Some serious headway was made this past weekend. Confession, we have a helper (Ed) who has come down to guide and focus Bruce and check off the long list of things to do. Ed has flipped some houses in his time and has a wealth of knowledge. I am happy to report he fixed the placement of the kitchen plumbing. YAHOO!
He and Bruce installed the cabinets and did some trim work in the kitchen - all in a Saturday! Ed is good!
In anticipation of the sink and appliances arriving mid-September I put up the wallpaper/backsplash. I was going to go for the white subway tile - but felt it has been used plenty. The more I poked around Pinterest for easier solutions to this wall I started finding some cool products. I decided on wallpaper. Not just any wallpaper - one that was washable, easy to install, and had some choices that I thought were fun! I found Walls Need Love! And I fell in love. The choices were so numerous and cool I had some difficulty narrowing it down. I ordered up a bunch of samples, you have to pay for them but this prevents you from grabbing too many and never being able to make a decision. The best part is, this wallpaper is a big sticker and the "paper" is heavy duty, it doesn't tear, you can peel it off and reinstall when you make a mistake. Peel+Stick, perfect for a novice like me.
I really appreciate the fact that the paper isn't a precion graphic but a warm, cozy, quirky, graphic. None of our walls are straight and this paper just goes with the flow and doesn't accentuate the imperfections. I have been going for a modern farmhouse vibe in the kitchen, and the "Hand Knit" design helps to create that.
Now-bring on the Appliances!!!
alice n. flint
exploring and discovering - always
WELCOME TO QUEEN ST.
I started in interior design right after I graduated college. I was drafts person for a well know designer on the Main Line (suburb of Philadelphia) ...got married, had a couple kids, always kept myself involved within the design community. Flash forward - I am back to designing interiors. It's Good to be home again!