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Friday, January 20, 2017

New Kitchen Lighting

Trying to choose lighting for the kitchen makeover has been a challenge for me for some reason.  I thought I wanted something sparkly and crystal, but then it had to also coordinate with the family room since it is all one long connected space across the whole back of the house.  So a crystal chandelier was out.  Then what?

I love a lantern style and I kept seeing tons of them.  The sizes and prices were all over the board too.  Most that I saw were kind of small - around 10 to 12 inches wide.  That just seemed way too small for the breakfast table.  The breakfast area measures 9 x 11 and the table is 6 ft. long, so I needed something with a little size.  Not huge, just bigger than 1 foot.

I finally found this one at Wayfair.  Antique gold is the perfect color and this one measures 30" high x 20" wide.  I think that is the perfect size.

Whenever I ask for help, you guys always come to the rescue with tons of suggestions.  Slightly Coastal suggested a lantern light and a couple of pendant lights.  The lantern she suggested was just a little too small I thought, but the pendant light was stunning.  I think it will be the perfect thing for the peninsula.  These are from Amazon and on sale at half price.   I think they will give off the perfect light and be just the accent that I am looking for.  I love them.

So, lighting is on the way and my contractor is replacing the track lighting with pot lights, so I am a happy camper.  Can't wait to see it all come together.

Thanks for all your input everyone, you guys are the best.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Kitchen Remodel Update - Picture Timeline Part 1

The kitchen is well underway.  So far I am loving what I see.  It's always tricky when you are on a budget and redoing some original cabinets and adding new ones.  Trying to re-configure a few, add a few new ones and make it all look cohesive is real challenge.




Remember, this is what it looked like in the listing picture.


Then when we moved in the week before Christmas.

When my contractor called the first of January and said he had some free time, I jumped right into getting things ready for the remodel.  New cabinets were ordered - - -


Some old cabinets taken out and a few rearranged, then new cabinets installed..



This was my inspiration picture of the detail I was looking for in the upper cabinets.


For the counters, this was the granite I chose.


Then the painter gave me a sample of the color of paint and I chose the gold hardware.

Now it all began - - - The painters arrived and started taping off the room - - -


Everything was moved into my living/dining room.  Any remodel always strays into every room of the house it seems.


The crown molding was going up - --


Crown molding done-nail holes filled and then lots of sanding.


This is really looking good.


Primer and paint and wow, what a difference so far --

Stay Tuned for Part 2.  I can't wait to see this all done.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

359th Inspire Me Tuesday

Welcome to the 359th Inspire Me Tuesday.  Now that the Holidays are over, you guys are full on into sprucing things up around your homes.  I love seeing all of your projects.  Here are a few from last week.

When Christmas comes down things can look a little drab.  Not this fabulous sunroom that Shirley @ Housepitality Designs shared.  This is gorgeous.


I love it when something is repurposed.  These porch pickets became the most fabulous sconces.  Check out Quite Simply for her step by step tutorial.

Since I am in the middle of a kitchen remodel, this definitely caught my eye.  Amazing what a little paint can do to transform a room.  Check out The Turquoise Home to see the complete makeover.

Lighting makes all the difference in a kitchen.  The Honeycomb Home shared a fabulous tutorial for how to install lighting under your cabinets and above.  This looks fabulous and just adds such a beautiful touch and interest to her kitchen.

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