Monday, June 28, 2010

The Kitchen...it's getting closer!

6 years ago yesterday
 (well, it was already the 28th in China, but the 27th in the USA) 
was the BEST day of my life... this wonderful little baby was placed in my arms and made me a Mommy!
She looks thrilled doesn't she?
We had a little party last night complete with cake and presents!

We started this kitchen project months ago... 
 I knew I either wanted a $50,000 remodel or I wanted something a bit kitschy and unusual.  I immediately knew which remodel I'd actually be getting!
Whimsical and fun is more my style anyway...
We started with a kitchen that screams 1990
Oak cabinets, purple laminate counter tops (really, what WAS she thinking?) and no back splash!

A little bit of paint later we had

then this...
After that the Mister went to work on the counter tops
and then the back splash...
Closer...
So now we're just down to the grout, the edge for the counter tops (you know it's a good sign when you find corner and trim pieces with NO prices on them... I have a feeling the trim is going to be more than the entire project!), trim around the window and a new set of French doors...
New stainless appliances would be the cherry on top, but that won't happen this year.
I have this window in my kitchen that needs...something!
I'm going to do a re-do on this custom window piece that I got from a place I use to work.  The trim will have to come off...
We also are going to repaint the entire great room.  There isn't a break so I have to get 1 color for the whole room...  I am going to paint the end wall in the living room a different color, this is what I'm thinking:
The darker turquoise (dragonfly) is the cabinet color, the yellow is my front entry and the green is the color I'm thinking of for the great room, the lightest blue for the accent wall and that magenta?
The magenta is an accent color for the front entry... trust me!
Wheww, I guess we have more to do than I thought.  The mister just said yesterday once we get this all painted He'll re-tile the fireplace and then we'll get new carpet...
It's NEVER done, is it?
Happy Monday!

6 comments:

Sherry said...

Love the pic with your precious little one... little did she know at the time that was the beginning of a whole new wonderful life for her!

Your kitchen rocks! I love what yall have done and certainly if you wish to do it again on a kitchen in Texas I know just the place!

Melanie said...

Darling wasn't really crying, she was just so in love with you and you know it's hard for her to show her feelings, so she just cried!

I'm loving the pictures. I will need a side-by-side before and after when you're done. I love the view from your window.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Ohhhhhh, look at the wee one...little did she know what a fabulous Mommy she'd be getting.

You are going to keep the Mister busy as a cat in a little box.

LOVE all the colors!

LuLu♥

viewsbychris.blogspot.com said...

Its coming along! Really so-o-o- much better with the purple c-tops gone! Can't wait to see what's coming....

chinamommy said...

thanks! I'll be sure to post the before and after as soon as we get to "AFTER"... anyone want to come help me paint? (the walls!!)

Robbie Marinero said...

Renovation is indeed the answer to this kind of problem. It not only solve the color pattern problem, but also give the space a much needed update. Nice to see the whole new countertops; it's much better than before. -> Robbie @ TNTGranite.ca

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