You might be wondering what is up with the kitchen renovations. They were interrupted for our new grand-daughter's arrival.
I left off here..
Everything torn out and the guys were ready to bring in the granite. Your first look at the stone we picked out. Colonial Cream.
The old ceramic tile back splash had to be removed and that led to another part of the renovation. I had to find tile to match the sink area back splash that we had put in four years ago.
The guy who measure for the template said he saw it at Floor Decor in Dallas. Then up next, the entire kitchen needed to be painted. Lynley helped me pick out the lighter tone for the walls. (oops, now I think the den that the kitchen opens up to might need a fresh wall color too.)
This was a hard part. I needed a tiny sized stone to fill in the space between the old back splash and the granite. After four trial pieces, all too wide. I found one sheet of this in the designer stone section of Home Depot. It was meshed together, I just cut strips and mortared in place. Trust me, once grouted the end product is fabulous.
I found this in one of the kitchen drawers. I have absolutely no idea whose it is or what pictures are in it. I can't wait to turn it in and see what decade or party it was from.
See those tiny round dots in the granite. They are a dark plum color and are called cranberries. I looked at three granite houses before I found this light colored slab.
Also on the renovation list, repaint worn and dingy cabinets for a clean, bright look. For this project I used Annie Sloan chalk paint ~ Old White and two light coats of her varnish. I think the entire kitchen will take two cans of the white and one of the varnish.
Just a tiny peek at the kitchen below, still not completely done.
Kitchen renovation list
purchase new cook top and faucet
Find the perfect granite
old counters removed
cook top installed
ceilings covered with tongue and groove boards
canned lighting installed
pendant lights over the breakfast counter
Notice the difference between the cabinets on the left with Old White and the old dark ivory, with a dark glaze on the right. Yes, I went with a full one huge sink and I love it!
Up next... before and after.
Just in case you need a smile. Here are three nice reasons for delays with the kitchen work.
Now we have three gorgeous grands!
Hadley's baby doll lips and porcelain doll complexion
I have been busy lately and it did not include painting kitchen cabinets. I have become a Lala and Lynn a Poppa to little Miss Raylyn McKee.
Melissa and Sean are great parents. The delivery was amazing and everyone is well. Just very tired adjusting to their new world. Except for Raylyn of course, who just eats, sleeps and lets us cuddle her.