Well, it is Inpspiration Friday over at Southern In My Heart. I am what you would call a "copy cat decorator". I have some ideas of my own, but a lot of my ideas are derived by inspiration I receive from others. Of course it takes some creativity and hard work to put all that inspiration into a cohesive design!!! Trying to give myself some credit here!
For my kitchen makeover, I began to wonder about all the inspiration I have found from my fellow bloggers and various others on the internet! I knew that I wanted ivory and black cabinets after seeing Kim's French Country Kitchen at Savvy Southern Style
I loved the look of the beadboard wallpaper on the sides of the cabinets after seeing Rhoda's kitchen at Southern Hospitality.
I wanted korbels under my eat in counter area after seeing this on Rate My Space by user WHITEBARN!
Oh and the brown paint for the walls when I saw how warm and inviting this kitchen was from Rate My Space by user CODESIGN.
I plan to recreate this tin look for a backsplash after viewing this picture from a Custom Wall Mural site. Mine will be painted wallpaper with a copper glazing.
I am going to paint the countertops to resemble granite. Here you see a few samples of scrap that the business up the street throws away. I am using them for inspiration. You can also see the paint swatch for the walls. I chose the top color of brown. It is #96162 Picked Acorn from Walmart. I had it mixed in the Kilz Colors paint. Best paint I have ever used and it is only $22 a gallon. They can match any color you need!
You also can see in the picture above, the handles I have painted for the drawers. The black cabinets get a hammered copper handle and the ivory cabinets are ORB. Love it!
Here you can see the left side cabinets are done except the cup handles that need the holes drilled a little larger!! Mr. Creative will have to do that for me!
Close up of the beadboard and antinqued glaze. I also want Mr. Creative to put trim around the top and bottom to give them a finished custom look.
Now the right side looks rough! Not sure you can tell there is beadboard around the penninsula. Everything is painted and glazed but now needs a little distressing and the polyurethane! I also have to clean out the cabinets and organize. Worked out well on the other side! Whew..what a mess during the project!
Here are my doors that will get spray painted with my neumatic paint sprayer today!! Greatest thing I have found by far! Nicer if you can paint outside!
Please stop by and see Vanessa's blog for much more inspiration!