I love antique shopping so much and finding so many different treasures, but I had more of a Kardashian glamour plan for my apartment set up in my mind. I didn't know how to combine these two visions, and at first was afraid everything would seem so haphazard. This kitchen really helped me see a way to combine all the elements I already have with all the beautiful antiques that I love!
I am so excited about it! When my mom and I went hunting at Market Days, I saw so many curio cabinets, dishes, and pieces of furniture that I really loved but didn't know how to fit in with my style. Now that I have a better example to emulate I can't wait for another shopping trip in the fall to find more pieces.
I have had the image of a white kitchen in my mind for a long time and this specific combination of white trim, elegant wallpaper, and unique antique elements really touched on what I want to create.
I heart all the old fashioned display cabinets with the teapots, pitchers, and trays. There were definitely several kitche finds I saw at the market that would have been perfect for this look, but I of course couldn't spend more money than I had.
I did get some white spray paint more for an experiment than anything else. I have a hanging spice rack that I purchased a few weeks ago, as well as a hanging wine glass holder that I found this weekend. These all will be painted pure white and hopefully will turn out just as well as these cabinets...
I was also planning on purchasing some identical crystal sconses to pair alongside my mirrors in the dining room, but have been having trouble finding anything just right.
I really like the idea now of finding some antique cast iron sconces (which happen to be everywhere) and simply painting them white as well! Thank goodness I actually have white crown molding to pull all of this together completely hehehe.
I am very excited about this new epiphony since now I get to purchase items that I not only love but can also afford! Yay!