Sunday, March 20, 2011


Welcome to my new kitchen!

Here are some of my favorite details:
oil rubbed bronze hardware

single piece Moen faucet in oil rubbed bronze

dovetail drawers
crown molding

coordinating oak divider into living room

Monday, March 7, 2011

delays delays - reveal coming soon


Hello again. I know it's been a while. School has taken over my life lately. I've got the contractor coming hopefully this week to put the hardware on the cabinets and finish a couple of other small details. I plan to take the final pictures and post them here after he does that. Stay tuned for the big reveal!

Monday, January 24, 2011

We're in the home stretch

It's been a while since I've posted. There's been some progress of course but nothing major since the last update. The microwave is in, the last of the cabinet doors was attached,  I had some crown molding put in the living room, new baseboards put in the living room and a small section of the kitchen. I got the bill last night. Let's just say, once the kitchen is done I won't be eating out for quite a while.

The counter top is scheduled to be installed this Friday and I have asked the contractor to finish up by Friday as well. We're going on month three in a couple of weeks and I'm ready for this to be done.

So barring any more delays, I should have a working kitchen by Friday. I will clean up and post pictures over the weekend if that is the case.

If you're someone I know personally, you can expect a dinner invite in the upcoming weeks/months.

Here's to a great 2011. Cheers!


Thursday, January 6, 2011

Friday Dec 31st through Thursday Jan 6th

Hello everyone, sorry for the delay. I'm finally getting around to updating my blog. I'm happy to report there has been much progress made on my kitchen. I'm VERY happy.

The biggest change is that all of my cabinets are now installed and I can actually walk through my living room now. Here are a couple of shots of my kitchen on New Year's Eve:
Put on your sunglasses, it's bright in here!
Lights are on at full blast and I used a flash so it's super bright.

The space for my fridge was framed out but it was a tight fit.The panel on the left was a bit bowed and the cabinet went right up to the brick.
fridge before
 So they added a spacer to the right of the cabinet and extended the space out a bit to the left. Now I have the option of buying a bigger fridge.
fridge after

You might remember I had an issue with the cabinet not clearing the stove. Well that was also corrected. Both cabinets were pulled out about 4 inches so that I could open both the stove and cabinet doors.

cabinet BEFORE
cabinet AFTER

 My electrical box was framed out so I could cover it with a picture

I found a nice medallion to cover up the spot that remained after the old lighting fixture was removed

Trim detail was added

I picked up the door from my local glass place and it got installed.
And for the big finish, today the molding, light rails and face plates were installed. It looks gorgeous!