Saturday, April 10, 2010

Finally done!

We are finally done with the kitchen re do! We are really enjoying it. We took out a soffit and made the window over the sink bigger so it is much lighter and brighter now. I love the new window because now I can see so much more of the backyard. We have a 60's tri level and there are really deep overhangs on this level so we don't get as much light as we could. The window helps a lot. Our old kitchen was original to the house and the drawers were literally falling apart. We had half of them nailed together and the silverware drawer back had to be taped to the front. Pretty. Plus there was a big hole in it that things would fall out of. That was annoying.

I love the countertops- if you enlarge the picture you can see there are little sparkly bits in it. My husband actually chose that and we both love them. See the dog at the bottom of the photo? He matches the new kitchen so perfectly!

Here is the backsplash tile. It is recycled green glass. I love the way it looks which is good because I have enough leftover in my garage to do a whole additional room due to my poor math skills.

Here it is close up- it has a little irridescence to it.



These are the lights- another favorite. It is swirly glass. I love them . It took a long time to find something I liked that I could afford. Lights are so expensive! I am really happy with these and everyone comments on them so I think they are a hit. I am glad we are done and all in all it was a fairly pleasant experience. We usually do the work ourselves but this exceeded our combined skill set by a lot so we had help. I am glad I love it because it has to last us another 40 years!!


I actually managed to get one little photo of our babies the other day. This was a few days ago and already they all have hair and are a bit larger. They are all white with black spots- so I know enough about Mendel and his pea plants to safely say that Nibbles, the white mouse, is the Mama. I should say is the birth Mama because they both seem to be lactating and are really taking turns with the babies. I think that is so sweet.

There are six of them so we might be needing some good name suggestions. Any ideas?









11 comments:

Karen said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous. Love the recycled green glass splashback. What is going to be your first meal that you cook in it? A family favourite?

Strikkelise said...

Lovely kitchen. And beautiful details, really love the backsplash tile!
If there were seven mice babies, you might name them after the seven dwarves. Maybe you could anyway? :)

Stephanie said...

Your kitchen looks awesome! That is one room on our remodeling list for the future, our cabinets have seen better days! Sounds a lot like your old silverware drawer, hahaha.

Your mice babies are too cute, all cozy and stacked in a pile.

Lori said...

Gorgeous kitchen!!!!! Makes me want to start ripping and tearing over here.

Kim G. said...

The kitchen is wonderful Mo! I bet you are loving those new cabinets and countertops! I just got my new counters last Friday! Life changing! That itty bitty mouse is just too cute! Cute as a button. Name her Button! XO!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Mice creep me out so I won't comment on that. The kitchen is lovely. I love the light fixture, counter, the open space and the back splash. Oh and that stove is great.

Jill Bagley said...

LOVE your kitchen!!! AHHH, im so jealous. you have inspired me with my kitchen.
It makes me want to paint my cabinets or something-
to be lighter and brighter.
maybe we'll get one of those babies!! if ruby can keep her room clean! ha ha

love ya mo!!

Wendy said...

Haven't visited you for a long time - sure love your kitchen re-do! And the mice... super cuties!

Bridal registry said...

It's perfect. I agree, it looks fantastic.

Nikki said...

I have a friend that I used to teach 1st grade with. Her mice were named Elvis and Priscilla. Elvis got out a lot and vandalized things...

gchaney said...

Your kitchen looks awesome! I love the light airy feel and the backsplash! I'm just now looking at your blog- congrats on the fabric again!
-Gabrien (from sewing circle)