Saturday, May 10, 2008

It has been a really busy couple of weeks. Finally after a few years of waiting....... my DH gutted and redid my (our) kitchen and took it from ewwwww to wowsa!!!

I love my new kitchen, bright, cheery lots of room and loads of storage space. He did everything himself and he did an outstanding job. ( He's earned his reward, he can go out and fly his planes)
This is the view as you enter the kitchen. My dishwasher is in the island , under the cupboards ...easy breezy to put them away. :) The floor is turquoise tile and the paint colour is orange chuckle by Debbie Travis, but groovy guava is the perfect accent colour.
This is looking past the island..... loads of storage, lots of counter space and the counter tops are so pretty. They are silestone, and they have little pieces of broken mirror in them, so when the light hits it they sparkle like diamonds. I love sparkle. (big grin)

We had to build the fridge into the doorway into the hall. A minor inconvenience , but it means I get a walk in closet for my craft room. Have i said I love my DH!!!

He also did the powder room and it is so pretty too! He added a shelf over top of the fridge for a tv and vcr. I guess he likes my cooking and wants to keep me in the kitchen.

This looks out to my eating area. I have a double wall oven now.....colour me happy! Sorry about the construction debris in the doorway, I can't make the poor man work to hard.

It is hard to imagine I can't find a before picture and by the time i thought to take one there wasn't much left. Setting the scene this is a 200 year old house. The previous kitchen was built by someone who was not a carpenter. The counters were unglazed terra cotta and the paint was gray and maroon. It was small, dark, poorly laid out and well plain and simple ugly and depressing. Now it is shiny and inspiring.

So of course I had to make something. I altered this clock I used Afternoon Tea papers by Stampin' Up! The butterfly is from the set Spring Swirl by Autunm Leaves. I stamped it in Chocolate Chip craft ink and embossed it with glassy glaze. The sentiment is one I just picked up and it reads " My Garden is where my prayers are planted and my dreams are born" the stamp is by inkadinkado. The chipboard numbers are from a set called dreamer by fancy pants designs. The chipboard was inked with chocolate chip craft ink and had 2 coats of glassy glaze applied. I stuck them to the clock using crystal effects.

This is my final picture sorry it's dark but my battery died. :( Any way it shows the clock on my wall and my really cool storage cart/baking center.

So if you can't find me....I'm probably in my kitchen.


Karen said...

Oh WOW! What a fabulous Mother's Day gift to you and the whole family. It looks great! I have missed you!The clock is very pretty.

Jen said...

It's GORGEOUS Lisa!!!! I love it!!! Sooo pretty and I *heart* your countertops and double wall oven!! Guess Mike wants you to be able to make lots of cinnamon buns at a time! :)

Congrats, it's FABULOUS!!!

You'd better be rewarding Mike after all this! *grins*

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Sharon said...

Gorgeous Lisa! Lucky girl!

lakegrandma said...

Absolutely Beautiful. When can he fly down here and do some work for me. Heck, he wouldn't have enough time to get everything done that I want.

Grandson & son came and mowed the yard, it aure was dusty. No rain for weeks,

rebecca said...

wow! Lisa the kitchen is fabulous!! Tell Mike he did an amazing job..he has got skillz! I miss seeing you on SCS but now I see hwy you have been away! ((hugs)) Lisa enjoy that beautiful kitchen!

Teresa said...

Wow! Amazing kitchen, you lucky girlie you!!! Love the clock you made too, it is beautiful!

stampin_melissa said...

Wow! What a wonderful Mother's Day gift! I hope he isn't expecting you to do something along this line for him in his garage! ;D

Caroline said...

fabulous, Lisa! I'd be super duper happy too :)

Ret said...

Lisa, this is gorgeous! I bet you're just in love with it. Awesome that your cupboards sparkle!! Very cool!!!