Sunday, January 05, 2014

Kitchen Updates

This winter we haven't done many house projects, but recently we made some updates in our kitchen.

This faucet (my Christmas present) is a Ruvati commercial-style pullout spray faucet. It switches to and from the spray setting by twisting the end of the faucet head. We bought it from with one of their holiday %-off coupons. Almost makes you want to come over and wash my dishes, right?

Below is the "Before" shot of our old faucet. It still worked fine, and we gave it to friends who were excited to inherit a faucet with a pullout sprayer.

We also switched out the glass shades on the kitchen pendant lights. They were a yellow nearly-opaque glass that I didn't like. They always were dirty always looked dirty, didn't give off much light, and the bare lightbulb hung out the bottom of them. (You can't tell in this picture).

One particularly aggravating Saturday, we hunted EVERYWHERE for a shade that we preferred. Fail. We gave up and ordered these from West Elm. They were back ordered. Here they are!

Since the bulbs are exposed, we used Edison bulbs with the fancy filaments. Those two updates really changed the feel of our kitchen! We also have a tile order on backorder, so expect a backsplash sometime in early February!

Tonight, we're staying in. All the roads in our county are closed due to winter weather, and the wind chill is supposed to dip down to -50. Jon has already snowblowed the driveway three times today. Unfortunately, I am the closest employee to work so there will be no snow day for me tomorrow!

1 comment:

  1. I really like the glass light fixtures. They are more unique than the other ones. Not sure how I would describe their style…are they kind of retro? or modern? Anyway, they look nice.


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