Jun 11, 2010

Kitchen Reveal

After 5 years of REALLY disliking our kitchen counters...we finally got up the nerve to replace them. I really love the look of butcher block but when I went to Lowes and got an estimate for our kitchen...I felt a little "downhearted".....$1600.00 dollars downhearted. So, I did what I do best....got on ikea.com and browsed and browsed...became very determined...got Zac on board - the rest is history. Once I have an idea, there really is NO going back.
Plus, who wants to buy a house that has counter tops with particle board swelling up and flaking off....definitely not pretty.

I feel sort of sorry for zac that I always get to just plan everything...choose colors and textures and then leave him to do all the dirty work. I wasn't exactly sitting with my feet propped up...but I wasn't stuck in the kitchen for 48 hours either. One day while the kids were able to go to VBS me and my friends when to Trish's house and cooked her 4 meals in less than 2 hours (she's having a baby in 2 weeks and my thoughtful friend Emily thought we should stock her up some meals.) I finally received my payment for the little forest applique...and the wait was WELL worth it!


Trish has her masters in pottery and I kind of feel like the winner in this handmade swap. Her baby nursery was SO very cute....the applique was right at home. :) I'm super happy to have these mugs for my new kitchen....



And here she is....whiteness herself - in all of her spic and span glory. I just can't believe the transformation...Zac did SUCH a good job. He also replace my sink for a much larger deeper one...and I got a new faucet that I can actually fill up a jug of water now without having to tilt the jar...so nice. How about the back splash idea? We found this idea on line...you just use the really nice water treated white bead board around your kitchen and finish it out in a little trim....looks cozy and def goes with the style of our home.




Loving this $2 dollar bar from Ikea. I know a few posts back I said that TJMaxx was the happiest place on earth...I take it back. Ikea wins by a thousand times.







My lovely white sink....





the other side of the kitchen...you can see the entry way to the office right here...my next decorating project soon to come....







And then...the man of the hour. Or should I say "day"? Hmmmm.....maybe "life." Yes...definitely "life."







8 comments:

Briana said...

bea-u-tiful! well done Zac, it looks awesome. congrats and enjoy!

Cindy said...

impressive!
love the bead board.
if i could i would cover everything in my house with it ☺

Briana said...

I love your kitchen! You guys did a great job. Crisp, white, beautiful. I know you will enjoy it!

Havala said...

I really like the way the counter tops turned out. I didn't even see the Ikea bar before, it is so nice and handy. What a beautiful kitchen.

CorleyAunt said...

It's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! I love it!

kate fried said...

wowzers!!
i showed nick and he said, 'let's do butcher block counters, too!'
inspirational.

The Toplovs said...

Isn't it such a WONDERFUL feeling to walk into a new, sparkling kitchen??? I had that honor when we moved into this place (since it was brand new). So glad it's all finished and now you can extra ENJOY cooking and doing dishes. :)

Is this a quiche I see on your stove?? YUMMY!

Grammy said...

WOW! I am totally amazed!! You both did an AWESOME job - Alyssa with the research and ideas and Zac with the talented labor! Good job!!

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