I am so happy with the transformation. This kitchen was quite the journey, it really pushed me out of my comfort zone and forced me to take a few risks. I really like high contrast so I thought I wanted dark granite. When my husband and I went to pick out the granite I didn't see a dark granite I loved, I was so sad, I took home some samples of light granite to see what I liked with the cabinets. Trying to match cabinets with a sliver of granite is quite the task. I stewed over it for a few days went back to the granite yard a few times and finally decided on this granite, and I couldn't be more happy with it. The best part about this granite is you can't tell when it is dirty. Very helpful with kids.
My next task was the backsplash. I have always really wanted a glass backsplash. Being that we have SO much area to tile complete glass was out of the budget. I was determined to have at least a little glass, this is what we came up with and I love how it turned out. The glass tiles bring in the color but doesn't overwhelm the space.
My husband and I put up the backsplash. Yes, this was our first time. I thought we would just start it one night and be done. Boy was I wrong, we got a row and a half done in one night. I believe it took a week to get it all done!
I never realized there was so much to tiling. Make sure it is spaced right, don't put too much mastic on, don't put too little mastic on.....etc etc etc. I have a new found respect for people who tile for a living! It was worth it I loved how it turned out!
We also put knobs on the cabinets. I looked high and low for square knobs and ended up finding them on Overstock. I am so pleased how they look on the cabinets.
I also repainted, I wanted to make sure my paint was lighter, as I didn't want your eye to go straight to the paint I wanted the cabinets to stand out.
We really wanted a new hood for the stove, but we ran out of money as they can be quite pricey, so I invested in a can of spray paint and sprayed it oil rubbed bronze!
I love how my kitchen turned out. My daughter and I have made sure it is broken in. We have spent many hours in there making treats. We do share, what we don't eat first!
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