Let me start be saying that the kitchen isn't finished yet. We still have knobs and pulls to buy, fabric and curtains to find, and clean up some of the painted edges. But- here's a look at what we had:
Very weird placement of the refrigerator, jammed at the end of the kitchen. It was very dark, cramped and dingy.
The nasty, dirty, water-damaged window stills. They will have to be replaced with double-paned windows at some point.
The very tight, dark corner that housed the double ovens. Also the bone yard!
And what we did:
The corner is gone, you can see the plywood on the floor that marks the footprint of where it was.
Now there is more room around the ovens.
We removed a large, over 6 foot piece of cabinet, slid the refrigerator in, and hung two cabinets we brought with us from PA. The countertop isn't quite this yellow, either.
The window trim got a fresh coat of white. The open cabinet on the bottom was a row of totally broken drawers. I will make a curtain for it.
The cabinet color is called Blue Twilight. The lighter color around the window is called Azure Snow. It is also on the island, and around another window at the end of the kitchen. I may use this for the next kitchen cabinets. I like it better thatn the darker blue- too "Williamsburg blue" for me. It seems like a lot of work for a room that will (hopefully) be gutted in about 6 months, but I needed it to feel fresher and cleaner, and put my own stamp on it. Today we hope to go buy a light fixture for over the table, some pots lights for over the sink, and maybe some fabric. I am not much of a sewer, but I think I can make some simple curtains for now.
What do you think? HUGS- Lee