Kitchen Makeover

Hello 1990's kitchen...we are bringing you current!

Didn't know I would need a good picture to put on a blog :(

Those white floors with blue diamonds were not a good thing with kids and dogs.  The counters were just ugly. They were speckled with tan, white, and blue.   I had a vision of modern, and clean, and budget friendly (except for the granite of course)!!  We decided to move the old island to another spot in the kitchen, so I got pre-assembled cabinets and painted them black.  I (added new jewelry) changed the hardware on all the cabinets.  They are transformed!! The new hardware really added to the new modern feel.  The new tile is so nice and I love the running bond pattern.  

We moved the old island to just beside the refrigerator (see next pic).  It fits exactly, as if it was supposed to be there all along.  I went to the manufacturer to get upper cabinets but they were discontinued...of course!   So I did the logical thing and hung a mirror :)  

Although I don't have a picture, we took down the ugly, too small, dirty fan and put up sleek track lighting.

The light fixture over the table was already there, although hung too high, will stay as is.

The black has silver sparkles all throughout.  They are blinged out let me tell you! 

What a mess!

Although I do cook, it's not my passion.  I'm more of a taste-the-end-result kinda girl ;)  Thank God Hubs loves to cook.  He tells me it helps relieve his stress. stresses me to cook without a recipe and even at that I am still prone to mess up a meal.  Seriously, hubs is a great cook. He should be on Chopped.  He can open the frig and throw things together (I get nauseous thinking about it). The only thing about hubs cooking is that he only cooks with stainless steel and apparently our cook top knobs only have one setting....HI.  Therefore, every pan is burnt.  I think I got tennis elbow from all of the scrubbing!  I have been looking and tried many products to make clean up easier.  Well I found the's called:


I am not joking when I tell you it cleaned my pans within minutes with barely any scrubbing! Take a look..



Hubs food tastes even better now!! WOOT-WOOT

Master Bedroom

I love this space....however, notice the wall of windows.   Just beyond those windows is a big brick neighbor!  Must find cover :)  Our bedroom faces East, so the sunlight in the morning...we'll just say there is no sleeping in.... EVER!!

I bought filter paper and stuck it to the top part of the windows. The white panels look clean and fresh BUT, in the morning, our room was glowing...again no sleep!  I then bought cheap dark panels from JCPenny and mounted them (on the same rod) behind the white panels and viola....SLEEP :)

Now on to what are we going to do about the headboard that got lost in the move and since our bedroom furniture is now our Conversation Room furniture read here ..... I need a plan!  Everywhere I looked, I couldn't find the right size and one that I liked as much as our large sleigh headboard.  So I decided to make our headboard.  Because our ceilings are so tall, I wanted something dramatic.

The headboard is 87 inches tall and 80 inches wide!  It looks so nice in our room and I couldn't be happier :)

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