Wednesday, February 26, 2014

kitchen reno update

Our renovations (for now) are wrapping up and I thought I'd share the progress of our complete kitchen renovation.

Here's what it looked like before we bought it. We closed up that window in the middle and that is where our current stove is.

Here's the same spot after we got possession and started the renos.

You can see the new piece of drywall behind the hood fan where we covered the window. We found used oak cabinets on kijiji which came with granite countertops and a wall oven and gas cooktop stove for a great deal and eventually painted them white.

A couple more weeks later we started the marble herringbone backsplash. I loved the marble, and really it wasn't that much more expensive than other ceramic tile, so we splurged.

We (with my Mom's help) finished up painting the cupboards after a few more weeks passed.

Finally we finished the tile and grout! I LOVE it and am so happy that we were able to do this kitchen for so cheap.

We still have a few things to finish up, but I'm loving the progress so far.

And now for a classic before and after shot (except not from the same angle)....

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Nellie is walking!.....sort of.

Nellie is finally starting to figure out this walking thing. She was playing with this hockey stick last night and started standing up and hitting a toy car with it, so naturally I grabbed my phone to record this monumental occurrence!