Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A few More Updates with our Kitchen Redo

The Dedicated House
 Click the icon to return to   The Decorated House.  if you have been visiting me, you  probably know that   we are deep in the midst of  our kitchen  redo...  We live in  a 1930's  English Tudor... our  kitchen is a  smallish  square...  we had cabinets on 2 walls  with  room on the other side for a  dinette set, but we never used it as a dinette so  as I needed the storage I had  the hutch is tarted housekeeping with there  loaded to the max with  china,  candles, and  seasonal  items.
Here you can see how   blahhh the old kitchen was .. several years ago we painted the cabinets  to brighten the  look...Because we are of  a certain generation we  believe salvaging  what  you can so we decided to just  replace the doors on these  good solid cabinets and    have  new  cabinets  built to fill in the   blank opposite wall.  well  they ar e installed  but  it is taking  hubby   longer than we thought to  get  the whole  lot painted... We are using rolling pebble by Behr... it is surprising  how this color  shifts   from  taupe to green depending on the time of day... I  absolutely love  the color!
 BEHR Premium Plus Ultra 1-gal. #PPU7-23 Rolling Pebble Semi-Gloss Enamel Exterior Paint
So  let's  continue with  some other  changes..  below you see  our old top mount sink and faucet
Now   with our new granite installed I  wanted a one hole faucet  and   an under mount sink....  we are  so very pleased  with the new look!

If you spy you can see   the  bottom edge in the above window sill  which is painted the new color compared to the other sink photo and the   lighter color..  Since I  love my " grannie'  border...   I think the  new paint color     is more dramatic with the    border  which also  draws in the old wall color  a deep  burgundy  which I  will also keep.  to me the  border  is a throw back to the   English Tudor style of the home and the English country  decor throughout!One reason hubby  hasn't gotten more painted accomplished is that  we have done a bit of shopping...  we decided that our frig was just  too old to   press  our good fortune...   because of our smaller space  finding a small  french door  frig  was   not easy and  with these  going on such a  great sale we were  rather afraid they may be doing away with the design for this smaller size. so  we have a new one on order..we found this Samsung on  sale  for  800 less...  what a bargain!
samsung refrigerator  Samsung Model # RF268ABRS, $2,499    Estimated yearly energy cost: $55  Capacity: 26 cubic feet  Also available in black or white for $2,199, or platinum for $2,399;    Pros: Our top-rated model    Read more: French Door Refrigerators - Best Refrigerators - Good Housekeeping
and because  it sits right beside the   frig  and the old one was looking very shabby..  we  went ahead and ordered this

Bosch - 500 Series 24" Tall Tub Built-In Dishwasher - Stainless-Steel Model: SHP65T55UC - $800
  This Bosch  was Lynn's  decision because he is the main dish washer here! They  won't be delivered some time next month!
These will also arrive at  about the same time!
Hunter Douglas Palm Beach Shutters are maintenance free, nontoxic, eco-friendly, and deter mold and mildew even in humid climates.
 After they are installed we can hang our new pendants 
kitchen pendant lights 
  there  to replace the recessed lights  under each window valance...  I think that will really update the look  ....   so I  still have so much to look forward to!  


  1. Wow! What a transformation! Your new kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! Love everything you've done. Now you had better not cook in there and mess it up! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. like the new faucet! it's all coming together so well!! hooray!

    love you,

  3. I love your new faucet and granite. It's going to be amazing. Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Round-Up from the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. Hope to see you again tomorrow evening for B&A Wednesday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. The Weekly Feature Series is live. Head on over to check out your feature and the other 24 features from the week. Here is the link so you can check it out. Have a lovely Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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