Kitchen Cabinets Installed

August 20, 2014 by 16 Comments

The island was the first piece placed in the kitchen.  When the plumbing and electrical were complete, the rest of the Kitchen Cabinets were installed.  Each of the tall cabinets on either side of the fridge are solid pieces.  They were total beasts to bring into the house.  I had laid awake several nights hoping that my design and measuring had been accurate (yes, we went with affordable which meant I did a lot of the legwork).

Cabinets Around Fridge @ItsOverflowing

Still all wrapped in plastic.

Inset Kitchen Cabinets 2 @ItsOverflowing

Here is the wall where my range will be installed — I can’t wait!

Inset Kitchen Cabinets @ItsOverflowing

The hood does not have the right trim — small details that can be adjusted when they review my drawing.

Inset Kitchen Cabinets 3 @ItsOverflowing

 Another peek at the kitchen finally coming together.

Inset Kitchen Cabinets 4 @ItsOverflowing

View from the dining room.  Just a few weeks ago I wouldn’t have been able to see all the way into the family room because of the angled wall.

Open Kitchen @ItsOverflowing

My cute little middle schooler and one of her BFFs.

Kitchen Remodel @ItsOverflowing

And Berkeley!

She HATES loud noises and strangers — this kitchen remodel almost did her in!

Kitchen Remodel 2 @ItsOverflowing

So this was the week that Stud was out of town and every decision that was made had to be run by me.  I totally hate rocking the boat, but as I went to bed late one night, I was reminded that earlier in the day one of my sisters had asked me if the island was centered quite right!?!  The kitchen was wrapped in plastic and I assumed the guys had laid it out right so my answer was yes.  Laying in bed I thought, they’re about to complete the island and there’s going to be no moving it at that point.  I jumped out of bed ran around tearing plastic off of the ceiling and began inspecting the placement of the island — totally too far to the left.  And the cabinets with the range — a couple inches too low.

Inset Kitchen Cabinets 5 @ItsOverflowing

I freaked out because something was not quite right with these guys.  I knew they were going to be hacked off if I had the slightest bit of adjustments that needed to be made.  So what does a girl do when her man is out of town and she totally needs back up!?!  Text her BFF, right!  And when you text your BFF at 7:40 in the morning asking her to come right now (she lives 40 minutes away), what does a BFF do?!!  Get in the car and go — I am so incredibly thankful for your sweet friend!  Now that I’ve reread my text, I’m not sure it really even make sense.  LOL.


Text Message Between Friends @ItsOverflowing

And here’s Kristen and I working as a team to compliment and request a couple minor changes.  We measured and measured again and decided the cabinet with the range needed to be raised two inches and the island scooted to the right five inches!  We’re in the details!!!  And while we worked, our little girls had a blast catching up!

Every girl needs a BFF.

 So much better, I can hardly stand it!!!

Inset Kitchen Cabinets 6 @ItsOverflowing

 And then we got to work discussing the stone overhang!  What’s your opinion?  How much overhang do you prefer on a counter-height countertop!?!

Large Kitchen Island @ItsOverflowing

Can you believe this is the same kitchen?  It makes the room seem so much bigger and looking out these windows from the kitchen is such a treat!

Adding a Large Kitchen Island @ItsOverflowing

And once set, the temporary side boards were removed and one continuous board was installed on either side of the island.

Making a Large Kitchen Island @ItsOverflowing

Baby steps for sure!!!!

Creating Our Dream Kitchen.


Kitchen Remodel Begins

August 19, 2014 by 8 Comments

Stop me when you get sick of this kitchen remodel because it’s become a bit of an obsession for me — not what I wanted, but it is much more overwhelming than I naively believed it would be.  It actually all began with us thinking we’d work …continue reading

ItsOverflowing — Tour Through Blogland

August 18, 2014 by 5 Comments

Special thanks to my friends Erin and Emily from Elizabeth Joans Design for inviting me to participate in the fun series, Tour Through Blogland — be sure to check out their awesome DIY Projects!!!  One of my favorites is their DIY Wire Bulletin Board — …continue reading

Enjoy the Little Things – Linky Party

August 17, 2014 by 12 Comments

Welcome to Share Your Creativity Link Party • No. 125.  Yesterday I updated you on my kitchen remodel — it’s gone from bad to worst — yes, the police were called.  Thankfully I have sweet friends that invited Little B and I to join them …continue reading

Garage Organization and ItsOverflowing Updates

August 16, 2014 by 8 Comments

Good Morning Friends!  I hope you all had an awesome week!  It’s been bonkers for me this week… for those of you that follow on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, you know that I’m in the middle of a kitchen remodel!  Making my dream kitchen a reality is …continue reading

Traditional Eclectic House Tour

August 15, 2014 by 2 Comments

It’s Friday!!!  My kitchen remodel is in full swing so looking at a home that’s finished is totally therapeutic.  Are you ready for a Dreamy Dwelling Home Tour?!? Let’s check out this awesome Traditional Eclectic House, I think you’re going to love it! This 1950s house …continue reading

Monogram Wall Art — Free

August 14, 2014 by 4 Comments

The other day I showed you Little B’s bathroom makeover and shared some fun Free Monogram Wall Art in Gray and Coral.  Lots of you wanted this in a different color — Aqua, Pink, and Yellow!   I was only going to go with the …continue reading

Teacher Gift Idea – Free Printable

August 12, 2014 by 2 Comments

This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Sharpie, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia  #StaplesBTS I can not believe it is August already!  Last weekend, we loaded up on school supplies at Staples.  …continue reading

Easy Way to Paint Perfect Stripes

August 11, 2014 by 11 Comments

This post brought to you by FrogTape. All opinions are 100% mine. When we moved into our new house, this hallway was a dark chocolate brown color.  I painted it a light, neutral color — Gray Owl  to make it a little brighter.  It definitely …continue reading

Kitchen Plan – Rough Sketch

August 11, 2014 by 6 Comments

I am so excited to share the makings of my dream kitchen with you!  You may remember a year ago we moved to the Dallas area after realizing middle school was fast approaching and Fort Worth schools weren’t meeting our kids educational needs.  We did …continue reading

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