Posted by on Jul 27, 2011 | 0 comments
Tired of daydreaming about your dream kitchen? Think it’s far from impossible or completely out of reach? Thousands of people turn to Better Homes and Gardens for ideas and inspiration every day and while their photos are generally designed by professionals, today’s online blog world makes it easy for you to live in your dream kitchen – without taking on a loan.
Lori at Frugal Farmhouse Design is famous in our books for designing picture perfect and low cost kitchens. We enjoy watching her incorporate high end design with an average home’s budget – not to mention her use of our barn light products in each makeover! Today’s photo from BH&G is no different, we’ll give you a few tips that may help you transform your own area into a place you’re proud to show off.
Painting cabinetry was once frowned upon but today is fairly common to see, especially if you want that industrial farmhouse look. Although time consuming, with new tips, tricks, tools and advice out there, nearly anyone can tackle the project with a little patience. Once you have the major painting out of the way, the fun part begins – accessorizing.
Fresh flowers, milk glass dishware and a galvanized bucket or two will sure help, but so will the correct lighting. To achieve the look of the room today, we’d select our own Owings Mill Exterior Pendant and matching Owings Mill Barn Lantern. Although classified as outdoor lights, they’ll still work great inside too. We’d place one (or sometimes even two) pendant lights over the central island – they’ll not only be well balanced but will ensure your work surface never falls short on light.
In the distance, you’ll see two small vintage wall sconces. While you can match this style on our website too, the coordinating Owings Mill Barn Lantern will also blend well. If your sink area is lacking in wall space, or lighting isn’t needed here, consider carrying the design into your nearby breakfast nook or dining area. See, it might be attainable after all!
Photo Courtesy of Better Homes & Gardens