I’m back to blogging! I know I’ve been MIA the past few weeks. Summer is busy! I also have been struggling with some health issues that have prevented me from doing many projects worth blogging about. But, I have my issues under control-finally. It’s all attributed to allergies..who knew? I will never take feeling healthy for granted again. My heart goes out to those people who live in pain on a daily basis. I experienced it for 2 months and that was long enough. Praise the Lord for modern medicine!
So, we have made some major kitchen progress. There have been quite a few bumps in the road, but I feel like the end is finally in sight! Just to jog your memory, here is the kitchen on move in day:
Here is how we lived with it for 3 years:
Here is the process of ripping out those hideous appliances and countertops:
And here we are today!
Yes, those are NEW countertops and appliances…finally! And if you look closely, that is not the tile on the backsplash, it’s actually just the wall with some of the leftover glue on it. Installing new tile is the next phase of our journey. We also repainted all of the cabinets and installed new ones on the bottom to make all the new appliances fit. I’m experimenting with leaving some of the doors off the top cabinets for an open shelving look.
I’m loving the granite counters. They are actually more gray than this picture implies. The specs are subtle, which is what I was going for. Part of the counters actually have to be redone because there was a mistake with the installation (not our fault, thankfully!), but it will be fixed soon.
We also extended this corner of the kitchen counters. Remember what it was before?
And now it’s all one long slab of counter space!
I can’t wait to get those doors back on, rip out the ugly speaker system and put in the white subway tile.
Oh, and remember that little red table I bought at an antique store?
Now it sits in the kitchen nook with a few fresh coats of white paint!
It feels sooooo much better to have made some progress after lots of hard work.
I will be back tomorrow with a fun kitchen-related tutorial!