Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Ta dah!!!

Our new kitchen has been done for a whole week!! It is even more beautiful than I imagined! Chris and I still just stand there and look at it!! It really looks like it is right out of a magazine or kitchen showroom!! *smile*

We have so much cabinet room now!! There is even an empty one above the fridge and the others aren't jam packed like they used to be!

It has been wonderful having appliances again, especially a dishwasher!!! The microwave is about a million times faster than the old crappy one we had!! The stove and microwave have so many buttons, it'll take us forever to figure it out! The fridge is high tech with all it's little features on it! We love it!! It is so worth it!!

The stove came with a ding in the drawer, so they had to order us another. They are coming to replace that on Tuesday.

The cabinet to the left is where the old stairwell was! The cabinetmaker did an amazing job building this for us! It is huge inside!


This is my favorite little nook. It's great having the extra little countertop to the left of the stove. The cabinetmaker also built that little skinny cabinet as well as the skinny one above. The bottom is perfect for cookie sheets and the top one is great for the coffee and wines, etc.


Here's the main counter. The light really comes in those windows so it's hard to get a good shot!


We couldn't stand the thought of putting our old kitchen table back in there, so we freecycled that and bought this pub table. We ordered a piece of glass for the top too, so there is no gauging with forks by two little people that will remain nameless! That should be done Monday!


So, all we have to do yet is paint the woodwork (blech!) and put up the new baseboard behind the table. We have it, but forgot to buy the nails to put it up! We'll get to that next week!

It's been mostly beautiful out here. We got a lot of play time in outside. Jack finally learned how to drive the gator in something other than circles! Now they fight over who is the driver!

No new layouts or projects to share, we've been too busy and it's been too nice to do any!

Have a great week!!

28 comments:

Colleen said...

Gorgeous kitchen!! Enjoy!

micayla said...

Wow, it is gorgeous! I bet you are so happy now it is finished..........whats the next project!!!

Trish said...

Love the kitchen!!!!

I can't wait to see it in person tomorrow!

merrymstamper said...

wow!!!! it looks gorgeous! love your table too.

GNO coming up??? :)

Anonymous said...

i kept looking and looking for this update! looks great rachael. love the pub table too. i would love to see the inside of that cabinet that was built into the staircase . . i have an area similar to that.

Anonymous said...

^^^duh . . .that would be me! denise

Melanie said...

Wow, your kitchen just looks fabulous, Rachael! I'm so jealous!!! :)

Linda said...

Enjoy your beautiful kitchen!

Miss M! said...

It's really pretty, and I loooove that table!

Scrapbook Princess said...

Ohhh I would just sit and stare at it too!! That is just beautiful. I love the narrow cabinets, first thing I thought of was the cookie sheets!

Love it all!!

Andrea said...

Oooohhhh....love the new table, it is BEAUTIMOUS!!!!

I'm glad it is all finished and look forward to a nice GNO in that very kitchen in the very near future.

:)

Andrea

Patrice~ said...

absolutely beautiful!
ps: where are the LO's?? heehe

Norma Kennedy said...

Congrats on your new Gorgeous Kitchen !

Norma

Marlene said...

Beautiful kitchen, indeed. Love that new table & chairs you bought, too!

I can understand your excitement, girl. Can't wait to see it in person. ;)

croppin carla said...

Awesome job on the kitchen.....WOW looks really nice. I bet you just love to cook in there now! LOL

Angel said...

love your kitchen! thanks for sharing the transformation! doesn't it make a difference... being in a new kitchen ! That's where most of my time seems to be spent during the day! It's beaautiful!

stacy said...

Your kitchen is so beautiful! Love the stainless steal!!! Enjoy it!

Sarah C. said...

Your kitchen is AWESOME! Are you sure these aren't just photos from a magazine? ;) Seriously, sooo beautiful. Love the cabinetry.

scrappermimi said...

The kitchen is beautiful! Love your new table too! It is so pretty, perfect for a GNO!

Kimberly said...

it's beautiful rachael! wow! i'm so happy for you that it's done! how you've kept your sanity during the entire process i'll never know!

Angie said...

Yes Mine is a new kitchen as well
And I can't stop peeking around the corner to check it out
It looks better than the whole house >>I live in a old house with a brand new kitchen
Thanks for commenting about my skullie stamp>>>

~Amie~ said...

your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!

Edleen said...

Hi Rachael!!! uhhh...your kitchen is Gorgeous!!! love the new pub table and chairs, they look so cute and cosy!

hope you'll have a happy weekend!

~ Amy W ~ said...

Simply Gorgeous!!!!! WOW!!

Nicole said...

Wow Rachael - it looks AMAZING!

Andrea Amu said...

So, have you been cookin' up a storm in your new kitchen digs these days? Maybe I'll come for supper...lol! ;) Enjoy it... it's terrific!

heather said...

your new kitchen is so lovely. and i love that table. i am dreaming of a new kitchen myself!

Kristi Smith said...

The kitchen looks awesome!!! I love it! Great fridge!