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Mar 08, 2013, 09:47 AM
My kitchen re-do...NEW COUNTERS ARE IN
Wow! I love seeing the progression of photos. This is going to be a wonderful transformation! Can't wait to see more!
Mar 09, 2013, 07:24 PM
What an exhausting journey kitchen projects are...but it's moving right along and looking amazing!!!
Mar 09, 2013, 08:21 PM
out on a limb
I just walked upstairs - and I have finished w/ all of the painting....finally....Been working on it since the middle of January. Tomorrow I'll put the doors back on and then it's getting the project cleaned up while waiting the next 2 weeks til the counters are put in.

I'll post a picture tomorrow when i get the doors put back on.

After the counters go in - then it'll be tiling the backsplash. A new floor is planned for the summer.

This has been a long time coming.


Mar 09, 2013, 10:40 PM
Pat yourself on the back girl-you've done a lot of work!
Mar 10, 2013, 07:55 AM
Mary Ruth
Originally posted by annielinz:
Pat yourself on the back girl-you've done a lot of work!

Amazing transformation! You must be THRILLED!

Mary Ruth
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Mar 10, 2013, 12:09 PM
out on a limb
I got the doors back on....The far left on is being used to haul around to check for tile and flooring....It'll eventually go back up.

I am soooo amazed at the difference - I would have never thought!! Thanks to my mom for strongly suggesting to paint the cabinets, i wasn't going to at first...


Mar 10, 2013, 01:06 PM
What an amazing transformation! I know that you did a crazy amount of work to get here. It's going to be worth every sore muscle when it's all finished, if it isn't already. You must smile every time you walk into your bright new space!
Mar 10, 2013, 01:25 PM
out on a limb
2 weeks from tomorrow the counters will be put in.

I will then do a tile backsplash. Will probably go out next weekend to pick up some samples to audition out after the counters get put in.

Then order some crown moulding for the ceiling and then over the summer the goal is to put in a new floor.

i'm really pleased!


Mar 10, 2013, 02:02 PM
Wow! I love it like it is...honestly. I know when you finish, it will contribute to a quick sale. Just terrific!!!
Mar 10, 2013, 02:13 PM
Looks so the cabinets/knobs!

Wouldn't you know it...kitties have to be the absolute center of everything, don't they??? Wink
Mar 10, 2013, 02:43 PM
Lisa Ann
Looking good. Love following your progress.

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Mar 10, 2013, 05:28 PM
Skinnybelink the Barber
wowza! great job...
Mar 26, 2013, 07:04 AM
Did the snow put a damper on your countertop installation? Can't wait to see them.
Mar 27, 2013, 07:01 AM
out on a limb
Thanks for remembering....Yes, the snow put the project off til yesterday. I was frustrated because the snow really wasn't that bad (3-4 inches) and ALL 4 of their installers called off. Roll Eyes

They came yesterday, and other than bringing the wrong sink, it went down w/out a hitch. I'm tiling now and that is a slow process...

reminder of the "before"


Mar 27, 2013, 07:02 AM
out on a limb


Mar 27, 2013, 07:03 AM
out on a limb
close up of the edge


Mar 27, 2013, 07:05 AM
out on a limb
my process thinking about the tiling....I'm putting the mosaic 2 rows up. i had to see what it would look like all put back together..


Mar 27, 2013, 07:07 AM
out on a limb
the other side - i really like the extra counter space - it just looks "finished" going around the corner thing....


Mar 27, 2013, 07:08 AM
out on a limb
partly tiled..

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Mar 27, 2013, 07:09 AM
out on a limb
and closeup on the mosaic..


Mar 27, 2013, 07:11 AM
out on a limb
I decided to make new curtains. There is a subtle difference, but that's ok...


Mar 27, 2013, 07:13 AM
out on a limb
I fell in love w/ curtains i had seen w/ ball fringe on Country Curtains and decided to make some. The fabric came from curtains that were clearanced at Bed, Bath, & Beyond.


Mar 27, 2013, 07:14 AM
out on a limb
this was the view outside my front door on Monday - it was beautiful!! Those are my lilac bushes forming a canopy coming up the front steps from the street.

Thanks for taking an interest!


Mar 27, 2013, 08:30 AM
Becca -- you must be so pleased. Hope you don't mind -- I merged a couple of your pics for comparison -- what a difference! Can't wait to see it when the sink and tiling are done.

PS I'm in NE OH -- woke up to snow AGAIN -- will it ever end?

Mar 27, 2013, 08:47 AM
out on a limb
Thanks MyLife!!! I don't know how to do that!!!

My Mom and brother are up that way, too. Glad i'm not there anymore LOL!!! I really am sooo pleased w/ the lightness!! Nothing like new paint to really change things!!


Mar 27, 2013, 08:58 AM
Becca what a difference!
The counters look great,lovin'the tile,the cabinents brighten the room, just wow!

Was it hard to adjust to seeing a lighter countertop?
Mar 27, 2013, 09:13 AM
Looking good Smile I have those same mosaic tiles in my guest bathroom. I love all the colors in them.

