Saturday, September 3, 2011

Kitchen Makeover: FINISHED!

I can has Kitchen?

I can?!?  I CAN!!!

Wanna see??

Okokok, but first I have to tell you that I haven't sewn the new Roman Blinds for the window over the sink yet.  And, I'm also planning on re-painting what's left of the green walls with... well.... a different green.  This shade isn't BAD, but there's another green in the house that would be just perfect.

But I couldn't wait any longer to post the After pics (in case you've forgotten, here's what it looked like before...).

Here it is.

FINISHED!  I'm so outrageously HAPPY!

I'd also like to note that I designed this myself.  There were giant
moments of doubt and berating of the self over second guesses about
tile selection, cabinet color, etc, etc... but in the end, I was so right.  Yay, me!

Yeah, the towel's a little wonky in this shot, but as usual, I was actually in the
middle of making dinner...  This is what you'd call a "working kitchen".  Truly.

I'm SO glad I decided to tile this entire wall... mmmmhhhmmm.....  what's
crazy is that I seem to have more counter space, even though the footprint
is exactly the same.  The old tile counter top curved up a bit before it went
over the edge, which I suppose was intended to keep things from

rolling/spilling onto the floor, but in reality just cut counter space by
about 4 inches all the way around.  Doesn't sound like much, but I
couldn't fit a normal sized toaster next to the toaster oven on one of the
counter tops.  And, yes I need both.  I do.

Biggest problem with my kitchen now is that I need to find a new paper
towel holder.  Red doesn't work here anymore.  Had to buy new rugs this
afternoon, too.  Being me is SO HARD.

Of course, I left the butterflies on the the KitchenAid Mixer.  And I do kinda
miss the ones that used to be flying up the nasty old cabinets, but I'll get used

to it.  I think.  Yes, I made that bowl on the counter.  And that funny
looking plastic covered bowl with the yellow bottom?  Tomatoes in a goofy
container that my husband couldn't resist at Sprouts this afternoon.
Ummm... hello?  I have like, FIVE tomato plants on the patio?  Oh, geez....

Inaugural Kitchen Meal:  Soy Glazed Grilled Salmon, Cucumber/Tomato
Salad, Fresh Corn on the Cob and sliced Pears.  It was simple and completely
yummy.  And I don't even like Salmon.  Much.

Mr. Whatshisname approves.
After dinner, I told my husband that he could clean up so that he got a chance the enjoy the new kitchen, too.  HAHAHAHA!

Totally worked.

Who's coming to Dinner???


1 comment:

  1. What a brilliant post, thank you for sharing this with us.


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