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Ideas for our New Kitchen

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetWe moved out of our home this week and it was definitely bittersweet.  We were newlyweds there, brought our babies home to that house, started the journey with Crew & Lu, and countless memories were made.
I just hope the new homeowners love it just as much as we did.
I was an emotional wreck… more than I thought I ever would be, but I am so excited for our new house.  It’s on a lot more land than where we were at previously- leaving so much potential for a garden, chicken coop, and maybe some goats if I can talk the hubs into it.  I guess I should settle in first before adding to our crazy schedules.  But in true Uyen fashion, I like to dream big and take on too much.  HA!
Right now we are staying with my parents until we fix up a few rooms in the new home.  I thought it would be tough moving back in with the rents, but we have been so spoiled with Vietnamese home cooking.  Ask me in a few weeks though.  We’ve only been here a couple of days and maybe with time I might go bat shit crazy. Although, I am very thankful we have family to fall back on and it’s been really nice to spend time with them. We figured we’d renovate it before we move in so we don’t have to deal with dust and noise.  Plus, we will be painting the entire house so airing it out is probably a good idea.

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetThe first space we are changing up is the kitchen.  I love the layout but as you can see, there is just brown everywhere.  From the flooring, the island, to the cabinets; it’s just a little too rustic for me.  Here is my inspiration below…
Kitchen-done-4 Image via The Vintage Rug Shop
I really want to stay true to my “modern mini farm” vibe and love the idea of a two tone kitchen.  I will be keeping all the main cabinets white with the center island in navy.  All doors will have brass knobs/handles.  I would love a farmhouse sink with brass fixtures with a cute wall pendant above the sink.  Totally looking forward to being able to do the dishes with a view.  Also planning to do a clean subway tile backsplash.

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Benjamin Moore- Chantilly Lace | Brass Drawer Pulls | Brass Knobs | Wall Sconce | Brass Kitchen Faucet | Farmhouse Sink | Subway Tile | Benjamin Moore- Deep Royal
We will be replacing the current island with one that has more storage and where we can have seating.  I’m still debating on what pendants to put over this area.  Right now I’m torn between these looks…
PrintLuna Pendant | Isaac pendant 

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Honestly, these floors really sold me.  I fell in love with them instantly.  We have a lot of work ahead of us…here we go.  Thanks for coming along for the ride!


September 3, 2016 - 8:54 pm

Charlene Pinpin - Your kitchen is going to come together so beautifully! Can’t wait to see it all done! Love all the colors you’ve chosen, definitely very classic!

September 3, 2016 - 9:47 pm - Thank you so much Charlene. XOXO

September 6, 2016 - 9:15 pm

Andrea M Worley - they new house is gorgeous!! so fun!! can’t wait to see what you do with it!!!

October 18, 2016 - 12:29 am

Blair - I just found your IG account, and am so in love with your feed! would love to connect and hear about where in Gilbert you decided to buy- we rent in Arcadia right now, but have big dreams of getting our #modernminifarm (coolest hashtag ever, BTW) some day in the very near future. It’d be so fun to have a local social media friend to talk chickens and compost and the best feed stores in town. ha! Can’t wait to live vicariously through your fun new adventure while we save up for ours! <3

October 19, 2016 - 9:40 am - Thank you so much Andrea!

October 19, 2016 - 9:42 am - Hi Blair!
Thanks so much for following along. We are in South Gilbert. Literally down the street from a cow farm. Haha. I love Arcadia so much and have friends that live in that area. It is really beautiful especially with all the revocations happening in the homes there. And yes, I’ve been researching about chickens and goats like crazy. DM me over instagram and we can chat. XO

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