Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Kitchen Remodel part 3

It’s coming along! We’re so close to being done.

The cabinets are in now.  Here’s a little timeline of photos. The time between the first photo and the last is about 9 days.

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Doesn’t Paul look happy to be standing in the construction zone?

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The kitchen was masked off and ready for painting. The painting of the cabinets took place Friday and Saturday morning. I’ve smelled paint before—but this was lacquer, as in the smell of nail polish. The fumes were so bad we had to go stay with a family member Friday the 13th (appropriate day for bad luck) because it seemed as if a thousand bottles of nail polish were shoved up our nose for our enjoyment. Not exaggerating. At all.

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The island is quarter-sawn oak. I didn’t want it painted white as I figured it would be hammered by this family of 5. Something classic like quarter-sawn oak was suggested by our cabinet maker. That made me happy. I used to have this piano pictured below  in my house, which is an antique made of quarter-sawn oak and I loved the grain. Timeless. Oh, excuse my adorable niece sitting at the piano. The piano now belongs to my sister-in-law Ilene. She had to send me this photo as I never took a picture of the piano when it lived in my house for many years. Gorgeous huh? The piano too.

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During the last two days Carrara marble was installed.

kitchen counters going in

Along with the hardware.DSC_0070_a_copyI was so excited last night I started loading up my dishes.

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Final post next week after the backsplash, plumbling, and lighting is finished.

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9 comments:

Ilene said...

Beyond GORGEOUS!!

And I'm not just talking about the picture of my daughter :)

So HAPPY for you guys. Bee-you-tee-ful. Can't wait to see it in real life. I'm drooling over my keyboard right now- No exaggeration.

Mary said...

Wow! I love the island, and I think it works well not being white. The new appliances are great too! I clicked back to Remodel Part 1 to see some before shots. Did you get rid of the corner pantry? I really like the tall cupboard on the left, and also the cabinetry where your microwave used to be. Can't wait to see the completed room!

cynthia said...

mary, yes we took out the corner pantry. That 'little room' took up lots of floor space. The kitchen is loads bigger now. I have another pantry under our stairs, not as big, but the tall cupboard is our main pantry now.

Kirks Korner said...

I like what you did. You are an inspiration to me. Thank you.

QuiltingCyclist said...

Absolutely WOW! You have nailed your dream kitchen and will now get to live in it. So very happy for you all. Love the description of the smell of the lacquer. I could truly imagine it. Cannot wait to see the finished product.

Camille said...

What a difference! I love it! Im also jealous of your new stove. I wanted a gas one but we don't have a line in our house :(
Can't wait to see the finished product.

lrlincks said...

So pretty!

Tonje said...

WOW! Really nice! :)

Win said...

IT TURNED OUT FABULOUS! Seriously, it is so beautiful! Glad I get to enjoy it with you every once in awhile! :-)

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