Sunday, October 25, 2009

Smore Kitchen

The kitchen renovation was a spur of the moment decision. We have been talking about what and how we would do the kitchen. Then on Labor Day we decided to go to SEARS and see what kind of sales they had going on. Of course before I planted the seed in Jon I looked at several different websites to check sales. We decided in the car on the way, that we were definetly going to purchase new appliances. The advacado green oven we had was only 26 inches. Which when you like to cook and bake the 26 inches is very discouraging. Anyway, when we were discussing (on our 25minute :) drive) we decided that the only updating to the kitchen was going to be the appliances and the shaving of some cabinets to be able to fit a 28 inch oven. We already knew we were expecting twins...not just double the cuteness, double the fun, but double the expenses...eek. WELL, we easily picked out our fridge and our dishwasher. However, when we were picking out our oven...there weren't (AREN'T) any that would fit in our opening. So wandering around the appliances taking some more time to talk we decided that we would just figure it out. Some how we would make a 30 inch oven fit into a 28 inch opening.
After coming back home and looking at our kitchen appliances Jon figured out that we could not shave the cabinets to get 30 inches. Me, quietly freaking out, was looking at the cabinets and pointed out several other areas we could maybe? shave down. Jon was sooo excited that it was possible and that we didn't have to move the kitchen sink plumbing...that would have been a headache. Well, after cutting more than one cabinet we decided we had to either sand and restain the cabinets or paint them. We went with painting because we thought it would go much faster. Also, I was scared that the kitchen was going to be so dark, because we had to get new counter tops and went with black. Cutting all of the cabinets made the counter tops not fit correctly. After we decided we had to get new counter tops and paint the cabinets, we couldn't just leave the floor the way it was and since we are tiling the floor why would we leave the old backsplash. Oh, and hey Jon, can we put a new sink in the kitchen, oh and the kitchen bathroom...hmm what else could we do. Oh could you build me a butcher block like table and ....hmm I'm sure I can think of more for you to do. Hahaha
Here's a quick recap in pictures. :)

Advacado green appliances waiting for garbage :( ..... :D

Shaving/cutting cabinets.
Painted cabinets. After we decided to paint the cabinets Jon said, do you want your antique white? I was sooo suprised (he doesn't like white cabinets in kitchens). I told him how worried I was about our kitchen looking so dark and without a problem he said let's go white. He loves do I. Tiling the floor. If I remember correctly I was on my knees tiling/grouting for 3 nights straight....all while being pregnant with twins...yes I will probably bring this up often when we do house jobs :) We went to work and came home every night to work on the should see the amount of shows on our DVR.

Completed tiled floor, painted cabinets, and installed counter top.

Appliances are in and the backsplash is complete.

I asked Jon if we could sell our dining room furniture. I wanted to make more room for two babies. Of course he said sure. Well it sold in a week or maybe it was two. After we sold it I told Jon we could put the table from the kitchen in the dining room and we would just have to buy a hutch. Well we decided to go to a furniture store....and....

Sorry it's so dark! We decided to get a different table. This one has a leaf, which I really wanted...going from a dining room table that could fit 8 to a table that only fit 4, I felt like we needed to go in between. The other half of the dining room is going to be used as "floor time" for the babies. We will put in a white fluffy carpet...yes white..get over it. We will also get a little bookshelf for toys and such.
This isn't done yet, but I thought I would show you the sink Jon made. We had a small wall sink in here. We decided to do a pedistal sink...well our plumbing comes out of the we couldn't do the pedistal. Jon made the base for the basin from the pedistal sink and we returned the pedistal. I think he did a GREAT job.

1 comment:

  1. It looks so cool! I'm totally going to be stalking your blog ;) That way I don't feel so out of the loop!

    I love what you did with the kitchen. That backsplash is gorgeous!