I don’t know if you noticed but now that we moved the table to the right for the upcoming built-in bench, our chandelier is looking a little off…
So instead of having the husband move the electrical box, I was thinking of just putting up a flush mount or semi flush mount light. I’m hoping by going with this option you won’t notice the off centerness. Plus its a good excuse to update our light fixture, I’m super sick of this Pottery Barn one, my style has changed so much over the last 3 years.
Here are some pretty lights I found.
OK technically these two aren’t flush mounts, but I think if I hung them high enough they could work.
So what do you think? It’s so hard for me to picture it without the cabinets painted. (which we plan to do soon! Yeee!) So help me out, do you have a fave?
So now that I’ve finished the living room (for now at least) I wanted to start tackling our breakfast nook. It had been previously taken over by the dogs but now that Zoe is eating solids we have really started to use the area again.
You can’t really tell from the photo but the table was way to big for the space, and now with the addition of a highchair it felt very crowded.
So on to craigslist the table went and in came the new!
I had been wanting a vintage Saarinen table for a long time now, but damn are they expensive! So I decided to just bite the bullet (after much convincing to the husband) and buy the knock off version from Ikea.
I absolutely love it! You really can’t beat the price and it’s the perfect size for the space. Yay!
We also plan to install a built in corner bench, which will free up a lot more space.
So much pretty inspiration on pinterest.
Anyway I’m excited to see it all come together and this time I’ll try and keep you all in the loop!
Have a great weekend!
Here are some new lovelies I picked up this week.
I love this $15 rug I found at Home Goods. I’ve been loving navy and white lately.
Also found this chevron rug for the bathroom for $12! The colors go perfectly in here.
We finally got a West Elm near us and they were having a 15% off sale, so Monday I popped in and picked up some things for the guest bath, like this monogram hand towel.
and these diamond towels as well as the shower curtain, on sale of course!
I love to find deals and use coupons any chance I get (my poor husband)
Have you scored any great deals lately?
Will you shop at a specific store just because you have a coupon? I do!
Wow! Sorry for the very long Holiday break. We’ve been so busy over here with getting Christmas done, finishing up the backsplash, and taking a long over due vacation.
We spent 10 amazing days in Kauai with the whole fam and loved every minute of it.
I also finally took some photos of the completed backsplash. Which I’m still drooling over…
At the last minute I decided to go with the Antique White grout and I’m so glad I did. I really like how it pulls out the lighter color in the granite.
Don’t you just love how the light reflects off the tile.
Woo! So now that that’s done we move onto the next big project….
don don donnnn
the guest bathroom!
I’m so excited to get started, I can’t even contain myself. Unfortunately with the play offs in my way, I might just have to wait until after the Super Bowl.
or butter up the husband with some extra foot massages.
Have a great rest of the week!
I’m still exhausted from Monday’s tile install.
I spent most of the day working from home and having nervous anxiety over the grout color.
I thought I was so set on white but then at the last minute changed it to antique white. I’m so glad I did too. I love how it turned out.
I have yet to put the kitchen back together to take better pictures but here’s a little sneak peek for you
The husband loved it so much, he even said “You’re right, white cabinets would look really good in here”
Yeep!! I couldn’t even contain my excitement!
It’s official we will be painting the cabinets white…when will that happen, I’m not sure. Most likely after the guest bathroom remodel.
ok real quick..
I’m having trouble deciding on a grout color.
White on white pretty much blends and doesn’t really showcase the subway pattern. But then again I like that it won’t compete with our busy granite.
bower power’s previous kitchen
My other option was to pull a color from the granite like a light gray or beige.
like this kitchen over on Some Really Neat Stuff
Cottage and Creek used the color antique white. I really like the subtleness of it.
So what do you think?! Agh I need help and the tile installer is coming this week!
Hi All! Hope you had a fab and crafty weekend!
Sunday night we did a little backsplash demolition. Yee!
Feels so good to get rid of that hideous granite backsplash.
And let me just tell you it was not an easy task, the amount of glue they used on those suckers was crazy! So I had to in list the husband for some help.
We definitely will have to do some patching which we expected. Unfortunately as much as we love our older home, it comes with a price and most all of our walls are bowed.
After we finished, I noticed a couple of dilemmas. For one I hated HATED how they originally installed the granite on the wood panel next to the fridge. It’s like who does that!
So I’m hoping after we remove the glue we can salvage it to avoid having to tile over it.
This section should be a lot easier, the husband can patch and touch up the wall. I don’t know I’m not a fan of tile wrapped around the wall especially when there is not cabinet there.
And now that the ugly backsplash went bye bye, I could visualize our new tile so much better. We decided to go with a white glossy subway tile.
I’m sooo excited and can’t wait until its complete!
Which will hopefully be this week so stay tuned.
So we’re doing it!
We are taking the plunge and finally installing the backsplash in our kitchen.
Now for the hard part…tile.
I know I definitely want subway tile, but I’m undecided on which material to use.
I did a quick stop at Lowes a grabbed some samples.
1. tumbled marble
2. tiny subway tile
3. polished marble
4. porcelain tile in bisque
and here’s what our kitchen looks like now
I can’t wait to rip this off!
I was first drawn to #3 the polished marble but I think it might have to much variation and since our granite is already pretty busy I didn’t want it to be over kill.
So my second option was #4 the porcelain subway tile. It’s shiny which I love because it will reflect the light and I think it would modernize the kitchen.
I did some searching as well to find some pictures of kitchens with porcelain subway tile or something similar.
if only I could paint my cabinets white…
I actually mentioned to Ryan yesterday if he wanted to surprise his wife for Christmas that we could paint the kitchen cabinets white, he would have one happy wifey!
oh how I dream of this one day…
But anyway for now, I’ll stick with what I have.
And now I need your help, which backsplash tile do you vote for?
any or none?
Yep! We did it!
We conquerd the kitchen with an amazing stencil by Royal Design Studios called Casablanca Trellis.
The whole process took us about 4 hours, thank god I had the husband there to help me, because I don’t think I could have done this alone. I envy all those who can!
Here’s how our little Saturday of painting went down
Many hours later we went from this…
And remember the sunburst mirror I DIY’ed, well I found the perfect place for it.
Don’t you think it compliments the wall perfectly?!
We chose a white satin paint, it’s actually the same color we painted all our interior trim. I love the sheen against the eggshell wall.
Hope you like it! I’m pretty much obsessed.
I’d love to see any walls you’ve stenciled. Were you pulling out your hair or were you loving every minute like us?
That’s what my kitchen is saying to me. No really, it is. During our kitchen remodel we totally had plans to add a tile backsplash but after the funds were being drained on other areas in the house we decided to just do the boring 4″ granite backsplash.
Well! I’ve lived with it long enough!
I’ve got the itch!
These are what I’m loving right now. Who knows! They can easily change in a week. Stick with me peeps.
via House Beautiful
via Abode Love