Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mobile Home Kitchen Remodel Update

Hello friends! I wanted to give you a quick update on the progress of the kitchen remodel. We have been busy over the past few days. The hubby took off Thursday and Friday to work on it so we were able to get a lot done. Friday was spent at the hardware store, Lowes, Home Depot, and back at Lowes. I am beginning to feel like those stores are my home away from! By the way, if you have an Ace Hardware nearby, they have Clark & Kensington and Valspar sample size cans of paint for $0.99 each which is a great deal. There is a limit of four, but I was able to get 12 with three transactions since the guys know my hubby so well. :) I got some pretty colors to add to my craft stash for future projects. I think the offer is all month long. 

I managed to make a pretty tasty supper tonight. we are tired of sandwiches, frozen pizza, and fast food! I made a sandwich we has Applewood bacon, turkey, Muenster cheese, chipotle mayo, fresh guacamole, and tomato on a toasted Kaiser bun. Served with some sweet tea and kettle chips, it was a tasty supper!

Anywho, let me show you what we have been up to! 

You can see the wall color here. It is painted the same color as my dining and living rooms. It is a very nice neutral color and blends with everything. 

Here are some of the upper cabinets installed. Looking good!

All the uppers installed here except the one that goes over the fridge that we have to order since they don't stock the size we need.

We still have to put the new range hood up and finish some trim and of course the counter tops on this side.

Here is from across the room from my new wall that we built. It will have a raised bar top on it made from old lumber my grandpa cut years ago. 

Here's a better shot of that wall. My kitchen is larger now since we extended it out into the dining room about 2 feet. I can't believe how much bigger it feels! Please excuse the tools and mess everywhere and the dangling lights. I have all my new light fixtures but we won't install them until all the construction is done. Don't want to risk them getting broken. There will be open shelves on the sides of the window.

Here's another shot. The trim in the corner has been finished since this photo was taken. The plastic was still on the dishwasher in this photo as well. I am so excited about the counter space I am gaining in my new layout! Please ignore the will be the last thing we do.

Speaking of counters, let me give you a sneak peek at what I decided to use on them. If you're a regular here, you know I wanted butcher block counters. Well, I did a ton of research on them and just could not commit to them. They are beautiful but do require a lot of upkeep and I just don't want to have to worry about them. We also didn't want to drive all the way to Tampa or Orlando to get them. The hubby had suggested tile, but I was adamant that I did NOT want tile. Nothing against it, it just wasn't the look I was going for. But then, the night after he suggested it, I had an epiphany! I thought, why not use wood look tile! Tile is so easy and durable, not to mention cheaper than anything else, and the wood look tile is beautiful.
So, check it out.....

Now this isn't installed, but I had to lay it out and see what it was going to look like. I am in LOVE!!! It is exactly the look I was going for. I couldn't be happier! I love the way the corner looks. I saw this idea online. What do you think?

Sadie thinks she is tired of the!

I was really hoping we would be finished before I go back to work tomorrow, but it's OK. We have the hardest part done and after the counters are finished, it will just be finish work....lights, sink, shelving, pantry, floor, etc. I'm so happy with it and can't wait to organize and decorate!

I hope you had a beautiful weekend and I hope your week is just as beautiful. I have a workshop in Tampa on Thursday, so several of the teachers and administrators from my school will be heading down there Wednesday after school. I am hoping we can run to Ikea so I can pick up a few goodies for the new kitchen, but it will depend on what the others want to do.
Until next time....


  1. Oh, Vicky, I cannot believe what you and Joey have accomplished. I love the counter tops - that is the tile I want for my floor so let me know how installation goes. I always worry about the animals when we do reno work around them. They do get stressed.

    Sadie looks quite stressed. :>)))

  2. Oh my gosh! I just LOVE your tile counter tops! WOW!
    Absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to see it all finished. The open shelving next to the window will be perfect!

  3. It is looking really good!! I never would have thought of that tile idea, you are so creative!! I hope that all the rest of the installation process goes well. xx

  4. Wow, it is looking great and I think your countertop will be wonderful! Can't wait to see it all.

  5. It always takes longer than we plan on I think, but you've done so much! Looking good! Love the white cabinets.

  6. Oh my gosh - you're a genius Vicky - the tile " wood " is such a fabulous idea !!!
    I was thinking of having them installed in the dining room ( on the floor ) actually - but your idea wins !
    Your kitchen will be gorgeous - can't wait to see it finished!

