Next topic: Cabinet molding. This isn't a project we'll be likely to execute until next year unless hubby gets inspired to do it prior to that (In this case, I just come up with the idea, & he needs to execute this one). With me starting my next semester of nursing school next week, I"ll be focusing my energy on clinicals & studying. I want to add thick, craftsman-looking molding (something chunky, but NOT ornate) to the top of the cabinets, where they meet the ceiling. And I want to spray them out the exact color as the painted cabinets, so they appear like custom-to-the-ceiling-cabinets, RATHER than a big fat ugly plain soffit over the cabinets. Knowing I wanted to do this, I then saw a great photo, depicting this same thing, so here is a great example of what I'm talking about:
In other news, the new drapes in the kitchen are purchased & hung. I have a panel hanging on either side of the doorwall. I bought a third panel, and CUT it up, to make a custom homemade window valence as well. Looks cute, if I do say so myself! I'll post photos, but I think I want to wait until the new faucet it ordered & installed first.
As for the kitchen chairs, I've decided on a color. It hit me: I can go shopping in my basement for the PERFECT color & paint them for F-R-E-E!! Woohoo! It just so happens that I have a rusty-red color paint on the lower-half of my dining room walls. And when I hold up the new drapes to that wall color, the same rusty shade of red is in those drapes. So I'll just paint my chairs that same red & poly them with a nice shiny clear gloss. This won't happen until sometime in December though. It's a free pick-me-up, as I mentioned. I guess in a perfect world, I'd select NEW chairs that give a more eclectic-modern look to balance the kitchen into looking a bit more contemporary & modern/industrial. These are the 'perfect-world' chairs I'm talking about (from IKEA; $80 each):