Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Presto-Change-O! Making A Modern Kitchen A Classic

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The months of April through June are typically very busy in my home.  During the months of April and May, we celebrate four of our five children's birthdays, and our wedding anniversary (Número Twenty this year)!  Whew!  My apologies if posts have been sporadic. 

If you have been visiting my posts, you know we are in the middle of a complete kitchen overhaul. Now that our cabinets and countertops are installed, I felt it was time to start looking at hardware.  The cabinets we have chosen for our new kitchen are from Ikea.  If you have visited an Ikea before, you know that the cabinets are typically very modern.  Making specific choices in hardware and other decorative elements is great way to transform a kitchen!  

For a couple of weeks now, I have been trolling some of my favorite antique shops in search of drawer pulls.  My thought was to use very old or similar reproductions of antique hardware in the new kitchen.   The choice of this specific type of hardware melds well with the décor in my home, which is classic-European-meets-modern.  Here is a peek of what I found. Aren't these gorgeous!!?  I'm so excited!

I also happened upon a beautiful pillar.  I absolutely adored the lines of this pillar, so I snapped it up immediately.  This pillar will be featured underneath my quartz countertop on the corner of the slab.  She just needs a little love, which I am more than willing to give!  

Before I happened upon this gorge pillar, we had already chosen one from the local hardware store....but I felt it paled in comparison, so back it went!

The final decorative elements I found on my latest excursions were a gorgeous cast iron trivet,

a wonderful cast iron letter holder (which is in severe need of cleansing),

and the Pièce de Résistance:  a fantastic cast iron welcome sign with bell.  

Please stay tuned, I will be featuring a post explaining how to add the hardware very soon.  To give you a sneak peek, here is a snap of the dishwasher, where we have already added the hardware (please keep in mind our dishwasher is not bracketed in place yet, so this is not its final position).

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  1. Now this is just the kind of decor I adore!!! Such cool pieces, that letter holder is AMAZING!!!! Can't wait for the reveal.

    1. Thank you so much Patti!! You and I both....lol. Hopefully soon.