updated kitchen post

Sorry — no writing update. Have been working in the kitchen instead. My tile came in so this past weekend I tiled the countertops and the backsplash. It was a lot of work. I am extremely pleased with the results. Monday I grouted. Tuesday I caulked. This morning, Wednesday, I cleaned. Maybe tomorrow I can write again.

I’ll be in Mpls for Thanksgiving. I won’t be working on the day job. So I’m hoping that I’ll have lots of time to write. Or sleep. Or both, perhaps. *G*

The kitchen, before.
The kitchen before I start anything. Yes, it really is that tiny. In the bottom corner you can see the stove. In the back, on the right, is the original ice box. This is looking to the right as you walk in.
The kitchen
More kitchen before
Kitchen before any changes, what it looked like just to the left of the door.
Kitchen before
Kitchen after
What the kitchen looks like now, after, just to the right of the door. The black thing under the counter is my refigerator/freezer. It’s actually two drawers — the top one is the fridge, the bottom is the freezer.
Kitchen after
Kitchen after, cont
What the kitchen looks like after, just to the left of the door.
Kitchen after, cont
Kitchen countertop, before
What the main countertop looked like, before.
Kitchen countertop, before
Main countertop, after
What the main kitchen countertop looks like after.
Main countertop, after
Full kitchen
Just trying to give a general impression of what the kitchen looks like now, with the new floor, new contertops, new pain on the cupboards, etc.
full kitchen
Tile detail
Under the window I couldn’t do the full 2×2 tiles, so I did little glass tiles instead.
Tile detail
more detail
More of the small tiles under the window sill.
more detail

Comments (28)

    • Parts of it were pretty difficult — physically difficult. There are a lot of steps to the process. So it was a bit complicated, but not complex. Doing the floor was harder — but that was because I did too much each day. The countertops were easier because I did them over two days.

  1. Anonymous

    Wow! Very cool. 🙂

    Looks great, Leah! I’m very impressed. I can’t even bring myself to clean my gutters, and you’ve already remodeled your kitchen. Woo hoo! Most impressive. Keep me updated – Beth

    • Re: Wow! Very cool. 🙂

      Thanks! Glad you like it. It’s been a bit of a project, but it’s so close to being finished. Best of luck with your place!

  2. Looks wonderful!

    Had you tiled before? Was it difficult? I’m debating taking down the current tiled backsplash (the builder used leftover bathroom tile in the kitchen) and redoing it.

    Did you tile over the existing countertop?

    • I tiled before — but it was 20+ years ago, so doing this was like starting from scratch again.

      Yes, it was difficult — physically tiring. I had to get completely new counter tops — the wood underneath the old linolium was rotting. I had a handyman do that part for me. But I did everything else.

    • Parts of it were pretty difficult — physically difficult. There are a lot of steps to the process. So it was a bit complicated, but not complex. Doing the floor was harder — but that was because I did too much each day. The countertops were easier because I did them over two days.

  3. Anonymous

    Wow! Very cool. 🙂

    Looks great, Leah! I’m very impressed. I can’t even bring myself to clean my gutters, and you’ve already remodeled your kitchen. Woo hoo! Most impressive. Keep me updated – Beth

    • Re: Wow! Very cool. 🙂

      Thanks! Glad you like it. It’s been a bit of a project, but it’s so close to being finished. Best of luck with your place!

  4. Looks wonderful!

    Had you tiled before? Was it difficult? I’m debating taking down the current tiled backsplash (the builder used leftover bathroom tile in the kitchen) and redoing it.

    Did you tile over the existing countertop?

    • I tiled before — but it was 20+ years ago, so doing this was like starting from scratch again.

      Yes, it was difficult — physically tiring. I had to get completely new counter tops — the wood underneath the old linolium was rotting. I had a handyman do that part for me. But I did everything else.

  5. It looks gorgeous darlin! Such an amazing change!

    *hugs and loves and adores*

    You have a kitchen again!!

    • ::loves and adores you muchly::

      Thanks sweetie. I’m so looking forward to when it’s all reassembled and actually fully functional again. *G*

      ::spins you around and around::

  6. It looks gorgeous darlin! Such an amazing change!

    *hugs and loves and adores*

    You have a kitchen again!!

    • ::loves and adores you muchly::

      Thanks sweetie. I’m so looking forward to when it’s all reassembled and actually fully functional again. *G*

      ::spins you around and around::

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