  7. Vicky you are making great progress and now I can see your vision. The kitchen is going to be amazing. Love the tile (wood) counter top. I love white cabinets, wish I could paint the one's in my duplex but sadly I can't since I rent. It's getting there and will soon be done.

  8. It's looking great Vicky! I love the counter top idea. I can't believe how much progress you've made in such a short time. Amazing!

  9. The kitchen remodel is really coming along nicely. The wood tile is a great choice for your counter top. It gives you the look you want and the price is right!

    Safe travels to your workshop...hope you make it to Ikea!

  10. Oh! That wood-look tile is going to be amazing as your countertop. I love it. It will really add some warmth to your clean white cabinets. Can't wait to see this reno when it's all finished.

  11. Look at you go, sweet friend! Your kitchen is coming along nicely :) And the counter tops...I LOVE THEM! You are so clever :)

    Hugs to you!

  12. Wow Vicky, it's looking so great! I love everything you are doing! I'm so glad you showed your wood look tile too because I was also considering a butcher block counter top in my kitchen but was intimidated by all the upkeep it would need too. I'm definitely going to consider the tile too! I love how you did the corner too!


  13. Wow, Vicky! I am SO impressed - what a good job you and your husband have done thus far! Oh, you must be so excited to have it all done and stand back and admire your handiwork, but I must say, you've made the process look like fun as well!
    And I LOVE your counters! They look so smart:)
    Thank you so much for all your very sweet visits to my blog - it is always a joy to hear from you!
    Blessings on your day and much love!
    Kelly xx

  14. Oh yay! I was hoping you'd have an update...I can't read all my blogs at the farm so had to wait until we got back to catch up. Vicky, I love your countertop idea! Wowza! It's going to look fabulous! I cannot wait to see it all done. It's looking good!
    Have a wonderful week. Hugs,

  15. Wow! It's really coming together nicely! I know you've doing the happy dance all around that new kitchen! It looks amazing Vicky!

  16. That was indeed an epiphany Vicky! I love the idea for the counters as it is a perfect compromise and so in tune with your vision.

    I hope you get to go to ikea. That is such a fun store to spend money in ;).

  17. Poor Sadie! Your kitchen looks great so far! Love the counters too Vicky!

  18. What a lovely new kitchen you are going to have! Your white cabinets are so fresh and bright and the wood floor time will make great counter tops!

  19. Dear Vicky, I have been so busy with springtime farm stuff... But I just had to pop in and see the update! I am so happy for you! It really looks amazing! And yes, you will have a ball decorating it all!
    Hugs to you, Roxy

  20. Hi Vicky, your kitchen is really shaping up! I love the white cabinets and the wood tile look is great. Keep up the great work! You are almost there! How lucky you are! Hope you are having a nice week.
    Julie xo

  21. Hello Vicky! I love how the kitchen is coming along. And I LOVE the wood style tile. Very, Very nice. It's all going to look amazing when you are finished!

    I hope you have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Amy

  22. Wow Vicky That looks amazing! All that cupboard space you will have and I love the paint color you chose. I am going to suggest those ceramic tiles to my son for his countertops. That is just genius! The look of wood but maintenance free. Love it Have a wonderful weekend!

  23. Wow! I can't believe how far you've gotten and I never would have thought of the wood look tile. Great idea! :)

  24. Wow, you've sure been busy; your kitchen is looking amazing. I've never seen wood grain tile before, but I think it's a great choice.

  25. How exciting to get a new kitchen! The countertop is phenomenal! What a great corner design. Love the walls too.

  26. Hello dear Vicky! Just wanted to let you know that... I think I finally fixed my 'no-reply' problem! Hope you are very well!
    Hugs and much love!

  27. Such an exiting makeover. Your idea for the countertop is pure genius. I can't wait to see it done!

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  29. You have accomplished so much. Great to see these pictures in the blog, you should be extremely proud of yourself. I am busy helping my wife revamp the kitchen so I know what a hard bit of work this is. You have done an amazing job keep it up and also keep up the blog posts, they are great reading.

    Essie Reed @ Valley Home Improvement

  30. I like how the white cabinets stand out over your neutral colored wall. This is the main reason I stick with neutral colors in my home. I hope you were able to find the cabinet you need above the refrigerator. Extending the kitchen into the dining room is a great idea. I can only imagine how much space you have to work with now.


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