So, the kitchen! It´s not exactly finished yet, but here are a few pictures of where we stand now. Which is a pretty good status, I hasten to add. I love, love, love this kitchen. I am so happy with how it turned out. It practically went from my least favorite room to the best - and prettiest - kitchen I´ve ever had.
We pretty much stuck to the plan. I painted the Ikea cabinet charcoal (Farrow and Ball´s "Down Pipe") and a cream white (F&B "Slipper Satin") and added old fashioned knobs painted in the same color.
Look, an old kitchen bench came to live with us! It´s painted F&B Charleston Gray (and some green from the hardware store) to match the opposite wall. Right next to this bench, to the left, we are going to build a high wooden shelf for cookbooks and such (which right now are still stacked on the window sill, sigh.)
Here´s said wall painted in F&B Charleston Gray. I love how this turned out, I think the dark color totally makes the room. I´m still not entirely sure about this long shelf but maybe it will grow on my over time. I am going to tile a little backsplash just above the sink... see the tiles? I am either going to use the ones on the right side which match the cabinet color nicely but are maybe a little to countryish for me... or get some plain old white tiles to combine with the ornate tiles left from the old stove (RIP). Opinions?
Okay, and because I know people love Before and Afters, here is the After (duh).
And here´s the Before (with furniture of the previous owner, picture taken while viewing the house for the first time). If you like this one better we can´t be friends any more, I am sorry.