Kitchen Remodel: Week 9

Friends, we are this close to being done. Witness the painted trim around the windows:

Did you notice you can now see the kitchen floor? It made me deliriously happy to peel off the brown protective paper and finally mop that floor!

The view above is looking southeast. Moving clockwise around the kitchen, here are some more views starting with the south wall:

What’s left to do?, you may ask. Mostly little things: cleaning up a few paint spills and spatters, doing some caulking, putting the doorbell back up, installing the phone jack cover, that kind of thing. Oh, and the liner for the hood range insert is finally on its way. Once that’s in, I do believe we will be ready for inspection.

In the meantime, I’m slowly filling the cupboards and drawers. You can see from the photo above that I haven’t finished filling the glass-fronted upper cabinet yet. And I’m thinking about the valances I plan to make for the windows. I’ve had something in mind for some time but haven’t even gotten to the sketching stage yet. I’m going for a look my sister Diane would describe as “simply elegant and elegantly simple.”



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12 Responses to Kitchen Remodel: Week 9

  1. Diane says:

    Oh boy Howdy, now that is a kitchen!!

  2. Anne E O'Donnell says:

    Hi Dawn!
    What a beautiful kitchen remodel. You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

  3. Melody Wilson says:

    It’s really great. And I love the floor!

  4. Nancy says:

    It’s absolutely beautiful!!!

  5. Jo Ann A Janes says:

    Lovely, and blue and white always makes a kitchen look special!

  6. Jeanne says:

    Looks amazing!
    You’ll have fun coming up with valances.

  7. Virginia says:

    Glorious! How exciting. Roz and I are admiring your beautiful kitchen and leaning closer and closer to taking some action.

  8. Lisa says:

    It’s just sooooooo great, Dawn! Such a treat to the eye! Wow! Excited to mop the floor?! – you are so like your sister Diane! Lol. Can’t wait to see the valances!

  9. Anne Bender says:

    What a beautiful kitchen!!! Congratulations to an amazing designer!!

  10. Colleen says:

    So pretty! Happy for you :).

  11. Kenny says:

    Unfortunately, I have not been following your remodel story from the beginning. I just saw the image for this entry and loved the blue and white contrast with your cabinets. Did you completely replace old cabinets? Repaint? Or Refinish? My wife and I have been trying to decide which option is best. She really loved how yours turned out.

    • Dawn says:

      Hi Kenny. We completely replaced the old cabinets. They were cherry — such beautiful wood but the varnish had failed around the knobs. It wasn’t feasible to have the doors and drawers sanded and restained. It would have cost almost as much to have all the cabinetry refinished as to start over, and starting over allowed me to address some design issues. So glad you and your wife like our new painted cabinets. We are loving them too!

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