Kitchen Renovation: Before and After

Tada! It only took me two weeks longer than I thought it would! So let's go back to a year and 8 months ago to when we bought this little casa. Ahhhh, flesh cabinets, fruit backsplash, red/orange countertops. IMG_5199

We painted the cabinets, did a Rustoleum countertop cover, and redid the backsplash ourselves.


Then, we basically ripped it all out a year and a half later.


And now it looks like this with marble, black granite, a new Moen faucet, and an undermount sink.


The stove area before:


And now!


The nook! Before... that dark poo brown wall was a wall...


And now! The butcher block countertop nook is there instead!


This picture really shows the texture/look of the granite and so I popped it in here. IMG_6188

Anywho, we love our new kitchen and are glad to be done in here. Legitimately, the only thing that is left to do is get a french door fridge. #moneyproblems

Grape Street: The Kitchen Is DONE!

After a few weekends of tiling, grouting (with black non-sanded grout from HD) and then haze removing, and then removing haze again, and caulking again, and then removing haze again and then sealing the grout with the most expensive thing I have ever sprayed, finishing painting the cabinets, redoing the countertops... The kitchen is "done"!!!!!! I say "done" because we still need to some touch up work, but would you just revel in the transformation!? IMG_5202 To this: 20140210-070852.jpg

To this!


Here is a glimpse at the other wall's evolution. We couldn't be more proud of its progress.

From Move in Day: IMG_5197

To demo:



To Cement Board:


To a zoomed in picture of the tile without grout thus far:


And a "we are done here folks" picture:



Here is the rest of the kitchen all done up pretty like:




We used the same cement gray paint by Benjamin Moore in the kitchen that we used in the living room, dining and hallways.