Sunday, March 14, 2010

The kitchen saga.

This is what our kitchen looked like when we moved in!


Our Kitchen has had a major overhaul in the 2 1/2 short years that we have lived here. But in our home, the kitchen is defiantly the heart of the home so I have always wanted it to be perfect. Here is our kitchens little saga..... so far! ( Will I ever be done?)

#1: This is our kitchen with the original tile work that my Dad helped us put in back in 2007.


#2: In 2009, I painted the walls tan, blue, gray, blue/gray and then a creamy brown color! It was a very colorful year!

The blue was so awful, I never took the plastic down, I just painted it again!

#3: I found some beautiful tile at home depot and decided it was time to GLAM up the existing tile job. As you can see from the pictures below, the tile is a mix of sea blue, gray and copper glass pieces, and a very white natural stone. After putting it up on the wall, the white pieces were WAY to light!
4: To fix the problem I got our my trusty Walnut Ink Crystals, which you mix with water and use to antique things. In the past I have used it when scrap booking, and canvas painting, and it worked really well. So I decided to give it a try on the tile. It worked like a charm!
Here is a sample of the white tile.

This is what it looked like after I antiqued it! not to shabby huh?
5: And the finished product, which I LOVE......

Doesn't it look fantastic? I am very happy with the finished product! I am feeling very proud of my little project. I am feeling lucky to have a very talented and crafty father to help me with these projects. As well as a very understanding husband who lets me take my creativity out on the house whenever I get the urge.

6: The only thing left in the kitchen to do is our flooring. We go back and forth between wanting to lay tile down, or wood flooring down. We wont have to decide for a while since the next 6 months or so will be dedicated to yard work.

7: Keep tuned for the stories of weed picking, rock laying, seed growing, sun burns and sore muscles that are sure to come!



3 comments:

Steph and Brock said...

Beautiful! I love it, what motivation you have!!! PS. Did you take the pictures below? They are amazing.

Laura said...

i love how creative you are! how fun! i love the way it all looks.

p.s. loren told liesel and gwyneth your hair is not blonde anymore, and they want you to post a new picture!

Nasty Butler said...

Looks awesome!

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