Mar 27, 2013, 11:36 AM
WOW!!! night and day, love it. I didn't read all the posts and I'm sure you already said, but what are the new counters made of?
Mar 27, 2013, 12:17 PM
Lisa Ann
Amazing changes. I've enjoyed seeing this come along.

I am what I am because He is I AM!!!

Mar 27, 2013, 12:22 PM
out on a limb
Annie- It is weird seeing the lighter colors!! I've looked at the orange for 10 yrs. But, i'll adjust!! Big Grin

Always - it is Wilsonarts' Tuscan Limestone laminate. It's one of their high definition laminates. Several years ago I saw the ogee edge treatment on some laminates and actually had to go up and touch it because i thought the counter was granite. Decided then that someday I was going to do the same thing!

I'm trying to get the backsplash up today so that i can grout tomorrow.

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Mar 27, 2013, 04:48 PM
That is an incredible transformation!!!! I can only imagine how happy you are!!!
Mar 28, 2013, 02:19 PM
Wow, you have really put a lot of hard work into this transformation. It's like night and day! Your new kitchen looks great. I love the colors you chose and the tiles. Painting the cabinets made a big difference and the countertops are beautiful.

Great Job! Smile

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Mar 28, 2013, 02:43 PM
Looks great, you did a fantastic job. I love your black and white floor. After the redo, do you still have it?
Mar 28, 2013, 04:24 PM
patty louise
Wow what a difference. The room looks larger, brighter & very handsome! I know you love it!

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Mar 29, 2013, 10:45 AM
Beau's Rose

Came back to check your updates. Counters look great. Your selections are a pleasing combo and such a pretty change in your kitchen.

Here is a shot of Power Boost for you as you near the finish line!

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Apr 07, 2013, 01:24 PM
B - what amazing work! Your woodwork is so classic and beautiful, the polyshades was brilliant and the cabinets look new! The love you put into your kitchen must wrap you up everytime you cook (or just visit the refrigerator!) Kudos!
Apr 07, 2013, 01:52 PM
KG in CA
Awesome!!!! All of that hard work is really paying off!

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Apr 07, 2013, 05:08 PM
out on a limb
I haven't finished the last few pictures because I'm still waiting for my sink!!! Roll Eyes Frown Red Face

The readers digest version is the guy forget to order the sink...Told me he ordered, but found out from someone else that he really hadn't ordered the sink, but the 2nd guy ordered it for me - but then found out the original sink ended up discontinued - which probably is a blessing since it got discontinued because of customer complaints on the finish.

Soooo....2 weeks later, Last Friday, I went in picked out another sink - really probably nicer than the first one and it should be in this week - Tues or Wed...

I've been without a kitchen sink for 2 weeks, all the dishes are about dirty and the dishwasher needs to be run terribly bad! LOL!!!

I finished making the last set of curtains for the kitchen today. Will take pictures tonite when it's dark so you don't get the glare from a dirty back porch...LOL!!!


Apr 07, 2013, 08:44 PM
out on a limb
I finished my curtains today - and i like the airy type feeling - and the ball fringe!! Cool I had seen curtains on Country Curtains website w/ the ball fringe and kept coming back to them. But I made my own...

Behind the home of the someday sink...


Apr 07, 2013, 08:47 PM
out on a limb
I need some crown moulding - but that's going to be a summer project. I have too many things to do these last couple months of school.

Kitchen window that looks out on the back porch - ugly view, otherwise, i wouldn't have a tier curtain.


Apr 07, 2013, 08:52 PM
out on a limb
And no - I never considered the enamel top table in my color choices - but it sure does look like it! LOL!!

This is one area that is finished - cuz it doesn't require the sink!! LOL!!!


Apr 08, 2013, 10:52 AM
Mary Ruth
Your kitchen is coming out so quaint and cozy! LOVE your color choices and you must be THRILLED to have your new kitchen!
Apr 10, 2013, 08:40 AM
It's coming together so nice! And you did a great job on the curtains!
Apr 22, 2013, 05:33 AM
wow your kitchen looks amazing. great job and the curtains are wonderful. congrats!
Apr 23, 2013, 11:37 AM
I am sitting here oohing and aahing over your new kitchen! Love the vintage elements you've incorporated throughout. And despite keeping the stained trim door and windows, which some might think would darken the room, your kitchen looks so much brighter and appealing now. Nicely done!
Apr 25, 2013, 08:08 AM
Wow!!! Your new kitchen is beautiful! Smile
Apr 25, 2013, 10:35 PM
The transformation is amazing. You have done a top notch job... you have got to be pleased with the results too.
Are the lilacs blooming We talked about them in the past... it has been one heck of a winter... even here in Texas...
Thumbs up Becca!
Apr 27, 2013, 09:04 AM
This is an amazing transformation! Awesome job Smile
Apr 29, 2013, 05:46 PM
out on a limb
Becky - the lilacs are getting there....i bet maybe by the end of the week. Spring is here!! I do have a peony getting ready to open in a couple days, too. It is kinda early, but i'll go enjoy the smell anyway!

I ordered some new vinyl for the floor and it is set to be installed probably next week.

Thanks for you guys who commented! I am totally loving it!


Apr 29, 2013, 05:48 PM
out on a limb
Wow - I didn't post pictures of my sink!! That was an ordeal - but glad it's in and beautiful!!