Saturday, 5 January 2013

Still Working on the Kitchen

 I'm not sure if you remember me mentioning that Tim & I were working on our kitchen. It's not a complete kitchen overhaul, but a kitchen face lift, I would say.
This photo on the left is one of my inspiration kitchens.
I love the black island and the white cabinets.

Here is our island with the new counter top and wood trim that Tim has added. I think the trim adds a bit of needed character to the plain wood. My next step is to paint it black.
You can surely see why the kitchen below has inspired me! The matching window and under sink curtain are so gorgeous.  Of course that's not the only element that makes this kitchen so beautiful.

As you can see I haven't quite made it to the fabric store to pick out my sink skirt fabric yet! You can see a little peek of our new black sink and the new counter tops. Just a peek for now ladies, I'll reveal it all when we are completely done.
The last inspiration photo is to show you the bead board back splash that I like. I used this in our other home and really liked it . In my book, you just can't go wrong with it.
We are both committed to getting this job done by next week. So wish us luck! I'm sorry this post is so wonky. My browser button isn't working, so I had to post my photos by HTML. It's new to me as you can obviously tell! If you're interested in seeing better inspiration photos, take a look at my pinterest account by clicking on the button at the top left side bar.
This, my friends , is my inspiration for lake living. It's been windy here all day, with some good sized  waves rolling in. Tomorrow it may be as smooth
 as glass, you  just never know what to expect.
Lastly, would you please say a prayer for our DIL? My son called to let me know they had to fly out from Skagway to Juneau Friday. She is suffering from a pregnancy outside of the uterus. She is in a lot of pain. They will do more blood work today and determine what to do from their findings.
She isn't more than a few weeks pregnant, so that's a blessing.
It's so nice to know that you're agreeing in prayer with me.


  1. Morning, love the way the kitchen is looking, what a wonderful sink.....Will keep DIL in my prayers, hope everything will be o.k........Blessings Francine.

  2. Hope your daughter in law does ok and feels better. I also love beadboard, and can't get enough of it. I love your kitchen plans. Looking forward to seeing the finished result.

  3. Saying a prayer for your daughter in law...

    So you are in the middle of a great project that will make you so happy to have done. I would love to be heading into such a project myself.

    The Lake is gorgeous...stunning!

  4. Im so excited to see this project completed. I have a black sink too and love it.

  5. Looking forward to seeing your finished kitchen. I like what you've shown so far.

    Prayers here for your DIL.

  6. First my prayers go out to sorry.

    Your kitchen, oh how fun...and what a good job and enjoy.

    Lake that is peaceful

  7. Congrats on getting a kitchen facelift. We did that this past year, and I actually did paint my cabinets black!! I am loving it!!
    I too have not been to the fabric store, and I am still waiting to put up curtains.
    Have fun and post pictures.

  8. I love your inspiration photos and your new black sink and new countertops. Will you paint all your cupboards white and the island black? I will look forward to the reveal. I am hoping to finally get a back splash this spring (after 2 years!) and would also like bead board. I'm so sorry to hear about your daughter and will pray for healing and comfort for you all. It would be difficult for you, as a mum, to be so far away from her. God bless. Hugs, Pam

  9. Praying for your son and daughter-in-law.

    That being said, when can you come to add spice to my vanilla kitchen?

    God bless you,

  10. Praying for your DIL, and son.

    Love the kitchen project.
    Looking forward to seeing the finished project.

    What kind of counter-tops did you get?
    The island, is going to look terrific painted black too!

    Good luck.

  11. First prayers for you DIL and for her hubby.

    Love your counter tops! I' still "trying" to finish my kitchen that I started 2 yrs ago, Geez!! I wanted to tile my black splash but it isn't in the budget. So I will be waiting to see your finished kitchen for ideas.

    Take care dear friend!!!

  12. I will be praying for you all. I love your dream kitchens. I can see why you like them.
    I do hope you get it all done this week too.

  13. I'm sorry Elijah's wife had to be medevaced. IF you like, I can stop by and see her at the hospital, and take Elijah a hot meal. Let me know.

  14. I can't wait to see your finished fun!!
    Prayed for DIL and son...goodness.

    Hugs and Happy New Year!

  15. I'll be very excited to see your whole kitchen reveal. I love the idea of painting the island black. I think it's going to look so pretty!

  16. I can see you have a wonderful start to your dream kitchen. I too love's in my kitchen too. Counter tops look gorgeous.

    Sending out a prayer for your DIL.

  17. Kimberly, I will be glad to pray for your DIL. There is a lot of power in prayer. Love the black island. xoxo,Susie

  18. You're really coming along with this and it's looking great. I'm anxious for the reveal! Where do you find the beadboard backsplash in Canada?

  19. Sue, a Florida Farm Girl5 January 2013 at 16:26

    Oh, Kim. I would swoon over that sunset!! Yes, I do understand why you live lakeside.

    So sorry to hear of DIL's difficulties. Thoughts and prayers for her and your son.

  20. Kimberly,

    My family is sending warm thoughts and prayers for your Daughter In Law and Son. God Bless Them Both.

  21. That's going to look beautiful! Yes, the trim will really help to set it off. We adore our black kitchen island. We went with brown & black speckled sink to tie it together. And the island is a distressed finish. I figured that it was going to get a lot of wear and tear, and with a distressed finish, who would know the difference with extra dings and scuffs! Here's our kitchen, right before we moved in.

  22. I'm praying for your DIL, only God can help us in some of these situations.
    I look forward to seeing your finished kitchen, I love your inspiration images. It's going to look great!
    Hugs, Cindy

  23. Praying for your DIL - I don't even know what can be done for that?
    Your kitchen upgrade is going to be fabulous! The black sink and counters already look great!

  24. How scary for your son and DIL. I'm praying for peace and understanding, along with resolve.

    I'm excited to see your kitchen finished.

    Prayers to you too!


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