Hope you had a great weekend. This week I'll be sharing my mini kitchen makeover. "Mini" because we made just a few changes, BUT I'm really excited about sharing them with you! Also, I realized that I've barely posted about my kitchen thus far, so please forgive me!
Our kitchen is a galley with an eat-in area. It is stark white with black countertops. The cabinet handles are super moden. I'm kind of a rustic/farmhouse girl when it comes to kitchens, so this incredible blessing (a new eat-in kitchen) actually took a little while to get used to. But now we LOVE it. Eat-in kitchens in NYC are something to be grateful for. And we are! Our first apartment in NYC had a tiny "kitchen". It had absolutely zero counter space and was located smack dab in our living room. We love garlic, so yes, our throw pillows smelled...delicious. Here's a picture of that (DISCLAIMER: I actually think this picture makes the space look BIGGER than it was):
Yes. That is our living room, kitchen, and bathroom. So you can imagine our excitement when we moved into a place with dedicated kitchen! Here are some "before shots" that will help me narrate the story of our kitchen...
Here's what it looked like on move-in day...
We didn't own a table or chairs, so it stayed like that for a while! Kinda awkward. But we finally found our first piece of furniture. A mid-century table made in Vermont and found at Housingworks:
It took us 30 minutes to get a SUV cab that day. I'll never forget it! Here's a pic of the table in situ... still no chairs! But with a handmade runner from our Honeymoon in Tulum, Mexico.
Then we added some curtains, a pendant lamp, and styled it up a bit:
Oh, those chairs were just ridiculously huge for that table. They never pushed in!
This summer we decided to make some changes. It feels great to live in a place long enough where you can make changes to things that aren't working!
Here's a teaser of the "after":