As some of you know, our house in the city is under contract!!! And this is when I plunge in full-boar with my new project! This:
This is the Little House, as we refer to it and I can’t wait to move in, but as most of you well know, I’m a planner and I love to decorate. In my head, I’ve already started. It may be small, but it’s not going to be short on style… my style, anyway. The first place I’ve really started to decorate in my head is the kitchen. Since I became a stay-at-home mom, I’ve realized that I actually love to cook and that I’m pretty good at it. Who knew? I sure didn’t. So, I wanted the kitchen to be one of the areas that we spent a little more money on. The Farmer is obliging me. =)
I was looking through the latest issue of Better Homes & Gardens and I found a picture that does an almost perfect job of portraying the kitchen I’ve been seeing in my head. It’s an awful picture because I had to scan it. So, just bear with me.
Can’t really tell a whole lot from that, can ya? My kitchen won’t have the two windows, but it will have french doors that lead out to the deck, which will still let quite a bit of light in. I really like the colors a lot, the cabinets are exactly what I want, and I love the black countertops. I also want the paint color and I’m diggin’ the pendant lights. The only thing I won’t copy is the light blue ceiling. Again, I apologize for the quality of the picture, but it does help you have an idea about what I’m thinking.
So, again, I’ve been looking at dishes and I’d like to know what you think! Opinions are welcome and appreciated. I don’t want to pick out something ugly. If you think it’s ugly, tell me. I’m thick-skinned. These are 3 that I’ve found that I really like. Take your pick of the following letters:
d. I hate them all!
I might have to change the paint color a little if you all like the orange ones best, because the paint in the picture already looks like it has a tad bit of a rust tinge to it. But, currently, those are my final picks and I would love your help!
Meanwhile, the farmer is getting everything in order to start building while dealing with a crazed person who plans EVERYTHING. I’m just excited!! Finally, after 2 and a half years, we get to be together again!! A few very wise people have told me that if your marriage can survive through building a house together, then you’re good from there. Honestly, I’m starting to see why. Even though the farmer wants us to be down there with him badly, he’s a walking stress-ball. Stress + the farmer = quite cranky. (I haven’t really been sugary sweet myself. It’s that stinkin’ patience thing again.) He’s going to be doing the majority of the work himself and he wants to have it done by March at the latest. In the meantime, I’ll be temporarily moving in with my step-mom and dividing my time between there and the farm.
That’s Mandy, my step-mom.
Ready for the country life,
The Dairy Maid
P.S. If you haven’t seen the Little House and would like to see more pictures of it, it’s in a post that I did a while back, titled “The Little House.”