Hello there! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We celebrated my husband at a massive event on Saturday – he got a huge award for his many many years (and even now going, he’s as hectic as ever in “retirement”) as a teacher and composer and we are SO proud of him!

Yesterday was a wonderful low-essential day and it was totally lovely outside. It is supposed to be 73 these days! Whoot!! That is abnormally warm for us but I’ll take a single day of it.

It was such a stunning day yesterday so I decided to consider some updated photographs of the kitchen as it is so far. A few of you have asked for wider shots of the area so I did some cleaning:

french doors kitchen

Adding the new French doors throughout our family members area reno last year was critically a single of our ideal moves ever in this residence. It has transformed the complete major level.

The window seat is also a Large statement and I’m absolutely, crazy, stupid in adore with it:

wood and metal shelving unit

I identified fabric for the pillows and cushion this weekend and I’m so fired up to get sewing! These have just been standing in for the previous couple of months although I’ve figured out what I want to do there:

window seat bay window

Here’s a wider shot of this spot:

The only point I’ve not been content about by way of the total reno procedure is the patching of the ceilings. They really don’t match the rest of our ceilings so I consider it is going to be messy to fix that. Not seeking forward to it but in the scheme of everything we’ve done, it’s minor and I’m rather thrilled that is the only issue I’m not pleased with.

Here’s a seem at everything with the new extended island – my pride and joy:

window seat in bay window

This is nevertheless a single of my favored DIYs I’ve ever done in this property. I am totally enjoying the larger surface room:

DIY extending kitchen island

On a side note, considering that I completed the island our kitchen has stayed fairly clutter-free – it is been superb. I utilized to pile every little thing on the island and the table and I’ve produced a concentrated effort not to do that in excess of the past couple of weeks. It requires a lot more perform on the front finish but it is the ideal feeling to have a clean kitchen. (Properly, not constantly clean – but mostly picked up at least!)

Here’s the complete kitchen from the family members area:

world market gray chandelier

You’ll observe right here the difference in between the previous paint shade, Sisal (above the cabinets) and the new, Analytical Gray (all over the place else). I haven’t painted up there due to the fact most of it will be covered by cabinets, but you can really see the more gray tint in the analytical gray. I adore that color!

This view will appear entirely distinct by the end of the summer – that microwave wall will undergo a big update. This wall of cabinets will be built up to the ceiling and will get a makeover as effectively:

extending kitchen island

I am seriously SO fired up to get moving on that component – my following venture is constructing in the fridge for a far more customized seem. I’m about prepared to begin that, just want to figure out a few more particulars.

Here’s one of my favored views as I sit on my chaise, chaise window seat:

board and batten white walls

Knocking down one wall in the family members area doubled the size of our kitchen. We did not understand how considerably it would transform that area as well. Satisfied accident for confident!

A microwave will move to this spot in the island sometime quickly:

built in microwave island

I’m SO thrilled about that! I think we’ll love it.

Here’s the view from the other corner of the kitchen:

window seat in kitchen

I really like seeking at that view result in it’s all completed, other than the fabrics on the window seat. 🙂

And this is from that very same spot into the expanded loved ones room:

family and kitchen great room

We knew taking down a wall would make a large distinction, we just had no idea how big! Someday I will dig up older pics and do a just before and soon after submit due to the fact you can truly value the difference when you look at people! Crazy.

I hope this helps people of you who wished to see how items have come collectively! We are just so thrilled with this entire space and so grateful we received to do all of this. Now I’m heading outdoors to take pleasure in this stunning weather and perform on some clean up in the flower beds. I’ve by no means started out this early and I’m hoping to get a excellent head commence on the season.

Is not it amazing how the the nicer weather energizes you? I love this time of year!

Thrifty Decor Chick


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