Because it’s all in the details… 🙂
So. Where’s your microwave?
In what I call the “ugly” area next to the coffee maker. Even though we’ve had the kitchen re-do, we still have our mish-mosh of appliances and I thought it was better to have all of those things grouped together.
Does your chandelier give you enough light?
It actually gives off so much light I feel guilty because I couldn’t find CFL bulbs to go in there!
I had it rewired to take 25 watt bulbs so times 8 that’s a lot of watts.
Where did you get your countertops? How do they hold up? Are they a lot of work?
I love them! The only work is to oil (from Ikea) them every few weeks. It completely repels water and beads up fine. I just use vinegar and water to disinfect. I will say we’ve never directly prepped or cut on our countertops anyway. I’m not a germ-a-phobe as much as a chem-a-phobe. If you read more about wood countertops you’ll find they actually are naturally anti-microbial, more so than plastic which holds bacteria. We bought them at Ikea which is a great deal, but they come in slabs, so if you want more than a straight cut then you have to have someone fabricate them for you.
What is your hutch color?
That’s kind of a hard one; because I mixed it myself it has about 6 shades on it. The closest straight color I could find was Antique Jade number 465 by Benjamin Moore. I think BM needs to call me for my own color line. 🙂 Ben… please call me… please.
Where did you get your handles?
I found them at the Great Indoors. Talk about a hidden expense. Prepare to take out a small loan to replace all of your knobs and pulls. I don’t have the bags any more but I think they are by Amerirock. And we just primed and painted over our hinges istead of the expense of new ones.
The Walls are BM Bennington Grey which I love. It’s a taupe-y, warm grey and it really changes color depending on the light. The cabinets are Linen white which is a warm white.
Why did you decide to not paint your cabinets a color instead of white?
Originally I was going to put Bennington Grey on my cabinets. Then, I tried a couple of green shades. I even sent away for a $13 dollar sample of Mouse’s Back from Farrow and Ball. Because to be honest, I didn’t want a white kitchen, I never thought I could love a white kitchen. However (never say never), once the floors and the countertops were in, I just couldn’t take away from the wood. I was just so pretty.
Who designed your blog?
The super talented Sara from Sadie Olive. She has amazing instinct for what a client wants and her house is nothing to sneeze at either! 🙂
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
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