7.10.2010

What the Knights have been doing lately!

As you all know, Larry and Zach run a company call So Simple. It takes care of 4 local churches plus a smaller business maintenance and janitorial needs PLUS they also run a construction company. In April, Hillcrest Church of Christ hired us to remodel their church kitchen. It was a big undertaking. It was taking EVERYTHING out, even the slab in areas to get to some HUGE plumbing issues and then putting it all back together again. I helped a few other ladies organize the move out (boxing up ALL the stuff) and then helped move it back in. One thing that I love to do is organize, I love to figure out where is the best thing place for things, to make the flow of a working space...well work! I also LOVE to decorate. I was able to help in the selection of all the colors and materials used. What fun. It has been a huge project and Larry and Zach did an amazing job but I think it goes without saying...The Knights are very thrilled it is almost finished. We are down to a very small list of "to-dos" before we can hand it over to them. This week, several volunteers at the church helped to put things back in the cabinets then the rest of the week has been spent "tweaking" where things were put and decorating. This is a commercial kitchen so decorations were kept to a few things...but there isn't any reason a commercial kitchen can't have style!! :)
Here is the kitchen before: (sorry I don't have another picture from that exact angle!)

Here is the kitchen now:
This is one of my favorite things...we put up Wall Words on this wall. This is the wall you see when you enter the kitchen from the main hallway of the church! Love it!

The countertops are granite. The lower cabinets are black distressed cabinets. I think the distressed is an EXCELLENT idea when you know the kitchen cabinets will take a "beating" when there are lots of people in their working. If they get a little nick...then just added a little more distressing! :)

I am so proud of Larry and Zach. They have worked long and hard hours but the finished product is simple beautiful! Good job guys!

7 comments:

Chelsie said...
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The Watsons said...

Wow! That looks AMAZING! I love it! And I love the rust color in the kitchen! Beautiful color combination with the white (cream?) and black cabinets! Great job all around!

karen said...

wow! really, in truly, mary kay, you should go into business decorating. you have a genuine talent. what a wonderful testimony of seeing how you put your talents to use to glorify GOD! you and larry and zach make an excellent team; renovating, transforming and decorating blah spaces into divine designs (like candence olsen from the tv show!)

Lauren said...

OH MY GLORY! That is the schnazziest and most homey-feeling church kitchen in town in my opinion! What PRECIOUS touches you and your decorating team added, Mary Kay. Seriously, I want to book an event at Hillcrest just to say I've used that kitchen. My favorite parts are the distressed cabinets and the Wall Words. Larry and Zach do gorgeous work!

Kayla Hewitt said...

Wow! That is the most beautiful church kitchen I've ever seen. Great job, Knights!

Ashley said...

I looks so great, and even better in person! I can't wait to see the complete finished product, decor & all! I agree...you should go in business!

emily said...

WOW. I'm w/Chelsie-- my kitchen is ready to be worked on, too!!