Hello again, Friends! We just finished up week 6 of the kitchen renovation and things are starting to come together. There is light at the end of the tunnel! This week has been all about painting! What a difference it has made. I LOVE the cabinet color. We decided on Sherwin Williams Tidewater for the base cabinet color. The uppers are a Benjamin Moore Cloud White. We aren't done yet, the uppers in the photos just have primer and 1 coat. I am really loving the blue, it is so pretty! Our goal was to lighten up the space and man, this has definitely done the trick!
Hi Friends! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable holiday weekend so far! We have been busy around here trying to finish up a bunch of projects. Why is it always a never-ending list? Ha! Well, at least it keeps us busy.
The kitchen renovation is chugging along. This week we had Samuel with Restoration Counseling in to fix-up our peninsula. He did a wonderful job on the sink surround so we decided we would have him take care of this project, as well. This is probably a task that hubs and I could have tackled, but we wanted a real craftsman to work on this since it's one of the focal points of the kitchen. I really wanted this area to be better defined and stand out on its own. I showed him a picture on Houzz that was exactly what I wanted and he did it perfectly! Here are a few photos.
Hey Guys! I hope you all had a great week! We've been pretty busy, running here and there and trying to work our schedules around workers coming in and out of the house. This past week was both exhausting and exciting. The counters are in! WooHoooo! They look SO good. I have to tell you, I was really nervous. I picked them out from a 5" square sample and I didn't see the slab. Probably not the smartest way to go, but I lucked out! Not before I frantically searched the web to find pictures of full slabs of what I picked, haha!
So here is where we started the week:
Here is the slab for the peninsula coming in:
I chose this Quartz product after doing a lot of research on different options. Hubs is the cook in the family and an amazing chef he is. However, he is pretty tough on things, so I knew we needed a stain/heat/cut/hubs resistant product. I LOVE the look of marble, but I knew I would go crazy living with the marble patina. Etching and staining is just not something I wanted to deal with. There are multiple quartz products out there with a marble look. This one is from Cosmos Granite & Marble and is called Venato Extra CQ 3cm.
Hi Friends! We just finished up week 3 of the kitchen renovation. We had highs and lows, but overall, we're still hanging in there! Things don't look a ton different than they did last week, so this will be a short post. So let's start out with the highs of the week. Samuel, our amazing cabinet guy, came in and finished up the apron farm sink surround and he did a fabulous job. You'll notice from the photo above that they wood is a bit different. I decided I REALLY wanted to paint the cabinets, so we told him to use whatever wood was the most affordable. I am super happy with how it looks. Here is a before and after shot of Samuel's handiwork! I can hardly wait to get this project completed so I can see the end result!
Hi Again Friends! Wow, what a week it has been. We have been trying to survive without a sink and dishwasher and it's been quite the challenge! If we ever have a zombie apocalypse, I am pretty sure it will be the little things that do me in, ha! We've been using paper plates and plastic-ware as much as possible, but you just can't do everything that way. It's just inconvenient and I'll leave it at that. 1st world problems, I know.
Ok, so on to demo week 2. Progress has been a little slow, but a few things have happened. A really great guy, Samuel, came in and prepped the cabinet for the farm sink. This is a task that hubs and I were not up for. This job requires cabinetry work and we wanted to be doubly sure the sink foundation was nice and solid, so we have a pro handling it. We were hoping to have the counter template done this last week, but that didn't work out, so we have them coming in on Wednesday. Then Thursday, Samuel will be back out to build out the cabinet doors and I believe the sink surround, but am not 100% sure on that. He will be coming back for a 3rd time, after the counter is installed to do the last bit of finishing work.
Hi Friends! My name is Kris. I'm a mom and wife who loves to DIY around the house and fix up old things to make them beautiful again!
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