Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I will be back!

Just wanted to let you all know that my computer finally died! Hopefully I will be back very soon so please be patient!!!!! Thanks for understanding!!!

Friday, December 4, 2009

A green kitchen renovation!

Finally......The kitchen is complete except for a couple of finishing touches!


Isn't this the sweetest little door? Before the door was just a piece of plywood. We found this one at Ferris Wheel Antiques...all it needed was shortened, and a little primer and paint. It even came with the hinges and doorknob! It looks as though it has always been there........


Looking towards the kitchen from the powder room. This is where the built in china cabinet used to be.



A tray of oils.........




Love the new tile and granite!




The hardwood floors are reclaimed maple with mahogany stain from an old gymnasium




The cabinets are 42" tall with seeded glass............







Looking down the hall............






A little stool for seating...........




The legs on the front of the sink were a steal at $4.99 a piece on clearance at Lowes!





The refrigerator slides out to access the utility room where the new geo thermal heating/cooling unit is housed.




A little sparkly! There are two chandeliers in the kitchen...........






The cabinets on the right side are all added...there were no cabinets here before the renovation.



More white ironstone of course!




The chalkboard covers the electrical box...........


I can't even begin to tell you how excited we are for the kitchen renovations to finally be done!!!!
The Details:
The cabinets are used...we bought them from a couple who was remodeling their kitchen. They are 42" tall custom oak cabinets. Each cabinet and door was sanded down to bare wood,primered,and painted! Mr. D spent hours trying to figure out how to arrange them to work in our kitchen and had to rebuild some of the cabinets in order to make them work. The cabinets with glass doors had dated leaded inserts which were removed and seeded glass was added along with glass shelves. Feet were added to the bottom of the cabinets along with beadboard on the sides,and corbels for a more custom look. The paint on the walls is Antique White by Valspar and the granite is Venetian Gold.


































Thursday, December 3, 2009

I'm back!

This picture kinda makes me laugh....we eventually tore out the whole wall!

This is where the new heating/cooling unit is housed.

We poured a new foundation footing for the back wall.


Here you can see the old built in china cabinet has been removed....it didn't take much effort!

Gosh it feels like years since I last posted....has it really been so long!?!?!? What started out to be a kitchen renovation eventually turned into much,much more. Of course if you own an old house you know how that goes....one thing always leads to another....... and another!
I thought I would start with a few pics of the kitchen renovation in stage 1. We installed a geo thermal heating/cooling system and since we don't have a basement it meant ripping up the kitchen floor to run all the new lines. We figured since we had to rip the floor up we might as well install new hardwood floors to match the rest of the house right? Well that led to new cabinets,counter top, plumbing, a concrete foundation footing,and a ton of other things and details that I won't bore you with! Big reveal to follow....so check back tomorrow!