Saturday, December 10, 2011

Monday, December 5, 2011

The Big Reveal!

We have finally finished our kitchen renovation!  It took about 2 months and then some touch-ups (and then some time to edit all those pics), but here it is!

First let's take another look at the BEFORE

kitchen before copy

And now the fabulously airy and bright AFTER

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno After 6
(more after pics at the end of this post)

I absolutely LOVE it!  I feel like I live in a magazine home!

So now let's take a little look at the process.  I didn't realize this, but there is a correct order when scheduling all the renovations (we may have done some backwords).  The first things we did (because I just couldn't take it any longer) was paint those bright oak cabinets.  (For future reference: countertops then paint).

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno Process 5

The painters actually took the cabinet doors and drawers to their shop so they could spray them down.  And I didn't even know this was possible, but they primed the cabinets with a special formula BEFORE they sanded anything.

One of my most exciting moments, though, was pulling off the awful tile countertop on my island.

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno There Go The Countertops

Very exciting!

Once we got the cabinets painted and the backsplash removed (actually we just put up plywood to cover the most of the backsplash), it was time to pour the concrete.  The Taylor Brothers came out and set it all up.  The whole process takes about 2 weeks.

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno Process

By far, the most exciting part was watching them pour the concrete!

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno Pouring the Concrete

After that sat for a day, they came back and removed the molds.  To give our countertops a look other than solid white, we took the trowel and purposely "burned" the dry concrete.

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno Concrete Molds 2

So we got a look like this.

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno After Detail 3

I'm extremely happy with the results!

And TA DA!

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno After 6

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno After 5

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno After 3

Zesty Nest Kitchen Reno After

Friday, November 18, 2011

Friday, November 4, 2011

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A Jersey Dream

Lucas Studios New Jersey 1
Lucas Studios New Jersey 2
Lucas Studios New Jersey 3
Lucas Studios New Jersey 4
Lucas Studios New Jersey 5
Lucas Studios New Jersey 7
Lucas Studios New Jersey 6

Designed by Joe Lucas and Parrish Chilcoat.  See the rest of this gorgeous home here.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!


Watch out for monsters!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Natural and Fabulous

lucas studio inc

P.S.  The kitchen is done (YAY!!!).  Doing a little touch-up work.  Hoping to get pics tomorrow.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

TGI Art on the Wall

Sorry for my absence, but I'll be back, y'all.  We've been busy busy finishing up the kitchen and we're headed to Natchez to see Grandma and the balloon festival this weekend.  Have a good one!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Happy Place

Cruising around on pinterest and this caught my eye.


Love those windows!  Love that green sofa!  Fabulous!
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