Thursday, September 17, 2009

Kitchen Now Open!

We are REALLY enjoying the new kitchen floor AND the new dishwasher! Although this project took longer than expected (isn't that always the case?) we are now open and funcitoning with a punch list of details still left on the to-do list.
Here you can see the tile is laid out on the diagonal.
This view is coming in from the garage into the kitchen. The entrance from the garage as well as the main cabinet wall is a trompe l'oeil bricks that I painted and continue to work on occasionally. Thank you Rhonda for teaching me how!!!

A new faucet, compliments of Peter, Gloria, Sara and Casey was the perfect birthday gift for Scott & I and makes a huge difference in the look of the room. The counter tops still need to be redone. The house had Formica that was a yellow/tan color that I faux finished 5-6 years ago. It has stood up pretty well but will need to go asap.

The lower cabinets have been re-painted a fantastic find; an Ooops paint from Home Depot in a gray, new stainless/satin finished hardware, also from HD adds to the face-lift. I still need to paint the uppers.
Here is a view from the living room, over the breakfast bar. Behind the bi-fold doors in the laundry room and pantry space. These doors and all the trim have fresh paint and a bit of a color change. I had a bright white on all the trim throughout the house for as long as I can remember but am moving to a creamy white. This color is Whitewashed Oak from Lowe's in a semigloss.
More on the colors I've used. The wall color is called Raindrop and is from Sherwin-Williams. A couple of years ago I repainted my dining room in Meander Blue, the living room in a light shade called Buoyant Blue both SW color. One of the tools on their site is a color visualizer that helps see how a room would look with various paint colors. Kindof fun!!!
I hope you've enjoyed my little on-line tour. Come back anytime!!!


Meandering Blue

Bouyant Blue


Nicole Bergman said...

Lovely kitchen!


maryhanks said...

Thanks Nikki. I'm really enjoying the new tile, dishwasher & paint color. Still have a few items on the punch list to take care of.