So, we added a planked wood back splash, which was actually a necessity (and what started it all) because the little one that matched the counters had started to pull away behind the sink and the wall was getting mold. Then, we ripped out tile–OH MY GOSH, that job is tied with cabinets for suckiness factor. We also put planked wood on the back of the bar (same as the back splash). Painted the cabinets (obviously) and added hardware. I wanted something a little more funky and fun with the hardware, but the Mr. won that battle and we went with simple. When you put in several weekends of backbreaking labor, I’m bound to let you have a win here and there–remember that part about how sucky tearing up tile is? He did the majority of it, so he gets at least a little say.
We ripped out the carpet and laid new laminate floors in almost our entire upstairs (including new tile in the bathroom and laundry room) and I painted the end of the cabinets with chalkboard paint.
Then, more recently, we added a new light fixture in the dining room and painted the stools–another win for the husband. He had been begging me for some color somewhere in this house, so one day while I was out, he and the little one picked the colors and painted the stools. I love him and I love that he surprised me, so we’ll just leave the color choices alone
I’ll be sharing all of the details on paint colors, how-to’s and sources soon!