We thought we should post some pics of the progress we’ve made in the kitchen. We’re still recovering (emotionally) from what happened to us this past weekend, which we kinda talked about (without really talking about) here.
But it’s good to focus on things that are going well and are within our control, so here’s where we’re at with the kitchen (our apologies for the bad lighting/photo quality…took these with our phones):
The challenge we took on was to create a kitchen that will look at home in this old house and will also look a little like us. We’re trying to maintain a look that is authentic for the age of the house by selecting options like solid oak butcher block counter tops, simple Shaker-style cabinets, and corbels under the shelves/cabinets for that old, farmhouse-ish feel. Then, to remain true to ourselves, we purchased a new stainless dishwasher and brushed stainless fixtures to add that modern touch (the rest of the drawer fronts/handles and sink parts will be installed soon).
Again, the colors look horrible in these photos! We’ll be sure to post some new ones soon.
The walls are Martha Stewart Living Sharkey Gray from Home Depot. Love the color – it’s that perfect marriage of gray and beige, hate the quality – literally, this paint requires more than two coats (on fresh primer!) and peels like crazy! We’ll stick with Behr Signature in the future. Here’s a better look at the color swatch:
Because of the soffits, which we wanted to keep, we designed the upper cabinets around this little corner nook. It’s perfect for the custom shelves that Chris is putting in for me. We love us some open shelving in a kitchen! The bottom of the first shelf is level with the bottom of the cabinet, for a seamless look. The rest will go up soon.
As you can see, we have quite a bit of work still to do: caulking, tiling the back splash, plumbing the sink, painting the window frames, installing the drawers and cupboard doors and hardware, laying the flooring, installing the cabinet side panels/trim, and doing something about the lack of privacy through those windows and that light above the sink.
We’ll be sure to keep you posted. Now back to work!