Sunday, January 4, 2009

The Kitchen is Done!...well, almost...

As I shared earlier, we have slowly been working to renovate our kitchen. As we've learned, with home ownership, there is Always something to be done!
First we painted the cabinets white from an aged brown color, painted the walls, and this weekend Matt replaced our countertops, and installed a new sink faucet and backsplash, and I am SO happy with the results! I wish I had a better true "before" pictures to share with you, but this will have to do for now. The walls used to be a purple-ish color (with a border), cabinets used to be brown, the countertops were an off-white formica and the backsplash was an off-white plastic backing that matched the countertops.

Countertops before this weekend:

Old cabinet color:

Old wall color:

Behold the after!

We replaced the existing countertops with a black speckled formica called black nebula (our cabinets would not support granite and we didn't meet the square footage minimum for corian, so formica seemed like the way to go), added the previously mentioned new faucet, and installed thermoplastic paneling for the backsplash.

We had a hard time deciding what to do for the backsplash as I originally wanted marble, but my mom discovered this paneling at Lowe's that was really cool and super easy to install- well, seemingly at least. Matt has been working nonstop for two days to do all of this and I know he's glad it's over. All we have left is touch up painting and the kitchen will officially be done.

Now onto Madelyn's room!! :)

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Can't wait to see it for real! Looks great! And, I love the Le Creuset (but it is different than mine... mine is the aqua blue :) ). xoxo

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