There have been some nice additions to the kitchen lately, including two walnut and glass cabinets. Dakota brought them home a couple of weeks ago, and they're now installed on either side of the sink. I think they look beautiful. One of the cabinets will hold our Heath plates and bowls, and the other will hold prettier glassware, including a cool vintage set my sister found for me at a thrift store.
I like how these cabinets are both decorative and functional. They sit near the sink and dishwasher, so it will be easy to put clean dishes away. And the glass fronts allow guests to find a glass or plate without having to open every cabinet door.
Walnut is used as an accent throughout the kitchen. There's a walnut shelf above the stove, and a few little walnut drawer faces around the kitchen. The one below is on the pantry drawer which separates the upper and lower shelved areas. It holds tea. I think the rich, dark color of the walnut looks great with our green cabinets. Like most things in the kitchen, the accents were Dakota's idea. He's a pretty great designer in my unbiased opinion.
On another note, I am so happy to finally have a pantry. Considering that we used to keep all our pasta and canned goods on a open, messy shelf below a tabletop, it's a relief to have everything organized and safe from bugs.
More kitchen improvements will happen soon. I think we'll be getting paint this weekend, since we've decided not to use Milk Paint on the walls. (More on that in another post.)