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Wow! I love seeing the progression of photos. This is going to be a wonderful transformation! Can't wait to see more!
 
Posts: 6101 | Registered: Jul 20, 2009Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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What an exhausting journey kitchen projects are...but it's moving right along and looking amazing!!!
 
Posts: 1966 | Location: Somewhere In the Middle | Registered: Nov 16, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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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.


~~~becca~~~~


 
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Pat yourself on the back girl-you've done a lot of work!
 
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Pat yourself on the back girl-you've done a lot of work!


Amazing transformation! You must be THRILLED!


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Posts: 9525 | Location: East Space Coast, Florida zone 9B | Registered: Feb 11, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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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...


~~~becca~~~~




 
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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!
 
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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!


~~~becca~~~~


 
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Wow! I love it like it is...honestly. I know when you finish, it will contribute to a quick sale. Just terrific!!!
 
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Looks so pretty...love the cabinets/knobs!

Wouldn't you know it...kitties have to be the absolute center of everything, don't they??? Wink
 
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Looking good. Love following your progress.


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wowza! great job...
 
Posts: 466 | Location: mountains of nh | Registered: Aug 24, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Did the snow put a damper on your countertop installation? Can't wait to see them.
 
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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"


~~~becca~~~~




 
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~~~becca~~~~




 
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close up of the edge


~~~becca~~~~




 
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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..


~~~becca~~~~




 
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the other side - i really like the extra counter space - it just looks "finished" going around the corner thing....


~~~becca~~~~




 
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partly tiled..

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and closeup on the mosaic..


~~~becca~~~~




 
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I decided to make new curtains. There is a subtle difference, but that's ok...


~~~becca~~~~




 
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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.


~~~becca~~~~




 
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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!


~~~becca~~~~




 
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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?

 
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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!!


~~~becca~~~~


 
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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?
 
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Looking good Smile I have those same mosaic tiles in my guest bathroom. I love all the colors in them.


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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?
 
Posts: 9425 | Location: california | Registered: Apr 01, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Amazing changes. I've enjoyed seeing this come along.


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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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~~~becca~~~~


 
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That is an incredible transformation!!!! I can only imagine how happy you are!!!
 
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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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Looks great, you did a fantastic job. I love your black and white floor. After the redo, do you still have it?
 
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Wow what a difference. The room looks larger, brighter & very handsome! I know you love it!
 
Posts: 10348 | Location: Mechanicsville Virginia | Registered: Jan 26, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Becca,

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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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!
 
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Awesome!!!! All of that hard work is really paying off!


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Posts: 7384 | Location: Highland, CA Zone 9b  | Registered: Sep 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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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!!!


~~~becca~~~~


 
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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...


~~~becca~~~~




 
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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.


~~~becca~~~~




 
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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!!!


~~~becca~~~~




 
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Your kitchen is coming out so quaint and cozy! LOVE your color choices and you must be THRILLED to have your new kitchen!
 
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It's coming together so nice! And you did a great job on the curtains!
 
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wow your kitchen looks amazing. great job and the curtains are wonderful. congrats!
 
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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!
 
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Wow!!! Your new kitchen is beautiful! Smile
 
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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!
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This is an amazing transformation! Awesome job Smile
 
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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!


~~~becca~~~~


 
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Wow - I didn't post pictures of my sink!! That was an ordeal - but glad it's in and beautiful!!


~~~becca~~~~




 
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