Kitchen Updates are in Order

Hey guys! We have all these little changes we do to the house that we don’t really deem “blog-worthy” (picture the clouds parting and light shining down upon those words), especially these days when we are super busy and only seem to have time to post about the bigger stuff. But hey, these little updates deserve love too! Maybe not clouds-parting-light-shining-upon-them love, but a little love at least. Here is a compilation of a few kitchen-related updates that we realized we never shared.

First off, writing this has made me realize that we do not have ANY recent photos of our kitchen. What the heck. Here it is from wayyyyy back when we were first moving in. Notice the boxes in the background?! Seriously, I need to photograph our kitchen more often…

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The first update to share is the AMAZING new faucet we got. Yeah, until I owned a house I never thought I’d get this excited about a faucet. BUT IT IS SO AWESOME!!! Why you ask? Because it’s touch-controlled! Yeahhhhh living in future, yeah technology, yeah yeah yeah awesome home stuff! It’s the Delta Addison faucet and I love it.

The old faucet leaked a little and only worked on spray mode, not stream mode, which resulted in the whole area inevitably getting spray misted every time we cleaned something. “Y U ALWAYS SPRAY TINGS OLD FAUCET?!?!”

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So yeah, got rid of him. With a little instruction-following and a husband up for the job, we got the new one installed right away. Was pretty straight forward, though we did have to call and get a new o-ring because the one it came with wasn’t creating a strong seal.

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And now look! Pretty touch-sensitive faucet!

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Oh what’s that you see hanging out above our new faucet? It’s our new pendant light! Before, we had a sad-looking recessed light. Not even a nice one, but literally a black hole with a regular light bulb screwed into it. So sad.

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But we got this pendant light for our wedding that literally screws right into the recessed light fixture so it was a super easy switch! You can’t tell in photos but we have an Edison bulb in it, which looks super cool :)

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Looks good with our new faucet. You know what else looks good? That little bit of fridge peeking into the photo from the right side.

Heck yeah we got a new fridge!!! It was our Christmas present to ourselves last year. Family was in town so we recruited Dad to help move the old one out.

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There was nothing functionally wrong with the old one, but it was the only bisque colored appliance in a sea of beautiful stainless steel so we decided to designate it as our secondary laundry room fridge and replace it with a pretty one. Now the old one houses the tons of beer leftover from the wedding. Come drink our beer people. No seriously, please… come drink our beer.

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It does jut out, but because of the doorway into the dining room to the right, a cabinet-depth fridge would  not be able to be opened fully, which would mean more difficult access to food, which would be very sad. Maybe one day we will build a nice built-in looking fridge casing for it. For now, we will just be very very thankful that it’s not bisque.

And there you have it, some much-overdue kitchen updates! I know all this sounds like extravagance upon extravagance, but trust me, we are not made of money. These updates span over the past year+ so we had time to save our pennies. Writing this reminds me of many more “little updates along the way” posts I want to write, so keep your eyes peeled! :)

8 Responses to Kitchen Updates are in Order

  1. Maria September 10, 2014 at 8:26 pm #

    I love seeing “little” updates! They make such a big difference. Love all of it!

    • Katelyn Shibley September 11, 2014 at 6:19 pm #

      Thanks! They really do add up before you know it!

  2. The Girl @ POS September 11, 2014 at 2:28 pm #

    The little things count too! I adore your new pendant light, and I had NO IDEA they made ones that screw into recessed housing. Brilliant!

    • Katelyn Shibley September 11, 2014 at 6:20 pm #

      Thanks! Yeah omg it made installation SO fast and easy :D

  3. thebettylimited September 12, 2014 at 11:01 pm #

    We are fridge besties! We got the same one when we moved into our house too. I may or may not rub my face on it every. day. maybe. little bit. :)

    • Katelyn Shibley September 13, 2014 at 2:57 pm #

      hahaha, I may or may not do the same thing….. hehe!

  4. Monica October 11, 2014 at 12:34 am #

    I’m not going to lie.

    I read (okay, skimmed the attic stuff) all 34 pages. I’m addicted and I can’t wait to see more from the wedding and of your home.

    Congrats on both!

    • Katelyn Sheline October 15, 2014 at 6:45 pm #

      Hey Monica! Can’t wait to post more! (we have a lot we need to update about, just gotta find time to write haha). Thank you for reading! :D

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