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Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta

Candid Carrie sponsors this one – head over to her blog and find LOTS of links for bloggers who’ve joined in! (You can join in too!)

If you’ve been following along with our kitchen renovations, this is Step 5! (Step 1 was new curtains. Step 2 was painting. Step 3 was staining the window. Step 4 was refacing the cabinets.)

We had the tile backsplash installed this week!!!

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(waaaaay) Before

(For more before pictures, check out the refacing the cabinets post.)

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After (a little fuzzy - sorry)

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A little less fuzzy...

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Close-up

Behind the Stove

Behind the Stove

Other Wall

Other Wall

As you can see, it’s still a little dusty – I have to wait until tomorrow to wipe it all down because the grout is still drying. I couldn’t wait to post pictures though 🙂

The guy who did the refacing said this is the BIGGEST turn-around he’s seen in a kitchen – ever. And he’s been at it for a while. tee hee 🙂

Cabinets

Step 4 in our kitchen renovations! (Step 1 was new curtains. Step 2 was painting. Step 3 was staining the window.)

We had our cabinets refaced this week!!! We also have a gorgeous counter top and custom cabinets around the fridge and the stove now.

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There are still some things to do (little things like touch-ups here and there, big things like painting the wall between the counter and the cabinets and putting tile up). The faucet is being installed as I type.

Stain

Step 3 in our kitchen renovations! (Step 1 was new curtains. Step 2 was painting.) Step 4 – the biggie – is supposed to be happening next week. I’m.so.freakin.excited!!!!!

I’m going to use the “After” picture from the new curtain post as the “Before” one here.

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Mike worked SO hard on this. (I helped a little bit, but he really did the lion’s share.) We used a product called Stripeeze to get all the white paint off…which really worked well – except in all the nooks and crannies of the window sill itself. That took a lot of elbow grease in addition to the Stripeeze.

A Fresh Coat

…of paint!

Step 2 in the kitchen renovations. (Step 1 was new curtains.) I don’t know how many steps there will actually be…but there’s definitely at least one more (HUGE!) one. *grin*

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A lovely shade of “Lantern Light” (yellow).

Friday’s Foto Finish Fiesta

Candid Carrie sponsors this one – head over to her blog and find LOTS of links for bloggers who’ve joined in! (You can join in too!)

It’s amazing what a new set of curtains can do for a room.

I forgot to take a “before” picture before putting the new ones up, so I found this photo from a previous post…not a great one, but you get the idea.

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These are the new curtains…a first step in our kitchen makeover – stay tuned for more!

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And YES. The chickens will be leaving us when the renovations are complete 😉