Today will be part one we'll say of the "kitchen posts". Now, I'll share with you right of the bat - this will be far from the fanciest, "priciest" or prettiest kitchen you'll ever see - but I love it and I'm loving it a lil' more each day. Our intent with our farmhouse kitchen - was just to give it a timeless look on a budget. You will not see any tile or granite here - just simple finishes for a simple family. But it is much improved from what I had - most importantly - I have a dishwasher - YEAH! - 15 years without one and I didn't realize what I was missing out on. It came in real handy this past weekend when we got to share our new home with family for the Thanksgiving holiday. Hope you enjoy the things I get to share with you - and if you have any questions about the products we used - just holler at me ;-)
Fist up are the island pendants - they have an industrial feel but I just loved the simplicity of them. These fixtures were purchased from Lamps Plus and give nice diffused task lighting right over the island.
Next is the Allen + Roth fixture from Lowe's. This one hangs right over my new apron front sink, which I LOOOOOOOVE by the way. But honestly, as much as I love the look of these new fixtures with their Edison style bulbs - they do not give off good light - if it hadn't been for the recessed lighting - I would have had to return this one. I will probably change the bulb out soon for a "whiter" light. Don't get me wrong - I love the style of the light - I just need a brighter light for function.
We chose simple farmhouse pulls and some knobs for the cabinetry.
I priced many vintage style faucets - fell in love with many but just could not fork over that much $$$$$. Plus our sink had one pre-drilled hole so that also posed a bit of a challenge. Luckily - I found several on-line at Overstock and settled on this one. I was unable to use the sprayer and soap dispenser - but that is o.k. - I've never had one anyway. My favorite things about this faucet are the height and the "hot and cold" buttons.
And lastly - this is kind of cheating a bit - but I get to see my other favorite fixtures out of all my kitchen windows - which I love. My barn style pendant lights from Barn Light Electric.
More pics in a couple of days! Have a blessed start to your week.