Jan 21, 2010

A Little Peek

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

7 comments:

The Other Side of Me said...

Lee,

OMG!!! It looks fantastic. It has such a country kitchen feel about it. Love the blue cabinets. Can't wait to see it all this summer.

Tammy

Kitty said...

it looks great! Amazing how some fresh paint and removing some cabinets make it look like a whole new place.

Debbi said...

I really do understand what you're up to. It makes the kitchen completely liveable, doesn't it? We decided to replace the floor in the kithchen/dining/guest bath with 'temporary' inexpensive engineered wood, because the old floors were choppy, outdated, dirty, and even kind of oppresive. It bought us so much more time. This is the year that we actually get to do the big redo {fingers crossed}. Six hundred dollars well spent. Whew. Allowed us to unashamedly invite guests in again.
You are wise to understand what you really need to do to feel that this is a doable move for you, now and in the future.
Keep your chin up. I do hope you will see the rewards and lifestyle that you obviously planned for when you made this decision. If I could I would send you a hug.

The Feathered Nest said...

It looks WONDERFUL Lee!!!! I can't believe the difference moving the fridge made and I love the color that you chose!!! Gorgeous girl, and I know you'll sew up something sweet for those windows ~ can't wait to see more....hugs and love, Dawn

Lori said...

wow Lee!!! i am really impressed...you are really plugging along over there...you will be in love with your new home in no time...i love the blue color that you chose...it is lovely...

Tracey said...

Well I think it looks FANTASTIC Lee!!! WOW, what a difference!!! So fresh...

Can't wait to see what else you do!

Are you in a haze of burlap fuzz yet? :)

Hugs ~

:) T

Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

WHOA!!! LEE.. FAB-U-LOUS Make Over... Amazing what paint can do.. and a little elbow grease.

HEY... I have a house warming gift for you, my friend.

Send me your new addy.... I think your gonna LOVE IT!
XOXOXOXOXOX