I’ve been neglecting my sketchbook in favor of tweaking the kitchen a bit. Here’s a little before and after action. (Click photo to view larger.)
I hate-hate-HATED the curvy molding above the sink, but the way our cabinets were built would make taking it down a huge pain. Instead I got a thin piece of wood from the craft store, cut it to size, nailed it over the molding and painted it. Soooo much better.
Hidden behind the curvy molding was one of those lovely bare bulb florescent light fixtures. I left it for so long because I couldn’t figure out how to take it down. It turns out you twist the florescent bulb to remove it, and there are screws underneath. By sitting in the kitchen sink to get a better angle I managed to install this cute pendant fixture.
The previous owners put up the bamboo shades. I like bamboo shades, but they are see through at night and this particular shade was sized for a window more than twice the height of ours. Lowering the shade involved unwinding an incredibly long pull cord that always fell in the sink and got in the way. So, we always left the shade up, which meant staring into our neighbor’s living room whenever we were doing the dishes. This week I found some wood blinds on Overstock that fit our window and match our stained trim perfectly. Now we can close the blinds at night!
I think everyone should have a Zigzag rug from West Elm somewhere in their house.
Next I want to replace the cabinet hinges with concealed “European” hinges and change the knobs. That should make the kitchen look more modern.
Enjoy your 3 day weekend—tweak your kitchen or something fun like that!