Kitchen renovation has begun!!!!
This is how my kitchen looked when I last showed you a picture of it back when we first moved into the house. You’ve seen glimpses of it since then… like when I painted the great room twice in 2 weeks. But aside from painting the walls and cleaning the surfaces, nothing else had been done to our white-on-white-on-white-on-white-on-white kitchen. Yes. That was 5 whites (cabinets, backsplash, counters, appliances, and floors). There is a whole lotta white going on in there.
And this is how it looks after we painted and raised the cabinets! Here are the things you should notice:
- No. You aren’t going crazy. We did paint our white cabinets white. You can kinda see in the before picture that the cabinets did not match the doors. In person, the difference was MUCH more obvious. The cabinets had that lovely nicotine-yellow color while the doors were white. Now they all match! More on that in a minute.
- The cabinets are now 12 inches higher than they were before!
- The backsplash is gone and the wall is painted.
- The blue tape line indicates something more to come! *Hint hint* look here for my inspiration!
- Yes, that is a new cabinet sans doors above the microwave. And yes, I realize that it is shorter than the other two.
I’m not what some would call a lucky person. In fact, on occasion, people have told me that I am very un-lucky. I’ve never won a giveaway, been given a free Chipotle burrito, or won the lottery. I was that kid in school that always got chosen to present my project/give my speech on the first day. So when an editor from Better Homes and Gardens emailed me to tell me that they had chosen one of my DIYs as one of their “16 favorite blogger makeover projects” I just about peed my pants. Wanna know which project they loved?
Remember my Dresser Turned Media Stand? It remains, to this day, one of my all time favorite projects I have ever done. And apparently it is one of BHG’s favorites too! Anywho, in the spirit of March Madness, Better Homes and Gardens is running a Makeover Madness Tournament which pits DIY projects from across the web against each other. And I am crazy humbled to be going against some of my all-time favorite bloggers!
Today my dresser turned media stand is up for voting! And since all of you are my besties, I’m asking you to pretty pretty please, with a cherry and sprinkles on top go and vote for my project!
So… I’ve been MIA for the last week or two. I have a good reason for that. It’s this face. That one right there in that picture. This little girl is to blame. Everyone… meet Ruby. Ruby is the newest little addition to our family who joined us in the beginning of February. She is adorable and sweet and quite a handful. But I guess that is what you get with a 9 week old puppy.
Hi. My name is Talitha and I’m addicted to shiny things. There. I said it. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right? As much as I like shiny and sparkly stuff, I’ve always been a little afraid of glitter. I blame it on a first grade art project that ended with me washing glitter out of my hair for weeks! But, when Amy from Mod Podge Rocks emailed me asking me if I would review her new line of stencils, I decided that maybe it was a good time to give glitter a second chance. BTW, after getting Amy’s email, I may or may not have done a little happy dance while yelling, “SHE KNOWS ME!?!?” a la Buddy the Elf. Yeah. I know. Me = weirdo.
I wouldn’t call myself a DIY novice. I’ve been doing big DIY projects for years. But there are still some big aspects of DIY-ing that freak me out. One thing? Plumbing. Water can do a lot of damage, peeps. I don’t want leaks! But even more intimidating to me is anything electrical. And I’m not alone out there! Many of my friends have told me that they are afraid of electrical too. But, I am waaaay too cheap to hire someone to switch out light switches. So I have decided to put forth an effort to learn some basic stuff about electrical work in hopes of encouraging all of you that you can do it too. Because, let’s be honest, if I can do it… so can you! Today’s electrical 101 lesson? How-to replace old light switches!