Friday, August 29, 2014

More kitchen pics! Everything is finished!

I am so happy how everything turned out with the kitchen, the island is amazing!  We just got the bar stools from Arhaus in yesterday and they are perfection!  I love the rustic element with the distressed finish, this way when they get beat up, they will look like they were meant to!  We also got chair pads for them, to which my husband thought was the worst $200.00 he spent, but they are very nice and washable, not the cheapy kind that wears through easily.  Sometimes, it's worth it to spend a little more for better quality.  The bar stool are the Cadence by Arhaus, they were on sale too at 159 ea for the counter height and 169 ea for the bar height, considering I saw many many MANY bar stool that were more expensive and looks cheap and ugly, I think that is a good price.

Now, if I could only make a decision on the dining chairs, rug, or anything else!  We are going to paint in the next month or so, I got a quote to pain the whole downstairs, the hallway upstairs and the stairwell, it cam in around $2,000.00 using SW Duration paint, they are a very reputable company and do exceptional work, but am I paying too much?  It comes to .71 cents per sq ft, which I read the average is 85 cents to 1.25 per sq ft, but my husband was shocked but I explained to him that is a ton of paint and a ton of taping off and masking, and neither of us are good painters, it's worth it to hire that out, I will never paint another room again!  I've done enough for 2 lifetimes already.

So here are the pics of the kitchen!
(and the grout did dry MUCH lighter which made my super happy)


  1. Beautiful! I love the counter top. what is the name of the color?

    1. It's by LG Viatera and the color is Cortina, got it at Home Depot one sale, I think it was 67a sq ft installed but totally worth it!