One of our recent projects was the pantry in the kitchen. The old fridge cabinet is the new home of our pantry. As you can see, we put in shelves and now need the doors.
Although I loved the way the kitchen backsplash came out, I was really disappointed with the grout color that was chosen. I knew when I was talking to the tile guy at HD that I was making a bad choice - but he insisted that they beige would be perfect. So, I tested out a small swatch in a much lighter shade after I finished the entire kitchen and knew that I needed to regrout. I finally tackled it this week and am super pleased with the results. Here is a side by side view of the tiles...on the left is the area that I regrouted - on the right is my first choice in beige.
I am withholding a wide angle shot becuase of some work that we are doing on the kitchen as we speak and want to do a nice reveal once we finish up the projects :)
I have been slowly working on Owen and Ryan's rooms. I recently saw a post over on Aubrey and Lindsay's blog where she hacked some Ikea spice racks into book shelves for her son's room. I loved the idea so I grabbed 6 of them on my last trip. Ikea was selling them for $3.99 each. They fit perfectly - I mean perfectly - in the space.
Here is a before pic of the room that I took during the walk through with the inspector during the buying process.
And, here is the after with the new book shelves and the chair that Owen's Auntie Dora and Uncle Andrew gave us this week.
The bottom two shelves are the perfect height for Owen to reach his board books. The top shelf is for the special "real paper" books that he would tear to shreds if left to his own accord.
As you can see, they fit exactly in the space side by side.
Owen's room is coming along well. I feel like it is a nice mix of little boy stuff and things that he will grow in to stuff. Currently, am working on a mobile to hang over his bed as well as the changing table. I also want to hang some art, and will be making a window treatment soon. We went on a field trip last week to Joann's to pick out the fabric and can't wait to show you what we came up with.
* * *A special note on this project...we are reading books more then ever now that the books are so nicely on dispay. He is able to pick out what he wants and put them away all by himself when we are done.