You guys, a first here on The Dainty Squid! A KITCHEN TOUR! Woooooah!
Recently someone left a comment asking for a kitchen tour. As much as I love our kitchen it wasn’t something I had really even considered. The kitchen isn’t really a room you decorate, at least I don’t. I mean, it definitely has my touches here and there but for the most part its pretty utilitarian. I don’t feel like it’s underdecorated but it’s certainly not my living room. We’re also renters so it’s not like I’d be posting to share my excellent choice in appliances and paint colors. (I am absolutely in love with the colors in this room though! Our landlord made some solid choices!)
Lack of decor, and the fact we don’t own this room doesn’t make it any less important though. Looking back, I wish I had more photos of all my previous apartments. Each has been a bit better than the previous. All hold a special place in my heart but this one especially!
If you recall, we signed the lease on this place before the apartment was finished being remodeled. It was essentially an abandoned home at the time we first saw it but we could already tell we’d love the kitchen!
It’s not perfect. We could use more counter space. (Honestly though, who couldn’t?! FYI we aren’t interested in an island.) The paint job along the baseboard is sloppy, and there isn’t enough room to comfortably store all our food and gadgets. But it’s our first kitchen together! It’s big, and bright. Sunlight and warmth pour into the room every morning. The way it opens up into the living room means its perfect for entertaining. Its also great when one of us is working in the kitchen making dinner for the other one relaxing on the couch. We have and continue to make so many great memories in this room.
So, without further ado, I present to you my kitchen!
Resources + recommended reading –
▴ How to make your own rainbows! All the specks of light are from a disco ball.
▴ Table + chairs (the chairs come in a handful of colors but the pink regularly goes on sale!)
▴ Globes were all purchased second hand from estate sales, thrift stores, and auctions.
▴ Other rooms in our apartment: living room + my office.