Saturday, October 17, 2009

kitchen project


Today we are going to start working on the kitchen.

We are trying to get rid of the off-white theme that the previous owners carried through the entire house.

Everywhere that they could have chose a color when they built this house, they chose off-white. Every inch of paint, the tile in the bathrooms, the carpet, and the counter tops. Everywhere.

The kitchen counter tops are a nice material, it's Corian. But it's off-white, of course.
I don't think I would dislike them so much if I wasn't looking at so much off-white constantly.

So Hubby and I picked out a glass tile back splash. I would have loved to do something really colorful and bold, but then what if I hate it a year from now? So I toned down my color aspirations a little.


We found one that we both like (which is a miracle in itself). It has the same sage green as our living room couches (which connects to the kitchen). A touch of brown that is the same color as our cabinets. A touch of silver that looks nice with the stainless steal appliances. And a butter cream yellow.
The yellow is the only color I'm concerned about. The Hubby will be painting the kitchen that color first and then putting up the tile.
I don't mind yellow, I'm just afraid it's too close to all the off-white that is every where.
But here is where I trust the Dear Hubs and his decorating abilities again.


I guess he did okay with the living room....

We also have a new kitchen table and chairs on order. The old one will go into storage for Nae. It won't be much longer and she will be graduated from college and setting up her own place (sigh).

We will paint this weekend and the Hubs will do the tile while I'm in Florida (I know kinda spoiled ehhh?).

So I'll post some pics when it's all done. Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Coolkayaker1 said...

That's a great looking kitchen. Cabinets and wood floors look stunning. I. like your husband, like yellow kitchen walls. It is a classic kitchen color, and is sunny, bright and inviting. Question: do you plan to change out the light? The twin singles above the middle counter could have glass only changed probably to help the decor. The one over the table could be changed to something that won'w knock heads but still slightly larger with more drama. Personally, I think lights make a HUGE difference in visual appeal. Lowes, Home Depot and such are "stock"; I went to The Light Brothers, right on Route 38 (State STreet) in Lombard (a stright drive from Geneva, no truns even) and they gave us the contractors discount just for asking for it and the price of the lights is MUCH cheaper than the lighting store on Randall Rd next to Thomasville furniture and only slightly cheaper than the crap in Menards and Lowes. Just a thought. Don;t forget to eat at CHicksNSalsa on the way...oh man, the BEST! Healthy, too. Bye bye. Nice kitchen to start with, will be uber-sweet once you remodel.

Coolkayaker1 said...

I meant slightly more expensive than Menards and Lowes. And the selection of unique lights is outstanding at Light Brothers (google it, and Chicks N Salsa). Bye bye

Deborah said...

That should be nice. I would love to do over my kitchen. I was just in a house last night that the walls were all off white, very primitive. It actually looked nice to me!!
Have a nice weekend! Debbie

Sharon said...

I LOVE the backsplash!!! it looks great!! can't wait to see the finished look!

otin said...

Is that a picture of the kitchen before you are going to change it???

You must be bored! LOL! that is already a great looking kitchen.

Brian Miller said...

i wish my kitchen looked that good...my wife has been talking about redoing the kitchen...at least it is on the list for sometimes after i get full time emplyment again...the glass back splash is nice, adds just the right hint of color.

rxBambi said...

I love redoing stuff. That is a fabulous backsplash, I can't wait to see the end result!

The EGE said...

Looks very cool! I like the patterned tile.

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Love the tile. I love love love glass tile.

Tracie said...

I have to say that your kitchen already looks pretty good (the cabinets and floors are great!)but the tile you picked out is really pretty! I think the yellow will pop more once you get a color on the walls. Can't wait to see the updated pictures!

Anti-Supermom said...

My kitchen is jealous of your 'before' kitchen.

Love the tile, I'm looking forward to seeing the finished project.

mommyto3kiddos said...

Have fun painting! I like the tile you picked out. I think it will all look very nice once completed. I do like you kitchen layout too! :) Have fun in Florida.

blueviolet said...

I think it's going to turn out really well. I looked at the living room and your hubs really does have an eye for these things.

I can't wait to see it when it's all done.

Corian is really nice, isn't it? I have Corian for the countertops in my bathrooms and I even put it on the ceiling in the shower enclosure.

One day I'd like to redo my kitchen too. I'm stuck with a very 80's look in there right now and 70's formica. Yippee.

McGillicutty said...

Jealous of the backsplash... i adore glass tile and can't get hubs to agree, when are you going to Fl?

Tea said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! We live in a tiny house. I would love to have a kitchen like that someday. I hope you get it looking just the way you want, though it already is very pretty. Love the wood floors! :)

hurstburst said...

That is going to be gorgeous - I can't wait to see the finished product! You're inspiring me to share my master bedroom makeover with the internets - if I ever get it started!