So, Moving Day is next week and it’s a crazy whirlwind of packing over here! After many delays, we got word that everything is a go for our closing date. *happy dance* Rejoicing over here! God is good! 😀
One thing that’s been on my mind lately (perhaps due to consuming large amounts of HGTV’s Fixer Upper with Chip and Joanna Gaines – I LOVE their home makeovers) is our new Classy Farmhouse kitchen.
I’ve been dreaming of painted creamy white cabinets, white beadboard backsplash, new lighting and new countertops for weeks now. Because the current state of our new kitchen is… anything but dreamy!
… I rest my case. (this is only one side of it, but you get the idea) The wood cabinets are in great shape and I believe they’re custom because they go all the way to the ceiling, but the wood is very dark! The flickering fluorescent lighting doesn’t help either. No backsplash, just painted wall.
But I’ve got some grand ideas for this space! 🙂 Keep scrolling! 😉
That image above ^ bottom center is one of the bigger ideas we have. IKEA has these fabulous steel bars (shiny silver, not like these darker ones) that you can hang underneath kitchen cabinets (or anywhere, really, for a variety of purposes) and they’re an amazing way to maximize storage space and hang utensils, canisters, spice jars, fresh herb pots, or whatever strikes your fancy. Stuff you need close at hand!
Utilizing the space we have to its best advantage is crucial, because we are downsizing to a smaller kitchen than our last one.
Anyway, this will almost certainly be the last blog post before our big move into the new house in less than a week, but I’ll be around to answer comments and questions from all my readers (all 8 of you precious dears!) 😀
All the pictures are sourced from my Pinterest board here: London Lane DIY