Monday, May 21, 2012

Kitchen Update for Met Monday

Hi everyone -- hope you all enjoyed this beautiful weekend weather!  I'm joining Susan this week at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday.

More progress was made on our kitchen re-model this week, so I thought I'd share some pictures with you.  Our contractors were able to put in four good days of work this week with some nice results by the end of the weekend.  On Tuesday and Wednesday, all the backsplash tile was put up.  Our 40-year old outlets were replaced with fresh, white outlets.  We gained an extra outlet in the process, which will certainly come in handy.  In addition, two new switches were added for new under cabinet lighting on either side of the work area.  All switches and outlets received new, white covers.  It all looks so fresh and clean.  :)  Also, our new under cabinet lights were installed.

Our new stove was delivered on Tuesday, and was put into place today.  It will have to be pulled out again next weekend in order for Tim to do a few more things, but in the meantime, I can try out my new stove, and we can have some home-cooked meals this week.  Tim did lots of painting yesterday and today.  All the cabinet faces and sides have at least one coat of paint, the soffit was painted, and the molding and trim work on that side of the kitchen have been painted.  Good news -- we love the new cabinet color.  I definitely think Sherwin Williams Dover White is a winner!

Here are the latest pictures.  Things are still in a bit of a mess, and the lighting wasn't the best, but you can get an idea of what things will look like.

The color of our tile is Matte Biscuit.  We love the matte finish; it makes for a nice change from the shiny tiles we had before.

The backsplash has a hazy covering of dust from the application of the grout.  They recommended I not try to clean it off for about a week so that the grout has plenty of time to set and dry nicely.  The flowers on the decorative tiles will look brighter once everything has been cleaned.

The grout color is Linen, and it blends really well with the color of the tiles.

The corner cabinet has been repainted with the new cabinet color.  It still looks somewhat darker than the other cabinets, but we've decided it's because there's not much light in that corner, and the refrigerator throws a shadow on that area.  A single run of backsplash tile was added above this cabinet as well, which really makes it tie in with the rest of the cabinets.

We decided to paint the soffit above the cabinets the same yellow as the rest of the walls.  We love the way it turned out.

  We hope to have the new cabinet doors hung and all new hardware on doors and drawers next week.  The last things to be done will be replacing the door to the dining room, painting the door to the carport, installing my new shelves above the corner cabinet, and painting our island table.  Slowly, but surely, we're getting there.

Have you been working on any projects at your house this weekend?  Thanks so much for stopping by; I always enjoy your visits!

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