Sorry I didn't get this posted the other day as promised. My computer has been acting ugly, well actually, I don't believe it's the computer. I think our wireless router is about to bite the dust. We are looking into getting a new one, but finances are kind of tight right now so we are just making do until we can afford to get one. Which means that my Internet access is somewhat limited. And with three of us in the house usually all on different computers at the same time, it makes for a really slow connection which means I can't post or blog read like I would normally do. I have not been a happy camper!
Anywho, on to my kitchen. We have picked out the colors we will be using for our "new" kitchen. Here they are:
The paint colors are Summer Tan and Apple Peel from Valspar's Signature line. I love the color combination. Our plans are to paint the lower wall of our dining area with the Apple Peel and the upper area along with the kitchen walls the Summer Tan. We are planning on purchasing a faux brick panel from Lowe's to use as the backsplash around the cabinets and behind the stove. We will be painting it an off white color. The cabinets are going to be painted with the Apple Peel color. Hubby was not too keen on that idea, but I convinced him it would look great! We are using black hardware for the cabinets as well. I have found an awesome product to use on my counter tops. It's a painting treatment made specifically for laminate counters. I am super excited about this because I cannot afford to replace my counters and this product can be tinted in like sixteen different colors and costs less than $20! Woohoo! I am leaning towards a black color but haven't made a final decision on that yet. We will also be updating the floors. I would love to have a laminate wood floor or the real deal hardwood but that is also way out of our budget. So for now, we are going to settle for a vinyl flooring that looks like wood. We've found one we like at Lowe's and based on the size of our kitchen/dining room, we figure it will cost roughly around $250 to put it in our kitchen. Hubby will be doing all the installation so that will save a lot of money. I will be getting a new stove since mine came over on the ark and is on it's last leg and a dishwasher, something I haven't had since we bought this house two years ago. We have decided to keep our old fridge since it is still in good working condition but we will be giving it a coat of black paint, again found at Lowe's, specifically for appliances.
I got the inspiration for my "new" kitchen from Grits and Glamour. Barb Garrett is the author of this awesome blog and this lady has a gorgeous house! And I just fell in love with her kitchen. Here's a peek of it where she was featured in the December issue of Country Woman magazine.
I have the same kind of soffets above my cabinet and have been contemplating putting up moulding on mine like she did. Mine are not as high as hers, though, so not sure if we will be doing that or not.
So, that's a basic rough plan of my "new" kitchen. It may take me forever and a day to get it done since my budget is severely limited and I have to just do what I can a little at a time. Hubby and I have made it our New Year's resolution to get as much out of debt as possible this year, so we are working hard to pay off some old debts and extra hard to not create any new ones. We are living credit card free now and have vowed to pay for everything with cash for this remodel. That way we can enjoy the finished result guilt free!
I told y'all about my chalkboard rooster I saw on a blog a while back. I found the blog again that I first saw this on. It's here at Gail's Decorative Touch. I love this and thought I'd try my hand at making one of my own. So I found a picture of a rooster that I liked and drew it free hand on a piece of paper. Cut that out and had hubby trace it on a piece of wood and cut it out for me. He assembled it on a dowel and a piece of decorative trim we picked up at Lowe's. Here's a pic of it in it's current state.
Isn't he gorgeous?? I still have to sand him around the edges and I bought a can of chalkboard spray paint that I will use on him if this crazy snowy weather will ever stop long enough for me to get him outside to work on!! I can't wait to show y'all the finished product!
Well, that's gonna do it for me today. I had to take a vacation day from work due to all the snow we are having. I can't wait for Spring!
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Until next time. . .