April 10, 2013


Posted by Lori~

Steve and I bought our 1939 home in 2009.  Since then we have been making updates.  I thought it was appropriate to highlight rooms gradually. First up, is our kitchen.  It continues to be a work in progress, but I am pleased with the improvements.  Here are the before photos:

The kitchen BEFORE!  All white! (I apologize for the photo quality--the BEFORE photos were taken on my phone).
Another BEFORE photo.  You can see the old countertops as well as the carpet in the dining/living room.  It wasn't in horrible shape, but now the kitchen looks and feels MUCH BETTER!
And now for the after photos (progress):

We added granite countertops and white subway tile. Also, a new facet, a new sink, new curtains, and the cabinets were painted with a fresh coat of white paint.

The kitchen is painted 2 different shades of green (one shade lighter).  Also, the light is original.
This is the breakfast nook area (facing the backyard). Currently we are considering turning this area into our office. The curtains were made by Crafty G-Ma!
This is our baker's rack located in the breakfast nook. With a small kitchen YOU NEED EXTRA STORAGE! If we turn the nook into an office, we plan to add LOTS of extra cupboards and storage space.
An IKEA shelf and magnetic strip (which holds our CUTCO knives) was added. The oven is OLD, but it still works. That eye soar hanging on the wall is actually the doorbell (which works!).  SUCH A WEIRD LOCATION!  Someday we will move it.

This is actually an old ironing board cupboard turned spice rack! I LOVE IT!  AND I LOVE MY CHALKBOARD PAINT!
Steve installed the flooring and I did the grout!  
You can see the hardwood floors (which we re-did)!
This is the view from the kitchen into the dining/living room.  I love that I can keep up on my shows while I cook.
The breakfast nook light is original. I have debated replacing it, updating it by spray painting it all silver, but I still love it!
And, you can pull it down lower or put it up higher. HOW COOL!
Thank you for visiting our blog and going on our first room tour.  MORE TO COME--WE PROMISE!  

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