Monday, April 15, 2013

Kitchen update

After waiting for what seemed like ages, we finally have hardware on our kitchen cabinets.  Actually, Cam installed them last month after Serena was born, but I haven't gotten around to posting about it until now!

I wrote about my clearance bin hardware find HERE, and my thoughts on mixing metal finishes HERE. The pulls were a total of $1.50 a piece at Home Depot! I found little aged brass egg shaped knobs in the same bin and used them on the upper cabinets, just to mix things up a little. I think their size is more suitable for the upper cabinets, while the bin pulls on the lowers look better with the larger drawers and cabinets we have.

I also like the contrast of the shine from the pulls against the matte cabinets. 
The cabinets around our fridge are loaded with storage. There's full extension drawers inside that hold so much stuff!

My only complaint about having hardware? Now I have to find a way to keep a mischievous toddler out of the drawers!

Someone found his momma's chocolate supply!

We're still a ways away from having a finished kitchen (a dishwasher, range hood, backsplash, lighting, trim and flooring are a few things on the list). Having hardware now makes the kitchen just that much more functional. It may be time to rearrange a few drawers though!
9 comments on "Kitchen update"
  1. Very nice, Janna! Your patience really impresses me and your tenacity to hold to your vision/dreams! ~ Aunt Keren

  2. Aww looks GREAT and love this pic of T-man and the chocolate stash a man after Aunty Shelley's own heart!!

  3. Love the hardware! Your kitchen looks fantastic!!!

  4. I love checking in on your house project! Your baby is so adorable, and I can't believe how much you all have done. It is going to be a show place one day...what will you do with no renovations? You and hubby are amazingly talented.
    xo nancy

  5. Like the answer above, refinish or reface cabinetry if the bones are good. It is a huge money saver. If you have to replace appliances and fixtures, shop the outlets, seconds and even second hand appliance stores.

  6. Your kitchen is lovely! And, I love the mix of hardware. Curious what you have planned for your backsplash. We are renovating our kitchen now and did all white uppers and pantry and all base cabinets, as well as the island a dark maple wood. I was debating doing a subway with a light silver grout, but still unsure. Love your ideas!

    1. Thanks for your comment! I think we'll end up doing subway tile with light grey grout as the granite counter has a fair bit of pattern happening and I don't want to make things too busy! Kitchen reno's are a lot of work but so worth it in the end! Good luck with your project!

  7. Such a gorgeous color on those lower cabinets! And it couldn't be more perfect with that hardware. Well done!


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