Last night, I FINALLY got my kitchen and dining area clean. After sanding and sawing for two weeks, it’s nice to finally have all of that dust cleaned up! And I can’t even express how excited I am to have my cabinet doors back on my cabinets. No more kitties crawling around and sleeping in my cabinets! I was FINALLY able to wash out the cabinets, wash all of my dishes, and put them away. Such a great feeling!!
And it’s so nice to have all of the cabinet painting finished. I do still have some trim to paint and install, but at least the big part is done. Here’s the progress so far:
The eating area with my patchwork table and the finished cubbies.
The plan here is built-in seating with upholstered seat between the two cabinets, a diamond-tufted upholstered back, two wall-mounted sconces, and my gorgeous apple green glass chandelier. Can you picture it?!
Here’s a view of the eating area and kitchen. I told you it was tiny!!
Now remember, originally the eating area had no cabinets at all. In fact, this is where the original cabinets ended.
I replaced one of the old cabinets with a new cabinet, and then added new cabinets to the eating area. Do you notice the doors? See how similar they are? In fact, can you tell the old ones from the new ones?
Moving on…this full view of my kitchen will give you and idea of just how small it really is. But I love it!
And then the sink side. I’m LOVING my new single-basin sink. And as you’ll see, I went back to Home Depot for two more drawer pulls to install on my little fake drawers beneath the sink. I’m so glad I did it! It just gives it a finished look, and they don’t get in the way at all when I’m leaning up against the cabinets washing dishes. Thanks to everyone who offered their input on that! The votes were almost unanimous.
And then one more view of my GORGEOUS countertops!!
So that’s the progress for now. My next step will be the backsplash, which will be simple white subway tile (pictured below). I’m so excited about getting this installed and getting rid of every last bit of that drab taupe wall color.
But this is where I need your input…AGAIN!
I’ve been tossing around three different options in my head, and I need some input from you to help me decide. Keep in mind, the family room, eating area, and kitchen all read as one big (well, medium-sized) area, and the living room and one wall of the eating area have white wainscoting on the bottom of the wall, with pale yellow painted above. Here’s a peek of it:
So here are the options for the kitchen:
Option 1: Tile only the backsplash areas, and a little section on the back wall. Then continue with the white wainscoting on that wall, with the light yellow above the wainscoting.
Option 2: Tile only on the backsplash, and a small area on the back wall, and then paint the entire wall in pale yellow (and, of course, white baseboard).
Option 3: Carry the tile all throughout the kitchen, and tile the entire wall.
So those are my options. Any opinions? Any input? PLLEEAASSSE??!!
My kitchen and breakfast area are finished! Click here to see the full before and after tour of my tiny condo kitchen…