Tuesday, August 30, 2011

New light and Kitchen update

A few weeks ago Laurel-Dawn at Abode Love blogged about this light fixture.

Isn't it pretty?!??

Especially the price.....$15.17!!!!!

I, however do not need a sconce.  Bummer.

It got me thinking though because my parents replaced their foyer light and gave us the old one. Here it is before they took it down.

I love the smoky glass and the shape but not the matte black finish.

So with a little spray paint and elbow grease........

I love the way it turned out! I also took out all of the links but one since it will be hanging in our kitchen and we only have 8' ceilings.

Speaking of our kitchen, I figured that it was time for an update.We've been in our house for 10 weeks now, here are the before and afters.

(WARNING: Our kitchen is completely unstyled and a little dirty....ya know, just keeping it real.)

What we've done: Gotten rid of the window coverings and wallpaper, removed the track lights and painted the soffits and backsplash.
What's left to do: Faux rock will be painted white (along with the four X-back dining chairs) and I will most likely be wallpapering the top half of the wall. Make new curtains for dining room (The Man ordered me some gorgeous ikat fabric for my birthday!) Paint cabinets. Hang new chandelier. New hardware. Counter tops and dishwasher will be replaced, hopefully next spring.

 What we've done: Painted soffit's and backsplash, removed the counter top broiler (it was under that marble slab on the counter) and the vent hood and added shelving. Also removed those saloon doors....who INSTALLS them??
What's left to do: Same as above....lots and lots of paint! :)

 What we've done: Replace the oven, it didn't work when we moved in. Ripped off the laminate sheet that was glued to the wall behind the stove-(GROSS!!!!!!!) and painted the tile.
What's left to do: Pull out the old microwave and make a built in shelf for our stainless one.

Here is a closer look at our new shelves. Art is by Wayne Thiebaud  and is cut out of a Smithsonian magazine. Yeah I'm that cheap resourceful! :)


Erin @ His and Hers said...

LOL about the salon doors. You guys are making good progress--I bet it feels good to be getting stuff done! :)

-Katie Waddell said...

Yes it does! I'm really amazed at all we have accomplished in only 10 weeks! :)