Thursday, January 26, 2012

Wine and Dine Me

I promised that I would keep you posted on the progress of the kitchen! I've now got all of the cabinet doors hung up and back in their proper home. Phew. That was a lot of work! I also put up my clock and some of my other accessories. It's beginning to feel a lot more homey! 

We all know how much I love a good glass of wine. (If the wine rack in my dining room is any indication.) I found these cool wine glass holders super cheap at Goodwill roughly 6 months ago and they've just been floating around my house. So! I decided to install them! Awesome! Except they only hold 6 glasses.... I dunno why but hey! It still works out well. They add a little extra to the kitchen, plus frees up a ton of space in some of my cabinets.

In order to make room for my wine glass holders though I had to rearrange where the counter top appliances were. So I moved the microwave back onto the other side of the kitchen...

And thus created one large work space for prepping food or serving as a buffet area when having parties...

And since the toaster is probably the least used appliance in the house I put it under the cabinet... so that way if you actually need it you can put it on the counter and use it and then.. put it away! Awesome.

I was on a roll when I was doing the cabinets and I also *finally* installed the "up-lighting" to the counters. I was originally going to do it as under counter lighting but the length of the lights didn't correlate with the cabinets. So here is the "before" (it was daylight so just use some imagination):

These were just some rope lights from Hobby Lobby on clearance last summer for super cheap..

And viola! You can kinda see how it is much brighter in the far corner of the cabinets...

It looks much cooler when it gets dark out, you can really see it now. I will have to rearrange the lights when I put the decorations and such back up but it looks pretty great!

Phew! Lot's of work done so far but still a lot more to do! I have some awesome things to show you over the next few days so keep watching! I am totally falling in love with my kitchen!


  1. First, I really like your new header!

    I'm now convinced Goodwill is always the answer to a design problem. The wine glass holders look and are functional! Our microwave is in the pantry because we never use it too!

    I can't wait to see what awesome-ness is coming up in the next few days!

  2. I like that you added the rope lighting. I wish you could see it better though! Kitchen is coming along very nicely! What are you going to do next?


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