Chris & I have always joked that our kitchen isn’t technically finished. There was one final touch that we just never got around to finishing up, and therefore, the kitchen wasn’t done. As the years went by, it didn’t really bother me, and no one really noticed. And Chris decided that we couldn’t move on to another project, because technically, we were still working on the kitchen. It’s saved him a lot of work over the years
But now it’s kind of done done done!
Can you spot the big difference?
It’s kind of silly, because I barely notice myself.
We finished the cabinets with crown molding!
I guess this is why it’s so crazy, I didn’t mind the simple wood straight up to the ceiling. I really didn’t! It felt a bit more modern and I kind of liked it. But, because it was never the plan to leave it that way, it wasn’t right in some places. There were gaps at the ceiling where it wasn’t quite straight and it didn’t finish into the walls like it should, because it was never meant to be seen. So, we had to finish it and I can’t believe it took us so long to do it. But it’s done and it’s gorgeous
We’ve also made these two additions for the little one. The play kitchen is an IKEA hack and just makes me so happy. McCarty mostly likes taking the sink out, putting things in the cabinets that don’t really belong there and turning on the stove lights. The table was a Craig’s List find and the chairs are Amazon. There’s also a super pretty antique rug that I’m obsessed with. The reds really pull out the colors in the hardwood floor and it brings so much more life to that hole between the cabinets.
But the most exciting part of this little project was that we FINALLY had to figure out what color the cabinets are. It is, hands down, the question I get asked more than anything else. And until now, I just didn’t know. We’d had the paint custom mixed and the cans were buried far back in the garage. But, we were able to have the cabinets color matched at Mark’s Paint and it’s as close to perfect as you can get! So, here’s the formula for all you inquiring minds!
Benjamin Moore 793 – 2x (Gallon)
Y3 0X 28.0000
S1 1X 6.0000
R3 0X 2.0000