This is why we’re smiling big this week…
honed Jet Mist granite installed today…so pretty
Here are a few things we’ve purchased for the kitchen…
Venatino marble tiles which have 1 review (bad) but we’re moving forward. We’ll review our experience. Sometimes DIY’ers don’t feel the need to review if it’s good, but if it’s bad – there’s definitely something to complain about. Crossing fingers that for 1 bad review, there are 100 good silent ones. 🙂 We’ll keep you posted. We’ll start off with a minimum purchase to test if it will work or if the bad review was correct.
I couldn’t pass up this cute wire basket for right inside the door for Dr. DIY’s cell phone/keys/etc. (from Wisteria).
Build me a kitchen around these! Our beautiful new American Made faucets from Waterstoneco.com…
(We received a discount for our review but the
“HOLY COW! These things are awesome!” is our own opinion.)
Cabinets are painted, (Painting Kitchen Cabinets Tutorial) countertops are in but I’m so eager to see more progress!
When we moved in…
Now… (is it me or does the kitchen look bigger with more cabinets now?)
New sink! My Chef LOVES this sink!
What do you think so far? Tempting to keep that floor, huh? JUST KIDDING! Stay tuned. Coming up:
- Installing garbage disposal – DIY cutting water pipes and making it fit from dual-bowl sink to single and much deeper. Wish us luck!
- Connecting water supply – and celebrating a once-again functional kitchen!
- Installing insta-hot water tank (I can’t live without my hot tea all day long. No more microwaving my mug!)
- Backsplash! A lesson in tiling!
- Distressing and glazing cabinets – still waiting for Lowe’s to stock the Valspar glaze so I can ‘test drive’ it before beginning.
- Removing pantry closet to allow room for future stand alone refrigerator and freezer and patching walls. (New appliances aren’t in the budget but since we’re doing the floors, this needs done now.)
- New wall color! Mr. DIY loves his green kitchen walls. I suggested something different. Every inspiration picture I see is all white. I mentioned this. He says “you promised!” Darn. lol But then he said “you can do whatever you want” and in a sweet tone (not the sarcastic one). So…I’m looking for a white/green color to compromise. Current green color is Benjamin Moore’s Palisades Park and I actually don’t mind it as much without the honey oak and blue countertops but I’m ready for a change.
- Light fixtures – this has been hard for me! I bought one copper one but one existing is brushed nickel. The pot rack is oil rubbed bronze. It’s driving me crazy. I w
ish we could have 2 barn/farmhouse style. Still looking!
- Building an island – reclaimed barnwood and marble slaps that came with the house when we bought it (outside).
- Building shelving – a DIY with reclaimed wood. For the microwave/etc. on a blank wall. Maybe even something similar (tweaked to fit our needs/measurements) to Ana White’s Tryde table with shelving.
- New floor – still deciding. It will be dark and distressed but can’t make up our minds just yet. Disappointing trip to Lumber Liquidators has us confused.
- Butler’s pantry in the hall behind the kitchen cabinet wall – with the pantry cupboard being removed, more storage here and in the island.
- Window treatments – DIY but need to see how the kitchen progresses and wall color/etc.
- Decorating! The fun part!
That is exciting!!!!!
Yay! I'm so happy for you. We got our first granite last year! Yours looks so pretty!
Be a sweetie,
I cant wait to see more on this!
Roeshel!!! I love it!!! Love it!! Did I say I loved it? Did you just about start bawling when they plopped that baby into place? xxoo Diana
Oh how awesome!!!
How exciting for you!!! Can't wait to see the completion!! Granite is awesome!!!
Wow! its beautiful, I would be excited too!
Awesome! Can't wait to see the rest.
Oooh, that is really nice. I love dark granite.
Oooh I just put the deposit on ours today and they are coming to template on Monday! I chose a Black quartz, honed finish too… Very similar. Great minds think alike. I'm so excited for you, and for me!! I'm your newest follower! Cant wait to hear about your backsplash choice.
This looks beautiful. Can't wait to see more 🙂
Gorgeous! I love honed Jet Mist for it's soapstone like look. Can't wait to see it on your cabs!
Beautiful! Can't wait to see more. *Becca*
The wire baskets are great!
Beautiful Kitchen! I love the marble tiles and the Wire shelves you have picked out.
Stop by my blog to enter my giveaway for a $25 to Real Milk Paints.. maybe you need some paint to complete a project 😉 ?
Great job, everything looks awesome! Where did you acquire your sink from? That is exactly what I am wanting for my kitchen.
Jaye – we purchased our sink through our granite fabricator. Here is the brand: http://solerasinks.com/
We don't have a garbage disposal currently, I told my husband I wanted one for my birthday, he laughed at me, I told him I wasn't joking. It's looking fan-tastic.
How did you paint your oak cabinets white? I've been wanting to do that to our 80's kitchen for so long, but when reading online I got nervous to even attempt. Do you still have grain? Would you pretty please point me in the right direction or give me tips? MUCH appreciated!!!
Hi Kelly! Here is the link to our kitchen cabinet transformation/tutorial:
(or click the "Kitchen cabinets are painted" in the post and it'll redirect you).
We do still have wood grain which is what we wanted. I also have plans to distress and possibly glaze (just enjoying the hard work of having them painted for right now).
It was a lot of work but so worth it! Good luck!
Compromising on color is such a funny thing- who knew it could matter so much?
It's looking great so far- can't wait to see the finished product!
Love what you're doing in your kitchen and the choices you've made! Can't wait to see more!
I have total sink envy!!!
heres my question, how do you keep white cabinets white? I want to paint mine so bad but what about that greasy film that seems to collect on them… ewww
Rhiannon – so far so good! They're super easy to wipe down. Benjamin Moore's Satin Impervo is like an enamel coating. Spills wipe right off with a dry cloth. We don't seem to have a greasy film on them (even before painting) but it's only been a little time since the doors have been painted and back on. Since the paint is highly scrub-able and durable, I don't think it's going to be a problem.
Hope this helps! 🙂
Love the color or your kitchen walls. Am thinking about painting mine a similar color. Can you share with me what color and brand you used?
J Jo – thanks. The current green color of the walls is Benjamin Moore's palisades park. 🙂
oh my! I totally missed that! But thanks for pointing me to the obvious! tehe 😉