Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Oh How I LOVE My Kitchen...Now!!!!!!

I am doing the happy dance!! I was going to wait until tomorrow to post this, but I am so excited I just couldn't wait to show you all.
I am in love with my kitchen!!! I love the New Venetian Gold granite...I'm so glad that I didn't go with black Uba Tuba granite. The whole kitchen turned out even better than I imagined!! I wish I had it looking like this for the past 16 years that we've lived here! Oh well...better late than never!!

We still have to do the following before it is truly complete;

1. install the tumbled marbled backsplash
2. paint trim around upper cabinet by sink
3. touch up paint
4. install light switch/outlet covers
5. trim out undercabinet lighting
6. install knobs on lower cabinet doors

Just to remind you......this is how our kitchen use to look:

This looked better in person...I promise. I never showed you this photo because I was too embarased.

Now take a look at the updated kitchen!

Hubby built this pedestal/bookcase for the breakfast nook.
Beadboard on the sides and on the inside of the back of the shelves.

Here are the rattan chairs I recently bought for the breakfast nook. Oh and of course, can't forget the "Farmer's Market" sign that I made.
Here's the basket I bought at a garage sale a couple weeks ago.

Even my monogrammed towel that my friend Laura made for me looks great in my new kitchen!
Beadboard was added to the sides of all the cabinets...and check out those sexy cabinet feet!

I added this pretty detail to this sink cabinet.
LOVE my new cafe brown silgranit's huge!
This is my Price Pfister Marielle Stainless Steel Faucet, sprayer, and soap dispenser.
You can see a sample of the tumbled marble listello that will go at the bottom of the backsplash. Then a brick patterned tumbled marble will be placed all the way up to the bottom of the top cabinets. Hope to get that started this weekend.
Excuse the blue painter's tape...still painting the trim hubby just installed.

Love the baskets, so handy and adds visual interest.
More baskets for otherwise hard to reach area.

Here's a close up of my venetian Gold Granite

Hope you enjoyed your tour! I'll be sure to show you when we have the backsplash installed and all the little things that we need to complete.

Now you'll have to excuse me.....I need to go make some brownies in my beautiful new kitchen!! I think they will even taste better in my new kitchen!!



Inspired Kara said...

It's STUNNING!!!!! I just can imagine sipping coffee and reading a magazine in that breakfast nook!

Terri and Bob said...

Ok, this is one of my favorite kitchen makeovers. I am totally in love with the darling breakfast table. I love how the granite makes a T. You were very clever with this work.

I am glad you didn't wait!

Sandra said...

Omygosh! I love it! Oh I hope that someday i'll have granite counter tops. :) I also love the white cabinets and the distressed look on them. Have fun making brownies.
Have a nice day!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

Beautiful!!! Nice job, I can see why you are so happy with it!

Cass @ That Old House said...


And I love that sink -- Color, style, size -- please let us know how it is to maintain; does your water spot at all? I have a little trouble with water spotting on dark surfaces.

but wow -- what a transformation. Stunning! Enjoy it ... every inch of it!

Anonymous said...

It is wonderful!!! The wall color is very close the what I used in my breakfast nook - I love the feet on the cabinets and the beadboard. Granite looks mighty fine! Looking forward to seeing the finishing touches!


delighted heart said...

It's amazing! I just love all you've done! Your kitchen has gone from drab to FAB! Did you paint the cabinets yourself or hire it done? I guess I can check in your back posts for the answer!

Thena said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful. The green walls are just a little lighter than my bedroom. Love it. Can't wait to paint my cabinets white. Love your idea of leaving cabinte doors off and putting baskets instead.

Anonymous said...


I love it :)

Can't wait to see the backsplash in where are those brownies?

Angie said...

That is the type of granite I would pick too! So warm and beautiful!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Darlene, great job on your updated kitchen. I love it. Kuddos to you and your hubby.



susan said...

I love your footed cabinets. I think it really makes it look more like furniture. Let us see when you add the tumbled marble--great job!

"Blossom" said...

Great choice of the selection on your granite. The kitchen table, your hubby did a wonderful job. You should be so happy with this kitchen; its beautiful.

Tina said...

The countertops are wonderful, the sink, the finishes, the touches.....Everything is stunning!
Great choices and a great result.
Congrats and enjoy this wonderful new surrounding.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Darlene, your kitchen turned out great! Love everything you did, encluding the feet! Wonderful job!! Your daughter made a good choice on the pic she chose. Very pretty! Kristen

The Cascio Whirlwind said...

So, can you tell us how much it cost?? The transformation is amazing!!! Love that granite!

Barb said...

beautiful,love the farmers market sign how did you make it?....Barb

Christina said...

Just so beautiful. Love all of the details. And your sink---it's wonderful. Thanks for sharing with us.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, darlene, I know JUST how you feel right now! Congrats on the new granite, it looks fabulous & that little breakfast area is the neatest thing ever. How clever to put granite on that, it just adds to your kitchen so much. Love that sign you made & your kitchen really has gotten a big facelift. Enjoy! I know I sure am enjoying mine. And I think I'll have to get some feet for my cabinets too. Love those!

Kris said...

The kitchen looks amazing.


Lady Katherine said...

I see why you love your kitchen! A lot of difference. I know you love to spend time there! So pretty!

Shelia said...

I'm so glad you didn't wait to share about your wonderful kitchen! It's beautiful! I love all you've done and the granite is so lovely! I'm so very proud for you! We've lived in our olden 1970s home now for 12 years and I'm still living with a '70s kitchen. Maybe one day...
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Martha said...

Wow! Its beautiful! I love it!

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