Anyway, if I wait until the house is more "put together" to show you pictures I might not get around to it until the house is up for sale. So let's just get started, shall we? Today, blurry photos of: The kitchen.
The kitchen is the place that needs the least work and could hypothetically need no work if I weren't so changey-changey about everything. But seriously, this kitchen, I love it.
The previous owner built all of the cabinets because that is what he does for a living. By the way, if you are in the area and you are thinking about getting new cabinets, call me—I know a guy.
These cabinets are piled high and deep, Bob. Plenty of room for giant plates, multiple waffle irons, and eleventy thousand cake stands. Well. No. Not all of my cake stands fit in my kitchen. But that is probably because I have so many waffle irons.
I practically had to clamp my hand over my mouth to keep from yelling "We'll take it!" when I saw this spice cupboard.
The previous owner managed to fit a bite-sized dishwasher into this space and boy howdy am I happy he did. It is cute and makes a pretty dinging noise when I open it and has a drying cycle that lasts a million years.
My attitude towards this space is so different from the rest of the house. Instead of wishing that I could hurry up and finish it, or just get everything organized, I've found myself enjoying the process. Figuring out that I keep reaching into this cupboard for those bowls and why is that rarely used item in such a prime spot? I love that a tiny kitchen can also be an efficient kitchen. I love pulling a stool (a must have with the giant cabinets) for Z-cakes to stand on while she helps me make dinner. (She's scared of cracking eggs, by the way. Isn't that funny?) And I love that it is the very middle of the house. With so much to love it seems fitting that this kitchen is where I spend most of my time, don't you think?
Here are a few things that I plan to do with the kitchen to make it even more perfect.
:: Wash the window. Seriously it's gross. I can't imagine how much brighter it will be in there once I take off that layer of earth.
:: MORE LIGHT. I'm dreaming of pendant lamps and a million recessed lights because the one light in the middle of the ceiling is not cutting it.
:: Roman shades on the windows out of some absolutely perfect fabric that I will know when I see.
:: New rug beneath the sink. Not cream colored, duh.
:: Some nice shelves along the wall where the lonely calendar now hangs. I want to put my pretty cookbooks on display.
:: I'll probably repaint because I can't seem to not want to repaint. The current color is...fine. But there is something about it that I want to be slightly different. I can't put my finger on it though.
:: Subway tile backsplash. But now we're getting waaaaay out into someday people.
So what do you think? Do you have a favorite place in your house? And honestly, how many waffle irons do you think is too many?