header

header

Monday, October 20, 2014

Kitchen Reno Day Sixteen


This afternoon The Mister put doors on the dining room cabinets.
I continued to wash up all the dusty dishes and filled the shelves!


Hard to get some good photos as it was already getting dark,
but you get the idea.  After all the chaos, this does my soul some good.
Starting to feel organized again!


63 comments:

  1. I'm sure enjoying your journey during your rehab. Your cabinets are wonderful. fondly ~lynne~

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Lynne...it's feeling good to get things washed up and put away. It's been a good time to purge and sort, too....

      Delete
  2. WOW! Looking great there Betsy!! It's coming together so beautifully.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Isn't that nice? I'm really happy with the way it turned out. It actually doesn't take up as much room as what we had before, so the room feels bigger. Now we just need to change out the light and move the table back in...waiting for the baseboards to be done before that, though.

      Delete
    2. Hey...when is that wedding in your yard...soon, right?

      Delete
    3. Well, the rush wedding that I was mowing grass frantically to get ready for, was postponed at the last minute! But yes, it was SUPPOSE to have been today!! Actually a big sigh of relief for me though. The bride had some "family" issues that came up, so she wanted to wait. And my grass needed to be cut anyway. LOL

      Delete
    4. Oh, I'm so glad...for you. ha.

      Delete
  3. Stunning! I LOVE this. So bright and fresh and elegant. And how handy to have the drawers underneath to hide things, yet be able to switch things around when you wish. Congratulations - looks soooooooooooo lovely!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We had picked something else out for this wall...until we saw this in a display. ha. It holds so much and looks so bright. And I love all that storage underneath! I'm getting so organized, Suzanne! haha...I can hardly stand it! lol....

      Delete
    2. Yes - perfect unit. And the lighting just adds such a beautiful touch and reflects the glass and china wonderfully. I can't stop looking at it. It's glowing!

      Delete
    3. It does bright up the room...such a change from the brown walls and shelves! lol....

      Delete
  4. Replies
    1. Thanks, Gloria! I think I like the lights the best!

      Delete
  5. Wow! This is such a grand look! Love it .....

    ReplyDelete
  6. Betsy, that is gorgeous. What a fun place to play with your favorite dishes. That cupboard is a real conversation piece and I love the lighting.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Very impressive ~ nice job and very visual ~ looks really good and love the lighting . . . :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Super-duper! It's looking like something straight out of "Practical Homemaker" magazine over here.

      Delete
    2. Ooer! I put my comment in the wrong place. Silly me.

      Delete
    3. I'll have to look up that magazine!

      Delete
  8. Wow! Your dining room cabinets are just beautiful! And I love the botanical prints. You have such a knack for decorating. I personally can't visualize anything. I decorate by the "trial and error" method, and end up returning many things before I'm satisfied. Can't wait to see the look completed. I hope the boys are continuing to cope with the changes.

    Laurie

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Laurie. Nothing wrong with the trial and error method! Been there and done that! Sometimes you just can't know what you want until you try a view things. The boys are doing just great...really unphased...I'm so thankful for that!

      Delete
  9. Love the wall of cabinets!
    The Mr did a great job...
    Do you have a seperate dining room? I thought you did.....
    Enjoy your evening....
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. No, the kitchen flows right into the dining room. It was actually the family room until we added on about 15 years ago!

      Delete
  10. BEAUTIFUL!

    Are you going to swap out the items in the open cabinets on a regular basis?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I don't know...I suppose I could when the mood strikes me! It would be very versatile! Right now I plan on enjoying it just like that. But knowing me, some things will make their way home from the auctions that I might want to enjoy in there. It took me a while to get the balance just right...I'm kind of OCD that way. haha. ,....so it will probably stay this way for a while.

      Delete
  11. All the adjectives have been use to describe how wonderful the remodel looks!
    I'm gaga over it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was gaga-ing over it myself today....I think it's just the before and after that is amazing. lol.... We went from dark brown walls/shelves and navy carpet to this...such a difference!

      Delete
  12. That is an awesome looking set up indeed
    Hopefully o cats decide to jump at your feed
    Things could go a crashing
    And they'd goo a dashing lol

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. When it's open that is
      Can't do much with the closed biz

      Delete
    2. They better not try...
      would be in trouble, no lie!
      If they jump into the glass
      I'd have to spank their little @ss.
      haha. Actually, none of the cats would try
      unless it smelled like dinner there up high.

      Delete
    3. More well behaved at your sea
      Then the cat and his crazy spree

      Delete
  13. So pretty! What a gorgeous display!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's starting to look like a room now, isn't it? yay!

      Delete
  14. Replies
    1. Thanks....it's moving right along now!

      Delete
  15. oo la the lighted cabs really make this wall....very cool bets...

    ReplyDelete
  16. OH, WOW!!! That is like a dish hoarder's dream!! I am so jealous! ;) Just think how many place settings can be stored . . . !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, from another dish hoarder...that is so true! So many shelves and storage! Still, I've been really good and have a ton of things set aside to be sold in my shop. Trying to be more selective in what I keep!

      Delete
  17. Oh how that lighting in the shelves makes everything just look heavenly. I LOVE it! This is all so exciting. I feel like I'm part of the redo!! You are so sweet to take time to share each step.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wonder if it will illuminate dust. haha...Might need to turn the lights off occasionally when I'm too busy to do it. lol...

      Delete
  18. I have been looking at the other posts. It all looks fantastic. You must be thrilled.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's fun to look back and see the progression.....it was long overdue, that is for sure. Fun to watch it all fall into place!

      Delete
  19. Hi Betsy .. oh doesn't it look so so much better - congratulations on a happy weekend ... washing and filling lovely new cupboards ... have fun this week ... and Happy Birthday week too ... cheers Hilary

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We're having a busy week! But mostly fun things! :)

      Delete
  20. Replies
    1. I think so, too....when you're knee deep in the mess it's hard to envision what is to come...then things start to look better!

      Delete
  21. Replies
    1. lol...I love that word! I'm stealing it! It's fun to say, too. ha.

      Delete
  22. Beautiful! So bright, and so organized, not cluttered looking at all. Are these cabinets also Ikea? Are they bolted to the wall for stability?
    Love the red glass pitcher and drinking glasses in the middle. Wish I could see your botanical prints in a direct picture though. Have you considered putting one of those pan and zoom pictures up?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I am really trying to overcome my cluttered look! haha. I have a tendency to fill things to the brim...all lovely things, but a little overboard. haha. It's in my genes! I'm liking the uncluttered, simple look...so much better! I'll show the botanical prints again up close...they are amazing...lithographs....

      I don't know how to do a pan and zoom! I'll have to check that out. :)

      Delete
  23. Wow, it is looking fabulous!!!! I love the new cupboards and you have so much room to store things away just how you want them! You must be so excited about how it is all coming together. I love it all! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I do love all that storage space! I wasn't expecting all the shelves inside...just maybe 2 in each cabinet! So that was a nice surprise!

      Delete
  24. Love the lights - what a wonderful place to show off your prettiest pieces.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Jenny....I'm loving the lights, too!

      Delete
  25. Hi Betsy, I am away from blogging but I have been catching up with your posts. I love your kitchen and the cabinets/lights are perfect for your pretty collection of dishes. Happy belated birthday to your boys, too. Mildred

    ReplyDelete

I'm serving coffee! Stay and chat!
And no awards, please! Your comments are my awards!