Next on the kitchen reno list was shopping for new hardware. Designers sometimes call this part “jewelry” for your cabinets. I shopped online and locally at the big box stores to hone in on what I liked. Ultimately, the best … Continue reading
We put these on our Christmas list and were happy to receive them. Thanks Dad! They are also available in multi-packs. If you decide to go with flourescent, you’ll also need to hide the ballast. This was a big part … Continue reading
We started the tiling phase the weekend after Christmas. Fooled by the lure of a three day weekend, we thought we would have plenty of time to finish a small area like a backsplash. Well, maybe that would have worked … Continue reading
I have always hated our golden oak cabinets and once we decided that we were giving ourselves granite countertops for Christmas, I knew it was time to ditch the golden oak. I read up on all the different processes and … Continue reading
Our adventures in renovating our cookie cutter home in Suburbia starts with our kitchen remodel. Eventually, we’ll move on to other rooms in our front-to-back split home, but the kitchen will involve several posts. I will also be learning as I continue to post and become more adept in the world of blogging.
Here are some of the projects involved that will be detailed in future posts:
- Transforming golden oak cabinets with gel stain (and lots of patience and sanding).
- New granite countertops purchased from Nebraska Furniture Mart.
- Installing new mosaic tile backsplash.
- Painting cabinet hinges to match purchased oil rubbed bronze hardware using spray paint and RubNBuff.
- Adding beadboard to the island & painting the island.
- Giving the stools a makeover with gel stain, fabric and nailhead trim.
- Installing new pendant lights for the island and a new ceiling fan.
- Painting & RubNBuff-ing existing light fixture to match.
- Painting outlet covers to match tiles backsplash
- Painting the walls a lighter shade of butter yellow.
- Photoshopping in the new stainless appliances that I can’t afford yet!
For reference, here’s what out kitchen looked like before.