June 21st, 2007 by ariana
I don’t have much to report today, yesterday was more of the same – painting cabinets. So I thought I’d take the time to post a picture of our pretty new stairs and landing!
As usual, I don’t have a great before picture, but you can see what this corner looked like before we touched it.
Check out that ratty carpet, bizarro built-in and ugly wall cut-outs! We got rid of the built-in, filled in the wall with cutouts and ripped up the carpet (which is also the lovely stuff that was covering the entire upstairs.) Oh, and that’s pee yellow 1″x1″ tile on top of the built-in. The previous owner kept a computer up there (???!) I wonder if he stood up to surf the net!
Anyway, when we removed the carpet the bottom landings were just plywood so we had to construct the wood floor:
The risers aren’t quite finished, so don’t be distracted by the spackle -or the painter’s tape. Isn’t it pretty?
My mom and dad came over to the house last night and complained that nothing exciting had happened recently. I’m inclined to agree, unless you call painting one coat on 6 cabinet doors exciting progress.
But that’s all about to change because this weekend we’re laying the kitchen floor AND the granite countertops are being installed. So Monday’s weekend update should feature the most dramatic before and afters yet!
In the meantime, here’s some kitchen eye-candy I scanned this morning:
Black and white kitchen with one strong accent color. I want an accent color!
I’m loving this shelf for pottery and plants above the kitchen window.
And how cute are those glass drawer pulls? If my husband would agree (when hell has frozen over), I’d definitely get these pretty-in-pink glass pulls and knobs from Look in the Attic:
And thanks for all of your (varying) opinions about the backsplash!