Saturday, July 2, 2011

Kitchen Countdown: Day 4

There's not much to show for today. I had a wedding shower to attend in the middle of the day and grocery shopping to do, which pretty much shot the day until about 3:00. I did get a coat of paint on the wood soffit and went over the cabinets with a razor, taking off any little bumps that will show up when I paint.

I was scrounging in the barn a couple of days ago, and noticed an old galvanized funnel way up on the top shelf over hubby's workbench. My mind started grinding away, and I wondered how it would look as a light over my sink. I have a galvanized light picked out that I love, but it would cost me around $100 with tax and shipping. Here's a picture of it. It's just not in my budget right now. Sigh...

I love the curvy lines, the galvanized finish.  Sigh, again...  Maybe later I will get it, but in the meantime I need to know, honestly, what you think about my funnel.  I love the farmhouse, industrial feel of it.  On the other hand I don't want it to look like Sanford & Son.

I just tied it onto the existing bare bulb light to get a feel for it.  Obviously the old light is coming out, but you can pretty much tell how it will look.  So what do you think?

Keep in mind that the cupboard doors will look a lot like those at Recaptured Charm, except they will have beadboard wallpaper in the panels: 

There will be beadboard on the kitchen walls (bottom 1/3 or so), but probably not the backsplash, because water will make the beadboard my husband can get from work swell.  The counters are going to be painted with Giani countertop paint in black granite, and I will do some kind of tile on the backsplash I think.  The stainless steel appliances will stay.  The stainless steel sink will have to stay for now too.  Someday I want a farmhouse apron sink. 

I really, really love the drawer pulls I bought on ebay:

So, considering all that, does the funnel look cool, or just plain redneck?


  1. vote is "no" for the funnel light. It's a little too redneck! You need something more like your picture, with curves to complement your pretty hardware!
    Thanks for your kind comment on my nightstands!

  2. Great idea nad work, I lake it!

    Kisses and nice day.

  3. I have to say that I like it. Wish I could find one of those hiding around our garage. Go for it!

  4. I think my vote is yes....go for it! If you don't like it when it's done, it will be a cinch to change. I plan to do something similar with a piece of junk (don't know what it is) on my front porch.

  5. I say try it, if you don't like it after living with for a while then you can change it. It is a great idea.

  6. any chance you still have the information of where you got the drawer pulls? they are beautiful and would fit my furniture idea perfectly. thanks for any help!


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