kitchen sneak peek

As you can tell from these photos, things are still a tad chaotic in the kitchen but Saucy is working overtime to get things back to normal. Yesterday the cabinets were measured for their marble countertop.

There can't be any faucets until the counter is installed but the drain works so Saucy is filling the sink with pails of hot water. In a strange twist of fate, the dishwasher is now needing repair so Saucy is what you might call doubly screwed.

That blue corner cabinet is the cat's pyjamas. It stores a ton of stuff and the little apothecary drawers are handy, handy, handy. Veto isn't sure about the hardware, handy though the drawers may be. But, check this out: an entire little drawer devoted to measuring spoons! This is exactly the type of thing that makes Saucy swooooon.

The wine cooler fit perfectly into the butler's pantry. After this photo was taken it even looks a little better because carpenter fitted it with feet that match the cabinets so it will be a little more flush with the counter and still circulate air.

These are the cabinet pulls Saucy found at Home Sense... aren't they dreamy? Beautiful hardware makes Saucy happy.

The tall blue corner pantry has seeded glass in its mullion doors. It looks a little older, a little aged that way. The bottom three drawers will hold cutlery, pots, and pans.

Ooops! This oops is getting fixed. The cabinet maker reversed the numbers and the doors over the microwave should be the height that the microwave opening is now. A new cabinet is on its way but this one can still be used until it arrives.

Check out the drawers... they pull completely open, so no more reaching and grappling to locate the right utensil.

The crown moulding still needs to go over this unit in the pantry. The cabinets are extra deep - the cupcake caddies are stored up in the high shelves. Four caddies fit into each cabinet!

Again, swoon.

In the pantry, a heavy duty pull out shelf holds bins of flour, sugar and icing sugar. The containers are from Wal Mart and fit just perfectly.

It was meant to be.

Above the pull outs, the junk drawer. It doesn't feel too junky... yet. Check back later!

The window over the sink needs to be trimmed out when the backsplash goes in... after the counters... it will have a nice shelf deep enough to hold the soap and hand cream.

Do you adore storage? Do you lurrve having a place for all your good junque? Saucy has too much junque!

Saucy isn't going to lie. It's nerdy, but she padded downstairs in the middle of the night last night, poured herself a glass of milk, and opened and closed all of the new cabinets. She was that excited.

She even planned a place for tiny things like Jell-O mixes and Kool Aid packets! No more scrambling through shoe boxes to find the flavour for the buttercream.

Some of the cabinet pulls are backordered but curl ribbon will do the trick until the call comes from Lee Valley. Saucy is so happy about the Kool Aid storage, she's not going to complain about drawer pulls.

The light for over the sink is polished up and ready to hang... soon.

It can't be soon enough. The junque is getting excited!


Anonymous said...

OMG it is so pretty!! Can you say pretty about a kitchen?..sure! I just seeing this transformation...Congrats.


oliver rain said...

Most definitely swoon worthy. I would do exactly the same thing - coming downstairs to open and close the cupboard doors. In fact, I did do it when I reorganized my cupboards. Love it Saucy,

Clandestine Road said...

Excellent! I love the blue. It is so welcoming. can't wait to see the rest.


Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm totally digging your cabinet pulls.

MJ said...

Looks wonderful! I am looking forward to seeing the finished product!

Pepper said...

It is looking amazing!! (Not that I had any doubt that it wouldn't!!) Just wait until the countertops are in...

Anonymous said...

Beautiful!!! Can't wait to see the pictures of it when it is all done!


Sandra D said...

Gorgeous - love all your choices. It is so cool to see everything in and organized.

Anonymous said...

Ooooohhh.... I love it all. I do like the hardware. Good hardware makes me happy too.

Jen H

Anonymous said...

Saucy, I am over the moon jealous! Good for you! Where will the sprinkles go? Candy

Cupcake Kelly said...

It looks so pretty! Jealous as my kitchen is a tiny windowless romm!

LisaInCT said...

So happy for you!!! Even in its 1/2 finished state it screams - PRETTY and ORGANIZATION! Enjoy, you deserve it!

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Fantastic, Saucy!! You're going to be so happy once it's all done! Can't wait to see the finished results. Yay!

Kate said...

Pure genius. Every square inch. So excited for you!

(un)Deniably Domestic said...

Wow! This is going to be one amazing kitchen! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

The Heart in Hand Project

Dana said...

I am DROOLING with jealousy! It all looks so lovely and I think your jello drawer is GENIOUS!!!

Jill said...

I love all of it!! That cabinet hardware makes my heart go pitter-pat. Wow-- I love all your storage ideas too. Love love love!


corner pantry cabinet said...

Excellent! This is so pretty! can't wait to see the rest.