I hinted about this last year, and it is finally almost done. The kitchen makeover. Here is the before:
Yes, those are four different finishes/colors. Kind of tragic, no? I cannot even bear to show you the whole thing. I was the definitely the owner of the darkest, ugliest kitchen in town. (It’s hard to tell from these photos, but this is the sunniest time of day, with all the lights on.) Seriously. I would watch House Hunters on TV and be talking at the women who were complaining about the kitchens, saying I would kill for that kitchen. Mine was largely faux. Faux everything. Faux wood everywhere except for the doors, and some of the trim. Yes, some. It was a hodgepodge. Not to mention seven layers of linoleum and vinyl and the faux brass pseudo-Bavarian door handles.
The only reason we didn’t replace it sooner is because it was pretty new when we bought the house, having been used for less than a year. We spent so much renovating the rest of the house, and were just so ready to move in, we lived with it. And hated it.
And then, one day, my husband surprised me with the news that I didn’t have to wait anymore. My brand new kitchen was coming.
Goodbye, dark ugly faux. Goodbye, broken door. I’d like to tell you I miss you, but I don’t!
Hello, solid wood! Hello pretty happy white! Sigh … my heart goes pitter pat for you! (please excuse the poor phone photos.) There really is no substitute for solid wood. They look a lot better than in these photos and the room is so much brighter now.
We went with all white, except for the floors, which are tile that looks like wood. It isn’t grouted here, but you get the idea, I think. (They’re pretty dusty, but I literally snapped this over the heads of the contractors while they were working.) The picture on the right is the same corner as the first photo. AND these were taken just before sunset, with no lights on.
We’re waiting for countertops, and then we can do the backsplash and all of the trim. I can’t wait!
This reno seemed endless, and we found about 100 problems behind the walls (no insulation, cut beams, missing headers, holes in the floor … it was nuts!), but it’s coming back together the right way.
I will post some more soon.
Have a great week!