I know, I know. How can I possibly be thinking of another project, when I haven't even finished a) the wall b) the bathroom or c) the guest room?? (To be fair, the guest room is only a concept at the moment, the bathroom just needs a couple accessories to be complete, and the wall is almost done!) My only answer is that I'm the kind of person who loves to visualize and brainstorm. Admittedly, I have a hard time following through with all these ideas. (Case in point: I first mentioned doing the Branch Wall in November.... of 2007!) So, when I say I'm thinking of another project, you can safely assume that it's years off from completion.
That said, here's what I think I might like to do with our kitchen:
Once we finish the floor, I'd like to redo our cabinets. Completely new cabinets are out of the question (and budget), so I think a nice coat of white paint would be satisfactory for now. It would really help to brighten the space, which currently feels like a dark, depressing cave. If I were really motivated, this is something I could easily do over a weekend, and for very little cost. Yay!
After the cabinets, I'd love to replace our countertops with black quartz. How sexy would that be? Very.
Moving along in this kitchen fantasy, a tile backsplash is calling my name. Black penny rounds (with black grout) would look stellar in combination with the countertops and cabinets. I think this is a project Brady and I could easily handle ourselves, too.
Finally, I'd like to repaint the entire kitchen. I think a light grey would help knock down the contrast of the black and white a bit and would flow nicely with our adjacent living room. I'd bring in color through various accessories and a roman shade above the sink. *We'd probably go with Horizon or Alaskan Husky. Our living room is currently painted in Half Moon Crest.
Oh, and of course, updated appliances in stainless steel would be a tasty cherry on top.
What do you think??
[Penny Rounds from ModWalls | Black Quartz from Cambria | Paint from Benjamin Moore]