheap clearance root-beer budget11:00 PM
I have a dream kitchen in my head. I have had a dream kitchen in my head ever since the age of 20 when I watched my parent's create their own dream kitchen while building their house in PC (that was 3 houses ago). Theirs had cherry wood custom cabinets, red and grey granite counters, slate floors, Wolfe appliances and a huge pantry.
The kitchen I have now is fine, I have no desire to bag on my perfectly functional clean kitchen. but...it is a far cry from my dream kitchen. When we bought our house almost a year ago, I had every intention of upgrading it bit by bit, which we've done. First, I got rid of the 70's paper machet hanging ball-light from over the sink (sounds wayyy cooler than it was) and replaced it for $14 with a pendant light from Home Depot. Painted the walls a brick red'ish color. Got rid of the broken and stained mini blinds and replaced them with cafe curtains I made from left over fabric I had. Updated the hardware. So we're getting there.
I love all these kitchens and I have equal love for the white cabinets as I do for the wood finish. I have been considering replacing my cafe curtains with bamboo shades like the ones below...hmm. Love the blue and white, so crisp and clean. But for some reason I see Henry and Madeline smearing peanut butter & Jelly all over the bottom cabinets.
Mark my words, one day I will design my own dream kitchen with a large island in the middle, it may be when I am 40 or 80 or maybe in the millennium, but it will happen.