DIY

Drum Roll…. The Kitchen.

Here it is.  The Kitchen!
Yes, it looks dated and you kinda feel like you’re in an RV, BUT I can see it’s potential.  I’ve got BIG plans for this place, but it’s going to take some time and money, so it’ll happen slowly but surely.  I’m not interested in doing a gut job since the cabinetry is in great shape and I love white kitchens, but it’ll need a few major fix ups in other places…

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 First things first – that built in seating…bahahha….  It makes me laugh.  I’ll be recovering the seating in this beautiful Richloom fabric.  It’s an indoor/outdoor fabric which makes for easy clean up from the kiddies.  I’ll also be doing some faux roman shades in the matching geometric print.

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Next, I’ll be replacing the knobs.  The Empire Suite Collection from Lee Valley Tools.  The sub zero fridge bugs me, but I don’t want to replace it, so I think adding an appliance handle to match the cabinet knobs will update it.

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Next, I’ll tackle the odd corner sink.  (And replace the dishwasher to something stainless steel)

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It’s an expensive Corian sink, but I can’t stand white sinks.  I want a nice, new, clean, unscratched stainless steel sink.  The actually make corner drop ins.  I’ll get an inexpensive one to serve me until I change the counter tops.  Which BTW won’t be happening until the kids are a little older.  The countertops right now are Corian which is hard and durable.  It’s perfect for the kids to try and destroy.  When they are older, and a little less destructive, I’ll invest in a natural stone top.  For now, I will dress up the place to try and hide the pinkish Corian!!!  Anyway, back to the sink…..

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This one is from Home Depot.  I’m thinking something like this.  I like it!
When I redid the kitchen on our farm, I bought the most incredible faucet EVER.  I miss it, and I plan on forking out the dough to get another one.

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I hope it fits under the cabinetry!??!

A few more pics…

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Crazy ugly cook top and wall oven.  These need to go.  No one likes cooking in someone’s appliances.  Yuck.
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I’m liking this little nook built into the pantry.  It’s a great place for my ipod dock, or…..

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The Range Hood – I like how it’s got that Georgian feel.  It’ll look nice when I add the black iron knobs.

Let’s talk long term.  See that backsplash…My Gawd… It’s not bad since it’s just white and quite timeless, but I don’t like it!!!!  Unfortunately, They grouted the thing to last 500 years, so even if I attempt to pull it off, I’ll have to re-drywall everything.  Another project that will have to wait until I replace the countertops.  Ever heard of those self adhesive  tiles…. They have been getting awesome reviews on the blogs I share.  I wonder if they’d work here???  Good temporary solution?  Meh, could be super cheapo looking

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So long term.  Say good bye to that useless wet bar on the back of the built in seating.  There is a small bar fridge underneath and quite frankly, the only booze in my house is the box of wine in my fridge.  So, that’ll be ripped out, the seating will be ripped out and the upper glass cabinets will be ripped out.  That will leave a huge beautiful space for an eat in kitchen. 

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When we moved from the farm, my Dad and I salvaged a few antique doors from when the house was originally built.  We plan on using them to make a huge dining table.  I can’t wait. 

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So that’s it…my kitchen.
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