I thought I’d post some pictures of my favorite renovation of our home…our kitchen.
We bought our house not quite a year and a half ago, and we loved it’s potential. The house was not selling, our realtor thought, because not many people could see past its current state of u-g-l-y, and see the hidden potential that laid beneath. We, however, were up for the challenge!
The kitchen when we moved in was terrible…straight from the ’70’s. Take a look…
We really wanted new cabinets, but were very naive about how much it would cost. After pricing them out, we opted for priming and painting them instead. Here’s a in-progress picture:
I REALLY wanted more counter space and storage, so we started pricing out kitchen islands and/or extra cabinets. Once again, we were surprised at the cost and decided that we just couldn’t swing it. My favorite part about our kitchen re-do is that I truly believe God knew how much I wanted that extra counter space and storage, and He provided! My best friend and I found an row of kitchen cabinets at Salvation Army for $29.99…it fit perfectly! What was once an L-shaped kitchen then became a wonderful U-shaped kitchen with more storage and workspace! Here’s another in-progress picture showing my thrift store steal!
After MANY late nights, loads of paint, new countertops, and hard work, here’s our new kitchen:
The kitchen is SO much better than it was, but it’s not quite done…we would LOVE to replace the linoleum floors with a rich-colored rustic-looking hardwood floor. I also need a window treatment for the window above the sink. Hopefully we’ll be able to replace the flooring sometime within the next year.
I learned so much through this whole kitchen re-do process…mostly, I learned that a fresh coat of paint can make a WORLD of a difference. We really didn’t spend much money on this re-do, and it was fun to see how much it changed with so little cash. 🙂
Anyhoo, thanks for letting me share my decorating passion! Hope you enjoyed it! 🙂