Thursday, 29 May 2008
Kitchen lights, fixtures, and hardware
Marie at Watch the Wind Blow By is thinking about changes to her kitchen, and I offered to post pictures of my totally non-matching kitchen to help her decide. Light over the table (brown/brassy metal finish, inherited from previous homeowner): Light over the cabinet area (chosen to match the other light, replacing a 70's globe thingy): Really ugly cabinet handles (which some ding-dong of a builder decided should be put right in the middle of all the doors, even on the bottom cabinets! Not very smart): Faucet and sink (shiny chrome and stainless steel. I'd prefer a rubbed bronze faucet with a white farmhouse sink and soapstone counters, but this isn't our forever house, so I really don't care at the moment): And of course our black metal Ikea chairs that don't match any of the other metal in the room (along with our lovely vintage 1978 linoleum and plastic baseboards): Just for fun, here's some other kitchen pictures. The hook for my apron: And some corner shelves that I put up at the end of our cabinets: The angel on the bottom shelf was a gift from KD for Christmas after our first date. I don't think I even gave him a card. The mirror is an old spotty one that I rescued from a neighbour who was going to just throw it out. The tray is one that I painted to keep contained the junk that KD insists he needs to keep on the counter. Anyway Marie, I hope this gives you an idea of what mismatched kitchen fixtures is like!