Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More Work On Our Kitchen

We started the kitchen remodel so long ago. I'm beginning to wonder if it will ever be done!
OK, Darlene..keep the faith!! Be POSITIVE!! It will be done SOON!!!
We are doing it all ourselves and we don't have much time at all. Hubby works 10 hours a day at his regular job and then works another 3-4 hours a day on our custom rug business. So work on the kitchen is sporatic. He did however make some time to hang the upper cabinet doors this past weekend...yippee!! Here is how they looked before.

I think they look beautiful if I do say so myself!

As you can see I did decide to keep the doors off of the cabinet above the microwave & above the refrigerator.
I wanted to break up the wall of cabinets and add something a bit unexpected...so I added baskets. They are so much easier to get stuff out of now. I just pull down the basket, before when the doors were on I always had to get a chair to get into those high cabinets.


Now on to working on the lower cabinets.

One day soon I hope to have this kitchen completed...sigh!

Darlene

16 comments:

Dawnie said...

what a difference! I love the new look. I felt sorry for myself this morning for having to work--after hearing your hubby's schedule...I dont anymore.

Darlene said...

I LOVE seeing the progress in your kitchen. Someday we are planning on painting our kitchen cabinets. I think it would definitely help our old kitchen. I love those nooks with the baskets now....perfect! Don't get discouraged cause you WILL get it all done.♥

Nikki said...

Your kitchen is coming along nicely. I love the open cabinets with the baskets.

It will get done, just hang in there. :)

Terri and Bob said...

I love the look. The baskets were a perfect touch.

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Your kitchen is looking beautiful. I love the basket idea. And your paint colors are so refreshing! Great job!

Sandra said...

The cabinets look great! We painted our kitchen cabinets white too. I sure do like the glaze you added to yours. I may have to do that to ours. hee hee!

Thena said...

WOW! What a transformation. I can't wait until we finish our hall bathroom and can start on our kitchen.

Tara said...

the look great!! Thank goodness for handy hubbies...can't wait to see it all completed. And I love the idea of open shelves with baskets...you are right it does break it up a bit!

Becky H said...

the baskets are a great idea, so much more functional. looks great.

Susan S. said...

I like the idea of baskets in those high-up cabinets. Cabinets like that are hard to get into....much less having to drag a chair over...GREAT SOLUTION!

Bobbi Jo said...

Looks really good. Keep up the hard work and it will pay off. Then you can come help me redo mine! he he Hugs, Bobbi Jo

Cass @ That Old House said...

Beautiful! I love the baskets in the niches... so pretty! and it breaks up the expanse of cabinets so nicely. You are doing an amazing job on your kitchen makeover. gorgeous!
Cass

Layla said...

YAY for baskets! :-)

Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Barb said...

I know what you mean, I'm working on my upper cabinets now....Barb

Nancy said...

Darlene, I love the new doors! They look fab! Love the basket idea too!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

That is sooo weird -- I've been thinking about either taking off those same exact doors or putting glass fronts on them. I may have to take them off to see if I like it.

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