Cooking with Karin

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Kitchen Update: Before

We've been slowly updating our kitchen over the past few years, and this year we're finishing it up!

We started in 2007 (I think). Yep. That's a long time ago! Slowly is an understatement!

Local artist Richard Worth came in and painted a cool "tile" backsplash and some "wall words."

We're still loving the backsplash, but the wall words...not so much. So, we painted over them. I still love the sentiment.




That was phase one. The old window treatments had been taken down but the kitchen chairs still needed some work, since they were covered with the fabric that matched the original window treatments. I wanted to paint the chairs turquoise...but Hubs said, "No way." :(

But in the end, I am glad I didn't paint them because I did something even more fun. I picked some super fun zebra-striped turquoise and white fabric to recover the seats. I'll show you how they look next week.


I'll also share photos of what we accomplished in phase two. Small changes with big impact.

Over the next three weeks, we'll complete phase three! Woot to the hoot! We're getting the cabinet boxes cleaned and re-sealed, replacing the doors and hardware and getting new countertops, sink and faucet. I. Am. So. Excited!

This is a very economical remodel, since we're not completely replacing the cabinets and since I already have rockin' Viking appliances thanks to my 12 years as their on-line chef. (I honestly still can't believe I have a complete Viking kitchen. We were so blessed to be affiliated with Viking for so many years. We met the most wonderful people and I loved the work I did for them, developing recipes and menus for the Viking Web site. Good times!)

Come back next Thursday for pix of phase two. And then, hopefully, phase three will be completed by the first week in March...and I'll definitely do a big drum roll and share the final photos once it is completed.

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