I hope you all had a great weekend! Ours was down right HOT and lazy...My energy level was low. I didn't get hardly anything done! lol...Do you ever have weekends like that? Anyway, I did get manage to get this post together. I showed you my kitchen with the new granite last week, but I wanted to show the entire transformation from the earliest pictures I had. The first two pictures are pictures I took for Rate My Space in 2008. That's where I met so many of my closest blog friends!
This is the before...I don't know much about photography, but the one thing I have learned is to turn off the flash. Everything looks way to bright in these two before pics.
Ok, so the first thing we replaced were the appliances. We decided to go with stainless steel and are really loving them!
One thing calls for another of course...around the same time we got the appliances I decided to darken the cabinets with more stain and add new hardware.
Then I decided to tackle the island. I went with green and glazed and distressed it.
Then came the new hot glued curtain! lol...
And I finally found a rug for under the table!
I thought we would have to wait a few years for the granite, but things worked out so we could go ahead with it! Yipee!
As they were doing demolition one of my corbels broke. As you can see they were too short anyway.
I found these iron ones half off at Hobby Lobby last week and put them on the other day. They really add character to the island! Although, they are not this noticeable unless you bend down.
The next pictures are of the kitchen with everything done! It definitely has a different feel to it...loving the granite!
Oh, and I painted the light fixtures too! I almost forgot that...
Do you see my new faucet? We love the built in soap dispenser.
We are very pleased with the kitchen! We are definitely done with anything major in here...the floors will be staying the same! lol...However, I am always changing around accessories. Thanks for stopping by! I am joining Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday and Savvy Southern Style for WWW.