(If you missed Part 1, check it out here!)
I’m a motivated person and I always like to have several projects going at once. I can’t *NOT* have some kind of a project either in progress or at least on my mind to start in the near future. I’m too type-A to just sit back, relax and enjoy life. I have a NEED to always be planning, making lists and doing SOMETHING! My friends and family compare me to Monica (from the TV series Friends).
So of course, before I got close to finishing My Living Room Makeover, I needed to start another project.
Not only did I start re-painting my bathroom, quite randomly, but I started working on planning a Mini Kitchen Makeover.
We purchased this house three years ago and while the kitchen wasn’t horrible, it’s definitely not my dream kitchen. You can tell it hasn’t been updated since the 90’s and we all know, that’s just not a good look. I started by removing all the ugly gold/brass light fixtures and hardware. Then eventually, we got a new fridge. The kitchen isn’t ugly, but it’s definitely not… awesome.
It’s boring and not very special (although I love my 50’s coffee tin sign.) The red counters are not my favorite although I’m not in a hurry to change them because they are really resilient and easy to clean. I also need to de-clutter a bit as you can see. Since we’ve been on a tight budget, we used stick-on linoleum tiles that look like real slate tiles to cover the hideous, disgusting, white tiles that were on the floor when we moved and in and thankfully our cheapo, one day of hard labor fix made a huge improvement to the kitchen and it looks great. For now… Honestly, I can’t wait till we can save up enough money to redo all our floors and put hardwood throughout the first floor of our house.
Meanwhile, I’m thinking it’s time for a new sink and a new faucet!
I want this one right here…
Delta Pilar Single Handle Pull-Down Kitchen Faucet with Touch2O® Technology
Before I even bought this house, I knew what I wanted my kitchen to look like eventually. Whenever I saw a commercial for the Delta Faucets with Touch2O Technology, I knew I HAD to have one. It’s been a dream of mine to literally, design my kitchen around that gorgeous faucet. And well… I’m going to do it!
First, I started by pinning all the things I love on my Inspired Living board on Pinterest.
Believe it or not, I’m Italian (my maiden name is Vitelli!) and I’ve always been inspired by Italy’s design style and elements. I feel that a warm, inviting, farmhouse style kitchen from the Tuscan hillsides is so appealing.
I also like the country farmhouse style kitchens, like this one below, and I’m hoping I can marry these two styles together in a way that will work for my home.
I adore the bamboo shades, the curtains on only the bottom half of the window, the bronze faucet and fixtures, the pons and pans hanging over a rustic island, the word “Family” over the window, and so many other little details.
So I’ve gathered all the pins of things I love in my Inspired Living board on Pinterest so I can sort through everything when the times comes and really dig on this kitchen makeover. Meanwhile, I want to do a couple little things just to make it feel new and updated. I’m, of course, starting with the faucet!
Other Things I Want To Do ASAP:
- I want a new sink! Maybe one like this.
- Need a new hood over the stove. Ours is from the 80’s I think…
- Paint the kitchen cabinets white, like these beauties.
- Get rid of my Fat Chef’s and aim for a more Tuscan farmhouse styled kitchen
- I need a backsplash like this subway tile blacksplash. I currently have ugly checkered wallpaper that is peeling off… Gross!
Hopefully I will get a chance to do some of those before winter. I’ve been so inspired by that faucet that I can’t wait to roll my sleeves up and start working on my kitchen!
Are you ready to get up and get moving? What would you do to your kitchen? Would you design your kitchen around a statement making faucet like the one I picked out above?
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