Sunday, November 27, 2011

My new Farmhouse Kitchen...the FIXTURES

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.

Cathy

13 comments:

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Beautiful....simple, elegant...just my style! i will be saving some of these ideas for my kitchen redo. hugs, cherry

Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, I love it all! I especially love the lights and your faucet. We redid our kitchen a couple years ago and I remember how exciting it was to be able to choose all the fixtures, etc. I love what you got, just gorgeous!
xoxox
Joni

Sandie said...

Well I love everything so far! I know your Thanksgiving was wonderful in your new home! Looking forward to more! Oh, and I am no longer just a "Blog Stalker". I now have my own and would love to have you stop by for a visit! Sandie

Angie said...

Love everything, of course, and can't wait to see more!

Pam at Antique or Not said...

Cathy, I love each and every choice you've made for your new kitchen. It's all fabulous!

Hugs,
Pam

Paula said...

Love your lights and can't wait to see more of your pretty new house.

Kerin said...

Your new fixtures are fabulous!!
As is your new kitchen!

How fun to be in and just in time to decorate for the holidays.

Have a great week!!

AiredaleGirl said...

Your new house is truly lovely, at least from the photos and what I've seen of the exterior. I grew up around the corner from your husband, and as I've driven in from Somerset to take care of my parents, I've noted the progress on your new home. Enjoy that dishwasher (and everything else)! Mine is on the fritz and I miss it terribly.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Cathy,
So pretty! I love the faucet too. How happy you must be to see your dream home coming to life.
I look forward to seeing more..
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Country Dreaming said...

Looks great! How fun for you.
Looking forward to more.

Melinda

reginascottage said...

hi
i love your kitchen.......just simple
but soooooooooooooooooo beautiful.
i love the letters,too.
blessings regina

Sharon said...

Love your blog and home, thanks for letting us peek in the windows. Your fabric letters are so cute.

Deborah said...

I am so thankful to have come across your site. Your home is beautiful.
Do you remember where the cabinet pulls and knobs came from?
We are building our dream farmhouse and I just love those cup pulls!
God Bless and keep the pictures coming. Do you have a picture of the outside?