Kinspiration. Or Kitchspiration. However You Like It

Is that the proper word for Kitchen Inspiration?!
Who really knows.
Either smeither way, this year is srsly gonna kick some boo-tay when it comes to revamping our downstairs {this should be said in your best vally-girl accent, mkay?} because my awesome momma is planning to hang out a lot and put her expert painting hands to use.  Gosh I love her.

So in no particular order, I present my 2012 list of Kinspiration
Houseperation. . . 
Hospriation. . . 
Rospiration. . .

never mind, you get the idea.
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Handmade wooden countertops by husband

Pendent lighting to brighten the dang place up

Open cupboards to display pretty things

A red kitchen door

Cooling palate of colors in all the rooms

Dark cupboards in the kitchen to offset light walls

Lots of white curtains all around

Some happy wallpaper for the entry way.
And maybe a cute kitten as well.

A photo/memories wall in the hall

Some DIY lights in our bedroom


Some happy stripes in the bathroom.  I repeat.  In the bathroom.  
Not baby room for anyone who was confused.


Handy shoe storage in our tiny entry room

Now pretty please link up your favorite household-inspiration piece you have seen online this week.
My Kinspiration-list thanks you.

Happy Thursday, lovelies!


  1. I love all of this! Especially the red door. I am seriously going to refer back to this whenever we move.

  2. I love all your choices but like Beth Ann, I really love the red door :)

    I'm having a $50 Shabby Apple Gift Card Giveaway on my blog!

  3. i love colored doors!! and yes...get a kitten. it just seems necessary.

  4. kitten is a must! and i love that hallway with all of the white framed pictures, i think i might have to use that idea!

  5. Love these pictures! Isn't it fun to dream and scheme? I'm putting our navy blue and yellow sailboat themed nursery together right now and sewing much of it myself. Plus, my dad is a retired Naval Commander and is pitching in an old naval map to frame. Cool heirloom, ya?

    I can't wait to see you put your home together one room at a time. There are so many options and styles out there. I can't wait to see yours!!! Especially those wooden counter tops. Oh my!

  6. Oh girl!!! Im in love with most of these =) That first kitchen looks awesome, prob cause I love the countertops.
    Oh and I couldnt possibly just share one pin from this week....
    why dont you check out my home inspiration board....all 415 pins, you might not be thanking me for that, or maybe your hubby wont ;)


    Much Love,


  7. These are all amazing choices!

  8. This is such a great kinspiration-list!! Love it.

  9. Love your color palette! thanks for stopping by and saying hello...looking forward to "getting to know you" :)

  10. I just drooled right through that post. I've always wanted a white kitchen.

  11. LOVE all the kitchen inspirations! and the red door is just fabulous! i'll refer back to this post for more ideas in the future. :) p.s. and i'm quite honored my kitchen was one of the featured inspirations!

  12. Can't wait to see the finished product! It will be like a Pinterest dream come true! The rest of us can live vicariously through your design and remodel.

  13. i love everything! the color palette and the red door are my favs. i have been wanting to spruce up my very beige kitchen for a year now! maybe it's time. xx

  14. I love this kind of posts! This is exactly the color palette I'd use in my own house. Thanks for sharing your inspirational pictures :)

  15. Light, bright, and beautiful.

    Love your choices of inspiration.

  16. Super cute "kitchspiration"!! haha. I loved all of those pics and how there was some vintage pulled into the country!
    Also I didn't know how to comment on your China post but I think you have a beautiful heart! I feel really called to China to work with children as well and have taken a trip there. The children are so helpless but so beautiful and full of life! God will provie, he always does! Have fun when you get there!