31 In Misc


Yesterday my cabinets were primed, and the new tile was installed on the backsplash and all the way up to the ceiling.  (Thanks Sam for that idea.)  I used just basic subway tile that Home Depot stocks.  

Kitchen 1 

The cabinets are just primed, and there is no grout in the tile yet.  These are my existing Corian counter tops–I love Corian, you can't kill it even if you try.

Kitchen 2 

Carol and I are wondering if we should have knocked out just a few cabinets to make some open cabinet shelfs?  Thoughts?  It's not too late, as we have not grouted.

Kitchen 3 

I will get better photos, but it's hard to beat your iphone when it comes to wide angle shots!  

Jane and I had a quick trip to New York.  So great to catch up with everyone, but honestly, it was so HOT!!  Our hotel upgraded our room and gave us a corner room.  This sounded great, but the gigantic windows made the room feel like a terrarium.  We could not get the temperature below 80 degrees.  Note to self–no corner rooms in NY in the summer.

Glad to be home enjoying a rare cool front in Dallas.

Trying to catch up on e-mail, I'm way behind!

  • ClaraAnne
    September 4, 2010 at 7:27 am

    Fit for a Domestic Goddess! Cooking in that kitchen would be such a treat, I’m sure you and Carol would be putting that to great use!

  • Prรชt ร  Porter P
    September 4, 2010 at 8:20 am

    so far so good

  • Caddy
    September 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love the look of those white cabinets and counters with your wooden table for color.
    I’m curious what is Carol’s take on the kitchen since she spends a lot of time there? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • judy@judyaldridge.com
    September 4, 2010 at 8:49 am

    Carol is beyond thrilled with it–she’s been pushing me to change it. If it were not for Carol, I’m sure it would have just stayed the same for the next 10 years–I’m glad she nudged me. It feels like a brand new kitchen with all of the bright white.

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    September 4, 2010 at 9:12 am

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  • Leonie
    September 4, 2010 at 10:34 am

    Great! And maybe you’re right about opening some of the cabinets so you can add a little bit more personality to the kitchen. Maybe put some fresh herbs in there. Have fun cooking!
    PS: I cooked your three bean chilly a lot and I can’t stop loving it ๐Ÿ™‚ Big thanks!

  • GGShoe
    September 4, 2010 at 11:53 am

    Yes! go for the open cabinet idea!
    I love the freestanding, open cabinet european kitchen style!!
    Another idea is to make a recessed pantry with multiple small shelves inside, 6″ deep, 4′ wide up to the ceiling with two wood or maybe frosted glass doors.

  • crystal
    September 4, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    Definitely open cabinets. In your kitchen I think you could have as many open upper level cabinets as you wanted. It will both modernize without being cold or going against your other decor.

  • Sing
    September 4, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Love the new subway tile. And yes I think some open shelves would look great in the kitchen.

  • Jessica Define
    September 4, 2010 at 2:18 pm

    I say fuck yes to knocking out some cabinet uppers to make room for shelves! It would look awesome in there, love the tile to the ceiling too.

  • Style Odyssey
    September 4, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    you can’t beat home depot for certain basics. the tiles look great!
    i vote for some open shelves.

  • .:Heather:.
    September 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    It looks great so far!! I think the shelf idea but I’m sure either way it will look amazing.

  • The Whippy Curly Tails
    September 4, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    I removed several cabinets & the others I removed the doors … Display you cool stuff.
    Easy getting things & putting them away. I found it nice not to have so many cabinet walls! Paint them inside or use cool wrapping paper.
    Looks like I’m in agreement with everyone!

  • kaye i
    September 4, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I agree with a few open shelves.

  • Jasmin
    September 5, 2010 at 1:20 am

    wow Judy you have the perfect house!soooo jealous!

  • Nikki
    September 5, 2010 at 6:32 am

    I wonder if Carol will become a chef. I had a friend that went to CIA and majored in Pastry Design.

  • Susan
    September 5, 2010 at 9:52 am

    I say knock two out from left of sink and maybe two out from right … GlasswaRe and plates tat you use often will open up the space even more!!!

  • those tricks
    September 5, 2010 at 11:33 am

    I agree.
    Some open shelves = good idea.

  • runtabella
    September 5, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    your kitchen looks wonderful.

  • TheShoeGirl
    September 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Instead of knocking them out maybe you could just remove the doors on a few and have them as open cabinets? I think it looks lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Iris dettwiler
    September 6, 2010 at 4:38 am

    absolutely stunning but I do agree with the girl — open shelving is a good way to go!

  • Aunt Gail Moore
    September 6, 2010 at 6:27 am

    Why don’t you remove the panel off some of the doors and replace with glass. Paint the inside of the those cabinets to add just a touch of color and also to enhance the items that you display in those cabinets.
    Are you replacing the stove?
    Hugs & kisses to you all.
    Aunt Gail

  • Jonesie
    September 6, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Aunt Gail has the right idea. Open shelving looks great, but in real life and in the kitchen… It is super-simple to have your handy man replace the solid cabinet front with glass. And there are so many choices too!

  • Anna
    September 6, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    great move on the tile up to the ceiling. It looks cool and different.

  • Jane H.
    September 7, 2010 at 11:25 am

    These photos are fantastic!

  • Carol in Denver
    September 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I love Aunt Gail’s idea of glass in the doors. I like the look of open shelves but every time I see them laden with crockery etc. I think “So much to dust!” but your Aunt Gail has given an idea to achieve the best of both worlds.

  • candice chu
    September 7, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    but when did you come to nyc? as the weather has actually been really nice as of late!!! like REALLY nice and cool!!
    i like the subway tiles. fresh. i HIGHLY suggest you cut out the cabinets and install glass in them. it opens the kitchen up a great deal. u won’t regret it.

  • Maria
    September 7, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    yes, definitely get some open shelves! would give your kitchen an added openness and dimension that it’s currently lacking in.

  • audrey
    September 7, 2010 at 8:19 pm

    i LOVE open shelving! definitely do it!

  • YCPhoto@aol.com
    September 7, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    The white on white is a clean crisp look, but you MUST break it up with some glass for a little lightness, plus it will add some much needed splash of colored with your pretty china and/or glassware for some spark, eh!? – YC ๐Ÿ™‚

  • jrr
    September 8, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Absolutely take out some cabinets for shelves even below the countertop. It will visually more interesting. Love the white subway tile. jrr