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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Kitchen Redo Update

What started out as a simple kitchen update with granite and a tile backsplash has grown.............and grown..... Here is my former very "oak" kitchen with its worn formica countertops....
And here's an update that's still a work in progress....
Isn't that the way it always happens? One thing leads to another and another and before you know it, the room has a completely different look. You see, once the granite was installed the cabinets looked a little dated.
Thus came the need to add a little interest in the form of a painted and glazed kitchen island.... I would SO love to do the entire kitchen but that would cost $$$$$. Still pondering that one.
The counter height stool was ordered online from Ballard Designs. Debated and debated on whether to order it in rubbed cream or brown and still not sure of the choice I made. I can always chalk paint it if I decide I don't like it. Do you see those iron brackets? I ordered them online in black. When they came in, I thought they were a little too stark so I spray painted them hammered brown. Still didn't like them so I painted and glazed them to match the island. I love them now! Here's a close up pic...
Next up is the addition of crown moulding and a new kitchen table and chairs so STAY TUNED. I'm linking up with Susan over at Between Naps on the Porch. Hop on over and pay her a visit!