Maddie Rae Gotcha Day

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kitchen Tour

What began on August 11 is now pretty much done. I say "pretty much" because there are still minor details to tend to, like refinishing the floors, but MOST of the kitchen is done. Here is a little tour.These photos are "pretty much" the same, except for one little detail...can you tell what it is? The top photo has my dish towel curtains in it, and the bottom photo doesn't. I like it both ways. What do you think? Curtains or No Curtains?

The breakfast area. The french door leads to the pantry, utility room, and desk area. My next project is organizing and making the desk area functional and cute. Right now it looks like a junk drawer gone wrong.
This wall is my very handy bulletin board. I covered cork squares in fabric and hung them on the wall for a cheap and easy catch all for important school papers and projects.

So there you have it. If I had to do it over again, there are definitely things I would do differently. I love my granite countertops, but I would maybe go for a lighter color instead of the black. I would have looked into IKEA cabinets as well, just to price whether or not it would have been cheaper. I also would have looked into more of a full wall pantry type cabinet over in the breakfast area. As it stands, I got really lucky because I changed the entire design AFTER ordering the cabinets, and they just happened to all work in this scheme. Whew. Our new kitchen was completely gutted and refurbished for under 10K, which I think is pretty good considering. On to the next project...


Raegan said...

I vote for: With makes it look finished and homey!

Olivia said...

i vote with curtains too!
it looks beautiful!

Heather said...

Retta, before I read your question about the curtians, I was just thinking, "oh, what cute little curtains!". Keep the curtians! Love the kitchen! You are very gifted with decorating and putting stuff together! Come tackle my house! :)

Carol said...

Looks really, really great, Retta! I'd keep the curtains too. Looks a bit cold without them. The corkboard idea I'm gonna steal! Good job.