For those of you who missed the cabinet re-do. I spent about 6 months measuring
ordering, waiting and installing myself the new cabinet doors,
….keeping the boxes and the
layout the same. It was a very tedious and often times
overwhelming task, but the results and the savings and the end result….
made it all worth it!!!
|yep, still got the avocado oven…but soon!
|I replaced the buzzing overhead light with a chrome pendant ($49.00) from Lowes.
I also had the cabinet maker make me a pice to cover the scrolly cut out above the sink…
|My beautiful new faucet – who knew a faucet could make me so happy….
It was a bargain $104 at Home Depot!
|My Beautiful Old Oven.
believe it or not, it was hardly used by the former residents,
who were 80 and 100 when the moved from the house.
Nostalgia aside, I will replace is as soon as funds allow!
|My new light fixtures from of all places – LOWES! $99/each!
completely transformed the room.
You can see the beadboard wallpaper on the side of the
long pantry cabinet.
I think that this coming weekend I am going to try my hand at tiling and
replace the oven backsplash with subway tile. I
don’t even care if we have to rip it out when we get new counters –
I cannot look at that current tile (except my sweet girls)
for another minute!
….so there you have our partially finished kitchen update…
P.S.HEY!! Did you know you can rent a camera or a lens or both?
Well, you can and I did!!!
I am in the market for a New camera
and a photographer friend suggested that my camera body is fine
(I have a Canon xsi)
and that I might want to consider …
instead of spending a ton of money on a whole new camera,
to spend perhaps even the same money on a rockin new lens.
Then she told me about LensRentals.com.
(I am in no way affiliated with them just a very happy customer).
It took about 5 minutes and I rented a lens, it was delivered to my doorstep and
I am using it for a few days to be sure it is the right one for me.
The customer service is amazing, they even extended the rental free for a few days
because the UPS driver missed me and I lost a day.
Even if you have a fancy wedding or a new baby
and you want some great shots, but are just not
ready to plunk the money down…this is such a great option!!!
and with my lens
I am using the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L
I took the opportunity to FINALLY get some decent shots of my kitchen
which is about 1/3 of the way renovated
.I gotta go run now. I am photographing a 2 week old baby today!
Do you like your kitchen?
Have you ever done a KItchen makeover?
What do you think are the ingredients of the “Perfect Kitchen”?
Shall we visit the Living Room(s) now