Monday, August 1, 2011

Our Kitchen

I'm so excited to give you a few sneak peeks into our new apartment!

My mom and I came up a day and a half early to paint the walls. Everybody else followed with all of our stuff, and we all woke up bright and early the next morning to unload the truck.

We are blessed with such an amazing family and friends. Our family stayed almost two whole days helping us unpack and get settled, and by the time they left, you would have sworn that we'd lived here for at least a few months already. It was great.

We've learned a lot by moving 12 times in 5 years, but one of the most important things is that the sooner you can get in and make it feel like home, the better. Maybe that wouldn't be as important if you didn't move around so much, but it's made a world of difference for us. 95% of what you see in our apartment is stuff we boxed up when we left, so please don't feel like we (unemployed former missionaries) went out and spent a fortune furnishing this place.

That said, I know you can't wait to see pictures, right? Your tour will begin in the kitchen. Let me warn you... this could take a while... our kitchen is HUGE.


Haha, I don't think I've said that since the third grade! Okay. Actually, it does have an obscene amount of cabinet space for such a tiny kitchen. Especially compared to our last kitchen. This is the view from the kitchen door. There are so many cabinets that I felt really good about using a nice dark teal, and I LOVE it:

That metal thing hanging under the window is a paper towel, foil, and wax paper dispenser that I found at an antique store a long time ago. And you'll also notice part of my cast-iron collection in the floor waiting for a home. Don't worry, I finally figured out a good place for them.

To the left is the fridge, stove, and sink. I told you it was huge!

My favorite part, though, is when you turn around to go out of the kitchen:

Remember the feature I did a while back of Art by Erin Leigh? She generously sent me this wonderful set and they could not possible go more perfectly in my teal and red kitchen! I love, love, LOVE them!

Are your legs tired yet? 

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I love the colors. I love the art. I love it all! So cute!