Wednesday, September 25, 2013

CottageK: the kitchen plans

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I am SOOOO excited to get going at CottageK! The best part is that we are gonna knock this out in approximately 3 weeks total, so I'm gonna try my darnedest to break it down in real time as we go. A far cry from the 9 months we spent over at Parkview, right?! I'm hoping this may spark some creativity or motivation for those of you sitting at home, not loving your kitchens, specially because this is project is totally budget focused!

Did I mention that Sean and I are doing all the work at this house as well? No paid help and no professionals! Just us. (I can already picture the ice packs and back rubs we'll be needing).

In order to do things quickly, and really affordably we are saving the cabinet bases. They are totally clean, functional and we aren't changing the footprint at all so there is absolutely no reason to trash perfectly nice cabinets! What we are doing is removing all the upper cabinets to give this tiny space some character. We are planking the back wall horizontally, adding some signage lighting to highlight the space, and adding wood shelving.

Here are the lights I've ordered (on sale right now!) from Restoration Hardware.

We are doing a new marble countertop, as well as new honeycomb tile on the floors, but here is what we have envisioned.
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Which is a long way from this, but doesn't take all that much $$$ to get there.

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Emily Kate said...

Puuuumped to follow you along through the process, looove your kitchen ideas!!

jessica said...

Love it!! The RH lights are awesome too!!

christine, just bella said...

I am so excited to see you work your magic, girl!! Are you sure you don't want to turn this into our girl pad to hang out and drink wine?? ;)

sharon smith said...

Okay. WOW. I'm looking forward to seeing this come together. That's a bold undertaking. I've been watching what you can do for some time now.....I believe you can make magic happen on this cottage!

Nola Grasby said...

Can't wait to see it all xxx

Freckles Chick said...

Wait, you did that watercolor?!?! #skillzfordayz

If Cottage K doesn't sell (yeah right), I'm with Christine. Let's turn it into a chic girl hangout. We can call it Mama's Me Time Cottage. Or Mama's Time Out.

Best of luck in the coming weeks!

Douglas said...

I swoon. Marissa

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