It's deer hunting season, so do you know what that means? Renovations and redecorating!!
The moment Jim left to go deer hunting, I started working on the kitchen...
Look what happened in TWO days!
|Before and After Side by Side|
Now, I will admit the the upper left-hand picture is from a couple years ago, but surprisingly, I didn't have a more recent before picture from that angle. Had I known that, I would have taken more before pictures.
What you probably can't tell from the above pictures is that the walls have all been painted also. They are very close to the original color. I wasn't unhappy with the the contrast of the color before, I just wasn't happy with the blue undertone of the old color. It didn't coordinate well with the living room color. The new color is Valspar Celery Root. It's a bit more grey/green/beige than the old color which was Olympic Frosty Pine. (The Frost Pine is still in my laundry room, and I do not have plans to change that.)
|Wide angle of entire kitchen... Yes, that is my WHOLE kitchen!|
One of the changes I'm especially happy with is I changed the handles on the drawers. I found these wonderful glass handles from the 1940s on Etsy that I ordered about a month ago. I've been wanting to install them, but wanted to wait until I painted the cabinets because the holes from the old knobs needed to be filled. I just LOVE the new handles!
|New Handles from the 1940s!|
|Old knobs on the drawers.|
|Knobs on Sink Cabinet|
Back to the kitchen! I also painted the rubber baseboards white as you can see in the Before and After below. Those will eventually be changed for real baseboards, but that won't be done until we tackle the floors. In the meantime, I was tired of looking at the ugly dark brown. The white makes the kitchen seem lighter and cleaner. Don't you agree that it looks much better?
|Before and After - Check out the baseboard|
The kitchen isn't finished yet, but I'm loving it more and more with every little change!
So what do you think? Let me know, because Jim's only response was "It's okay. I can live with it." LOL!
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