Kitchen Remodel - Part Seven

9.19.2016


On Friday, our counter top was delivered! I can't begin to tell you how thrilled I am with it! We chose  (with the help of my dear friend, Mary Ann, and my precious sister in law Marci) Argento Romano by Formica with the edgings finish. It's stunning in real life! Getting it in the house was a real challenge since it was all one piece. Talk about heavy and awkward! The delivery man, Russ and I could not do it on our own. I am thankful my friend Casey was able to drop what she was doing and come help us. It's too bad I couldn't find someone to be our camera man and get pictures of that adventure! We heaved a sigh of relief that it fit perfectly.

Shortly after the counter was delivered, my sink was installed and hooked up. The sink is Swanston granite and I seriously love it! You can't see it in the pictures, but it has a tiny bit of sparkle in it and it makes me so happy! 


All day Saturday we worked on getting the backing of the peninsula installed, the toe kick and added the trim work.


 I have some caulking and touch up painting to do, but it looks so much better! Notice the yummy apple crisp cooling on the counter. Yummy!


Now that I have a counter, I can start to get things put in their place. I love being able to have my Kitchen Aide mixer out and ready to use. One of my new purchases for the kitchen was the coffee filter holder which can be found on Etsy. So much nicer than a box or plastic bag. Practical and cute! 


Friday night we ran our new Frigidaire dishwasher for the first time. Because I have never owned a dishwasher, I had no idea what to really expect. The one my mom had when I was a kid was so loud and you practically had to wash them before loading them in the dishwasher. It seemed so silly to me. We loaded up the dishwasher without rinsing anything to really test it out.  We turned it on and stood there waiting for I don't know what. Soon we were both leaning over and had our ears close to the door to see if it was working. Yes, we are goofy like that. Well, it was! It is whisper quiet and my dishes were spotless when it was done. I can get so used to this!! 

All that is left to do is the backsplash, the shelf over the sink for the school house light and the crown molding. I also need to buy chairs for the peninsula bar and do some decorating. All those things can wait a while. We need a break and now that the kitchen is fully functioning, there is no hurry. I can visit my sewing room and begin a project now! I have missed playing with my fabric. =)

Thank you for sharing this journey with me. I will post pictures when it is finally all done!

Here are the links if you want to go back to see the process:

Have a happy Monday!!

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Kitchen Remodel - Part Six

9.04.2016

And now we have cabinetry! This is a picture of the work in progress. My hubby and a dear friend hung them and it went well. We really do like the bead board look, so we are sure about keeping them, although the company offered to send the ones we originally ordered if we want them to. 


It was a little nerve wracking to drill in the new cabinets to add the knobs and cups! I was holding my breath a lot during that process. I am really enjoying have an almost fully functioning kitchen. The countertop is on order and as soon as it arrives, I will be doing a happy dance! Getting a countertop means I will finally get my sink back!



For the small drawers, I chose to use reproduction green glass knobs from Look In The Attic to add a bit of glam. Love glass knobs!


In the upper corner cupboard, I ordered two lazy susans by Rev a Shelf from Kitchen Source  to help make the cabinet more easily assessable. Now things won't get lost in the back. 


The peninsula lights got hung up today. =)


What we have left to is the back splash, the crown molding and toe kicks to install. 

We are so close to being done! 


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