Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The reveal

It's almost done. The kitchen has officially been renovated. We still need blinds...and cushions...and baskets...and something for the wall. But the real work is done. Everything else is just details.

Lest we forget what the old kitchen looked like, here's the link for the old kitchen post.

And now, walk with me as I tour you through my newly appointed kitchen. Thanks to my sister who took these lovely shots for me. Here I am, unloading my dishwasher. I have a dishwasher, friends! I have a dishwasher! I haven't had one for, uhm, almost 3 years and it has changed my life. I am not exaggerating either. I love modern conveniences.

Now, have a seat and join me for a steaming mug of coffee or perhaps a perfectly brewed cup of tea. I would love to sit and visit with you...

My husband did all the painting, the back splash, the floor. He put up the cabinets, did the plumbing, attached the handles and adjusted the doors (both very finicky jobs). He's a very handy guy. But let it be known, my friends, that I assembled every one of those Ikea cabinets by myself in the midst of making sure my 3 children stayed fed and entertained. Yes I did.

This pantry, was a wasted space before. Now I can fit ALL my food in it. I love it. I hate my fridge, but I love my pantry. I'll take it.

And here's where we eat. I want to pretty up this little area a bit. You know, add a girly touch or two, but that will have to wait for a while. At least we have a place to eat again.

And that, my friends, is that. The fruit of our labor. I'm glad it's done.


  1. It's GORGEOUS!! I love it. Congrats on the totally new kitched!!! :o)

  2. Really amazing job to both of you.

  3. It's really pretty! You guys did a really great job. I totally understand the pain of renovating...it's so worth it though isn't it!

  4. it looks GREAT!!!! congrats!!

    looks like the perfect space to make some great food :)

  5. It looks great and I really love your pantry. IKEA is one of my favorite places, but I spend way to much money there.

  6. i love it! its bright,and cheery yet really sophisticated and classy!!

    excellent job!

    p.s. thanks for your supportive comments on my blog..i really appreciate it