Saturday, March 24, 2012

Saturday Snapshot

Really?  It's Saturday already?  I am amazed at how time flies.
I had planned a couple of posts this week.... but I never got around to it.  (I still don't know how some of you manage).  Anyway, it's Saturday already and I started the  day off with the best group of people ever!!

My book club, Lit Wits, met for a brunch meeting.  It was so much fun.   Of course, it's always so much fun when getting together to talk books.
I will tell you more about that later  (Hopefully a whole week won't go by again)but for now, I wanted  to share a couple of photos on   Alyce's  "Saturday Snapshot meme".

As you know, we've been putting in new cabinets.  I didn't  change the layout of the  kitchen I just wanted a different look.  And our friend Larry built new them for us.... they are solid wood, not particle board  (or what ever they did for the old cupboards).
Book club was supposed to be at my house this morning, but as you can see....I wasn't able to  host.

We laid the old counter tops  back on top of the new cabinets ....but we are getting new ones.  They  don't  fit...we extended the counter a few inches out.  But for now, at least we have something to lay our keys on.  (I still have no sink, that kind of sucks--doing dishes in the bathroom sink.)

and remember.....all the mess you see in the background ---usually isn't there,  the mess is usually 'inside' the cupboards.  (I say that jokingly---for the most part) 

Remember---the cabinets used to be yellow  (think Mary Englebright)  or look here.

but now... they are oak.

Larry, signed the drawers!

I had just started to put glasses back in the cupboard when I thought I'd take a picture.  I should have closed the cupboard door.  Oops.

The Handyman and I are having a difference of opinon.  Dark counter tops or lighter ones?   (Pay no attention to the old ones)  Dark or Light?  Light or dark?


Trish said...

Oohh it's really coming along! My two cents worth would be to go with a dark countertop. Dark green would go nicely with all that wood.

bermudaonion said...

Your new cabinets are gorgeous! I vote for dark counter tops.

Pooch said...

It's so exciting to see your plan come to life! Keep us posted on the counter top dilemma.


Alyce said...

That's a tough call on the counter tops. I think either would look good. I really like how the white brightens up the room, but a dark counter top might give it a more modern look. Hmmm... I think I'm going to side with light.

Cathy said...

I'm going to straddle the fence and say darker. Some tone in between white and black. If it's too dark, I think it would darken the entire space too much.

Pierce said...

That's a tough call, Deb. Depends on the light in your kitchen and what you think you want to look at EVERY day! Great project!

caite said...

I say dark! More modern. Mine are black corian and I love them.

Karen said...

Oh, they look so pretty! I would choose the darkest color in your tile (which I love!) and go with that for the countertops. I'm curious as to who likes "light" and who prefers "dark"!

~Jess said...

I like! Custom cabinets are so great, specifically because of the craftsmanship that goes into them.

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