KITCHEN RENO UPDATE ON THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE

Greetings from Lake Arrowhead. I’m back after a fantastic 14 day trip to Europe. While I was away a lot of progress was made on my latest fixer-upper. And since I’ve been back I’ve been working like crazy on it myself. I come home every night exhausted, so much so that sadly I’ve had little time to give to this blog. So, at long last, here I am, and today I thought I’d give you a kitchen reno update on The House On Cottage Grove.  Plus, if all goes as planned, I will be giving you a reno update on a different area of the cottage everyday this week. So please be sure to stop into the blog each day this week so you don’t miss it!

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Progress on the Kitchen

I am so pleased to say that we are nearly finished with the kitchen! But first let’s take a look back and see where we came from. Below is what the kitchen looked like when I purchased the property. I know many of you have seen this before but it’s a nice reminder, and allows you to compare the old and the new.

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The Before Kitchen

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The Progress

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More Progress

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Cabinet & Appliance Installation

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Another view of the “Before” from a different angle. See the same area as it looks now in the photos below.

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Shelf brackets have been installed and painting begins. The paint is called “YOGI” Behr Premium Plus Ultra from Home Depot.

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My Cast Iron Shelf Brackets measure 10″ x 7 3/8″ and have a rusted iron finish. They cost $9.99 each and can be ordered here. If the rusted iron finish is not what you’re looking for they are also available in 3 other finishes.

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The kitchen is not entirely ready for a full closeup yet, but…

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here’s a peek of the “After”! Stay tuned, as I’ll be sharing a larger view of the finished kitchen real soon.

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I got the wooden cutting boards shown below at one of my favorite places to shop for my homes, H & M Home. Their prices are so reasonable and their designs are on target. Get the small board here and the larger one here, on sale now for only $9.99.

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But in the meantime here’s a little bit more of the “before”.  In the photo below you can see what the kitchen ceiling used to look like.

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We removed the old paneling to reveal a beautiful wooden ceiling. The wood was raw so we stained it in a rich mahogany color by Minwax. We added the beams to match the adjoining dining room & living room ceilings and stained them in ebony. I found this beautiful antique light fixture at my favorite Lake Arrowhead shop, Bella’s.

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Below are 2 photos of the sink area in the original kitchen.

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The Demolition

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The Progress

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Installation of Beadboard Paneling

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In the photo above the cabinets have been installed and the sink, dishwasher and refrigerator are in place. Next came the countertops. I found this beautiful diamond cut onyx that matched my paint color, picked up some of the brown shades in the plumbing fixtures I chose for the space, and complimented the copper accessories I planned to use. While it is a stretch from the conventional, I loved it and decided to go out on a limb and use it.

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The result I believe to be beautiful and perfect for the overall design. What do you think? If you’d like some of your own onyx tile it comes in 12″ x 12″ sheets and is sold in lots of 5 sheets for $110. Get it here.

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The final step was to seal my beautiful new onyx countertops. My favorite protective sealer is from Stonetech and it’s called BulletProof. Many professional tile setters swear by it and I do too, having used it for years in my own home and in all my fixer-uppers.

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Finally we installed the Bridge Faucet.

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My beautiful Bridge Faucet is from Signature Hardware. It’s called the Ponticello Bridge Kitchen Faucet with Side Spray and Cross Handles. I chose the Antique Copper finish. The cost is $319.95. Get it here.

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My sink also comes from Signature Hardware. It’s a 30″Damali Italian Fireclay Farmhouse Sink in White. The cost is $595.95. Find it here.

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For my cabinet knobs and drawer pulls I chose these beautiful vintage copper styles from Build.com. Get the Vintage Copper 2-1/2 Inch Center to Center Cup Cabinet Pulls here at a cost of $26.78 each. Get the Vintage Copper Classic & Modern 1-1/4 Inch Diameter Mushroom Cabinet Knobs here at a cost of $9.93 each. Both styles also come in 8 other finishes. Get 5% off this hardware until June 30, 2017 with coupon code: SUMMERSALE.

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Shopping once again at Bella’s, I discovered this pendant light that curiously, had been encased in a wooden frame.

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We removed the frame, added a chain and hung it above the kitchen sink. I think it compliments the other kitchen light fixture beautifully. Now we just have to paint the windows.

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So that’s it for now folks. I’d love to hear what you think.

Please stay tuned and tomorrow I will be sharing the renovation progress on the Living Room, followed by the Dining Room and Main Floor Bathroom as well. I hope you join me everyday this week for a full week of The House On Cottage Grove. And by the way, this house will be on the market soon. If you or anyone you know is looking for a beautiful cottage in Lake Arrowhead, California please contact me here: Celia@AfterOrangeCounty.com.

If you’d like to see a couple of my other kitchen renovations you might like these posts:

My Log Cabin Kitchen Renovation

My Big Bear Lake Cottage Kitchen Renovation – #7

So there you have it: KITCHEN RENO UPDATE ON THE HOUSE ON COTTAGE GROVE

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Comments

  • Shawnie

    Love it Celia! Looks amazing! I love the use of the copper with the green and the dark woods! Very Rich! XOXO

  • Ah, thanks so much for your kind words Shawnie! I really appreciate it!

  • Bellas Antiques Watkins

    It looks so great.I can’t w add it to see the whole house. So cute!!

  • I’m so enjoying seeing the details of the reno process and appreciate the fact that you share your resources with your readers. It’s coming along nicely. You can tell it’s truely a labor of love.
    Xo-
    V.

  • Ah, thanks Vanessa.

  • Thank you!

  • Stop by anytime Michelle! You need to see all of your treasures in their new home!