Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Love Basement: kitchen

We've been in our new not-as-little apartment for almost three months now so I thought it was high time I let our friends (that means you!) have a look around. 

Welcome to our kitchen/dining area.
That Ikea stripey rug has been one of my most favorite purchases. It's had a perfect place in both apartments.

Now this is a glorious sight. A dishwasher and beautiful front loader washer/dryer set. I can hear the Hallelujah chorus, can't you? The online ad for this apartment didn't mention the washer/dryer so when I went to see the place and turned this corner for the first time, a very audible, very happy gasp quickly followed.

A few nights ago, we had all three of these guys going and I thought to myself, "I am so, so happy right now."

Again, another one of our best purchases. I found this dining set for $100 on Craigslist right before we got married. A few of you have asked where it's from and I think it's originally Target. (I think?) All I know is that it looks pretty dang legit and has fit just right in both apartments. Also, the benches lift up for hidden storage. We love this table.

One of my best grad school buds made this linoleum blackbird print for me. Now it's hanging right above the stove. The gas stove, might I add.

My first full-size stove/oven in...over 4 years? Yes, sir. :)

Just some little details...


Our old kitchen was itsy bitsy spider. This kitchen is one of the most awesome parts about the love basement- mainly because we can both be standing in it and open the refrigerator door all at the same time! Genius.

We're lucky ducks.

22 comments:

Victoria said...

what an adorable little space!! :)

Natalie said...

I love it! Such a perfect little place.

HettyA said...

So adorable! Want to come decorate my place!?

Kailey said...

So cute! We now have a dishwasher after two years of not having one, and it is divine!!

HOw did we live without them?

AE Jones said...

Love, love, love the rug and your kitchen table! You have a fantastic sense of style!

Leah Rife said...

Your kitchen is amazing! We are getting ready to move to a new place and I'm so excited to redecorate. You have some great inspiration!

Miriam Lusk said...

SO cute! It is weird that the dishwasher isn't right next to the sink? Either way- awesome to have. Come decorate my place ok?

Natalie said...

How precious! Your home looks so sweet. :)

Janssen said...

I swear, you have style coming out of your fingernails.

Diana Smith said...

CUTE! it reminds me of Ikea, so stylish and chic! You did good girl!! I should probably show off my apartment, but there isnt much to show off haha besides baby stuff!

leigh said...

Cute! I love the green paint & I am so jealous about the washer & drier. Our apartment has coin laundry, but we end up taking it to our parents & doing it there on the weekend . . . can't wait until that is OVER.
<3 leigh

Jenny said...

love everything especially your dining room table and bench set! love, love, love.

natasha {schue love} said...

Love the plants and paper towel holder over the sink! SO cute! :)

Sarah said...

Such an adorable space! I love the prints :D

Amanda said...

cute! and im so jealous of your dishwasher!

Summer said...

your apt is adorable!
love the little plants in the tins.

Diana Mieczan said...

What a beautiful space. I love that rug and wish you both an amazing weekend:)

Ps: Thank you so much for your sweet comment. It totally made my day
Kisses

Ashley Fastle said...

This is adorable! I love it!

everyone calls me bon bon said...

Thanks for the sweet comment:-) I'm loving your cute blog! You guys have an adorable place! Love all of the little pops of color everywhere, and Craigslist is amazing! One of my favorite places to browse. Happy Friday! xoxo

Roxy Te said...

does it mean that I'm old if I'm kind of dying over your washer/dryer?

Ashley Thalman said...

That place IS a keeper! It is so great and yes, I hear you on the washer dryer dishwasher thing.

Allison said...

Ditto on the washer dryer sentiments. Your apartment looks so CUTE! I also love the blackbird print, and yes, the table and benches! Oh, and yay for twinner kitchen towels across the U.S.! (remember?)