Hello there! Betcha thought I’ve given up blogging, huh? Believe it or not, it’s been on my mind constantly and now that we’re officially moved in and have found our home schooling groove, I’ve finally been able to carve out some time to get back to doing what I love, which is connecting with all of you. Between commuting back and forth from Dallas to Houston, educating my 8 year old boy wonder and unpacking boxes, I’ve done just about all but lose my hair but all is well and we’re finally getting cozy around here.
One thing that has really truly motivated me today is the annual One Room Challenge that several of your favorite design bloggers have begun. I love this event because it really gives you a front row seat into the creative process of building a room. I was especially excited to find that Linda over at Calling It Home has opened it up for everyone to participate in if they choose to link up. Since we’re beginning our kitchen makeover, I thought it would be a perfect way to keep me pushing forward and let you see the progress as it happens.
So…here we are. My kitchen, in all of it’s 1990′s glory complete it’s spectacular peachy pink wall paper border, white washed cabinets and formica counter tops. Yumm!
(full disclosure: these photos are from the real estate listing and are from the previous owner but I never took photos of my own before we began the ren-o, but you get the idea)
And here’s the breakfast nook that will be doubling as our formal dining area since this house doesn’t actually HAVE a formal dining room
Here’s the plan:
1. change out the appliances (stainless)
2. Install new counter tops (Bianco Romano)
3. Remove all upper cabinets to be replaced with open shelving/Paint lower cabinets glossy black
4. Install marble back splash
5. Build out banquette seating under both windows and make bench cushions covered with faux metallic alligator fabric
6. find a small round table
7. New light fixture
8. REMOVE BORDER and paint (this should possibly be moved up to number 1)
As of today, 10/3/13 we have completed 1 and 2
One of the things we made sure to incorporate when we had the counters installed was to extend the ledge to create a small seating area. Our last house had a really awesome kitchen island that everyone would gather around and we missed that in our new galley style kitchen. Even though its tiny, it works perfectly and Cayman loves to hang out there while I’m making dinner.
The new hood is supposed to arrive tomorrow (yes!). That will replace the microwave and the upper cabinets should be coming down this weekend as well.
I can’t wait to share next week’s update with you.
Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you’ll come back for more and be sure to visit here to see the other participant’s transformations!