I loved reading all your pendant light picks and I don’t think I could have gone wrong with any of the choices, but I landed on the iconic midcentury shape of the Alto. Now just to bite the bullet and find a fixture for over the dining table!
I also added a vintage bar cart to the room and am thinking I might re-paint the upper cabinets to the same shade of green as the bottom (I never thought I could have too much white but I think I’m getting dangerously close).
We also started phase two of the kitchen renovation! I have been avoiding shooting the kitchen from a certain angle as to not expose the fact that our washer and dryer is sitting directly next to our dishwasher and in front of the refrigerator, but now is the time…
Our plan is to knock down this wall, extend the cabinets and countertops, remove the laundry machines, and add on a laundry room just on the other side of that door. We had to wait to get our plans approved by the city and pull our permits but after living in renovation limbo for a while, we got the green light and have officially broken ground on our addition. Now the real fun begins, right?
Our plans and progress after the jump…
As you can see, when we opened up that wall from the living room to the kitchen in our first round of the renovation, you get a great view of the washer and dryer (from the front door). No Bueno. Once we build the laundry room and take out that remaining wall in the kitchen it will open things up and give us a ton of additional counter space. Oh and please do not notice the demo dust that is all over the floor. No matter how much plastic is put up to contain the construction mess, just after one day, our house is starting to look a bit like Pompei.
And now this is the beauty happening on the outside. Stunning right? This is just on the other side of that kitchen door and you can see the forms in place, ready for the cement to be poured for the new foundation. Woot woot, it’s so good to see some progress.
Here’s the rest of the backyard and a glimpse at the more major addition that is also coming along. More on that soon!
Product Sources: Alto Pendant Lamps by Cedar & Moss // Bar Cart (vintage) from Hunt & Gather // Doors & Drawer fronts by SemiHandmade // Cabinets from Ikea // Dining Table by Organic Modernism // Rug by The Rug Warehouse // Stools by Organic Modernism // Butterfly Chair & Dining Chairs are vintage // Cabinet paint colors: Pigeon & Wimborne White by Farrow & Ball // Floor Stain Color is Ebony by Minwax
Images by Sarah Sherman Samuel