Monday, August 27, 2012

~WHITE KITCHEN MAKEOVER - REMODEL~


~LOVING THESE CABINETS~

(SORRY ABOUT THE COMMENT THINGY!  HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S UP!
THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW,
MISS DEBBIE DABBLE!) 

:) :) :)

Another boring kitchen update for you!
(One day we will be done and we'll all be happy!)

Over the weekend my guy and I worked some long hours ripping out MORE of our 1970's kitchen.  Enough of the old cabinets are now gone for us to move our TEMPORARY counter (on wheels) over to the far right wall.  It's sooo exciting for us to finally get a feel for how large the kitchen is actually going to be.  About 14.5 x 12.0.  Roughly it will be a little more than double the size of our original galley kitchen.
~LOVING THIS PLATE RACK~~

I've spent a great deal of time online looking at some amazing kitchens!!  Found some sweet ones if you want to see them here on PINTEREST.  Most are super-large and are priced way out of our budget.  Still it's fun to look tho!  I'm a firm believer that you can reproduce the look you want for a lot less than one might think...especially when all the work is done by you, the homeowner.
~WHERE WE ARE TODAY~

For us to get the feeling of just what an island is going to be like we placed this small table near the center of the room.  Hopefully this is going to help us decide just where we want the refrigerator, stove and ovens to be.  One thing we do know...we will be replacing our almost new gas stove for a range top and wall ovens.  All the designs we've seen so far that we really love include built-ins.  We are opting for recessed lighting, but still have no clue just what kind of task lighting we will choose.  Still have a lot of looking to do!
~SOMETIME BACK~
(Slow Going!)

See that pot-rack sitting on that temporary table above?  I found that some time ago and just loved it.  I purchased it as an inspiration piece and hope to use it for some of the copper cookware I collect.
 ~LOVING THIS POT-RACK~

A couple of weeks ago I found two small copper pieces at Goodwill...both priced $3.99 each.  They need to be cleaned up a little bit, but they are still wonderful!  For now they'll go back into the garage where almost all of my kitchen stuff is being stored.  (Try cooking when everything you NEED is in a box somewhere OTHER than your kitchen!)  It's are REALITY right now!!!! :)
 ~LOVING THIS COOPPER POT~
 ~~LOVING THIS COPPER STRAINER~
 ~LOVING THIS GREAT PRICE...$3.99~

One thing I can't help but continue to smile about has to do with the profound differences in my children.  They both LOVE to cook and spend hours making the most delicious meals for their families.  It's the one big thing they have in common (can't think of anything else...except both are very vocal about their opinions/children like parents I guess!).  I chatted with my daughter the other day and she LOVES the idea of a covered refrigerator (one that looks like cabinets on the front)!  Yesterday I shared this thought with my son and He absolutely hated it.  :)
(NOTHIN' EVAH CHANGES AROUND HERE!)

Hope your Monday is wonderful!  Another fresh, new week with endless possibilities!

Love to you...

8 comments:

A Southern Rose said...

Rebecca, Your kitchen is going to me gorgeous! I can't wait to see it. I know you are ready. :) I've been looking at you pictures on Pinterest. So many pretty kitchens. I bet your's will out shine them all.

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

P.S. I have tried leaving other comments this week but for some reason they won't show up.

Anneke said...

wow, i am in love with your kitchen.
this is the kind i like very much , and so much space you have.
greetings from ann

Marilyn said...

Does your kitchen have a lot of natural light? The reason I'm asking is the house where my daughter lives was remodeled with recessed lighting and it seems so dark to me. There is a fan and light over the table, but the lighting just doesn't "light" the place up. Could it also have something to do with the paprika colored walls? (I dislike them intensely)!! Can't wait to see more. Love the fact that your kiddos disagree.♥♫

Mary Ellen said...

Rebecca- I am so enjoying this whole process of your kitchen redo. The pink linoleum tile continues to keep coming up and I am not sure we can hold off much longer on our kitchen remodel. Seeing how you and hubby are figuring out things is a great help!

bee blessed
mary

Dolores said...

Oh my gosh..... you and your sweet hubby have made magic.... your kitchen is looking gorgeous!!!

Bonnie Hitchcock said...

Yes, a lot less when you have Mr. AGP man! You are lucky, chic-a-dee!

I know it is going to be great!

Hope your back is better!

NanaDiana said...

Rebecca-So far...so good. It is looking wonderful. We put a stove top in and double ovens when we added on the kitchen here and I absolutely LOVE it. I went gas stove top and electric oven because electric is better for baking, at least in MHO.

I can't wait to see it all finished for you. I love the looks of a paneled fridge and if I ever do another kitchen that is what I would do. Blessings- xo Diana

Marilou Bain said...

Rebecca Everything is going to be just beautiful when you are all finished, I know you will enjoy it so much! Hugs to you my friend, Marilou

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