Friday, December 5, 2008

Decisions, Decisions….

Quilting has taken a back seat pretty much this week, I’m sorry to say. But what’s in the front seat right now is pretty exciting for me! I spent most of yesterday talking with the builder who is helping us update the Squash House and various vendors trying to understand construction concepts and make decisions on some of the materials to be used. Mind you, we aren’t “remodeling”, just “updating” a few things over there. The kitchen is the main update and is totally my baby! I’ve been saving for many months to turn it into the kitchen of my dreams! Actually not much needs to be done, but hey, I’ve worked long and hard all my life and I would like to enjoy my retirement with a kitchen where I can be proud to create great fooding (and Mr. Squash knows he will benefit greatly from this).

I made this little collage using my favorite new program Picnik. I like it so much I’m thinking of upgrading to Premium status.

The counters are going to be maple butcher block which will look much like the one in this picture from the supplier. I still want to do the one smaller counter in marble which I talked about here, but the more I look at this picture, the more I lean toward all butcher block…..stay tuned on this one. The glass tiles will be the counter backsplash as well as the wall behind my stove, and the actual pass-thru countertop between kitchen and dining room. I love the kitchen sink faucet - it has a 68” pull-out hose on the faucet end - so rather than fill a large pot of water at the sink and lug it to the stove, you just pull the faucet end over to the stove! And I will probably look for a different cabinet handle as after I made the collage, I realized there is too much contrast between the faucet and handle….ugh, another decision to make!

Tomorrow I’m putting Lisa's Mexican Beef Stew in the Crockpot and retreating to the studio for a little quilting!


Purple and Paisley said...

your kitchen will be fabulous and yes, you deserve it! picnik is well worth upgrading to me on this...and for your next post? i would love to see mr. squash using the seam ripper! =)))))

Lisa D. said...

Your kitchen certainly sounds dreamy - I hope it's all that you imagine, and more. And please let me know how you like the stew recipe!

Carrie P. said...

How exciting for you. I just love the tile you chose. My husband and I are do it yourselfers(I know it's not a real word) and we just put up a tile backsplash in our kitchen. Turned out pretty good. We are practicing for when we build our dream home in a couple of years.

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