Recently I was shocked and horrified to find out that my mom will almost always peek ahead and read the end of new book. Even a mystery novel!! For her suspense-loving daughter this was mind-boggling. She said that it helps her to be more relaxed as she reads the story knowing how it all ends up.
And while I will not be making this a habit in my literary adventures, I suppose I can see the merits of getting a little sneak peek now and then.
Which is why I thought I might give you one today of my kitchen makeover!
It’s been a few weeks since the painting was completed and yet every day when I come downstairs I’m still in shock over how different it looks. How light and bright and cheerful.
I snapped some photos immediately after putting everything back into the cupboards (nothing like emptying out your kitchen to remind you of how badly you needed to clean things out. Yikes!) and you’ll see that they have the old knobs on them.
But, since then I’ve received these beautiful new ones from D. Lawless Hardware and they couldn’t be more perfect.
After the full reveal I’ll have a fun giveaway for you from them!
I still have a few more changes to make before you can see the rest. I had to order a piece of glass for the top of the kitchen desk and I’m making some decisions about the backsplash.
But I thought that, in the meantime, you might enjoy seeing this little sneak peek.
I know my mom will! 😉
Have a great weekend and thanks for meeting me at the fence today,
Oh I certainly DO like seeing your sneak peek – holy moly your kitchen is stunning. Whoo hoo! I couldn’t be happier for you! It’s GORGEOUS and I can’t wait to see every. single. detail! YAY!!!!! ♥
Richella Parham says
How exciting! Looks like the painting was a huge success. Hope you’ll share what method the painters used–I’m guessing the new finish was sprayed on? I’d love the skinny on that.
So glad you’re enjoying your new, light-filled space!
Lisa Mothersead says
Thanks for the pic’s of your pretty kitchen. One of the many things I really like about your blog is your organization and scheduling of home updates. It seems you plan and can be patient like we (have to) do in our home. (Some of the bloggers work at such a maniac pace, it’s overwhelming.). My current kitchen is the first white kitchen I’ve ever had and I’ve just loved it so much. Hope you’ll feel the same about yours!
one question…are the edged of the granite rough…..if so then watch out….we had granite tile like that in CO and the edged were rough…..ruined many tops….ended up wearing an apron everyday in the kitchen till get got slab granite
but what a nice change….amazing what a touch of paint will do
we moved into this house beginning of June….and knew the kitchen had to go….honey oak and the cabinet doors would not shut…..and frankly I like taller uppers….so we are having a whole new kitchen put in…everything…..as the appliances are old too….husband is going to reuse a bank of uppers for the garage so it won’t all be trashed…
in the laundry the cabinets were an odd pinkish color, hey the house was build in 1994….but in great condition…so husband painted them for me….WOW, what a difference….and I bought knobs for the doors too…as there were NONE….and I kept trying to open 1 door the wrong way….LOL….
we are keeping the bathroom cabinets….as they are in much better condition than the kitchen….but we are having granite counter tops put on and NEW faucets….the clear plastic crystal looking MUST GO!!! lol and I did buy new knobs for those rooms too…..
it’s been a long 2 months…and still a month to go…..quickly I HOPE!!!
At The Picket Fence says
Hi Shelley! Thankfully the edge of our granite isn’t rough because that would definitely not be fun! Sounds like you have had quite a lot of work on your home but I’m sure it’s all turning out beautifully. Thanks so much for coming by!
well I see a glaring TYPO in my reply….lol…..EDGES….NOT edged….duh….lol
happy to hear it’s not rough….ruined many great tops before I started wearing an apron….actually 1 I made with a sturdy dish towel and some twill tape….and cheap too….lol
this is the first “used” home we have purchased since 1978…..that one was a 1928 Spanish style in La Mesa, CA….and needed MORE work than this home…..lol….so been there done that…and at almost 62….I think I am just about OVER IT!!!!!
and I love your blog….it’s an easy read…
Thank you so much. Most don’t want their readers to see a work in progress, but I do! That’s the way most of us have to do it…..a little at a time. BTW, love all your crown molding . It is beautiful and so thick.
At The Picket Fence says
Thank you so much Sandie! A little at a time for sure. 🙂
Shirley@Housepitality Designs says
Loving the sneak peek Vanessa…and love that hardware….your kitchen is so bright and beautiful! Have a great weekend!
I don’t peek. I just don’t want to know. But I DID want to peek today!!! I like all your choices!! It all looks so 2016 and lovely!! Thank you for inviting us in for the preview. There. That sounds better on my conscience (wink)! I can’t pick one thing I like more. The counters –yes!! And the knobs!!! You’ll have to wait for me to see it in the full glory reveal day!!!
Michelle Mortensen says
It looks great – can’t wait to see the full reveal.
Best & Bisous,
Michelle from Simply Santa Barbara
Beautiful! We are in the midst of a redo, too! Now to make decisions on what goes back into those cabinets…and decisions on countertops, backsplash and paint colors are still swirling.