Kitchen reveal part 3

December 9th, 2011

Okay it’s been awhile since I posted part 2 of our kitchen reveal… I swear there will be only one more reveal when the backsplash goes in. After that we’ll just have little details that I probably wont post about because I don’t think that anyone cares to see small updates. But I know that is probably not true because I seriously stalk home renovation blogs yelling into the air for more updates. “Why (insert home renovation blogger), have you not updated in a week??? Don’t you know that I want to see the tiniest progress??” I swear I care way too much about what is being renovated in other people’s homes. We spend about 8 hours a day watching the DIY channel. I don’t think that is an exaggeration either. Don’t believe me, ask my ever-widening behind, and my baby who knows the sound that the TV makes when it gets turned on. We really do need to get out more. Okay so where was I… Yes the kitchen! Almost a month ago I posted part 2 of the kitchen reveal. I was just waiting on the marble counter tops which were just a few days away from being installed. It’s been more than 2 weeks since we’ve had the new counter tops, but I’ve been so busy (hence the lack of updates and Monday free downloads) that I haven’t had a chance to post the kitchen reveal yet. The countertop guys came and did a great job and the calcutta marble counter top is breathtaking. I knew it would be beautiful, but I am seriously in love with how stunning it is.

I have even placed my cute blue, white and taupe dishes in the cabinets. Suprisingly only the small blue plates and large teal cups were purchased recently. Everything else has been collected over the past few years.

The cabinets will have glass doors, but we’re not in any huge hurry. Also looking at this photo makes me want to do some Christmas decorations in the kitchen. maybe a dainty garland across the upper cabinets.

You can see the veining of the marble a bit better in this (awful) cell phone camera photo from the day of the install:

(I swear I need to put a disclaimer on my site about my terrible photography skills. I really am sorry that my photos are so bad. I should be fired from blogdom and have my blog taken away for such a crime against the blogging community).

You can also see above what a difference having stuff in the cabinets makes the room feel so much more homey.

Here is a peninsula view. I LOVE my corbels which I still need to post about. Can someone keep track of everything I have promised to post about and email it to me?

And an up-close shot of the upper cabinets.

So that’s the kitchen as it pretty much stands today. I don’t know what got into me but I was so verbose today! I guess I’m just so excited to have a fully-functioning kitchen!

(If any photographers in the Sacramento, Tahoe or Bay Area wants to take pity on me and come and take a few actually good shots of my kitchen please feel free to stop on by!)

7 Responses to “Kitchen reveal part 3”

  1. Linda says:

    Absolutely beautiful! Your husband is truly talented and you have the loveliest taste. I indeed would like to see reveals even with the tiniest updates!

    Not sure where you are in California, but I used to live in Truckee – yikes, I don’t miss the winters yet the Truckee-Tahoe area is one of the most beautiful in the country. I now live in Tampa FL… and sure miss those Ikeda burgers outside of Auburn.

    Have a great day.

  2. alicia king says:

    wow looks beautiful! love all your fun dishes! you can still post little details…that’s what i love the most, i care to see them :)

  3. Rachel says:

    Ello!
    Your kitchen is drop dead gorg. I love everything about it and I love love love your neat stacks of pretty dishes in oh so fem colors. My reality check brain went off and I thought I’d share this idea with you (even though you should just be drinking and be merry to have such a fantastic place to do so)… I have heard that open cabinet dishes tend to collect grease/dust and yours are near the stove so maybe all the more probable. I might have just glazed over a blurb about doors being added in the future but I thought I’d pass this on to you while you might still have the contractor available to retrofit if you decided. Anyhow, love your site (just found it) and your happy kitchen :) Good luck and thank you for sharing with us! RR

  4. Rachel says:

    Ok – on second glance, I see hardware waiting inside those bad boys.

  5. wendyb964 says:

    I, too, live in Fair Oaks near Sacramento. Linda, I LOVE the sierras 12 months a year however am too old and lazy to want to deal with frozen pipes and shoveling snow. No snow this year, alas! Kitchen looks fresh and just right to work in! What a spirit-booster clean, bright kitchens are.

  6. Jen Allyson says:

    Thanks Wendy! And its great to know I have a local reader!

  7. Sara Mellard says:

    I noticed you call the blue color in your kitchen cute blue, but do you have a more official name for it? I have been looking for dishes in that color for quite awhile and am not sure what to call that color…

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