Monday, October 24, 2011

Built-in Kitchen Desk Project

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We had our formica countertops replaced a few years ago with granite.  I like the granite on our island where our cooktop is located, but I do not like it in the rest of the kitchen because it was installed incorrectly, and I just don't like it.  So we will be replacing it with white ceramic tile eventually, but in the meantime, Mr. Art @ Home decided to go ahead and tile my built-in desk. The granite guys did not replace it with granite because we have a hutch that is attached, and they were too craptastic to know how to install the granite.  I suppose it was a blessing in disguise since I do not like the granite anyway. You can see a post about our kitchen here.

This is what the desk looked like before:

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And here is the reveal:

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Mr. Art @ Home updated the electrical, too.  Now I can recharge my macBook, iPad, cell phone, and digital camera on my desk.



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We use this desk for surfing the 'net, blogging, homework, and writing grocery lists and menus. 



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I could not pass up these roses because of their name: Yaba Daba Do!  I love the bright coral color.



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I am all ready to blog now.  :D



We are slowly getting through a list of projects we want to accomplish this fall and winter.  I cannot wait to tackle more projects soon.

Linking to:

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Until next time...

Blessings!
Ricki Jill

15 comments:

  1. Ricki, your newly tiled desk is wonderful! It looks great. All credit goes to Mr. Art right? :D

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  2. Not only do I love the tile on the desk, but I really love what you have in the glass cabinet--it looks great! I hope you have a comfy chair, as I don't think I'd leave that spot!

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  3. It looks fantastic Ricki Jill!! love the brightness of the space.

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  4. Love your autumn decorations, Ricki Jill. Not a big fan of granite either, tho put it on our island. I went with Solarium & love every single inch of it. Your tile looks just lovely.
    Have a beautiful week ~
    TTFN ~
    Hugs,
    Marydon

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  5. Looks great Ricki! I do love my granite though. Its a bummer yours was not done properly. Now that I have it, and love it, I can't imagine not having granite. I do love the idea of a desk in the kitchen, my mom had one once, wish there was room in my kitchen!

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  6. that looks lovely , so clean and easy to keep,

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  7. Oh my goodness...that is some labor of love Ricki Jill! That is an amazing transformation...WOW! I love the new tiles and the touch of decorative tiles too. Uhmazing!
    -Marie

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  8. I LOVE it!!!!looks so clean and beautiful
    What a wonderful hubby too
    xxoo
    Pam

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  9. WOW, he did a great job. Looks fantastic.

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  10. What a nice change, Ricki Jill. I love the white tiles. So clean and fresh. Your hubby did a wonderful job. I'm not a fan of granite either and chose Corian for my kitchen. I love it. Just has a softer "feel" all the way around. Thanks for sharing you desk transformation. And how cool he upgraded the electrical. Now that's a talented guy!
    Lynn

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  11. Your desk area looks great, and very convenient. Way to go, Mr. Art @ Home.

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  12. Your desk looks terrific and is in such a convenient place!

    I like your outdoor pictures. I was planning to do that yesterday, then we had a storm Saturday night. It will take days to clean up the mess.

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  13. Oh Wow...how fabulous is that! Beautiful..fantastic and inspiring..gorgeous my friend! Enjoy..what a charming new place to use and to enjoy! Beautiful!
    Victoria

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  14. What a wonderful spot and isn't he just the handiest. Oldest just got in an accident this morning. Wet roads and she was too close I am sure. Arrrgh. Now comes all the work to get it repaired. She is okay though. Of course it happens the day hubs leaves for a week out of town.

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