Posts tagged "kitchen"

New Kitchen Curtains

I went shopping with my mom a couple of weeks ago and we found some really cute curtains that (after much discussion) we decided would be perfect for my kitchen. Remembering from last time, though, how frustrating the curtains / curtain rod / shade setup in the kitchen is and how much patience is needed…

New Kitchen Sink

I’ve been pretty delinquent in posting over the last few weeks, but here are the “before” and “after” pictures of the new kitchen sink Chad got me for Christmas! We finally got around to installing the new sink about a month ago and it took the better part of a day, but it was well…

Cabinet Hardware Update

It’s probably been a couple of months ago now that we decided to update the look of our kitchen by replacing the cabinet hardware, but I just realized that I never posted follow-up pictures, so here they are: The new cabinet pulls are the Gatehouse Aged Bronze Strap Pulls from Lowe’s, which were on sale…

For Christmas, Chad surprised me with a new kitchen sink!  We haven’t installed it yet, but I’m really excited about it.  The sink we have now is an almond-colored porcelain sink that’s completely functional, but the finish is all scuffed and marred and I can’t get it to come off.  The caulking around the sink…

We recently decided it was time to install a new dishwasher in our kitchen. This is the second one we’ve put in (we replaced the one on our old house too) and the process was pretty similar in both cases. Here’s a copy of the installation instructions for the Bosch SHX43M0xUC dishwasher we just installed….

Time for a New Dishwasher

Last week, we decided we’d finally had enough of the nastiness that was our old dishwasher and concluded it was time to upgrade.  Our old dishwasher was a KitchenAid that really didn’t look all that old or particularly abused and we’d had pretty good luck with a KitchenAid that we’d installed in our old house,…

I’d like to update the hardware on the kitchen cabinets to something that doesn’t stand out quite as much as what we have now.  I think I’d like to do something with an antiqued finish since it seems like it would fit better with the rest of our house than something real shiny or modern,…

When we installed the new binds in the kitchen a couple of weeks ago, we had to take down the old curtain rod that had been there so there would be room to mount the shades.  The old curtain rod was one of the standard white metal ones that was too small for the rod…

I ordered new roman shades for our kitchen last weekend and we spent yesterday afternoon putting them up.  The roman shades I ordered were the Cape Cod shades from JCPenney in the Golden Oak color.  Because we were concerned about keeping the appearance consistent between these shades and others on the front of our house,…

I’d really like to replace the hardware on our kitchen cabinets with something a little less gold, but we took one of the handles off tonight and discovered that the door and drawer fronts are discolored where the metal plate had been behind the handles.  I’d really like to not have to use backplates with…

New Blinds on Order!

I finally broke down yesterday and placed an order for shades for a few rooms in the house.  Now that it’s getting dark earlier, I’m starting to feel more self conscious about the fact that we have nothing in the way of our neighbors watching us eat dinner at the kitchen table every night.  So,…