Thursday, May 15, 2014

Kitchen Backsplash Progress!

Wow!  I didn't realize i've been away from General Splendour for such a long time! Life has been rather hectic the past few months but, alas, I've been making some notable progress on my projects.  😊 

I have been focusing on my kitchen and I feel I'm coming into the home stretch.  I am in love with the stone backsplash. I love the different colors and textures and the depth it provides to the space.  

If you will remember, this is where it all started. The 1980s color palette hunter green formica with honey pine wood trim! Yuckola!  

So I changed out the hardware from brass to chrome and gave the Formica countertops a faux granite makeover with paint and glitter and Envirotek.  Years later, I still could not be happier with the transformation and the results.

Initially, I painted it apple green and black with damask accents. This trend was all over the pages of Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs and it was gorgeous. But it just didn't feel like "me". 

So, I decided to change it.  I painted it a calming grey blue and with the stone backsplash,  I have now the coastal chic look that I knew I was seeking from the beginning!  

I also found this adorable round window in a clearance section of a local home improvement store and built it into the old square pass thru into the dining room.  I'm seriously gushing over it and cannot wait for it to be complete!  

I also found a gorgeous new kitchen light - a special order return from Lowes which was 70% off.  YAY!  So, it is coming together and I hope for it to be complete in the next few weeks.  And I have a few more ideas floating around in my head I'm going to try to make a reality.
Well, that is a brief update on the goings on in my kitchen.  I hope to be blogging g lots of new things in the coming months! It is great to be back!  Have an awesome day!