This post is for those of you who don't hang out over at Facebook, which is my new hangout these days. There are only so many places I can be at once, right? ;)
Kitchen before I moved in:
I just finished laying these peel-n-stick 18" tiles from Lowes last week:
This microwave cart was my grandmother's...I hated to paint over the fabulous Contact paper with mushrooms circa 1972, so...
I had Kathleen do it for me! Ha!
This was the kitchen before I moved in. I think the homeowner was giving a nice fresh coat of dark green paint to that faux tile wainscotting. Yum! NOT!
And this is what I've done with the place! Morning Fog on the walls, white on the newly installed beadboard wainscot paneling, Ikea Lidingo kitchen cabinets, new countertop, a new stove,
This was the kitchen when I first looked at the house...the tops of the walls were still yellow!
And here it is "after." My plan is still to paint the hutch a dark raspberry red. I have the paint. I just have to sand down what's there, and get on task! I may have to put some fun paper or fabric behind those shelves. We'll see.
This corner is such a nice spot to sit in the morning!
...and here it was in the throes of renovation. Note all the dark stained trim everywhere.
...and now note all the WHITE painted trim everywhere. It's amazing how much brighter the kitchen is now. I love it.
After:Tonight my friend Dwight is coming over to hang two upper cabinets for me, that he made out of vintage windows. I can't wait!!!