Monday, February 21, 2011

Yes, just a sneak peek at the kitchen

Happy Monday all! So how was your weekend? Mine was actually pretty wonderful, even though I didn't leave my house til Sunday afternoon. We got so much more done in the kitchen that I am happy to say that makeover is FINALLY getting closer to done. Can I get a Hallelujah!
The cabinets are now painted, slightly antiqued and polyurethaned. Has anyone ever used polyurethane? Talk about contact high. Let's just say I was in a very happy mood while doing those cabinets :-)

Do you remember that list of things that we still had to do for the kitchen? Well we crossed off 4 more things off that to-do list! Now that's progress baby... at least in this house it is! 

Things we still need to do:
-Put up the baseboards and the crown molding
-Cut the pantry door to fit back in the now shorter door way. Originally I had wanted to get a new door but the old pantry door is good enough for now.
-Add new kick plates for under the cabinets
-Add decorative legs for the under cabinets.
-Make a new kitchen island. We have the granite counter top but we need more cabinet space so I am looking for a buffet or old cabinets to make into island. This is more of a wish then a to-do.
-Add wood blinds for the window over the sink.
-Replace hinges for the cabinets to hidden hinges.
-Touch up the paint on the cabinets, refinish the antiquing glaze and then finally add polyurethane.

Now on to the sneak peeks. Here is a peek at the new color on the walls (before we added the molding and before the cabinets were repainted).  
Carolina Inn Aqua Club might be a mouth full, but it sure is purrty.

And now on to the floors .. those gorgeous black slate tiles. Yes I know that you can see every light colored speck of dirt on these floors, but I think they are so worth it. I sweep A.lot.
before (oh so gross)....
 a peek at "after" (oh so lovely)

Do you think me crazy if I said I can see my "vision" coming together now, even though we started this 2 months ago AND still have lots to do? There are a few minor things that need to get done with the trim but that's hubby's problem, all I am thinking about are runners, clocks, art work, shades, towels, baskets and teapots!

I'm linking this sneak peek up on this link parties: Just something I whipped up Monday, Making the world cuter Monday, Market yourself Monday


The Girl Creative said...

I think I had those same cabinets in my kitchen! lol I just wanted to paint them but my contractor got us a great deal on new ones. LOVE the dark floor!! I wanted dark brown on mine (like I have in my bathroom) but my contractor talked me OUT of that. lol Oy! My kitchen should be done today. Cant' wait to see yours when it's done. :) xoxo

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

How exciting to see your vision coming together before your eyes! I am loving that paint color! Can't wait to see more!

Brandi said...

Lovin' the new color Tana! Your new floors look great too! It must be soooo nice to be almost done!

Keep Calm and Decorate said...

I wanted to stop by and say Hi! Thank you for all of your comments on my blog, and I apologize for being MIA. Your kitchen is looking fabulous!!!