Monday, September 24, 2012

Kitchen Reveal...and more!

Over the last few weeks I had been working on painting our laminate kitchen cabinets...with a small mini vacation in between.  Here are the final results!

Ok...Starship Enterprise its NOT, but it is a lot of white!  Hey at least the cabinets now match the appliances!   Although the hideousness of the countertops is just glaring at me...taunting me!  Damn you ugly're next!!!!

 Another view of the cabinets with a view of our brand new fridge!  Sorry, its a little dark in here!

 Ugh!  The countertops look so dingy now.  Now that the cabinets are white, I'm noticing all the other flaws of this kitchen and its making me nuts!  Ed wants us to go with a white marbelized or granite type finish on them....I vote for going a dark gray granite finish.  Perhaps we could compromise on a light gray finish? 
 Ed put up some additional artwork in the kitchen....and yes its more cat if we don't have enough already! 

 Ok...this is just a closeup of all our plates...not sure why I have this here....guess I went a little crazy snapping pics of the kitchen.  Yes we are crazy cat people if you haven't noticed all the cat crap already! 

 Last year we had replaced the closet doors in the front entrance hallway.  The original doors were huge and would have cost quite a bit to replace, since they weren't a standard size.   We opted to add some drywall and install standard size doors that we picked up at our local Lowes.  Sadly we lost the use of the top shelf of the closet, but at least we have doors that open and close easily...the old doors were on tracks and constantly getting stuck!  It was worth losing a little shelf space to avoid the aggravation!  Since we had the doors replaced, Ed and I had been debating on what color to paint the doors.  We finally agreed on the lovely Martha Stewart-ish green color for the doors.  Actually it was Ed who found this color and said that this was the color we should use.  At first I was a little hesitant, but it has really grown on me.  Its pretty bright, but I love seeing that color when I open the front door.   

The hallway still needs some work.  That shelf needs to have all the junk cleaned off it and the front door needs to be painted too.  I'm thinking of painting it the same shade of green too.  Also need to repaint that umbrella stand...perhaps white?  So much work to do, but its really starting to come along!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, I DO love a white kitchen! Yours is lovely. Love the cat-shaped container too!

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Thanks, it was a lot of hard work, but it paid off. The cat canister was a gift, but I saw an identical one at home goods.

CraveCute said...

It really looks nice! Your blog always makes me smile! I love the cat stuff too! And if I've never told you, I love the title of your blog.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Thanks CraveCute! I got the title from a documentary film called "So Wrong They're Right" about 8-track collectors. In one segment, there was a group of guys sitting at a table making fun of some of the titles of 8-track tapes in their collection...and "I Got STUFF on My Mind" struck me a bad old fashioned Country Western tune so I decided to use it as the title of my blog.