Well world, I have finally completed my backsplash. It took me over a month to do it because I took my time and only worked for a couple of hours at a stretch on weekends. It was pretty much the opposite of fun so I generally had a hard time motivating myself to do it. I will come back tomorrow to tell you more about the whole process but I figured that now that I have finished I would show ya’ll a before and after of my kitchen from when I have moved in to now. Here it is now…
Here are some pictures of it from when I moved in…
Things that I did to change it include:
Changing out all the light fixtures. I am kind of a nut about this. I am obsessed with any light fixtures and so have pretty much changed out every one in the whole house throughout the time I’ve been here. Any excuse to buy a new one. 🙂
– Adding molding squares to the box of the cabinets to add more detailing. This was a fairly easy project if you have access to a miter saw. My dad helped me by cutting out the molding pieces to the correct measurements and then we nailed them to the box and I caulked.
– Having the cabinetry painted Simply White by Benjamin Moore
– Changing the hardware on the cabinets. I used oil rubbed bronze because I liked the contrast with the white cabinets. On the bottom cabinets, I used bin pulls and knobs and to add a little interest, on the top cabinets I used glass knobs. Once again, if ya’ll are buying anything from Restoration Hardware, wait until they have a 25% off sale.
– My dad and I also installed crown molding around the main area downstairs
– I had granite counters installed. The granite is called Black Mist. It is very simple with few variations.
– When the counters got put in, I also added a new faucet.
– As I have mentioned previously, I painted the back door gray and added the shelf next to it. Isn’t that pink print cute that my friend Lauren got me for my birthday?
– I installed the backsplash- I used a white gloss beveled edge subway tile that I bought at buytile.com
– I don’t have any before pictures of this, but I also had the flooring replaced when I moved in with natural walnut hardwoods.
That was a lot of junk, wasn’t it? Talking about that makes me feel tired. Tired. It has taken me almost 3 years now to do all of it, but I am pretty happy with how it has turned out so far.
Happy Monday ya’ll! Hope you all have a fantastic week.