But before all of that business I have to show you a bit of the kitchen and how we installed it. Because Murphy’s Law will always prevail!
In the photo below you can also see one of the bookcases that have since been painted gray.
All except for one thing! The plumber who had originally installed the pipes had placed the washing machine pipes against the wall and the pipes for the kitchen sink in the spot that we had our washing machine!
So much for easy peasy!
When the tiles were placed against the wall it all started to come together. You see that we opted to do the back splash all the way to the bottom. It made a HUGE difference. It will also be much easier to clean up in the future. Lucky for us we already had all those tiles.
Oh and FYI the hardest part of this project was getting that sink to fit into the counter top. We must have tried at least five times. There are all these clamps that need to fit through to tighten the sink onto the counter top. At least if I need to install another kitchen I’ll know what to do in the future. “wink”
I was really trying to get the same color as the counter top but as you can see I failed miserably! Murphy’s Law at work again! It felt like trying to put a jigsaw puzzle together color-wise. Finally we pushed it all the way up against the small column you see to the left and used screws to attach it to the cabinet. It fit flush with the end of the sink cabinet.
See my sneaky attempt to hide the hose with the little table on the bottom left? Well that was a fail!
Here you see one side of the kitchen. Please excuse the less than perfect photos. I took these a few hours before going to the airport to leave for America.
We painted the washing machine to blend in with the rest of the kitchen and I must say it makes a huge difference.
And we come full circle with the photo on the top of this post, ofthe bookcases next to the daybed.
And if you’ve been following me, you know I’ve always talked about having a calm cheerful space. This was my attempt to keep the winter blues away because even in Greece, people who are used to the sun do not welcome the rainy dreary months that follow. Did I succeed?
I still have a few more projects to show you from the bedroom and then we will be done with this small apartment forever. Or until I decide to re-decorate!
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