if you want to catch up you can check these two previous posts:
transformation...chapter 2 (family room fireplace and built-ins) here.
I thought it was time to share our lovely kitchen...
MOVE-IN DAY - 16 YEARS AGO
AFTER - BUT BEFORE THE MAJOR REMODEL
I was DIYer long ago...I couldn't wait to paint those cabinets white!
I ripped out the dropped ceiling one day and then we lived
with a flattering overhead fluorescent fixture for years.
I didn't want to do much because I knew a major remodel was
SINK OVER LOOKING THE BACKYARD
We changed out the sink and faucet, everyone else was doing nickel,
I didn't care I loved gold even then. We kept the original tile back splash and
white and gold speckled formica counter top.
In order to open up the kitchen a bit we inserted glass into the existing cabinet doors.
Anyone else sponge paint their walls back then?
I specifically bought the refrigerator with the intent it would go in the basement,
(you know right after the remodel)
and it would perfectly accommodate large trays for parties.
I was so proud of my first Ballard knock off - the chalkboard!
View into the family room, all of the walls and that window are gone now.
It's tough to see (which reminds me, I apologize for the horrible photos, whoever knew
I'd be blogging) but, beyond the counter is my dining room! The tulips are sitting on the table
and there are only two chairs on the far side, because both chairs and barstools wouldn't fit
next to the counter - check the first photo.
10 YEARS LATER...I'd never seen anything more beautiful!
To be continued...