Kitchen Cabinets!

April 21, 2009 at 7:33 am (Home Changes and Additions, Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

They are done.  Yes, they are done!  I love love it!  Remember, as you look at the pictures, though, that the old white on white counter-tops look won’t last long.  We will be getting the new dark counter-tops in a few weeks.  Also,  notice the new cabinet in between the stove and the fridge- now the dog food can be hidden!  (It will also get a counter-top!)  A before to freshen your memory:


Here you go:






Well?  What do you think?  I think it feels so nice and new and clean in there!  Remember, things will keep changing for a while.  In addition to new counter-tops there will be a hood where the old microwave is, and the cabinet above the fridge will change.  We also have a few more projects for in here… like new lights and something to do with antique rolling pins… so let me know what you think, and stay tuned!

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One More Sneak Peak- Countertops

April 20, 2009 at 7:50 am (Inspiration, Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So, I guess I should have, but I didn’t plan for the unexpected road blocks when finishing the kitchen.  Like, accidentally buying a couple too few hinges!  It is done, but not picture ready.  So I have one more sneak peak for you until then.  Here is the sample card for the counter-tops we are getting.  I originally wanted pure black, but there is no standard laminate in pure black.  I picked black because it was to look like slate.  Laminate is, unfortunately, what we can afford right now.  So, this was the most black laminate we could get.  It is probably going to look like marble.  This may be great to some, but I am concerned it is too far from my original vision.  Will it look to country?  It does tie in the browns from the floor and the white from the cabinets.  It will take about two weeks to get them in since they are extra long… so please, ease my mind until then!  No, really, give me your true opinions!


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Kitchen Inspiration

March 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm (Inspiration, Projects) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

We are currently preparing to do a bit of kitchen renovation in our house.  While I have a pretty clear picture in my head of what I would like to do I have also been scouring the blog world for some inspiration and creative ideas.  We are trying to do this on a very tiny budget, so I am also searching ideas in that area.  Today on Apartment Therapy I found one of my favorite kitchen pictures.

I just love the little swinging door.  It reminds me of old western saloon doors.  I am wanting one for our kitchen.  I’m just not sure that every kitchen could pull this off.  Maybe that will have to go on my “someday” dream list.  For now we are thinking more basic remodel in the kitchen.  I would like to sand and paint all of the dark wood cabinetry a glossy white.  The cabinets are outdated and mismatched.  This will also allow us to fill the holes from the old hardware and add new pulls.  These are the pulls I am thinking of, bin pulls:

I have also been reading that it is possible to safely paint laminate countertops.  Since paint is a much cheaper alternative to replacing the countertops at this point I would like to paint these black.  Here is inspiration for a black and white kitchen with warm hardwood floors:

We would also like to change out the ugly, burnt up old strip lights to a couple of these vintage school house pendant lights:

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