Thank you, thank you for the kind words about the Bathroom Reveal yesterday! I know it was long overdue, and I was cracking up at some of your teasing comments and emails stating, ‘About time!!’
I intended to post it weeks ago, but then all this new house business came along! So you may have had to wait for the Bathroom Reveal, but hopefully I made up for it with all the Kitchen Reno in the meantime. I’d say it’s a fair exchange, no?
And speaking of the Kitchen Reno….how about this lovely view?!
Okay, that picture cropping is a slightly deceiving…we still have a little ways to go yet. But I can definitely see the finish line, and it looks better than I’d dreamed.
It was another super-productive week…the cabinets were sprayed, walls painted, and pendants hung.
(Sorry for the jump-break, but there are so many pics it was dragging down the site!)
And how glorious are those pendants??!! I love the drama they add, yet are still so clean…and they really help to add definition to the space.
They are still a little wonky, and the ceiling needs to be patched…but those little things always come last.
The cabinets were painted with SW Mindful Gray, and the walls SW Repose Gray at 50%…which should have been significantly lighter. But instead the walls and cabinets appear to be the same color…and in some lighting, the walls even look darker than the cabinets!? Why is paint so haaaaaaaaaarrrrd?!
The cathedral cabinet doors wouldn’t be my first pick, but budget and common sense didn’t allow us to replace them…so I didn’t want to call too much attention to them with the paint. But I did want some definition and variation against the wall…especially now that we have the lovely new and simpler crown installed on them.
Not to mention where this gorgeous new hood is involved. You can see a little more definition here, but I’m not sure it’s enough. Obviously I’m not going to re-spray the cabinets again…the easiest and cheapest fix is to re-paint the walls above the cabinets.
This angle looks to the Butler’s Pantry (will I ever get used to saying Butler’s Pantry without grinning like a loon?!) #nope
These cabinets got a shot of drama with SW Iron Ore…a delicious charcoal that pairs perfectly with the backsplash.
The hole will house a drink/wine fridge, and we’ve decided to add pull-out drawers in the lower cabinets for table linen storage. Yes, I realize how completely obnoxious that sounds.
This is the previous owner’s fridge that somehow keeps returning to the Kitchen! We’ll bring our stainless one with us when we move, and this little lady will find a new home in the garage.
This picture gives you a better idea of the full Kitchen/Breakfast Room space, which opens to the Family Room. The first door is the Laundry Room, the middle a Powder Bath, and the right door leads to the garage. The opposite wall has a door leading to the backyard. I promise a more complete home tour soon…and if I can figure out how to create them, I’ll include floor plans, too. You know, in case you’re planning a heist.
The wallpaper was removed from the Breakfast Room, the walls skim-coated, then painted SW Repose Gray 50%. I have no idea what light fixture will go here, but I figured staring at a light bulb would force me to decide faster than living with a fixture I didn’t love.
The door next to the fridge is the walk-in Pantry…it’s pretty much the entire length of that wall, and then curves under the stairs. I told you it was ridiculous. #shesayswhilegrinninglikealoon Now do you see why we had to buy this house?!? The hallway to the left leads to the front door, and Living and Dining Rooms.
|I spy with my little eye…vinegar. #random|
I think I’ll wait until the floors are in, and the cabinet hardware in place, before deciding what to do about the cabinet/wall blending situation. Any suggestions? Are you starting to see it all come together? Admit it, you were skeptical about my backsplash tile before the cabinets were painted, weren’t you?!