cottage life {kitchen refresh :: decisions}


Well, I am making some progress in my Kitchen Refresh project that I mentioned here. Working off of this palette of textures that I put together, I have officially chosen the hardware and rug for the kitchen!

For the hardware, cost was a major factor, since we want to do this entire project for only a few hundred bucks. We need 35 pulls for all the cabinet doors and drawers in the kitchen, so ideally, I was looking for something UNDER $3 a piece. These came in at $2.39 each at Home Depot. They are made by Liberty, and I just love their dark finish, with hints of the warm copper tones, which I think will tie in nicely with the wood floors and trim.

For the rug, I loved the idea of using the Flor system. The best part, to me, is that if the rug gets stained (a likely possibility seeing as it’s in the kitchen), I can easily swap out a carpet tile, and carry on! I spent hours on their site, looking for just the right carpet. The Home Movies collection is modern and contemporary, with just enough pizzaz. Most importantly, it’s made tough for the heaviest-traffic areas, like our walk-through kitchen. I love the color options available, and felt like Popcorn fit with the overall palette I had chosen.

So, there you have it… two decisions officially made! Now I just need to purchase the pulls and order the rug. I’ll be back (hopefully) soon with more progress on the Kitchen Refresh project!

  1. Tricia says:

    Those drawers pulls are really nice – great choice! I have never used the tile rugs before so I look forward to seeing how it looks. Good luck!

  2. Lisa V says:

    I’ve been dreaming about a FLOR rug for my living room for the longest time. Just need to save my pennies!
    Did you know they sell FLOR at a place just down Minnehaha Ave? Last time I stopped in, they were offering 15% off FLOR purchases/orders. The shop has a website if you want to check it out: naturalbuilthome(dot)com

  3. Jamie says:

    I can’t wait to see the transformation! I love the rug idea and can’t wait to see those cabinets spruced up with those neat hardware. When do you start the rennovation? Oh how I wish we had a week in March for “Spring Break”…

  4. I like the idea of FLOR tiles.

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