If you have remained interested in this "Diary of a Whim" that began back in November, I am amazed! Who knew that it would take nearly seven months from the beginning to the end of the project? Technically though, a good part of the seven months was thinking and planning. The actual work did not begin until mid-April, which really makes it more like seven weeks. (And as long as that has seemed, it pales in comparison to the kitchen remodel that we did in 1996. That whole process gives me the willies to this day. It even included a reptile. But that's another story.)
So here it is...the finished project!
As you know, we did the remodel project in two phases. Phase One was the painting of the kitchen cabinets. Phase Two included the installation of the farmhouse sink, wood counter top, beadboard backsplash, and new lighting. I will show you pictures of the kitchen Before, Between (after the completion of Phase One), and After (at the end of Phase Two).
Starting at the left...
...on to the front view (looking from the eating/sitting area)...
...and on to the right.
Here are a few more views...
From this perspective, you can see that this part of the kitchen was once a porch. An old house is full of interesting angles and quirks.
A close-up of the sink. I love this sink. It is so farmhouse-y...and big. (When he saw it, my dad said that a person could take a bath in it!)
A cozy corner...
Close-ups of the butcher block counter top and the beadboard backsplash.
And this is a trivet that I found in the back of a cupboard during the remodel. I have no recollection of where I got it or how long I've had it. It could be something I picked up in an antique shop or at a yard sale, or it could be a family piece. But regardless, I decided to clean it up and make it a part of the new kitchen.
We know how to celebrate!
(Thanks for celebrating with us, friends!)
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