Happy 4th of July. Hope your long holiday week end was wonderful. We are off to see the fire works with family and friends. I cannot wait. That is my favorite part of this holiday to see those beautiful fire works.
Kitchen Reveal Well sorta............
Ok I have the kitchen pretty much finished. Here is the problem. I am not sure I am liking it?!!!!
I will tell you why with some of the pics. Would love your opinion too.
Before pictures of the kitchen:
|Typical builder kitchen. Stock cabinets and laminate counter tops. Nothing too special.|
|We took down the stock cabinets. Put in Ikea butcher block counters and a new sink. Opens up the kitchen much more than the before picture below.|
|Terry added a stock cabinet over the stove to frame out the microwave and he also added crown molding to make the stock cabinets look a little more custom.|
|Painting all the faux oak trims and cabinets white give a more open feel to the kitchen from this before picture.|
|We took apart Terry's grandmothers cabinet to make this bakery cabinet hanging now on the wall.|
|This is Terry's Nana's cabinet and I thought it might be a good choice to take it apart and make it into a new cabinet for the kitchen.|
|This is where my dilemma comes in. Not sure I am liking this cabinet hung like this in the kitchen. I made sure when Terry took it apart to make this cabinet he did not ruin any of the pieces in case I wanted it back to its full glory!|
|The cabinet gives me storage for all my glasses and extra bowls and plates. I know I can put them out on the open wood shelves too. So still a dilemma! Does it come down or stay up?!|
|Love the white cabinets and new hardware. I am hoping to save up to get new appliances down the way. I think new stainless will give the white cabinets some contrast.|
|I like the crown molding finish to the cabinets.|
|Made a cute little coffee bar in the kitchen using all the things I had from the old house.|
|I was able to use my vintage clocks on this shelf above the coffee bar.|
|Had this old vintage shelf from the old house and this towel rack with old door knobs was out of my bathroom in the old cottage. They both work perfect for the coffee bar.|
|Found these cute cups at Home Goods on the clearance for $2 each. Wish they had more. Love these little cuties.|
|Cute saying on them. Love the gold heart.|
|Found this cute Keurig pod holder on line.|
|Added a new framed chalk board on the door leading to the lower level off the kitchen. I had this framed chalk board hanging in my office and Terry cut it down and make it work on this door. Love that man and his tools!!!!|
|This old window I had hanging in the living room of the old house. Love that it fit into the kitchen decor. Always loved this chippy window.|
|I also was able to hang up some of my vintage platters again. I still have several more I am thinking about hanging. Just waiting to see what I do about that french bakery cabinet and open shelves!!!!|
|As you can see by this picture this kitchen is long a narrow. So that is why I want it to feel more open. The light I get in the dining area and kitchen is fabulous so love that.|
|One more quick little add on in the kitchen. I did not like that open wasted space above the refrigerator. We have 9 ft. ceilings so that space was not useful. Just felt like a big black hole to me!!!! I had some old vintage salvage odds and ends and I challenged Terry to put something together to close up that open space.|
|He did just that. He took old salvage crown molding, base moldings and old frames I had and enclosed the top of the refrigerator area. Was so excited to re love these odds and ends into something new.|
|So we went from this to........|
|From this to......|
|This is Terry this year on the 4th with 5 day old Charlotte our new grand daughter.|
|This is Terry 6 years ago with Abby our oldest granddaughter and Charlotte's big sister. They look so much alike. You can see how much weight Terry has lost from this picture 6 years ago with Abby to the current above picture with Charlotte.|
|Today is Terry's dad's birthday. We enjoyed celebrating the day today with him on his birthday. Abby and Charlotte with great grandma and grandpa.|
|Here is Terry with his dad and Tim our son in law and little Charlotte just 5 days old. 4 generations together.|
Enjoy the new week.