Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Kitchen Facelift- Part One

After many years of griping and complaining about the kitchen we've finally broke down and in the last six months replaced all of our 13 yr old appliances with new ones.  We've moved from white to stainless and all the latest technology.  Yesterday was the delivery of the LAST major piece, a new range.  I managed to keep my mouth shut on the range, well, I hardly ever use it to begin with and when I do we're lucky the house isn't burnt down.  It's not as fancy as I would have liked but it serves the purpose.


We went from this:




To this:



  • Next up- I've purchased the paint, an Almond Creme.  
  • 2 more weeks I order the glass tile for the backsplash.   
  • New microwave

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Modwalls

Where oh where have I been?  On Modwalls.com spending hours pouring over tiles to start a kitchen backsplash project.  Basically spending my bonus check that has not yet arrived.  New stove, new backsplash...I want it all.

The tile is to die for.  Subway 3 x 6 glass tiles?!  And funky fun colors that I can't get anyone else in the house to agree on.  After ordering 10 tile samples and passing out post it notes, I asked everyone to narrow the choice down to four.  These two had the most votes...

Lush 3x6 "Reef"

Lush 3x6 "Taupe"

Very neutral guy colors.  Now I have to get creative to make this work.  Planning on before-middle-after photos to be on the blog once I settle on the design and price. 
So stay tuned.....