About The River

Monday, January 31, 2022

Progess on the Kitchen

 Hello Friends,

I have got good news.. the kitchen project is coming along well. The walls are painted, the upper cabinets are painted and installed. The floor is complete.

To give you a little peek.


Our kitchen was all white with a few accent colors.

Ripping out the lower counter top and cabinets.


Taking the wallpaper down was not as hard as I thought it would be.


We are keeping this cabinet.. it will have a fresh coat of paint and new hardware.

And for a little peek at what we are doing.. 

Our kitchen is playing off the colors of the one below called Sunny Backdrop.


My husband has named our kitchen, A Summer's Day.. it is coming along.. thank you for cheering these DIY's on.



  1. Oh my gosh how exciting. I cannot wait to see your summer's day kitchen. xoxo Kris

  2. Well, that is so exciting Carla! I know you will be so thrilled to have a re-done kitchen! Lots of work for sure, but it will be so worth it in the end! I love the Summer's Day color theme, beautiful, bright and cheery!

  3. Ooh I can't wait to see it! I bet it's looking gorgeous with those colors. A Summer's Day can't come soon enough!

  4. Wow! Your kitchen looks amazing. You're doing such a great job. Thanks for sharing.
    Working in the kitchen will be such a joy. I love your stove and the exhaust fan above.

    Hugs, Julia

  5. Oh Carla, can't wait to see your kitchen! What a delightful name your husband has named it. I'm glad you kept that cabinet with the glass. I've been wanting a glass cabinet for my coffee cups and such. They are so nice to have in the kitchen. I'm so happy for you, Carla, and you're both doing a terrific job!


  6. Hooray!!!!!

    It will be so worth all the work!!!!

    Gentle hugs
    ⛄ Half way between 🌺

  7. Love the "inspiration" kitchen and look forward to seeing your new colors. I would keep that cabinet too and I love your sink! Jan in MA

  8. Oh!! I love your "peek" and the inspiration photo is so cheerful. I adore color in a kitchen and I can't wait to see how your Summer's Day looks!! xo

  9. We chose our other kitchen co1ors by a magazine image. I just 1oved it because It was not something I'd havee picked. Your ye11ows and b1ues, 1ook great for a finish

  10. I remember boarders. I used to love them in my house. Seriously, that's going to be so beautiful. I love the colors. How exciting for you.

  11. Looking forward to seeing the finished project. Lovely colour.

  12. OMG my old house had borders in almost every room. Thank god I got out of that stage. LOL A Summer's Day is a perfect name for the color palette you have chosen. Janice

  13. How terribly exciting for you! Can't wait to see the final result. xoxo

  14. How exciting! Looking forward to seeing the final result :)

    Abdel | Infinitely Posh.

  15. Oh WoW, that is one pretty kitchen, love the color combination, Carla! I love the name of your kitchen..
    Great job. We have been working on some projects, but they are outside, our chicken pens were in need of much repair.
    Thank you for sharing.

  16. Oh you'll love it when you get it done! And it's a good project to work on together. Take care and keep going! lol Hugs to you both!

  17. Looking forward to seeing your project progress. I love a yellow kitchen. Don't have one though. It opens so much to the dining room and living room, felt like I needed all the colors to be the same or at least blend. Been years since we've redone it though.

  18. So cute. I really love the color scheme! It is like Van Gogh sunflowers and the chickens will be perfect. I love your sink and cabinet. I hope you are keeping that sink! It's amazing! I look forward to seeing it. Perfect little farmhouse you have! We are working on ours. Has it been ten years??? Anyway, disaster happened. Faucet was leaking and I did not realize until the wood floor was uneven. Fortunately so dry here!Doing repairs and refresh ourselves again. Maybe complete in summer??? Takes a while to get things!!! Appliances not made like that used to be!!! I can live with the floor. I think it looks more authentic, but damaged paint not so much.

  19. So exciting! Looking forward to the next update!


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