Completed projects:

roof, kitchen, master bedroom, main bathroom (sans shower tile), fireplace, hardwood flooring, windows, office, front entry, stairway

Ongoing projects:

shower surround, dapping/painting woodwork, ensuite vanity/lights/mirror, painting outdoor trim, finishing front entry tile work, interior door painting and hardware, decorating

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Kitchen ordered... FINALLY!

I FINALLY ordered the kitchen cabinets and island! Finally!

This one was a huge decision. I had originally chosen antique white and black hardware and it would have been lovely. I worked hard to find the right tone of wall paint, the whole works. But I couldn't commit to the cabinets. I was having a hard time making them right for this house and our kind of stuff. And then the light came on when I came across a pic in a magazine of a more rustic warm woodsy kitchen. THAT was me and this house to a T. Thank goodness I pay attention to my gut instinct from time to time.

So the cabinets are a medium/light tone of stain on alder, which picked up the stain colour in a more rustic random manner. The colour is warm and just light enough to be stunning against black accents. For that eclectic variation, the island is distressed black. The laminate counter tops will have a mix of black and taupe. I'm debating on a wood plank distressed topper stained like the cabinets for the island instead of using laminate for the works... thinking thinking... but it's all coming together!

And I think I'm actually ok with a wall paint colour I have. (I actually have stock at this point) I can't use the one I would have used with the antique white cupboards (trust me, it's perfect and I put in a good month of time to achieve it) but I think the undertone I used in the office and bathroom is right on with the warmer cabinets and perhaps just needs a slight touch of depth in a bigger better lit area. I have a new wall kind of patchwork quilt look going on in the living room and kitchen once AGAIN.

The cabinets take 8 weeks to completion. That means I have to get in gear and do my homework! I need to gut closets, purge more junk, box things up, tile around the tub.. and as soon as gyproc is repaired, a whole lotta painting ahead.

And that means a lot of things ahead for the team as well. I felt guilty putting in my order for I know that with deadlines now looming, they will be very busy indeed.

I feel like such a weight lifted off my shoulders getting the kitchen decisions made. I know everything will look stunning in the end.

I can't wait for this new kitchen! What took me so long?!?

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