Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Kitchen dreaming

It's been over a week and what can I say? I try to post more but the dreaded job has been keeping me busy.  I can't take a decent photo for the life of me. It's snowing today and blowing and I'll be honest, I haven't decorated for spring at all yet. I still have the evergreen wreath on the front door.
Honestly, why do you visit at all?
Anyway, the one thing that time sucking job is allowing, is a little remodeling around the cottage. Some long overdue updates and freshening up. My problem now? Too many choices.
I thought pinning would show me a definite trend in what I like, and I do see a trend. But there are so many different styles I love!
You know I love this, but I am so not going to paint my cabinets red.
Moving on...
 Who would have thought it. Love the green cabinets, the wood floor, the black sinks. If the next house I bought had a kitchen like this I could live with it a l-o-o-o-o-ng time.
Again, we just painted the cabinets white and lets face it, this little cottage kitchen of mine does not resemble this fabulous country house kitchen at all. 
Just dreaming.
 Should I admit that something abut this kitchen makes me happy? The adorable wallpapered ceiling? Yes.
The white cabinets? Yes
Again, this resembles my kitchen not at all. But I love quirky, fun  kitchens.
It makes me think I would paper the ceiling in a heartbeat.
Yes I would.
Oh my gosh, I just realized I have a collection of cottage teapots like the ones in the bottom right hand corner of this photo. Must find a way to display them in the kitchen...
 Love this. Again, the ceiling has great detail, I love the green door and there is
that darling checkerboard floor again.  Would I dare to do that floor in my kitchen?
I might.
 As you can see these kitchens have little in common. White cabinets are a trend, wood accents too, but so many details are different.  Again, I notice the ceiling has a beautiful detail in this kitchen.
Not that any of the ceilings in the last three photos have the same detail. Again, completely different.
Who is the most wishy washy person in the world when it comes to decorating?
That would be me.
 Ok, more white cabinets, (good thing we painted ours white!) And now I wonder why I would cover a perfectly good wood floor like we already have with black and white checked tile. I love the wood and white. Especially that wood cabinet that covers the back wall. Delicious.
 White cabinets, wood floor, simple color scheme that would go with anything.
I could do this. We plan on ordering wood countertop from Ikea to replace the chippy white tile we put in 20 years ago, and I need to choose lighting. I hope that once I get the new countertops in it will help me catch the overall vision as far as decorating the rest of the kitchen.
I feel overwhelmed with decisions. All those years of roadside shopping and making do have not prepared me for the mind boggling choices available now that I have the funds.
How do you decide what you love when you love so many looks?
Anyone else have a hard time making that final decision?

Friday, March 1, 2013

I am NOT in the Phillipines

Sheesh!  How stinking annoying is it to wake up and find your email has been hacked? Honestly can people who do that get a life?  I hope none of you actually sent funds. I have not been mugged and I am sitting here in my living room with a hot cup of coffee just trying to figure out what to do next.  Do I have to get a new email address? Really?  Anyone got advice on what to do next?