...because home doesn't happen overnight.

Last winter we painted our builder oak cabinets white. 


builder basic kitchen


Since then, we’ve gradually tackled other kitchen improvements:  added cabinet hardware, had granite countertops installed along with a new sink and faucet, DIY’d a glass-front cabinet and (just recently) put up a tile backsplash.  It’s really coming along and I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.  I should.  After all, it’s been nearly a year since we first started updating our kitchen!

There are a few minor projects left to finish (handmade window treatment, painting the inside of the glass-front cabinet, extending the island and adding a butcher block countertop to the island) but I thought I’d tease you with a few ‘in progress’ snapshots to keep you on the edge of your seats.

The only bad thing about accomplishing these projects is that it takes time away from blogging.  I am NOT Superwoman.  So, rest assured, that while I may not be posting a lot right now I am working on stuff that will make its way into future posts!



nice shots of the backsplash/faucet (with the new camera?)

how wide is your fridge, if you don’t mind me asking? I’d love to have one that has water/ice in the door, but I’m not sure our space is wide enough…

doing sometimes gets in the way of blogging (or vice versa), but I like how blogging helps keep me more or less on track with projects that might otherwise never get finished :)


I know that this is a small detail, but it caught my eye and I can’t get it out of my head. I love the use of the round towel ring on the cabinet to the side of your sink. We have a setup like your cabinets flanking the sink– and I was contemplating installing a hook there for our dishtowels, but that ring looks so chic and functional! Thank you for the inspiration! Everything looks marvelous and I can’t wait to see what other projects you’ve been working on. :)

(and Carole, I’m the same way– blogging helps keep me on track so I don’t have 452 projects left unfinished!)


Carole – Our fridge is 36″ wide. And, yes, the faucet/backsplash shots are with the *new* camera. Good eye!


Eva – I actually ‘stole’ the towel ring idea from some friends of ours who did the same thing in their kitchen. It’s ingenious!

I really love the countertop you picked out, it’s lovely and looks magnificent with the white cabinets!


Wow! With white color kitchen looks very nice and well managed. Black Granite looks very nice in your kitchen. I like your kitchen after renovating.


What color/brand of paint did you use on your cabinets? They look great!