After 10 years of having white formica countertops, we were finally able to get new ones!
I love the look of marble, but not the price tag or the upkeep.
So, I opted for the lightest granite that I could afford.
We also added a brick backsplash.
I love the look of exposed brick!
So, here is a look at my kitchen.
My dad painted my cabinets for me a few years back.
He has actually painted them twice. He is a saint.
He told me the last time that I had him paint them that I should choose a color that I REALLY like because this would be the last time he would paint them. Luckily, I really like this color!
It is a pale creamy gray (or is it grey?)
The barstools are new – but, the wrong color. I still need to paint them.
They were so cheap; I did not mind painting them!
I always need more storage in the kitchen. I added all of the baskets above the cabinets.
They are all full to the top.
I just added the basket above the fridge. You can see how I made it here.
The black door to the right is my pantry.
I got this old ice bucket for $1 at a yard sale. Great for holding all of the stirring and flipping stuff!
This is my theme in life these days! I want to live each day with passion! Life to the full!
Another flying pig!
The kitchen table is just beyond the countertops is this picture.
It was entirely too messy to photograph.
These canisters belonged to my grandmother!
I have mentioned a few times just how handy my dad is.
He made this island for me several years back.
This is one of my first Annie Sloan Chalk paint projects! (Pre-blog, so I do not have before and after pictures.)
One of my favorite things about this kitchen is my new sink and faucet.
I LOVE this sink.
I did not even know that it was possible to love a sink.
I had no idea what a difference a deep sink made! You can hide a full days worth of dirty dishes in the bottom of this monster!
Another small change, was bumping this center cabinet up. I wanted to add a microwave/vent hood combo but, I did not have the room.
This little “bump” made the difference!
I need to learn how to edit my photos!
My kitchen stays a bit dark.
That is on my list of things to learn!
Life to the full to you today!
Here are the places that I party!