Friday, March 11, 2016

Kitchen Remodel - Part 3

Our kitchen is finished!  Not that the actual construction wasn’t pretty, but I didn’t take a whole lot of photos, so I decided to wait until the end to post about that part of it.  Here is our kitchen after demo with all the cabinets constructed and ready to be mounted.

Not going to lie, I was freaking out at this point because the cabinets are HUGE!  Having done all the design work myself, I was seriously doubting the design and convinced that my kitchen was going to feel even smaller than it was before, but our contractor assured me it wouldn’t, but I kinda still didn’t believe him.

Giant boxes....definitely terrified.

Also, not sure if you can tell, look above the window...see that weird looking wood?  Yup, termites.

We were delayed about a week waiting on the countertops – the cabinets had to be set before the granite guy could come out and measure for the tops, and then it took them about 5 days to fabricate.  We went with a granite called “Dallas White”, which definitely looked much different in the showroom than it now does in my kitchen, but it’s close enough and I’m not going to freak out again when we got a great deal and a relatively quick turnaround.

Anyways, here is our finished kitchen!  The whole process took about 4 weeks from cabinet delivery to moving in plates and glasses.  Not too bad.  I’ve mentioned or linked all supplies at the bottom of this post.

Like those shades?  I made 'em myself :)
My new baking center!

My grandmother's recipe for Tuna Congealed Salad, one of the most retro things in her file I could find. 

Some fun kitchen art.

Cabinets - Ikea 
Granite - Dallas White 
Cabinet Hardware - knobs and pulls both in chrome.
Knife Block - M.O.C. Woodworks, ours is in walnut.
Fabric for shades -


  1. I haven't seen Dallas White granite in our shops. What do you see as the pros and cons with it? We are considering Delicatus White for our kitchen remodel.

    1. Hi Bonnie! I love granite in general, really tough surface that doesn't stain. The only issue I had was once it was installed - the colors were different than what I had seen at the warehouse, probably because we ended up ordering the stone about a month later and did it over the phone. So be sure to tag the exact slab or slabs you want so there won't be any surprises when it comes to your house :)

  2. This looks very similar to the granite we installed, called colonial white. I wonder if the name varies regionally-- I live in Virginia!

    1. I bet it does! I looked them both up and they are almost identical. Too funny!