Our Kitchen Additions
Let’s first re-visit what we started with…
I admit, our kitchen was not the end of the world. I guess for us it was comparable to working for Apple and still using a Blackberry. Our kitchen was very pretty, very functional and I personally could’ve lived with simply painting the cabinets and updating the countertops and backsplash. Because let’s be honest, when you see Santa Cecilia granite and 4×4 travertine tile every day all day for thirteen years, it begins to look a little blah for us. Mark however, was not particularly happy with the construction/materials of our original cabinetry and was adamant about re-placing them. Can’t say I minded too much!
Once we are completely finished with our kitchen, I will do a full, detailed blog post but until then, here’s a quick peek at the start of the construction…
And then “After” (prior to about thirty other projects)
As you can see, our vent hood is a huge focal point in the kitchen. It is front and center and I wanted something really custom looking. Mark actually somehow just “had” this vent hood laying around at our shop so I decided to re-purpose it a bit. A coat of Benjamin Moore’s Thundercloud Gray and voila!
Although it turned out really beautiful, it was still missing that pizzazz that I had envisioned. It was still looking a little boxy and boring to me. Remember… an interior designer plus design blogger plus kitchen/bath company owner equals one dangerous combination. So, I grabbed two of these raw, rubberwood corbels that we carry in our showroom and took them home one day. I sprayed them Thundercloud Gray as well and then they sat on our countertop for about three months while I patiently awaited the day Mark had time to tackle this particular project. Seeing as though this was project #4,555,888 for him, three months was pretty dang impressive!
Acanthus Wood Corbel- 3-3/8″ x 7-3/4″ x 13″
SHOP OUR KITCHEN:
Appliances- Howard Payne
Island Custom Color by Sherwin Williams (Brittany’s Blue):
CCE Color Cast OZ 32 64 128
L1 Blue — 43 1 1
Y3 Deep Gold — 8 1 —
XOXO, Brittany Hayes