Yup. It’s here. Our FRAMED house! I still cannot believe how quickly things are moving. I know progress slows a bit the further along you get, but these Tilson boys sure are truckin’! With all this progress getting done, it’s time to start taking a good hard look at the tasks on our own to-do list. First up is planning the kitchen! We finally nailed down exactly how many and what size cabinets we plan to build. We know we want IKEA butcher block countertops on the side work stations, and a stainless steel kitchen island. While we’re working on getting quotes on the metal for the island, it was time to talk colors! Here’s what we came up with:
Please excuse the tape on the range, it was currently in transport 😉 With our two major fixtures white, and our existing refrigerator stainless, we’re debating on whether to do a white or stainless dishwasher. I’m leaning more to the white, as I’d like to put a panel over it and paint it to match the cabinetry.
To break it down verbally (since the board is pretty self-explanatory) we’re starting with stained concrete floors in walnut. The cabinets will be grey shaker style, with chrome knobs to match the chrome faucet on our vintage sink. We’re going to top it off with oiled butcher block counters in a medium tone. Then we’re going to shake things up with a red beadboard island with metal top. It’s going to be nice and big and solid, no sinks or holes of any kind. I want to be able to keep this a prep-surface and work station where friends can hang out with a drink on the barstools or Charlie can color. I’m hoping the steel patinas over time and fits in with the vintage feel of the rest of the kitchen.
We’re going with a nice neutral tan for the walls, like Olympic’s Toasted Almond or Dusty Trail. We’re probably going to hold off on the backsplash for now until everything is installed and see if we even need one. I have a ridiculously horrible sketch of our layout that I’m totally not sharing because it looks like a third grader drew it. You guys know I can’t draw to save my life, right?! I’m a designer for a reason 😉
So that’s the kitchen! What do you think? Would you tweak the colors or finishes? What screams “vintage kitchen” to you?