Hi there!~ Well the mini kitchen remodel is finally finished.
I shared with you the custom hood we had made from a local woodworker in our area. We couldn’t have done it as well, nor been able to obtain the reclaimed wood as easily as he had access to. Plus the fact, he was quite reasonable. The two tin roosters are a new addition.
They were both a whopping 4.50 ish on Hobby Lobby HERE.
They are so cute and light weight. I knew I wanted one on top of the hood and then one on the back splash.
And last but no least is the granite kitchen island extension. Extending the island actually made the kitchen look larger. This is indeed the way I have wanted our kitchen to be for the past 11 years. I am so happy finally my husband agreed that it could be done. There was absolutely nothing wrong with the other island and the granite was beautiful. However, I had a hard time getting in and out of the dishwasher because of where the bar stools were. It was more of an annoyance each time. Plus, we have plenty of space and it even makes the kitchen look larger. Now I have an open space, and a nice long kitchen island I always wanted. Mike absolutely loves it himself. He gave me free reign in here on every little detail. That is not typical Mike. He has opinions and lets me know. I have always been respectful of that.
(Close up of granite)
Although, the island does not “match” our existing granite counter tops as you can clearly see nothing in here matches. I don’t care for that matchy-matchy look. As long as it compliments one another I like the variations of tones and woods mixed together. Some may disagree, and that’s fine. It’s your home do with what you love to it.
I found the wood legs on line and I stained those. Our wood worker actually installed them and added the trim and drilled the nails down into the floor accordingly. These babies aren’t moving!
Yesterday morning Mike and I sat there and had coffee together. It was actually quite cozy to sit across from one another. As far as my budget came in, I went slightly over. I added the kitchen shelves to the windows, bought the new rooster signs, and paid a little more for the granite than I first anticipated. But all in all I think we did quite well.
If you are new here, welcome! I am also very excited to share my new stencil line with you. I also want to mention you can find me these days over at Home Pressure cooking where I have been busy cooking and creating new goods to use with our pressure cookers.
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