Tuesday, January 25, 2011

What else have we been up to?

This weekend we also replaced the knobs on the kitchen cabinets.  Thank god we got those old ones out of there.  They were way too ornate for me.  What do I like, plain, simple, brushed aluminum.  And best of all, I found knobs that I liked that came in a multi-pack at Home Depot.  That way we saved a crap ton of monies.  We needed 24 knobs, and at $3 a piece, that's $72 bucks for the whole kitchen.  But what did we pay, $35.  Yup, that's it.  And it was a pack of 25, so we had one extra that we put on the laundry shoot door.

Now we need to decide what we're going to do with the cabinets.  We would like to hold out on redoing the kitchen for a couple years.  So we have to live with cabinets that are in there.  Do we leave them the way they are, paint/stain them white, or paint/stain them dark (almost black)?  We have the dark counter tops, so we don't want the kitchen to be to dark and depressing.  But we plan on taking the upper cabinet out that separates the kitchen and living room, and that will open up the space and bring in a lot more light.

Our plan of attack, take some pictures of the kitchen and photoshop the kitchen cabinets dark and light.  Then we'll try to decide what we want to do.

We also have to decide what we want to do with the tile back splash.  The current tile is old and cracked.  It also has a blue pattern in it, which will not go with my nice natural looking kitchen.  So do we try to paint it (Oh I looked it up, it's possible) or do we rip it down and replace it?  Oh decisions, so many to make!  I think I might try the whole painting them and if they look like crap, we'll rip those bitches down and replace them.  I think I might have J convinced that glass tile is the way to go, even if it's a little pricey.     


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Patricia Rockwell

Tara Beaulieu said...

We were in the same boat when we bought a year and 1/2 ago. Old dated kitchen, but having to live with it for a while. We opted to paint them white an update the handles to plain brushed nickel like you did. It made such a huge difference!

Can't wait to see progress photos!