Below is our kitchen, pre-anything. So much is wrong in this picture, starting with the white eye sore appliances, you hardly notice the granite because those appliances are blinding! And then there’s the white formica underneath the cabinets, not sure who thought of that smart idea. This picture is from the first morning we woke up in the house. As you can see from the Miller Lite, pizza boxes and poker table, we had some friends over the night before. We didn’t care that the house hardly had furniture or had a poker table for a kitchen table, we just couldn’t wait to have people over in our first house.
A few months later, our kitchen got a facelift. Paint Color and new stainless appliances made a world of a difference. My brother-in-law painted the kitchen, living room, hallway, bathrooms and our master bedroom as a wedding present. My grandparents so generously bought us the appliances of our (my) choice as our bridal shower gift. The appliances are Kenmore Pro. I solely based my decision on that beautiful stove/oven. I love the feet and the stainless backsplash. Also notice that there are now oak baseboards under the cabinets instead of the formica. My grandfather, retired carpenter, was quickly and easily able to glue those pieces on. Poker table is also gone, sorry
And below is our kitchen as it stands now. (Sorry for the night time photos.) I switched out the chandelier for the Pottery Barn Halton chandelier, added some art, and had curtains made. Things on my kitchen to do list include: painting the cabinets a creamy white, switching the hardware, adding a glass backsplash, and swapping the sliding door for a French door. So who’s with me on painting the cabinets? I know my husband and grandfather(an oak lover) are not too happy with it.