"Phase One" I guess you can call it is now complete in our kitchen. The cabinets are painted and hardware installed... finally. I couldn't decide on a color, then I was pregnant and busy with a newborn. Then finally this summer I had time to finish this space up. There's still some things I'd love to do in this room, but that's in the future. I made a promise with Hubs that we wouldn't start any other projects for a while... wink :)
So far, we've painted the wood paneling and the walls. My dad made new cabinet fronts in a shaker style, and we installed new hardware. The light over the sink was replaced with a small pendant, and we added beadboard to the ceiling. I made a faux roman shade from left over fabric, and voila this room is done (for now, wink :) )
Future plans... I'd like to remove the wall separating the kitchen from the dining room (wall is to the left of this picture). I'd also like to remove the high bar that separates the family room from the kitchen. I just think a larger open space would do great things for the traffic flow in this area. We never use the bar, and it's a constant catch-all for clutter, which I cannot stand. I'd also like to add a small workspace style island on wheels that also has storage cabinets and drawers.
I'd like to finish the beadboard on entire ceiling and add recessed lighting. Lighting is EVERYTHING in your home. It can seriously make or break a room. Right now we have an old light in the bulkhead and the new pendant over the sink. Recessed lighting would go a long way in here.
Maybe eventually we will replace the granite, but that's not really high on the priority list at this point. It's in good shape so we'll roll with it.
I have some accessorizing and organizing yet to do, but I'm glad the paint is finally done! One more thing off my to-do list.