House and Life

House and Life

Monday, November 17, 2008

This Old House Part Two

If you can remember...

This is where we started out. Were we crazy? In some respects, yes.

And now..........

This is where we are to date. So many of you have asked for some updated photos. Sorry it took me so long. As you can see, we took out the wall between the dining and kitchen, got rid of those double arches (one not seen) that brought you into the original kitchen (yes, it was that small). Now a small open pantry and powder room fall in that area which leads you to our new back entry. The cabinets were built by a fantastic woodworker in our area, Jim. Painted in a Ben Moore green grey, trying to find the swatch to note the color. The new built in "hutch" takes the place of the first arch (the doors are meant to have chicken wire inserts, but we'll get to that later.) It's a great piece, basically taking the place of upper cabinets for storage. And I need it! Thanks to my friend Jen for her idea to build it. All the hardware is from Restoration Hardware and the lights are from School House Electric. I went with a very blue grey marble, I love it. And yes, I have already stained it and I don't care. The floor is a tiny hex which after searching high and low, found a pretty affordable variety at Lowes from Merola. The french doors have to get painted. Hate the handles the contractor threw on. But for now, they stay. Hope you like.