This was my first attempt at doing an inspiration board, and (thanks to Savannah’s advice!) I think it went pretty well. I had tried using this website called imagespark.com that lets you create 2 free moodboards, but I didn’t have any luck transferring said moodboard over to the bog so I opted to use powerpoint instead. Basically I just moved the photos into a powerpoint slide, and then saved the slide as pictures and voila!
Hopefully this gives you a better idea of the final look that we’re shooting for. The fabric swatches pictured are for the roman shades and the bench cushion. I still haven’t ordered the fabric, but I’m pretty sure those are the two I’m going to go with. I’m thinking the larger print will go on the windows and the striped fabric will be for the bench cushion.
We decided to go with white subway tile for the backsplash (shocking, right) because it’s beautiful and cheap. What else can I say? The price per tile is only 20 cents so that puts the price per square ft at about $1.68 which seems like a pretty good deal to me. Due to the affordability, we decided to install the tile all the way up to the ceiling on the wall with open shelving– this is the wall to the right of the sink. The other wall will have it under the cabinets (like a normal backsplash) and then all the way up to the ceiling behind the range hood. We’ve never installed tile before, but I’m really hoping it’s not too hard. Chelsea over at This Fresh Fossil posted a great tutorial about installing subway tile a couple of weeks ago so I’m going to head back over there to refresh my memory on the steps and materials. Her backsplash looks fabulous by the way if you want to check it out.
As I’m typing, Jimmee is installing the last of the cabinet doors!! I feel like we should have a champagne toast to celebrate the last door (and the fact that we only have one very small pile of IKEA things left in our living room!!!). I’ve been living with those boxes for way too long!