Kitchen update

August 30, 2008

Like I promised here are a few photos of our accomplishments so far for this weekend.

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My mom sewed us some cafe curtains for the breakfast nook (thanks Mom!)I think they’re sweet and charming. The table is the IKEA DOCKSTA. The chairs are Herman Millers I scored at an antique store about 4 years ago.

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I’ve always loved this table and it fits nicely in the breakfast nook.

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Close-up of the aloe we planted in the yellow pinwheel potter.

I am updating the blog from the breakfast nook at this very moment. I think it is where the laptop will live. It’s cozy and will be nice to internet it up in the morning with a bowl of cereal and cup of coffee (which is when the both of us do most of our internetting). Oh – and Jeremy just took a break from the xbox and was excited to see that I’m using this space. I think it’s just novel because for so long the breakfast nook was housing the uninstalled vent hood, ladders, tools and tile – it’s neat to be in the nook for its intended purpose.

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Check out our vent hood. Here it is after getting all the tile grouted and the protective white film off it. Funny story – when we opened the vent hood I was freaking out because it was white and not stainless steel – when I called Home Depot to inquire about it they informed me that the white was just a protective film over the stainless steel. I asked them nicely to please forget we ever had the conversation.

I should note that I left my camera cord at work so all of my photos are taken with my iSight. Please disregard the poor quality and the fact that all of the images are reversed – I’ll have some really nice before and after shots once we get everything polished off.

Just for fun here is some of my original inspiration for the kitchen.
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Tile – check. Stainless steel venthood – check.

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Tile – check. Aloe plant in a yellow vase – check. (P.S. that was tucked away in my sub-conscience – I didn’t intentionally rip that off!)

All we have left to do in here is fill some nail holes, grout the patched tile on the floor, install the lighting, touch up the cabinet paint, install cabinet hardware and then we’re DONE. So far we’ve grouted the backsplash and Jeremy installed the water line to the ice maker on the fridge (which was a huge ordeal, unfortunately).

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