Saturday, September 18, 2010

The Kitchen is Started!!

Can you tell how excited I am? I never thought I'd see the day. It was almost as if we were hypothetically going to re-do the kitchen. We decided to work on it in stages so that we are not with-out kitchen for a very long time. I get sick of take out pretty quickly.
Here's stage one, cabinets around the fridge:

Dave is building a frame to go behind the cabinets and fridge since apparently we bought the largest fridge known to man.

The frames for the cabinets are up:

IKEA has really great dividers to help organize the inside of cabinets (this makes me a little too excited). We have a place to keep Sammy's food now, lets just hope that she doesn't learn how to open it on her own, which is highly likely.

Wall before (note floor underneath, black with orange and yellow swirls niiiiice)

Wall after: (we still need to put on the handles and trim work around the base and top)

Next project for the day, paint the walls and put up the cabinets on the other side of the kitchen. Here's what our porch now looks like after Dave's late night IKEA run. Sammy can hardly contain her enthusiasm.

Before we paint we need to figure out a paint color. The newest on the wall is called Water Drops by Benjamin Moore. What do you think, too bright? I can't tell if the color would look really good, or be a humongous mistake. Dave wants to paint now, and I don't have a color picked out!

1 comment:

  1. Looks so great, very impressed by Dave's handiwork!

    I think the color on the far right is a bit too grey, and the 2nd from the left looks way too dark here. I like the middle of the original colors, but I like the aqua on the far left too.

    One suggestion would be to add a few drops of brown to the aqua to just mute it a bit and give it some depth. The store *should* be able to do this for you and keep the formula on file if you need more paint in the future.

    When we did this we just squirted in some brown artist's paint (not kids paint) ourselves in some blue paint - very unscientific - but that was because we already had bought the paint and decided it needed to be darker after we put the first coat up. Worked perfectly!