Sunday, February 20, 2011

kitchen manifested

from living room
redoing the counters and backsplash in the kitchen have been on my tackle list for three years. i sold another layer of some of my favorite things and finally had enough to do it.

i got the call on wednesday and the most awesome dudes in the world had it prepped for tiling for thursday. i got home from work yesterday and the groutwork had been done. i took a break from the thesis project and cleaned the kitchen from ceiling to floor last night.
vitamins c and d
we kept the old sink since it is still functional and everlovely in her old chippiness. i just cleaned it up and it seems to love its new digs.
the queen
to the garden
the one thing that i had been searching for were vintage-style drawer pulls. we went to the restoration hardware outlet and i found them for $2.49! the simple substitution really kicked it up a bit.

they looked great in the plastic bag, but once i got them open,they were a bit too new looking. my brother-in-law came to the rescue with a trick. he told me how to mattefinish the metal. using a scotch brite sponge with the scrubbing pad, i scrubbed and scrubbed to get the finish dull.
from the back hall
the light is amazing now. it seemed the old backsplash sucked all of the light of the kitchen. i love all of the layers of vanilla.

*triple sigh*

3 comments:

A bird in the hand said...

It looks really good, a space that draws you in... Bless your [new] kitchen!

xoxo

Sis said...

Oh, Dawn, it looks even more beautiful than it did last summer. I love the redo.

Something's missing though...oh, I know. It needs a batch of custard cooling on the counter. :)
XO

Amg-Arts said...

ohhhh nice kitchen! :)