Yikes! It's hard to believe that this was our kitchen one year ago. When we bought our town house this is exactly what it looked like- the horrible border, two layers of caked-on wallpaper (hard to see in pics), 21 year-old blinds, stale cabinets, and oh yeah, the gi-NORMOUS light fixture. How can you miss that thing?
Our kitchen was the second project we tackled once we moved in. The first room that we worked on was our living room.
|The knobs were actually pretty decent so we kept them|
|Just your standard maple cabinets...|
And here's how the kitchen looks today! This project was a BIG one for us...our biggest yet. All said and done, I'd say we worked on this extreme makeover for about a month- maybe a little longer. But hey, well worth it in my book.
|I LOVE, love, LoVe, lOvE how it turned out. We get so much sunlight in here and the feeling is super airy and open.|
|The two corner glass front cabinets and light fixture is new.|
|I'm happy with the way the knobs look against the Valspar Swiss Coffee paint.|
|New Blinds!!! What a DIFFERENCE blinds make people.|
We peeled and ripped wallpaper and argued and sweat and peeled wallpaper and almost gave up and ripped more wallpaper. The wallpaper just kept appearing.
We've mastered the art of sanding, smoothing, priming, painting and drying.
Today, Rob has quite an extensive handyman list of accomplishments- but a year ago, installing a new dishwasher was a pretty impressive task (for a city boy) to do himself, to say the least. Thank goodness for handy hubbies! Muah.