Friday, March 1, 2013


Make two cabinets glass-front
Remove molding from above sink
Paint kitchen cabinets
Pick new cabinet hardware
Buy an under mount sink for new counter
Build wine cubby/style open cabinets above refrigerator
Buy new oven/microwave and refrigerator
Choose granite and find someone to cut/polish/install
Cover kitchen chair seats 
Install subway tile back splash - tile is bought and will go in next week most likely
Touch up paint in kitchen (possibly change paint to match adjoining family room)
Add shelving above sink (in between glass-front cabinets)
Buy and install new ORB faucet - bought a super awesome chrome faucet and installing this weekend
Add pendant above sink
Refinish fan/buy new lighting for above kitchen table
Replace flooring
Add butcher-block top island that joins family room and kitchen
Add floating shelving above island

The fabric I ordered for the kitchen chair seats came in yesterday... I'm obsessed with it! I think I have a thing for waves, because this pattern compliments our family room panels without me even thinking about that ahead of time.

I'm still loving the open shelves I created by taking off our cabinet doors over the refrigerator.

I styled them with glass containers filled with prettiness.

I need to find a stool for the kitchen since these are not easy to grab and go. 

I also placed our cupcake liners and cocktail napkins in a bread basket on the top of the fridge for easy access. 

Our spice containers moved to the side of the new fridge and I love how easy it is to grab the spices without searching through a cabinet.

I put the most used spices here... you can tell we love OLD BAY since it's almost gone!

I also grabbed this "All Out Of" pad to check off items we need from the grocery store at a small shop in Mt. Airy called The Hive. Urban Outfitters and Anthro also carry these!

I love love love our new chair seats!! I stapled the fabric to the existing seats - it took me all of 20 minutes to do 4 chairs.

I just need to spray them with scotch guard to keep them from staining and secure them to the chairs!
We are securing the new granite to the cabinets this weekend, inserting the new sink and new faucet and then touching up paint.

Next weekend we will be ready to install the subway tile back splash!
And just for fun, here is a close up of the new granite. It's so pretty! The grey coordinates with the walls and the black specs play off of the cabinet hardware.

A BIG thank you to our friend's parents who not only got us the hook up with the granite, but took time out of their own schedules to take it to get cut/polished and brought it to our house. We are super appreciative! 


  1. This looks SO GOOD so far! Loooovvvve that fabric for the chairs! A kitchen renovation is on my checklist for 2013 as well. Where did you buy your granite, and who installed it?

    1. Hey Harper!!

      Thank you! I'm so obsessed with the chair fabric - we had enough left over that I am covering two old throw pillows for our bedroom!

      We actually got the granite free from our friend's family (I know - we are SUPER lucky) and they had a guy who cut it for us (most places won't cut granite unless you buy from them). MR Stone in Mt. Airy I hear is really good though!

      We are installing the granite this weekend - it's actually not hard at all - you just adhere it to your cabinets with silicone. DIY Network has a great how to and our kitchen is pretty small so we only have 2 pieces.

      Let me know if you need anymore help!

  2. Everything is really coming together!! As you already know...I love love love the fabric you chose! It's to.die.for!!!