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!


  1. I think I have the same ugly handles on my cabinets! You have a cute little blog here!

  2. Hi! I am more than happy to send it out to you! :) Thanks for posting in your blog, I have you entered twice!!! :) Good luck! You have a cute home by the way and what a cute baby! Jen R

  3. I love that apron hook. I really need to buy one so I can hang my apron on it. =)

  4. I really like the color blue in your kitchen and your apron hook! It looks so summer-ish in there!
    Cute new butter dish by the way! I love stuff like that!!
    Have a great evening!
    -Heather :)

  5. Thanks for posting the pictures!!!

    WHAT is up with those cabinet handles? Not gonna lie...that is nuts. lol Your kitchen is cute! Of course it helps to have an adorable baby front in center of the phots!


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