First up - the desk area. I mentioned before that I'm not using it as a desk but as a bar/butler's pantry. I have our crystal in these cabinets. (Well, currently it's all in the guest bedroom but it will be here eventually). My crystal that matches my china is in the china cabinet. The stuff in this area is the stuff we actually use. The little cubbies are great for bottles. Here's the before picture.
Sorry for the phone & internet stuff. That will be taken care of in the decorating process. It's REALLY hard to take a pic of this area because it's right off the kitchen in the hall. The cabinets are the same color as the island. Since it's meant to be a desk area there aren't cabinets below the granite but I would love to have the extra storage so I'm going to see about adding that.
This is a before pic of the island & one side of the kitchen. The island had black granite tile & the counters had the same ceramic tile that's on the floor. That will be changed out as well but not anytime soon.Also the lovely wood trimmed fluorescent lights are on my to do list.
There are holes where the drawers belong because we'd already taken them out getting ready for the granite when I remembered to take pictures. Here's the after. Please excuse the area in the background that has tools on it. Dean had just finished putting all the cabinet pulls on. He wasn't overly thrilled with me for buying pulls that required him to measure & drill 2 holes for each one. I've said before he's very inventive & he made himself a templet & they all look great!
This is a more accurate picture of the color. The paint color is Valspar Golden Eagle. We bought new bar stools last weekend. The seats of the old ones were tearing up & they had nail head trim which I liked but they scratched up the wood on the island because they always got pushed up against it. The cushions are dark brown.
Before of the sink area.
After - The kitchen gets A LOT of natural light so it's hard to get good pictures. I LOVE my new 60/40 deep sink.
I'm a really bad photographer. That pink thing on the left side is a cup. Obviously, I didn't want that in the pic!
Here's a close up of the paint & the cabinet hardware. After a ridiculous amount of time trying to decide what I wanted & also trying not to go broke at the same time I found these on Overstock. Knobs & pulls are expensive!
There are still a few minor things left to do. I plan to get those taken care of soon. It's just really hard to get stuff done during the week between work & working out & all the regular stuff that needs to be done, like eating. I'm sure you noticed in the pictures the lack of face plates on all the outlets. That was something else that I put a ridiculous amount of thought & time into. I made a decision Sunday after getting a few opinions from the family. Now Dean just has to turn off the electricity & change everything out. I don't play with electricity. I could really hurt myself. HA! Also, the decorating isn't done. It's just a plain kitchen until I take the time to put everything back out. I'm just happy all the hard work is done!