Yesterday I shared with you the coastal blue sideboard…. remember this guy?
Well, I told you that while I was painting that piece, I got to thinking…
I have my ideas mostly sorted out for our kitchen reno which will start next week. I’ve written about my plans and shared the ugly before here, and I also shared with you some potential lighting contenders from Lamps Plus. And I told you I was going to be painting my lower cabinets on one side and also getting slate tile. Well, as I painted this lovely piece I decided that a shade of navy, maybe even this same shade, would in face be perfect for our kitchen! So, think along these lines….
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We will have butcherblock counters, and the flooring that I had planned to be slate…. well, because of a definite choice on cabinet color, I opted to go just a hare lighter. We purchased this Mitte Gray tile from Lowes for just $1.99 a square foot. It is 12″ x 24″ and will be laid out to look like this (from Seaside Interiors)…
I am thinking I will slightly distress the cabinets…. just very lightly., enough so that when the paint chips, which in a kitchen with high use, and a house with two dogs and two kids, it could, I won’t panic.
For the hardware, I am still not positive. I am considering using the mother of pearl knobs that were aon the sideboard on the cabinet doors as well. For the handles on the drawers I am considering making my own version of these from Anthropologie….
I think they would look pretty cool with navy! And of course the decision for navy cabinets is also making me think about my island color. I had planned on painting it a fun color, but I happened to find some fun colored stools (Hoping I will be able to share those with you soon!), so now I am thinking white for the island to break up the darkness of our dining table and the darkness of the navy cabinets. And I think I want something like this- I love that the entire thing is painted!
So picture that but in white and with one more shelf in it. And with some fun stools. 🙂
So… now… what do you think? Are you with me? Would you lightly distress the cabinets, too? Or no? Would you go white with the island, or a color like emerald green? For the open shelving would you go white painted wood, or stainless? Do tell! I’d love to hear your ideas!