I may or may not said this before or not (hint: I have. About a billion times), but our kitchen is ugly. Like, kind-of-hurts-my-eyes-to-look-at-it ugly. Corey and I are dying to have the money to completely renovate every inch of it from the ground up (and I do mean every inch – we have plans to change every single space in this room, including the ceiling!) but since we aren’t there quite yet, we’ve been slowly trying to make small changes to the room to make it a little more tolerable.
So far, we’ve changed out some light fixtures, knocked out some annoying upper cabinets, painted the pantry, added a pretty tulip table, and brought in my favorite piece of furniture we own, our island. It sounds like a lot, but the changes have all been small enough that I still cringe a little when I walk into the room.
Well, I’m here today to share another small change we’ve made in the kitchen. It’s definitely another so-small-you-can-barely-tell kind of change, but I was getting a bit antsy for another change in the kitchen, and this one was definitely enough to satisfy me for a little while longer. You know, until we can make another tiny little baby step towards a pretty kitchen.
What did we change this time? We upgraded our builder-grade, plain-Jane faucet to a much sleeker, sexier model (yes, I just called our faucet sexy. Got a problem with it?) when my sister finished re-modeling their kitchen and got rid of their old faucet. So basically what I’m saying is we saw their old sink and faucet sitting on the curb and
stole asked nicely for it.
Since I’m sure you don’t remember what our old faucet looked like (it definitely wasn’t memorable), here are some old photos for comparison’s sake:
This is (obviously) an old photo, taken before we knocked those upper cabinets down. I forgot to snap a “before” photo, so this is the best I’ve got.
And again, my new, sexy faucet.
I love how tall and arched this faucet is, and I love how it looks nothing like the apartment-grade faucets I’m used to having. There’s just something about the little luxuries in life that make you smile, right?
This faucet won’t be a long term solution – when we finally are able to give this kitchen a complete overhaul, I have dreams of a super industrial, mega-sexy faucet in my sink. But for now, this one makes me pretty dang happy.
What little thing in your home has been making you smile lately?