Since not much is going on around here in the way of changes I thought I would share some great before and after pictures from my previous house. This was my sweet little kitchen that I adored.
I moved into this little house about a year after my divorce. The place was yucky, but it was all mine. Luckily my new boyfriend (and now husband) had just the right attitude "Oh yeah, we can change anything we want" - music to my ears!
While we didn't do a lot that first year other than paint every ceiling and wall, he started stashing stuff for my house. He is a renovator so when he would build someone a new kitchen and they ripped out their old counter tops, he would keep them. He kept cabinets, MDF, a sink, and a great faucet.
When we started working on the kitchen/dining room we had to completely rip out two closets that divided the space.
We turned our attention to the kitchen side of the room - and there was LOTS to do. Since we were doing this on a very strict budget we were keeping all the cabinets and appliances. Paint was our best friend. We (well, Ken) removed the wood between the upper cabinets and ceiling to open it up, installed bead board on the back and crown mold on the cabinets and then painted them white. I painted the base cabinets black. Did I have enough stuff on my fridge?? sheesh!
I found the red stools at a yard sale for $10 each. They were perfect. I spent a little bit more than that on the adorable chandelier above the sink, but it was so worth it.
I miss my little kitchen a lot, but look forward to renovating the kitchen in my current home.
Whew! Did you think I would ever finish this?