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Sunday, May 4, 2014




This weekend my contractor finished
up his part of the work in my kitchen!

To say I am happy about that, is an understatement!



I was a bit nervous about the last of the details that had to be done:

1. cutting and repurposing the original doors under
    the sink.

2. the painting of the doors so they matched the
    finish on all other doors.

3. filling in the gaps around the sink opening on the
    face of cupboards.

(For those of you that don’t know the reason we wanted to save the original doors you can read our story Here!)

I actually stayed out of the room until my Hubby came to get me to see the doors…

Kitchen doors 001 (600x800)

They were perfect!!

I almost cried!

Kitchen doors 002 (600x800)

The fit was spot-on!!

Kitchen doors 007 (721x800)
You can see where screw holes and gaps were filled in, but once this is all painted it will become a seamless design.

Kitchen doors 003 (702x800)
The blue tape on the cornice is for another little design addition, more on that later.

We are now up and running!! Counters and tile are all sealed and ready for use!!

As with any project there is still more to do, but we can take our time finishing those up.


1. Touch-up painting.

2. Install under cabinet lighting.

3. Finish cornice boards. ( more on this later!)

4. Install cabinet drawers, ( I am so excited to be
    getting pull-out  drawers for my pots and pan 

5. Make toe kick for under stove.

6. Permanently attach filler board between cabinet
    and refrigerator.

My To Do List:

Figure out how I want to decorate the kitchen!!

This is a bit of a dilemma for me, because I am enjoying the clean sweep of counter space, but I realize I need some warm touches. I have a few ideas up my sleeve!!

To Be Continued, But Almost DONE!!



Anonymous said...

Yay! How lovely your kitchen is! I'm so proud for you and I know you're so ready to have your kitchen back but more beautiful! Now don't cook in there and mess it up! :) I'm doing a funny little dance for you!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Kathysue, your kitchen is so gorgeous and I am so thrilled for you that it is finished. It is truly stunning.

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Kathysue you are in the Home stretch!! It's looking better than fantastic!

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Everything looks so beautiful ( of course ) You have piqued my curiosity over the cornice board...can't wait to hear more about it.

Victoria said...

It is looking fabulous.

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

How wonderful! I'm so glad for you that you could get those doors re-worked to fit and to keep the kitchen preserved as much as possible.
(btw I got the feedburner notice just fine in my email)

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

It looks so pretty...Love the marble! I have been loving green lately...I'm thinking of adding it to my living room and dinning room....

Anonymous said...

Woo-hoo!!! Giving me hope. Jo @ Let's Face the Music

michele said...

awwwwwwwwesome. way to see this project through!



Merlin said...

It looks delicious!! franki

Mary Ann Pickett said...

It looks awesome...I would be dancing too!!!

vignette design said...

Your kitchen is looking fabulous! No wonder you're doing the happy dance! I'm so happy for you!

The enchanted home said...

Congrats on your beautiful marble conntertops! Looks stunning, bet you are so happy and love the choice of subway tiles...BEAUTIFUL!