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! 


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.


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 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,
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 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.


Tina G said...

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

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