The hardest parts were done: the cabinets and walls had been painted and the new countertop was in. Now all we needed was to tile the backsplash and get some decorations up.
Unfortunately, I don't have any pictures during tiling, but I do have tons of afters, so let's just move right along. Here's my kitchen now:
Notice the awesome new Pottery Barn pendant lights that I found for about half the price on eBay!
And our wonderful not-Pottery Barn bar stools from Target!
The framed black and white pictures you see on the left were taken by my husband on a photo walk through the Fremont neighborhood. I love having such special pictures being displayed so prominantly.
I'm still trolling craigslist for a round pedestal dining table and I need to figure out a better light, but the breakfast nook is coming along.
I don't have a better picture of the quote above the window, but it says, "To get the full measure of joy, you must have someone to divide it with." It's a quote from Mark Twain that we had on our wedding program. I surprised my husband with it one night. Of course, the first thing he said (OK, well maybe the second) was, "You used a level!" Ahem. What is he saying?
The little chalkboard plates are the latest addition and I'm thinking they're pretty darned cute!
I can't even say how much I love this kitchen. It's been six months since we put in the countertop and I still stop to enjoy it every. single. day.
Let's see the before and after one more time, just because I so love to.
I'm belatedly adding this to: