In the meantime, I'm having fun trimming it out with details. The windowseat is painted and in place, I found the perfect fabric for the box cushion to top it, and the cafe curtain and hanging planter are in. It still looks a bit messy and rather visually cluttered, due to the cabinet doors being off. But the open display shelves on the endcaps have never looked better!
|Paneled fridge on the left, windowseat under the cafe curtain,|
and a glimpse of the (unfinished) beadboard backsplash
This kitchen display is brought to you in part by my marvelous Maryland-based friend. I had made an impulse purchase at Ikea on our long distance shopping trip several months ago. It turned out to be the perfect item, but I only bought one. It was a very pretty, off white pedestal bowl that they were discontinuing. So when I realized it was the perfect shape, size, and color for my display shelves, I searched the country for more! A friend and fellow Ikea lover came to mind and I contacted her. Her store still had them! So she kindly purchased and shipped me several more to round out my collection.
|Left of the sink|
|Right of the sink|
|End run by the range|
I still need two more white "somethings" to fill the shelves completely. I'm not big on tchotchkes, knickknacks, or other purely decorative items, so I'm waiting until I find just the right functional and attractive (and budget-friendly) pieces.