|This is only my kitchen in my dreams|
I am about to be very
stupid brave and make it difficult for you to say something kind.
I am going to show you my kitchen and ask you for suggestions. HA!
It is like getting into a freezing cold pool, I have to ease into the ugly.
That right there is the window above the sink. I have the fabric and lining cut in a linen toile for a valance where the silly hardware is now. Its been cut for at least six months. Tisk, tisk, I know.
I don't dare show you the faucet. Lets just say it is decidedly "low rent" looking.
Yes, folks I have black appliances. sniffle
I have dark cabinets, laminate counter tops, and no bulkhead or crown molding. Just boxes on the wall.
The oven/microwave is a mile from the cooktop and that annoys me.
At the very bottom of this photo you can see the edge of the thing I hate most... the peninsula with a bar height thingy. Yuck!
I suppose it would be easier to visualize with a floor plan.
|My lazy drawing|
Between the wall oven and the end of the peninsula is a pinch point. It drives me crazy.
Behind that "bar thingy" is clutter central. I did not take a picture.
This last photo brings me to my question for you. I need ideas.
These antique, French canisters are the only thing I have on top of my cabinets. They are there simply because it was the only place to display them. I do not like ladders and I don't want to have to dust a bunch of stuff up there.
I am not redoing my kitchen anytime soon unless you buy a lot of paintings (hint) but I really want to make it look better.
One thing, please do not say paint the cabinets. My husband painted the cabinets in our last house to sell it and used an entire week's vacation to do it. He will leave me for sure if I so much as mention it.
I am also not likely to put things on the counters. This is a hard working kitchen. My husband is a butcher, formerly a fishmonger. Food is important.
But so are looks.
I just want a little zhush.
So lay it on me. I am stumped.