We decided to change up our kitchen by painting the majority of the cabinets white. Some of you might cringe but our eyes have not enjoyed oak lately, mostly on cabinets.
We are keeping the island as it was.
The pantry has not been painted yet but is next on the list.
The process is not easy but Dear found it a good job to do while the temps are freezing outside which makes it hard for him to work the construction of his shop.
We are pleased with the new look. I’m thankful for a husband who is not afraid of hard or tedious work.
I showed you the wheel barrow that we bought our granddaughter for her 3rd birthday. Her she is hard at work outside. This photo was taken yesterday by her mom.
This family works hard together and they are not afraid of dirt! Anybody else out there who calls a wheel barrow a wheel barrel?
And yes, it is still cold outside here in Northeastern Washington State!
Stay safe and keep the Faith!
Our kitchen counters before were Formica with an oak trim. The backsplash was a white square tile with a few decorative tiles above our black range top. Our sink was cream colored and slightly oval. The cabinets show up a little too yellow/green in some of the above photos. The actual colors are more true in the following photos.
First order of business was removing all the old tile. The walls where the tile pulled off more than was desired were repaired and then given a primer coat of paint.
The night before the installers were to arrive with the new quartz counters, Dear pulled off the old counters and hauled them out of the house.
The installers came and made quick work of installing the counters plus our new stove top and stainless sink. After a day of letting the counter adhesive dry, Dear started in on installing the subway tile backsplash. We chose a grey grout and a 1/16th inch spacers between the tiles. In the end because the subway tiles we chose were slightly beveled the grout looks to be closer to 1/8 inch. We like it.
A double stainless oven could be in our future, wink, wink.
Now here’s a real blast from the past showing this same kitchen in the year 2000! These counters weren’t new when we moved into this old house in 1998 so they got plenty of wear and tear and were ready to go. I never liked how dark the cabinets were and the effect they had on the whole kitchen/eating area and was happy when Dear painted them later and added the white square backsplash instead of blue wallpaper. The old black double oven was replaced with a new black double oven later in the 2000’s. Too bad I didn’t choose a stainless one when we replaced this old one. Sigh…
Here’s Dear and me in 2017 standing right where Dan was standing back in the year 2000 with his choo choo train cake.
I am thankful for our new quartz counter tops and subway backsplash. They brighten up our kitchen even more.
So my promise to show the before and after has now been kept. I’m starting off the New Year right. Hope all is well and you are warm and cozy in your neck of the woods.