It’s the post you’ve all been waiting for – – a glimpse into our kitchen after our mini-remodel – wahoo! It’s actually been done for a few weeks, but in order to show it to you it had to be clean to take pictures, and you know how that goes….But look, it’s so awesome-
Check out the big difference – wowza!!
First off, I have done a few updates along the way, so here’s that recap (click the links for the posts):
—Making Curtains using grommets (so easy!)
—PAINTING the cabinets GRAY – so doable!
—Wall Stencils above my cabinets
—First view of the new countertops (we went with Quartz)
—Switching out Handles and Hardware
Let me show off a few things…. our “L” didn’t come out too far even though there was plenty of room to extend it – so that’s what we did.
We knew we couldn’t match the existing cabinets, so Trevor built this shelf on the end to hold up the extra length of cabinet.
We went with a custom mosaic tile for the backsplash. We were worried about the mosaic being too busy right next to our speckled countertop. After pouring over various ideas, Trevor suggested a solid tile border around the mosaic and that’s what we went with. I love it!
Installing the tile – – you can see that when you peel off this clear film, it pulls some of the tiles with it…
Grouting over the tile…
It looks amazing….pulls the whole kitchen together. I don’t know if you can see, but in addition to a few green tiles (for our walls) and brown (for the floors) and gray (for the cabinets) and black and white, there are also stainless steel tiles – they’re my favorite.
We’re not sold on the light choice – we got these at IKEA in Minnesota – I like them, I just don’t love them. Any ideas?? I wanted a chandelier of cage lights, but Trevor thinks that’s crazy…you can see some ideas on my Kitchen Pin Board.
Also up for debate, the corner windows – – they’re not painted. They’re surrounded by painted cabinets, so Trevor thinks they should be painted – – but ALL the trim in our house is wood, including the doorway that’s right next to our fridge, leading into our dining room, AND all the trim around the windows next to our black table in the eat-in kitchen area (you can see barely a peek of those windows in the picture above, in the bottom left corner). So I say leave them wood. Thoughts??
Just another picture for good measure, because I love our kitchen….