Well, this post has been a long time coming (as like all my blog posts), but I figure it is high time I post some of our “before” and “after” photos from our latest kitchen upgrade…you know…the one that started in February 2012! I think part of the reason I have had such a hard time posting these photos is that I had it set in my mind that I would not post any photos until the kitchen was “completely” finished…can we say “type A” personality or what?! However, it was not until today that I realized that it may be “ok” to post some current photos…wow …what a realization that was!!
So I will just come out and say it, our kitchen is not completely finished, but I am cool with it. We still need a few more toekicks installed, an overhead vent, open cupboards need to be re-painted, trim needs to be painted, more backslash is required on oven side and the list goes on, but we are homeowners and this is our life. Things take time when you are relying on your own two hands to finish the job, but the satisfaction you get from doing the job yourself is priceless!
This was by far the biggest and most expensive project we have taken on since we moved in and we are very excited about how it is turning out. I hope you enjoy what we have accomplished so far! I also must add that this project could not have happened without the helping hands of our patient and talented fathers. Thank you!!
And here is Chica, still managing to sleep through the mayhem of sand-drywall-repeat!
And here is our kitchen, as it stands today! Note the dark flooring which extends through the whole house now and the “Sunlit Arbutus” painting which helped me pull out the funky green colour I wanted for the countertops! Everyone knows I am a bit of a matchy matchy!
I love looking at my backsplash knowing I did the tiling all by myself…well Mr Speed did the cuts. It is the one job I was tempted to get a professional to do and I am so glad I didn’t!
Hope you have enjoyed the tour.