July 20, 2012

Before & After: The Kitchen!

The first room I am going to show you is the kitchen.  When we first walked into this house, I had a really hard time seeing past this beast.  Luckily for me, however, my husband is a genius-pro-expert at "seeing past the colors" and really catching a vision for a room, even while it still looks like this:


The walls were yellow, the cabinets were red, and the counter tops (which climbed allllll the way up the back splash) were blue!


It needed a fresh coat of paint. On EVERYTHING.


My husband just so happens to be the best painting contractor in town, so he spent a lot of nights up here before we moved in spraying the cabinets and ripping the counter tops OFF OF THE WALLS. heh.


We were on a limited budget so we wanted to make sure we tackled the most important things first. 


The appliances were much newer than anything we'd ever had before, so that was a bonus.  (My previous appliances were older than brontosauruses' mothers!)


Truman didn't seem to mind the circus colors too much.  Oh, the innocence of youth! hahaha.


This may not look like anything too exciting to you, but let me tell you why this is one of my favorite parts of the new house: I can do laundry and still be inside!!! My washer and dryer in the old house were out in the garage.  You know... like where the bugs all lived.

I can now do laundry in a bug-free zone!  It definitely needed a little sprucing up, though.
(yipes!)



My husband worked very hard, and this was our end result:




I'd like to get a colorful rug for the floor in front of the oven in here!


Our neighbor had passed away a couple of months before we moved, and his family was kind enough to share some of his beautiful belongings with us.  This kitchen table was one of them.  We loved him so very much, and the fact that we get to have some of his treasures in our new house means a great deal to us.


We will eventually completely re-do the counter tops and add a fun back splash.


yellow accent explosion!

 

My freshly painted INDOOR laundry area! Squeeeeeeeee!


These large free-standing corner pieces were in the living room at the old house.  They work perfectly in here as kitchen pieces, I think!


Knick knacks for dayzzz.




I love my cozy kitchen!

More rooms to come soon! :)



10 comments:

simplemittens said...

Goodie for you! The grey and yellow looks great!

Chelsea said...

super cute!

Erin said...

Love it Emery!!!

Joy said...

it looks so good! i'm so happy you are sharing this with us!

KillerB said...

What a transformation! I love that shot of Truman chillaxin' on the edge of the counter. He's so cute!

humanmama said...

Nice! looks good! Inspiring... :)

annajoy said...

aaaaaah! love it so much!

bandofbrothers said...

you guys did such a fantastic job!!! i'm so happy for you!

Kalle said...

What a beautiful kitchen! You guys have done a great job making it over!

Anonymous said...

Gods Blessings!