It's coming.....................it really is!!!
I'm happy I decided to go with the plate shelves instead of upper cabinets -
What do you think of them? Did I do good? You have to tell me - because I've been beating myself up for 2 days over the floor fiasco..................
They really are a great storage alternative for those of us that don't want upper cabinets :)
They accommodate a LOT considering they don't take up much space at all -
I especially love that there's hooks on the bottom!
I'm also happy I decided on the marble tile - ( after finding out a tooth implant was going to cost the same amount as a slab...............) I was heartbroken about that decision if truth be told - but I really am happy about it - not the kind of happy that makes you dance all over the house - but the kind of happy that makes me smile when I look at it
I'm happy I decided to get the 2 galvanized steel units from IKEA - at 15.99 each - to rest on either side of the stove - I only have one up so far but like the industrial look it gives the area ( keeping in mind that a large stainless steel hood will be in the center of both
and I'm really liking the microwave niche too since it creates more counter space.
( why is the light red on it? I've never seen that before - don't like )
And when I think of how this wall looked when we bought the house
I'm thrilled with every decision so far
( I used my incredible photography skills - and ran to PICMONKEY to photo shop the window we've ordered - so you can see what'll it look like LMHO ) remember the window will be black - but this is the one. I think it's ready in 2 weeks.
That gap between the drawers and the cabinet on the left had side still has to have the filler piece installed to hide it. And I hate that the right hand plate rack looks crooked - it isn't !!!
Oh and I still have to paint out that wood trim along the perimeter of the tile.
Ok - now I'll let you know why I'm bragging about my decisions -
Remember the black and white tile floor I wanted?
I wanted to try it with stick on tiles first - to see if I liked it - but couldn't find stick on tiles anywhere in Montreal -
And so we went with this ( OMG - I could seriously puke showing you this - I really wasn't going to but here you are )
It didn't look so bad when we saw the one piece.
But holy shit - what a disaster - I can barely walk into the kitchen without wanting to weep
AND I CAN'T EVEN SHOW YOU THE PHOTO WITHOUT TELLING YOU FIRST THAT IT'S COMING OFF THIS WEEK - WE'RE GETTING BLACK AND WHITE CERAMIC TILES - FORGET THE STICK ON ONES JUST TO SEE IF I'LL LIKE IT - BECAUSE NOW ANYTHING WILL BE BETTER THAN THIS - I'D RATHER JUST LOOK AT THE PLYWOOD, SERIOUSLY.
I'm not even watermarking this pic - I don't want anyone to associate my kitchen with it LMHO
Suzan says - I can't live with it John
John says - and this is the FIRST time he's ever said this - CHANGE IT - IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT AND YOU CAN'T LIVE WITH IT - CHANGE IT -
Suzan says - Wow - I've never known you to be so accommodating
John says - Well - you've worked hard to create a nice space - I don't want you living with something you don't like
Suzan says - Well THAT never mattered before
Suzan says - OMG - YOU hate it too LOL
John says - It's horrid
And because I can't leave you with that image in your head - here's another decision I'm happy I made
When I painted my Knife Block ( you can see all the different wording I used on it HERE )
But it works in the new black and white kitchen :)
Oh and for those of you that suggested I paint out the original wood floor in a checker board pattern - the wood was not salvageable unfortunately - or I would have most definitely did just that !!!
You all have a wonderful Sunday - try to make sure it's a day of rest - and try to get the image of that
" horrid " floor out of your head.
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