Saturday, February 5, 2011

kitchen redo~

Remember when I showed you this?

Well I went to the paint store today and came home with some paint; guess what I will be doing this weekend! :) So, here is the before (sorry for the poor picture quality)......

Don't pay attention to the bread box corner, that's where i stuff everything and the little door thing doesn't always work the best. :)

Yes, my fridge is messy, we have notes, calendars, school papers and school menus.

I am not fond of this scallopy thing, I may have to see if I can yank it off of there without ruining anything.

So, anyway, that's my kitchen I am tired of the faux finish on the walls, I am tired of the colors and the cabinets and it's time to move on. :) I just hope that what i have chosen to do will all come together and look right.  I have never really loved this kitchen. 

 Here's a little history on the house. When we bought this house (which is 100+ years old)in 2002 the kitchen and the bathroom were the only rooms that had been redone; well kind of back in the early 90's with the mauve linoleum floor and the cabinets and wall paper to match the floor, the rest of the house was old....old ...old w/ plaster, the upstairs had no heat or electricity; but it had character! We got together with our contractor and made plans on what we wanted to do. We had the house totally gutted out and redone except the kitchen and the bathroom off of the kitchen(we figured we could work on those later). We took out walls and moved walls, we added a bathroom upstairs and made a open staircase. We have since redone the bathroom off the kitchen (you can kind of see it in one of the pictures above).  There is a mud room/ laundry off of the kitchen that I want to redo hopefully this summer, there is always something!!!

Here is my inspiration.  Have you ever been over to Melaine's her place is amazing, I am at her place daily! :) I would love to have those cabinets with the glass, but there is not reason to show off my corel dishes! :)  But, I love the color and I love the cabinets.The lighter colors are a change for me,  I just hope that when I am done, I will LOVE my kitchen!

I noticed I have some great new followers thanks to Homemaker on a Dime ; I have also found some really great new blogs too! I also noticed I got nominated for a really cute award, I promise once I get my kitchen somewhat back, I will take care of my award! :)  THANK YOU!!! :) 


Have a great weekend!

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Annette said...

I look forward to seeing your new paint make-over. Right now I have the same type of "old world style" paint job on my kitchen walls. You may inspire me to change what we have too!

Robin said...

I just know you are going to love it! I know I can't wait to see it. I have a kitchen makeover coming up soon I hope - that is if I can't get over my fear of just doing it!

Dianne said...

Love your kitchen...even the scallopy thingy. I look forward to the 'after' pictures! Guess I'll be following you to get some design hints! Lol!

Sam @ The Junk House said...

Thanks for stopping by. I'm now your newest follower. I love the colors you picked out and I can't wait to see the after pictures of your kitchen.

K∂riиє* Smith. said...

I'm your newest follower, so When you get a chance, could you please check out my blog and follow me back?


Brittany@Love Stitched said...

I am super excited to see what you are going to do! AND my opinion is not to take the scallop gives it character ;)
thanks for linking up to my party! xoxo