June 1, 2011

Kitchen Updates

**If you want to see what my kitchen looked like before please see my first post & this post too**

Like I mentioned in my previous post we went to Ikea this past weekend and finally got some hardware for our cabinet doors. The heavy doors were getting a little hard to open without handles and the cabinets were starting to gather fingerprint stains on them. Plus Ikea had that whole spend more than $100, eat for free deal so we took the chance and went ahead and bought them.
These were our new cabinets without hardware:


We chose Ikea's METRIK handles and love them...



We really want to go to Chicago this summer for our church conference so we put a stop 
on the kitchen remodel for now until we come back so we can save enough money to go.
 All we have left to do in the kitchen is the backsplash, the can lighting & new appliances.
Expect the complete Kitchen Reveal before the year ends... hopefully! lol
We have been thinking about white subway tile for our backsplash
and I played around a little on photoshop and this is what I came up with:


I'll have to show this to my husband to see what he thinks but I like it, the lighting is a bit
off in this picture but what do you think? Should we go for it?

Also a couple weeks back we replaced these ugly "meanwhile" window treatments..


To faux wood blinds....


We had cheap blinds before and they were all mismatched in color, two of them were 
white and one of them was off-white. We really wanted real wood blinds but we have three
 of these windows in our kitchen and they would have been way more expensive than the 
faux wood ones we bought. I would really like to add some type of window valances on top 
so they won't look too white and plain. Another project to add to the to-do list!

During our Ikea trip we also bought new panels for our dinning room.
We liked the HENNY panels and thought they would add some
color and life into this boring room:




What do you think? I'm still not completely in love with them 
but they are better than the ugly brown ones we had. 
Leave me a comment, I would love to hear what
you think about our updates....even if you don't like them. :D

<3 Cindy

Linking up to these parties HERE

10 comments:

  1. I love the makeover so far! We're planning to start our kitchen overhaul soon so I always take the opportunity to see what others have done for inspiration. I really like the subway tile backsplash, it' great for kitchens. I also like the hardware you went with, it goes well with the cabinets. I found you at Some What Simple and I'm your newest follower!

    Lisa

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  2. You guy are doing a fantastic job! I love the subway tile, I'm trying to convince my husband that we NEED something like that. :) Can't wait to see the finally result of it all, as I'm sure you are. :) Enjoy your beautiful kitchen!

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  3. I'm loving the kitchen hardware. The hardware really glams up the kitchen!

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  4. Love your hardware. We put faux wood blinds in our bedroom and I love 'em.

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  5. It looks great! I think the subway tile is very classic and fun. Go for it!

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  6. Wonderful! I am your newest follower! I would love if you could link this up to my Delicately Constructed Friday!! Thanks so much!
    Have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.blogspot.com

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  7. What a fun transformation, I love it!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  8. Great tweaks to your kitchen space. I especially liked the subway tile. I always think that a classic choice when it comes to the expensive to replace items is always the best choice. You will never regret that one. Well done.
    Pam @ BeColorful

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  9. I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.

    http://bacontimewiththehungryhypo.blogspot.com/2011/06/any-link-goes-party-running-now-summer.html

    Come strut your stuff.

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I would LOVE to hear from you! :)