Tuesday, June 25, 2013

My Kitchen!

My post yesterday gave you a glimpse into my Kitchen, so today I'm going to give you the tour. But in order to appreciate it for what it is today, let me show you where it started two years ago.

MLS Picures

The next pictures are a month or two after closing

New appliances and some blue paint were pretty much all that was done, but it made a big difference.

This corner area was pretty awkward. It was intended for a table/eat-in Kitchen area but with the island it would have been too crowded. And with out the island there would be a big, dance- floor- style, open space.

Fast forward to today..

More Progress
I loveee the new floors. I bought the bar height table and chairs from a friend rather than an island because my daughter and I aren't exactly going to have our meals in a Dining Room. The height still allows for the extra prep/work space like an island would.

 I really want to remove the piece of wood that's above the sink, "connecting" the two cabinets, but there is a light up there and I don't know how to go about removing all that... I will figure it one day soon though and hopefully add a small pendant light instead.

 It would also have been nice if the upper cabinets extended to the ceiling, but I don't think it's worth replacing them (even if that were an option financially.)

Since the right corner is "supposed" to be where a table goes, there was a light fixture there that I replaced with a lantern.

As for the rest of that area, it is now the perfect spot for my "pantry."

The Kitchen does have a small closet, but I quickly found it to be too cramped for constant use. 
Plus I needed a place for the garbage can to hide. Food + Garbage does NOT = Roommates.

See how little the door is? Ok, so maybe I'm just showing you so I can show the cute apple artwork done by my daughter. Oh, and the worlds best maid-of -honer gift from my sister's wedding.. the bottle opener/ cap catcher hanging on the wall. 
I put it to good use.

Other improvements I'd like to make = new counter tops and a back splash. 

 And can't you just see a big, white farm house sink? I do love my Kitchen in its current state though. 
 Light, pretty and just the right size for what I need.

Tomorrow I'll show some more thrifty details floating around the room.

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  1. This is totally cute! I love the changes you have made! I too have cabinets that don't go all the way to the ceiling. What is up with that!!? My idea is to raise them up then install (or have installed)a shelf with corbels or brackets under neath each one at the height from the counter the cabinets used to be. Does that make sense? I think this is a great idea (ha!) but feel free to use it and see how it goes since I don't think we'll be getting to it very soon. We have some crown molding which could be the tricky part, then there's the under cab lighting.. . ok. Have a good one!

    1. That is such a good idea! It totally makes sense! or I could just start a basket and artificial plant collection up there... just kidding :)

  2. It's amazing what a little paint can do to a room. The apple art work looks spectacular on that wall by the way. I'm so happy that you came by to party with us at Fluster Buster's Creative Muster. Now that you found us I hope that you continue to join the party.

    Robin @ Fluster Buster