Sunday, July 7, 2013

Selective Sight Eventually Cottage Style

Last week, Ashley from The Handmade Home wrote about selective sight when it came to her home.  Selective sight as she described it is when you choose not to see or acknowledge things in your home that you don't like.  We all do it, I know I do.

We bought our home in March.  We've accomplished a lot in the past few months since we closed.  There is still A LOT more to do but we've got 30 years to do it!  Lol!

The biggest change that we made to our home was a minor update to our kitchen.  We didn't want to sink a lot of money into a kitchen re-do because well...lets face it...there's lots of other stuff to spend the money on!  We need new windows... we want to add a deck... etc.

Our cabinets were very well made.  They were ugly... but well made.  Why not paint them?  The appliances were outdated... but we had just purchased new appliances for our old home that were not staying with the house.  Why not use them?

My philosophy was that it didn't have to be new or perfect to be beautiful!

We tore down some cabinets that we wouldn't be using, rearranged the appliance layout, and started painting the cabinets.  We used Behr paint plus primer in bleached linen.  The hardware on the cabinets were not exactly my style but they weren't horrible.  We used Rustoleum spray paint in oil rubbed bronze to update the hardware.

Now for the counter tops, would I love to have granite?  Maybe.  I'd rather have soapstone, but who's got the budget for that...I mean really.  I chose some 12" ceramic tiles and the hubs layed them on the diagonal for me.  I think he did a great job!  It's not perfect but it doesn't have to be...remember?

I fell blissfully in love with my "new" kitchen!

Ignore the clutter of cereal on top of the fridge...I'm still working on that!  I just wanted to prove that we do have appliances.  Lol!

It wasn't until I read Ashley's post that I realized there were aspects that I really did just choose not to see.  One of those would be this tile right here...

 I'm not sure why it's raised like that, but I am not going to say a word to the hubs about it.  He has put everything into making this house feel like a home for our little family and there is no way I'm going to point out things to him and make him feel bad.  Eventually (see what I did there?) we will replace the countertop with something more pricey.  For now I love it...flaws and all!

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