Tuesday, December 30, 2008


I thought I'd share pics of the kitchen makeover we did last summer. I wouldn't call it a major redo; we just changed countertops, backsplash, sink and faucets. But I think it looks terrifical.

The first two are pics of as it was. I never realized it looked so messy! Everything was clean and neat; I just had a lot of tchotchkes around. Cute, but messy.

And here are the new:

(Oh, and notice how uncluttered it looks now. Tchotchkes gone, well, most of 'em anyway.)

I took this pic this morning of my lovely--but not that clean!--sink. Maria took a Christmas vaca, so I'm doin' my cleanin' myself. I wipe the sink every evening after I clean the dishes, but it needs a good scrub. So, forgive me y'all. The Nester's sayin' is it doesn't have to be perfect to be beautiful. Does that go the same for clean? Maybe not. Today, I give the kitchen a good scrub, and Maria'll be back next week. Yay


Anonymous said...

Your kitchen looks great, I love that sink! Nice job!

TexNan said...

Thanks, Claudia. Oh, and re the cleaning lady, I started every other week twenty years ago and only switched to weekly in 2005. There's a whole lot I'd give up before Maria! (And if you can't afford twice a month, why not monthly? Let someone else do the big jobs.)

Jess said...

Oh wow, those countertops are gorgeous. It looks fantastic!

Thanks for the pointer on allergy wipes, I'll definitely try them out when I get a kitty!

Revi said...

What a nice big kitchen! I'd love all that room and counter space, as well as a Maria of my own. :)