...well almost. Went with a fireclay farmhouse sink, as you can see (my folks are re-doing their kitchen so they bought the double bowl apron stainless number from us, I am kinda jealous.) Faucet is now discontinued, it is surprisingly hard to buy a bridge faucet that doesn't have a goose neck, and doesn't cost more than the whole kitchen. Still looking for receptacle covers that don't suck, and still need to paint under the cabinet where the lights are. Note: This is the one place I wish I had paid more attention when my contractor was working on cutting out the sink area. I wanted the counter to be flush with the edge of the sink, when I saw that he made it wider, my heart kind of sunk. I still wish I had been more clear, but after it was done, there was no point in making a big fuss. I still love it.
Tile is from waterworks, grout is called oyster grey, counter tops got three coats of satin Waterlox (go with the best man, the best.) I sealed this baby with one hand, as we put in the counter tops about two hours before I stabbed myself, and I was so impatient to have my kitchen back, that I spent hours doing it with one hand. Walls and cabinet are Grant Beige by Benjamin Moore, as you can see we still have some touching up to do, whew, will do that later dude. Shout out to Katie at H2 Design and Build! She is a client turned buddy, and she recommended the Grove Tile, and helped me get them. I love them Katie, you are the best!
Here you can see how my contractor did the corner, I especially like how it turned out. I wish I would have thought to ask the tile guy to use white grout in the corner. Learn from my mistakes. I still have to change those black plug covers.
This view is what sustained me for those three long months. I knew I would lay back on my sofa with a view of the sweet new kitchen...aahhhhh. You can see we are using bed pillows on the sofa. Covers from Les Indiennes and John Robshaw. You also get a great view of the pendant in the kitchen here, I love how it looks. Note: The cabinets and walls are the same color, but the cabinets are covered in oil paint (thinned with penetrol). The color is very different due to the way the pigments bond with the oil. Coooool.
Here is a close-er up. There are already dead flies in it though, hmmm, didn't think of that. Note: You can also see the open cabinet, boy is there a story there. We bought cabinets that were supposed to be the same as the ones we have, they arrived, but they were the wrong ones. Back they went. A few weeks later the new ones came, but the doors were different! They covered up the whole front instead of having a two inch space like my original doors. Hmmmm, what to do. Make it an open cabinet, contractor put in bead board on the back to make it look intentional, and built in a permanent shelf out of wood so it could be painted. I love the final result, although again, I have not styled it at all, that is exactly how it has looked since the painting was finished.
Moved a bunch of stuff around in the dining room, so we could have a lounging nook with books, and let the server breath a little, I love my server, it needs some accessories.
Painting on the wall is a commission that is drying, sofa is great...why didn't I take better photos of it? Sorry. Sofa is the Cynthia from MGBW.
Chairs are temporary, I just wanted to see what it was going to be like space wise when I do add chairs there...something kooky, can't wait to start looking for them. Nothing is styled, (we have king sized pillows on the sofa for something to lay on) and everything is changing, naturally. However, big FAT sigh. Done! Fuck Yeah! I need to just rest for a while before I start taking this room to the next level.
Painter: William Greer, 678.886.3267
Contractor: Scott Waldrop, 404.831.4778
Tile: Shawn Coleman 404.429.5396
Next: Exterior reno of the gable, images to come later this week.