kitchen update- days 2 &3

It almost feels like we just moved into our house with all of the mess going on!
I am really getting excited though with how it's turning out. 
The doors are going to be a long process since we don't have a ton of room in our garage right now- so it may have to be done in stages.

I've got the priming and a coat of paint on.
One of the interesting things about this kitchen was what the builder decided to do above the vent.....
There were cabinet doors leading to this:

I don't know why he didn't just put in a decorative front? It's kinda like false hope of more storage with the doors there!
Our plan is to leave the doors off and build a front more like this:

Cottage Living magazine July/August issue '06
I think we can do it similar to the way we did our fireplace mantel.

 The post in the kitchen that was green is now going white.  I like how it is blending in more.

Here was the before:

We bought all the trim that will be going around the base of the island, and the inset trim.  It is going to look awesome!
We also found some bronze pulls that fit.  I was getting a little worried because the originals were long!
But these fit perfectly, so I won't have to be drilling and filling in holes for the drawers.

The glass knobs will be going on all of the doors.  These are from Target -in a multi pack- and definitely the best deal I've seen for glass.

I was starting to get a bit of cabin fever the last 48 hours!  It's been seven hour days working on this.
Fortunately I was able to get out into the land of the living because of a hair appointment I had today. 
Since I won't be going out on the town, and my hair won't be seen by anyone but the dog and my daughter, I thought I'd show you the beautiful job my stylist did!  :)

She added the flowers in just because!  :)  I just love her.
She's been doing my hair since I was 14.  She's done my wedding, and done my hair in almost every color (except for black- which I have considered on occasion...)

So there you have it.  I'm off to do coat of paint #2. 
With my pretty hair.


  1. Denise~
    Holy smokes, your kitchen looks so different and I LOVE it! I can't believe how much work you've done, your fast, girl!! I love the contrast between the dark floors and the white cabinets...beautiful! I love the knobs and drawer handles, great choices.

    Your hair looks so pretty! Good luck with the rest of the kitchen!

  2. Keep up the hard work!!! Having painted my kitchen white, I can say it will SO be worth it ;D Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. The kitchen is looking good! And your hair looks great!


  4. Wow, it already looks amazing.

  5. your hair is too cute. love it.
    and the kitchen looks great!!

  6. Gorgeous...all of it! and your hair....GORGEOUS! how pretty. I love that she put flowers in your hair...I wished she was my hair dresser as well. What a wonderful way to feel refreshed!


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