Tuesday, June 21, 2011

House Makeover: Kitchen

Now that you’re shock is over from the atrocious before pictures of the front of the house, I’m going to stun you that much more.

The kitchen layout was a good bit different from what it is now. I’m not an engineer of any sort, so paint is what I had to turn to in order to give you an idea of what it looked like.

kitchen layout

This is today’s layout:

kitchen layout 2

Okay, okay….I might not be the best at doing layouts in paint, but I refuse to spend all night making it perfect. Just take it for granted that the stove is centered in the room with the 2nd window.

Now on to the pictures:

kitchen 2  kitchen 2 Who is adoring the white trim with green trim inside the windows? Who else is loving the awful textured paint job given to the sink cabinet thing? Better yet…Who is loving the same treatment on the windows applied to the cabinets? Yikes!

As if the photos aren’t enough explanation on their on, it was a complete disaster, and I couldn’t wait to get this room going in the right direction. The first step was to remove all of this mess {with gloves of course}. Who knows what some of the stuff actually was! I’m surprised I didn’t need some kind of shot after just being in that room. Dis-gust-ing!!!

After a lovely amount of time and effort, this room is pretty much complete except for a few details that I’m waiting for the right time for {mainly because of $$$}.

Are you ready? I now present you with the after!

Colby's Kitchen Collage

So…..I’m assuming the general consensus is that we’ve made huge improvement. No, it’s not the cabinets that I dream for my house one day, but they’re just we need at this time in our life. As a matter of fact, the kitchen is one of my favorite rooms in the entire house.

I remember when the cabinets were first installed. I would just walk into the room only to admire it. I wasn’t in there to make a delicious meal. Heck, I didn’t even want to mess it up. I just wanted to look and smile at how far it had come!

Now that the kitchen has been revealed, some of you can see some of the windows I’m referring to. The rod is up and ready to go. It’s just waiting on me to choose a fabric and hang it up. I’d like to have this done within the next couple of weeks, so let’s all cross our fingers and hope I go to the fabric store and come back with fabric in hand. I think Colby and I both will be singing praises if that happens!

And for those of you who haven’t been to my house or have forgotten what it looks like inside….keep in mind that most of my house uses the following colors in various shades: light blue, green, white, and brown.


Hope you all are having

a fantabulous week!


  1. yea so your house looked like total poo before. and scary to even attempt to go in, so kudos to you that you went it there and worked. i love your kitchen and well your whole house you have a touch for design. aly has a thing for your house to she said she loved it.

  2. Oh what a long way that house has come. I remember the days there spent pulling up carpet, and floor staples, and painting, and cleaning, and painting some more. You've done a beautiful job pulling it all together. It has such a charming and cozy feel.

  3. Great job!! can't wait to see pics of the new fabric!

  4. The kitchen is just gorgeous! WOW! I hope my kitchen looks that good one day :)