Post 1 – The Kitchen

I’ve very recently discovered the world of the blog.  I’ve been delighted by lovely home improvement blogs like Young House Love and Smart Girl Style and Rambling Renovators.  But I noticed something about these blogs.  The before pictures.  The before pictures were delightful and lovely.  These people were of another breed.  The organized and motivated breed.  I decided I could write a blog for my breed.  The scattered, has lots of ideas but doesn’t know how to start them breed.  So without further ado…  My first project (and it’s a big one!).  The remodel of our 1960’s kitchen.  The kitchen with the doors that looked like they could have been used on a miniature barn.  The kitchen that had no dishwasher, but did have a built in blender.  Priorities, right?  No one minds hand washing dishes if they’re three margaritas in.  And, lest I forget, the orange/yellow wall paper and the brown paneling.  I know you’re dying to see the before, so hold your breath, here it is…

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This was the kitchen when we bought the house.  We did some minor improvements that gave us a minor upgrade.  We painted all of the wood including the paneling that went three quarters up the wall white and painted the remaining portion of the wall navy blue.  It was crisp and pretty, but it could not make up for the hideous linoleum floor and the lack of the dishwasher.  We knew we were going to need a major overhaul.  But, we had more pressing issues like removing the wallpaper that covered nearly every inch of the house (including the ceiling of one of the bathrooms) and painting the exterior and updating the electrical.  So the kitchen would have to wait.  And it did.  We lived with the linoleum and the built in blender that didn’t wash dishes for five long years.  Which brings us to the present.  This is what it looks like right at this very moment…

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That’s my wonderful contractor/brother installing the luscious floor tile. Clearly we have a work in progress, but it’s come a long way baby.  Visit my pinterest board to see the products I’ve selected for the kitchen.

Tomorrow’s post will be about the bedroom, which is also in need of some serious TLC. But I have an inspiration room that I plan to work from.  Slowly but surely…

3 Thoughts on “Post 1 – The Kitchen

  1. Rachel on April 8, 2013 at 8:56 am said:

    I love your “breed” and look forward to reading future posts!

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