Sunday, January 17, 2010

On our way to a New Kitchen

I've been busy in the kitchen, and I don't mean cooking. For Christmas we got a new oven from my parents and a new fridge from Ryans parents. Yay! It was really time for an upgrade. 1972 called and wanted their appliances back.  So we went from this....

to this...

And this...

to this...

 I'm also putting in some "tin" backsplash, which is by the way- SO easy to do! I don't know why I didn't do this earlier. We've been living with that beautiful orange/gray backsplash since we moved here in March. I immediately tore down the nasty wall panels that we up as soon as we got the keys. Still not sure why I did that. Yeah, it was really ugly but it couldn't have been uglier then this...

Until now, one side of the kitchen is completed with the tin. I love it, and I love that I did it all my myself. That reminds me of the old Pull Ups commercials... "I'm a big kid now!".
I just finished painting the ceilings and now I need to finish the walls.
... whew. So much Id like to still do. Its a snowball effect too. Once you do one thing. you notice another "needs" to be done, and then another... ahhhh.  I'm trying to step back and tell myself all in good time!

Here is my Would Love To Do In 2010 list for the Kitchen....
-Butcher block counter tops
-Finish tin back splash
-Bead board chair rail,
-Close off door to bedroom from off the kitchen (yeah, there is a bedroom that has an extra door to the   kitchen- weird
-Put front loader Washer and Dryer in the laundry section. Right now we only have a washer in there & the dryer is in the garage. 
-Finish painting
-Get new flooring. No idea what.
-New under mount kitchen sink with new faucet
-New lighting installed

I'm sure I'll add more to that very soon- but for now I'm trying to enjoy what I've got instead of what I'd still like to do. Man, thats hard too. I'm going to work on that. 


  1. Butcher block counters sure look nice...but I would caution you that they stain easily, soak up water and warp easily and nothing will change that. So if you want a stainless counter, I mean even water that sits too long on the counter stains, DON'T GET BUTCHER BLOCK COUNTERS!!! Plus the fact that you will still have to use a cutting board to cut...

  2. That is quite an upgrade! I love the beefy oven you just got. I would die for one of those, although I am not currently stuck with something my grandparent's age. Good for you! I can't wait to see how it all comes together. And I can't wait to have the money to work on my kitchen.

  3. I'm jealous! :) I love the tin backsplash!! If mine wasn't tile, I'd soooo do that! I'll have to remember it for when we redo our kitchen. Good luck with your to do list!

  4. wow your parents must be really great people!! :) i'd think about wood on just the section between frige and stove, i'd do granite tile on the sink side, just a thought! why don't you go ahead and paint hte b/w on the floor just to see if you like it?

  5. Hey Karli, I love your blog and have been obsessed with your Tin backsplash since you started putting it up. Would you mind sharing where you bought the tiles as well we what you used to secure them to the wall? Thanks so much!

  6. You can buy the tin backsplash at Menards, Home Depot or Lowes


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