kitchen {reveal!}

the time has come. WOO flipping HOO! are you ready for this?!

to see how far we've come, you have to see what we were coming from...
try not to throw up...here is our old kitchen...barfaroni. clearly we didn't buy this house because of the awesome kitchen. :) i tried hard to make it as cute as possible but that was impossible. there was room for one person in this kitchen...and do you see a dishwasher or a microwave? 
yeah well, that's because we didn't have a dishwasher
....and with like two feet of counter space, the microwave had to be downstairs on the wet-bar. 

the awesome de-construction men...working hard...on new years eve. :) 
sidenote: first off who puts white tile in a kitchen? i don't want to clean that everyday.
and second...the grout was FOREST GREEN. yeah. major gross.

so we (and by "we" i mean ryan and his man friends) had to knock out this wall. 
 it needed to be opened up a bit lot. 

and here is what it looks like now!!! no, this is not a pic from a magazine, this is my house. ;) 

are those place mats from target that you're using as a backsplash? why yes. yes, they are. 
i like them, but since they are propped up against the wall it's not a permanent backsplash, 
just something fun for now.

this is my other fun project...sweet frame i found at hobby lobby for 90% off 
that i spruced up with a can of spray paint. :) 
(did you notice my whoops? i need to paint a little more chalkboard paint at the bottom.) 

 and here is what it looks like from other angles...i can actually watch the kids play and make food at the SaMe TiMe...score! my favorite, is sitting in the living room (middle pic) and looking across the house and seeing our cute little kitchen. 

there are still a couple of things to do...our carpenter has to frame out the window and build some cubbies above the microwave for wine bottles (yay!) and
 the hardware needs to be put on the cabinets...but other than that, it's done!

 i love my house now...i pretty much loved it before but now i really love it. 
what do you think?!  :)  



 a few delightful little easter pics.  :) 


 we had a great easter and hope you did too!


{another} kitchen update

The kitchen is coming along quite nicely. Well, to be honest it seems like it's taking forever but it will be worth it in the end. Right now we've got cabinets installed, microwave hood and dishwasher installed, countertops...and I think that covers it. Oh and the farmhouse sink (my favorite part of the whole kitchen) is in as well. yippie! The cabinet doors aren't on yet, so it will look way different after those go on...glass doors for the uppers and paneled doors for the base cabinets. Thanks, ikea, for having sweet cabinets. :) And for making my dream sink for under $200. Our carpenter worked his magic and created an arched wall which mimics the other 3 arched doorways we have. That is one of my favorite parts...cause it looks very intergrated to the rest of the house...like it's always been this way.  :)

before wall tearout

no wall

gutted, window and door sealed off


painted...and Will

cabinets, countertop and some appliances in

my DREAM sink...*swoooon*

looking north

So there you have it. Our almost completed kitchen. Woooo hoooo(I appoligize for the poor photo quality...the iPad can't upload the full giant picture, I guess.)
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