Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Updated kitchen island

I got the the corbels done on the island this week.  They did dress it up a bit.  Here is how they turned out.  It is hard to get good pictures in my kitchen.  I took these this morning and the glare from the sun makes them turn out like this.

I am debating on painting the shelves the dark brown color.  Not so sure that I like it the way it is now.
Here is what the island looked like before and during the process.

Another project I have been working on is our master bathroom.  I have never shown it before as it looks horrible.  We have finally started to update it.  Here is a sneak peek.
The floors used to be 6 X 6 white tiles.  We still have two more tiles to put in before I can grout.  We are going to be replacing the white tiles in the shower and tub area, put in new sinks, faucets, lights, mirrors and new counter tops.  We are also going to be extending the height of the vanity.  Since I don't care for oak I will be painting the cabinets a dark brown.  I have been wanting to change this bathroom ever since we moved in about two years ago.

Update on the covered deck area.  It is at a stand still.  Of course something always has to go wrong.  They were going to use the existing posts from the pergola but they do not extend all the way down so now we are waiting to get this issued resolved.  I would sure like to use my deck this summer before winter comes. Here in Colorado when can get our first snow in October.  Oh well, what can I do but wait.

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  1. Looks terrific! I'm surprised how something as simple as adding those corbels really dresses up your island. They look great in the dark colour and I'm thinking the shelves would too. So true about there being "always something" that doesn't go according to plan with reno's - hope your deck issue is resolved soon and your BR project goes according to plan.


  2. The corbels add a very nice touch! A great idea to add them!

  3. Nice touch! I think the shelves would look good painted brown.

  4. I think that your shelves will look great painted dark brown. It will be a great contrast with the rest of your kitchen.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. Just updated the island I built a few years back, recently. It changed the look of my entire kitchen. You did such a great job on this.

  6. I love the addition of the corbels! I found some vintage ones and wanted to add them to mine. Hubby thought we would be bumping in to them all the time so I opted to let him use them as brackets for a chippy shelf made from half of an old door. Love it, but I sure do love yours on your island! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. I love the updates you've added! Your kitchen island looks wonderful! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  8. Love the added corbels Jody. The really dress it up. Can't wait to see the deck and bathroom! Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!