I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted! Days led into weeks before I knew it. Just like you, I’m sure, I’ve been busy with life and my kitchen redo has filled all my days recently. But I have missed everyone and can’t wait to catch up.
Sheila’s Heart of the Home Party was just what I needed to get back in the swing of it. Sheila, I can’t believe how timely your blog party is for me! Thanks for pulling me back in. :)
One of the advantages of having an interior designer for a daughter is just this – a kitchen we love! My daughter, LDS Design, held our hands and guided us through the whole make-over. A big thank you goes to her!!
The first thing we did was have a local carpenter extend our existing island adding the bookcase you see. He also added bead board on three sides of the island. Doing this instead of installing a new island was extremely cost effective!
Then we had it painted black and distressed.
The perimeter cabinets were painted ivory and distressed also.
New wall paint is Sherwin Williams Latte.
Below is our island in the making.
Electrolux chose us as a test kitchen and installed this wonderful cook top…
and a double oven.
Thanks Electrolux! We love them both!
We also replaced our knobs and handles with old style cup drawer pulls
and knobs in oil rubbed bronze.
On our desk area, baskets serve to hold bills, stamps, etc.
accented with a tiny bronze tone marble inset.
and installed a pendant light over the sink.
There are still many things I want to add or change, but there always is, isn’t there?
Also linking to Shabby Chic's Cottage on Transformation Thursday.