Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Some happenings in the kitchen....

If you've followed my blog since last summer (the few. the dedicated. the people related to me.), you may remember me whining constantly about my kitchen and yet never actually spending the time to really improve it, despite having a huge amount of free time on my hands in between leaving my job and starting business school. (Here and here are some refreshers if you're curious). Well I finally got my act together, and while Sam was traveling for work this weekend I went on a 48-hour DIY spree focused on the kitchen. I'm not ready to share full "after" photos (and to be honest it may be another few weeks, because we are going on vacation next week and I plan to finish everything the following week), but in the meantime I wanted to show you some sneak peeks.

Mmmm, so nice and minty + forest green in there...not for long!

New paint going on. Color isn't totally accurate, since I snapped this in bad light (I was painting on Friday night).

Nothing like a bubble tea at 10:30pm to revive me/serve as dinner (when Sam is away, I am incapable of caring for myself for the first 24 hours, and then I figure it out)

Painting the trim, which took longest of all. Look at that pretty new wall color! It's actually a Robin's Egg Blue that my landlord picked out (is it possible he reads my blog and knows about my Robin's Egg Blue obsession?), and it looks green in some lights and blue in others. More about the painting in a future post once I put the finishing touches on everything.

Yep, that's tile. That installed myself. In my rental. I still have to clean off some of the grout haze, but suffice it to say I'm in love with it.

Okay, that's all for now! Sorry to leave you in suspense...the big things are done but there are a lot of smaller things I want to do and be thoughtful about. I can't wait to share a fuller update, I'm so excited about how it's looking!


  1. You TILED?

    You are a GODDESS.

    1. It was definitely an experience...and I didn't look too goddess-like covered in grout I can tell you that. But it was totally worth the work!