|Gas stove! New range hood, too.|
Next, I'm going to paint the kitchen. I've had so many ideas in the last 2.5 years but could never land on a colour scheme. I must have gone through the entire colour spectrum at least twice. But I've finally decided what colour to paint it! ...White. Yes, white. White is not a colour, I know. But my accents will be colourful! In the end, I decided that I want a clean, bright kitchen. It's actually white right now, but not the clean and fresh kind. It's more like, 12-years-of-indoor-smoking white. The walls have that brownish-yellow stain to it that you find in long-term smokers' homes. After painting, I'd like to re-hinge the cupboards (they are a little crooked) and put on new hardware. New countertops would be nice, but I'm on a budget and there are some things that aren't worth spending money on unless you are going to go all the way. I'm doing what I can to rejuvenate my kitchen on a DIY budget. There is one exception, though. I really want a Big Chill robin's egg blue retro refrigerator!!! Here are my new inspiration pictures:
I am so sure that I will one day own this fridge, that I had the company mail me a metal colour sample so that I could match paint to it (I plan on painting my mudroom off the kitchen this colour, and tiling the floor in there with checkered black and white tiles). I would eventually like to have wood flooring in my kitchen (I prefer the lighter colour of the two pictured above). Currently, my kitchen floor has grey ceramic tiles. I hope my new fridge will look good among my DIY efforts until I am able to afford a complete kitchen reno!