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Oh my, I have been neglecting the blog. But, all for good reason: My kitchen renovation is FINALLY complete and I have finished applied to graduate schools.  In other words, I am BACK!

As you remember, this was my kitchen BEFORE the renovation:

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Giant peninsula taking up half the room, mismatched cabinets and counters. Not ideal.

So, after many, many months…..here is the result!

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Ah, finally!  Let me know your thoughts!

We installed the Acacia wood floors this week from Lumber Liquidators and promptly covered them up with Ram Board!  But, I managed to sneak a few photos of the floors before they disappeared.

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Sadly, we weren’t able to save much of the old fireplace – once we pulled the mantle off, the rest started to crumble right before our eyes. But, our trusty carpenters are busily working on the new fireplace mantle as we speak! The plan is to use subway tile around the fireplace and have an unfinished-edge mantel above.

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And we keep marching on!

Oh, you guys, it is happening. Today was demolition day in my kitchen!  You can see in the before pictures, it wasn’t a bad kitchen. But we really wanted the island to be an actual island rather than a peninsula, and I’m dying to have two-tone cabinets. So all of this had to go:

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And after demolition today…

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Look at those stunning vintage tiles we found beneath the old fireplace hearth!  Not sure if we can salvage them yet, but I’ll keep you posted!

I am thinking about updating my kitchen in the not-so-near future, so I’ve been culling some inspiration. Meryl Streep’s kitchen in “It’s Complicated” has got to be my all time favorite dream kitchen. Truly, everything about it is perfect – the white marble island, the farm table, the industrial bucket lights, the open shelving.

Let us drool:

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