The demo is done. The floors have been laid. The cabinets are in.
Do you know what that means? It means that we are this much closer to entering one of my favorite parts of the kitchen remodel process. The bling-bling. You know, the accessories. The cabinet knobs, the switch plates, the back splash, the light fixtures, the faucet, the window treatments. Basically, the little touches that dress up the room.
I’ve found that those special little touches can cost a fortune. And since I do not have a fortune (but will openly accept a fortune if you have one and are willing to share), I’ve been scouring the Internet, searching far and wide for sales, markdowns and discounts. I can’t say that I’ve come up empty-handed. Actually, I’ve come up with exactly what I wanted. Good things come to those who wait for sales and tough it out for the best deals. For example:
Cabinet Knobs I bought these shiny baubles on sale at Anthropologie for $2.95 a piece. A steal when you consider the original price of $8.00 a piece. Visiting Anthropologie.com on a daily basis must have willed these knobs onto the sale page. Thank you, shopping gods.
Faucet I first got the idea to do a vintage style faucet when we went to a very expense kitchen and bath showroom in St. Louis and saw it paired with slate gray granite and a light blue ceramic subway tile back splash. It was perfection, and I thought the faucet itself would cost a fortune. But not at Overstock.com. Check out the vintage style faucets at Lowe’s or Home Depot. And if you can even manage to find one, you’ll see them priced well above $200. At Overstock.com, my dream facuet was only $99.49!
Lighting So the next shiny object I’ve been looking into are the lighting fixtures. And I was oh-so surprised to find that Etsy, of all places, has tons of pendant lighting fixtures. Which really shouldn’t be that surprising. Etsy has everything!
Photo Courtesy of LampGoods on Etsy
Photo courtesy of Basilicus Jones on Etsy
Photo courtesy of BootsNGus on Etsy
Of course, there are a bajillion other lighting options outside of Etsy that have caught my eye.
Photo courtesy of Houzz
Photo courtesy of Restoration Hardware
Photo courtesy of Anthropologie
And so the search for kitchen bling continues. If you want to see more of my lighting inspiration, you should check out my DIY Remodeling page on Pinterest. Look me up under Larissa Riley. And if you’re not on Pinterest yet, well, then you should be!