This is it!! Sheila from Note Songs who you might know as the bathroom diva (takes mirror photos in bathrooms everywhere) is having her Heart of the Home Kitchen Party today.
When I first read about this party and saw Sheila's kitchen makeover, I thought how fun it would be to show ours too. We're doing about the same as she did with a new counter top and back splash but......we all know about Murphy's Law right? Well, the counter top went in about three weeks ago and we're still waiting for the back splash which will finally be installed this Friday. As soon as this is completed, hubby will finish stripping the wallpaper and paint. I had really hoped my kitchen would be finished for you to see.
When we bought this house it was decorated in peach and green everywhere. The kitchen counter top was peach as was the back splash, that wasn't level. Glenn ripped all this out and we lived with a piece of plywood across until the counter arrived and we ate out a lot!
From a standard double sink, to a sink and a half which are deeper than what I had because I complained to the kitchen planner I could never wash a roasting pan properly. A new faucet and actually a new spout for the reverse osmosis water tap too since I broke the old one helping screw it on. (oops)
As you can see, the window frame and sill need to be replaced yet.
I've laid out the pattern for the back splash on the counter which is a tumbled marble. A bit rustic and the little black triangle brings in a hint of the Victorian decor that I like.
Hopefully you can see the counter top colour by the coffee maker in the corner. It's made of quartz and is black with golden patches in it that match my oak cupboards perfectly and a fleck of blue throughout. The walls will be painted this blueish gray which is called 'mount saint anne' by Benjamin Moore.
My trusty Kitchen Aid mixer is right beside the fridge with a baking cupboard below it. An oak shelf will be built above it to hold my cook books.
On the opposite side is my roll top desk where my laptop normally sits so I don't forget to enter my Weight Watchers points. OK, 'fess up, how many reading this are on WW too?
To the left of my desk is a double pantry, very useful but stuck in the middle of the wall with a bulkhead built over it. Placed further along, I could have had a kitchen island but the math didn't work out to allow for one the way things are laid out. It would involve more work than we wanted to get into to tear this all apart.
A pine cabinet that has always had an orange look and doesn't match the oak too well is going to get a coat of paint in a french vanilla colour called 'gentle cream' also by BM paints. Previously my cookbooks were here along with other items but I'll post about it later with how it will be set up.
Here is the wallpaper coming off, pretty and of course some plaid that I love, but time for a change.
Glenn bought me this LG fridge last year with the two freezer drawers on the bottom and I really like it.
Shutters cover the large window facing the backyard to keep the birds from flying into it. In the winter I open them and hang twinkle lights for the season.
Well, that's the tour of my kitchen in progress and I hope you enjoyed it. I'll have to show some photos at a later date when everything is back in place and all clean and shiny.
Do visit Sheila to see the kitchens that other bloggers are showing and who knows, maybe you'll be inspired to make some changes yourself.