Sunday, September 5, 2010

Kitchen Redo (sneak peek)

All I can say is maybe one day my kitchen will be completely done! Between both of us working full time, illnesses, back problems, heat, you name it, it's taking us a long time.
We're doing all the work ourselves except the electrical and plumbing, and since I'm a perfectionist everything takes twice as long. But I know it will be all worth it in the end and I'm starting to get excited knowing that one day soon I'll be cooking again in a brand new kitchen.

This is my new gorgeous IKEA farmhouse sink with it's new buddy the handsome Moen oil rubbed bronze faucet.

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We also purchased unfinished oak countertops from IKEA, we knew we could save a ton of money finishing and installing the wood countertops ourselves and since my other countertop choice was Carrera marble, talk about expensive, it was a no brainer to pick wood.  The dark stain color turned out just like I has envisioned and the backsplash is textured paintable wallpaper, I love it because it reminds me of old pressed tin ceiling tile.


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Wish me luck that I'll be cooking this year's Thanksgiving meal in my new kitchen.

30 comments:

  1. Wishing you luck! It is going to be gorgeous when it is done. Good things are worth waiting for! Diana

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  2. When we redo our kitchen, our two choices will be wood or marble... hmmmm, I wonder which one the hubby will choose??? Haha....

    :)

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  3. Ooooh!!! I can't wait to see the whole knitchen! I am sure it will be fantastic!!

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  4. Oh this is wonderful! I love the textured wallpaper. First time I've seen it, and it looks beautiful. I may have to copy you! I'm in the middle of my kitchen makeover, too. And I LOVE your farm sink- gorgeous! Can't wait to see it finished. Good luck
    Blessings,
    Becky C
    Buckets of Buralp

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  5. So far it looks just amazing! Love the sink....

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  6. That sink is awesome!! Looking good!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  7. Your kitchen is going to be beautiful! We are in the middle of re-doing ours too but I know it is going to ba a long time til we are finished. Got way too much going on around this house! I know your are getting excited!

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  8. Wow, can't wait to see this one!! Your counter tops look like they are gorgeous!!

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  9. I'm sooooo lovin that farmhouse sink!!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. Can't wait to see the finished design. I'm sure it will be wonderful like everything else you do.
    blessings...Sherry

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  11. The sneak peek is enticing - good luck!

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  12. Lookin' good! I'm so jealous!! My old 70's split-level kitchen drastically needs a makeover. I have the same kitchen scale as you, but mine is teal! Too cute! Can't wait to see the rest - hope you're havin' a great holiday weekend!
    -Sara.

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  13. Absolutely love your wallpaper ... and although we probably can't get it down here in NZ, could you pls (pls, pls!) tell me what the name/brand of it is?

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  14. I can't wait to see more Trixie. Your choice of IKEA butcher block and the farmhouse sink are right up my alley.

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  15. I know what you mean bout getting anything done for yourself! I have 59 boxes of hardwood flooring stored in my sunroom just screaming to be layed! Gonna get that done after the Texas show! But I wanna paint first!

    Can't wait to see more, like what you've done so far!

    Theresa

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  16. Trixie,
    It's going to be gorgeous! I love Ikea sinks and their butcher block counter tops!! We bought one of their double farmhouse sinks a few years ago...for a whopping $199!!! And I would eventually like to get their butcher block as well. I can tell it's going to be just beautiful. Great job!! I can smell the yummy turkey dinner~ you'll be cooking~ from here!!

    xo,
    Shellagh

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  17. hi, we got a farm house sink on line few yrs back im still in love with it. then formica was actually more expensive than wood [you pay some one to install] also i previously had formica that was lifting. what a dang mess :(. so we went with the wood did not stain it , got ours from lumber liqiudaters maple. what kind of stain did you use???

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  18. Good luck!!! I know how hard a kitchen remodel can be. I am seriously coveting those dark stained counter tops and farm sink, gorgeous!!!!

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  19. Oh My Dear Gussie..your sneak peek is Gorgeous! Can only imagine how beautiful the rest will be. LOVE the sink and faucet. Miss Trixie, you have the best darn taste! Wishing you the best of success on what remains. Hugs, Terri

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  20. This is looking beautiful. I have a couple of questions, how will the wallpaper backsplash hold up? It looks wonderful but how to clean, cause in my kitchen stuff seems to splash.
    Also, the countertops, did you do anything other than stain to make the counter durable.
    We will be redoing our 45 year old kitchen (with original formica counters) in the next year and I am feeling overwhelmed with choices and budget limitations.

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  21. Oh, I can't wait to see how it turns out. I've been eye-balling that same sink for years. I hope to be able to install one in my own house one of these days.

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  22. I bet it will look awesome! I love that textured wallpaper. I used that exact same one to re-do a headboard of mine and it turned out amazing.

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  23. Oh.... I think this is going to be awfully pretty! Love that sink.... I've debated getting it for myself. I'm heading to Ikea this week for some things.... sadly, that sink isn't on my list this week.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  24. looks great! WE papered the MIL's ceiling with that paper and painted it in a pearl finish it looks like an old tin ceiling! Love that sink too!!
    Natalie

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  25. Oh a new kitchen is a wonderful thing! And what a faucet!!

    I have the same textured paper as my back splash, and with a coat of tinted poly, it has really held up beautifully.

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  26. I am starting my kitchen redo and am thinking of doing counters like this. I love that they add old world character to a kitchen just like a farm table adds charm to a dining room!

    abeautifulcottagehome.blogspot.com

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  27. Love your blog and all your original thrifty ideas! We did our kitchen with Ikea cabs and butcher block customized too. Have also used the same wallpaper as tin. Our sink was bought off Ebay, from Israel and we love it. You can see a small glimpse here ~ http://farmfreshfun.blogspot.com/2010/07/christmas-in-july.html. I adore your painted floors. Have been thinking of doing that to our old upstairs floors. Thanks for all the inspiration you share here. Can't wait to see the big reveal! I'm your newest follower.
    hugs,
    Leslie

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  28. So enchanting!! Your kitchen will be gorgeous!! Happy Holidays!

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  29. I JUST found your blog and the back splash is what we hung two days ago. We already had the butcher block. We also have your faucet... the only difference is we have the double Ikea sink. I will continue reading your blog so that I can see the finished product.

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