Thursday, September 9, 2010

Well the kitchen renovation is 99.99999% complete. Just a few more things like one switch plate cover and ummm... well a few decorative items like a rug for under the table (winter is coming and I have to keep my toes toasty!) I am taking my time as I want to make sure I really, really like what I purchase. I need a lamp or lamps for my buffet table... all in good time. Nothing has really jumped out at me yet! Of course I haven't really looked, but that's ok. Of course no that the kitchen tasks have been done for a few weeks I am ready to paint the trim in the back hall (off the kitchen). Fall cleaning is also in full swing!

So... here are a few more pictures. They are the best, but I wanted to share what we have done!



We tore out the counter tops ourselves - the old cast iron sink weighed a ton!

Oh Happy  Day!  Counter tops going in!!!


Installing the beadboard backsplash

Jim putting up cabinet doors (whew what a job)



Cabinet knobs & drawer pulls are oil rubber bronze


Love my new clock - it hangs above the buffet table

Ahhhh... pretty much done!


I LOVE my new sink!  Because we only painted cabinets & didn't replace
we could only get a single bowl (really what I wanted) cabinet wasn't large enough
The sink is really deep!!!


The inspiration for the re-do is up!!!


I have to say I am so glad it's done!  There were some bumps along the way... but for the most part we didn't have too many problems.  Jim has decided he is not a plumber!  LOL!  I have decided I can do some electrical work!  Ha!  It was wonderful to finally have running water and a clean kitchen!  I was able to make a nice birthday dinner for Jim. (even if it was a day late). 

I am now looking forward to the change of seasons.  My kitchen is complete - just in time for soups, baking... comfort foods!  I wish I could have all of you over for a cup of coffee... and make some wonderful memories around my kitchen table!  For now we will have to meet "Over the Backyard Fence" here in blogland! 


12 comments:

Amanda Taylor said...

Wow it looks amazing! Nothing like doing a project and feeling the hard work pay off!

Southerncook said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous and I know you are going to enjoy it. I have enjoyed seeing the progression. It's AWESOME!!! Now that it's behind you I'm sure you will fill it with happy memories.

Carolyn

Kim@Seasons of My Heart said...

Oh Kristen~
I <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 it!!! It looks FAB!

What a great job you've done,and I agree, take your time getting accessories....you want to get those things that will be PERFECT!

Happy Fall.

Redeemed By His Love said...

Yay, Kristen! I love it!
I am sure you and your hubby are breathing a little easier now that the big tasks are done. The little extra touches such as the lamps will come.
I hope and pray that the joy of the Lord will overflow & delicious comfort meals in your new kitchen
A warm toast and hugs,
Miriam
p.s.--Thank you for the coffee offer. Yum :)

Paula said...

Kristen, it came out really nice... love it!

Jennifer said...

I love to see pictures of remodeling projects - and your kitchen looks fantastic! I am so impressed that you guys did it yourself! I know you will enjoy it even more with all the "sweat" poured into it:)

Donna's Book Nook said...

Your kitchen looks great! It has to be a really wonderful feeling to have it done. You both did a terrific job.

Joyce said...

I know you're glad to have it done...it turned out really nice!

Love your fall blog header too : )

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

Ok, so I'm officially jealous! lol! Our kitchen is in need of some renovation too. Maybe we'll be able to tackle it next year.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Oh, I adore a good makeover... yours definitely qualifies. Enjoy it to the fullest! Celebrate many a good meals and coffee moments with friends and family over the years and give those walls something to talk about! Wish I was there to imbibe.

peace~elaine

Tina G said...

Wow! It looks great! Just in time to start some Fall baking!
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