Our kitchen update is moving along smoothly and faster than we expected. We couldn't be happier with our contractor and his team. They have been ahead of schedule the entire time even with our last minute changes. I cannot wait to share the before and after images in the coming weeks. I purchased the above light fixture from Lumens which I think will fit perfectly with our updated look.
The new oak top nail wood floors match the rest of the homes 86 year old floors. This was the only part of the renovation we did not like. In fact, we spent 2 nights away at a hotel until the strong varnish odor went away. It was a dusty,loud and smelly process but a necessary to get the floors to look like they were part of the original wood floors throughout the home.
This is a sample of the soft white cabinets with a antiqued metallic gold glaze finish. However, I have since contacted the cabinetmakers to ask that the gold is rubbed out a bit more for a more realistic aged patina. Brush chrome cabinet knobs and pulls to compliment the stainless steel appliances.
Sample of the granite for the counter tops scheduled to be installed tomorrow 9/30. Although this stone is beautiful and I know we'll be happy with it, it was not our first choice. We really wanted Carrara marble but it was more expensive and our friends and some neighbors aware that we are heavy(and sloppy)red wine lovers thought it would be a messy marriage. We thought this white stone was a good compromise. I just hope I don't kick myself when I see or visit a home with my dream marble.
A sample of the glossy white subway tiles with accent rope for the backsplash which is scheduled for installation this Saturday and possibly Sunday.
I found and purchased this ceramic high relief online from Anderson Ceramics located in Round Rock, Texas. The artist/owner Neal was very nice and accommodating to my last minute request in getting the piece to me in a week. This will be the backsplash over the cooktop.
This wallpaper( is from the Cottage English collection by Sandpiper Studios. Because of the small size of the kitchen, there isn't a lot of visible wall space which is why I thought a large pattern would compliment the kitchen beautifully. No one in our circle of friends and family share our love for wallpaper. They consider it either too over the top or something grandma would appreciate. We're hoping to prove them wrong.