*excludes floor, countertop, backsplash, lighting, appliance replacement, dining setup, island, and everything else that basically makes up a good kitchen. God, I'm so tired.
There are separate posts for when we started scraping everything and the hardware dilemma. As a summary and for ease of viewing, here are the before pictures:
And the after!
Wow. What an underwhelming reveal. Although it does look different and considerably lighter. It still has a long way to go, but I'm liking this kitchen a lot more. Especially knowing how much of our own sweat, tears, and blood we've put into this project. Okay, fine, I'm being overly dramatic here, but it was a lot of work and it was our first major project, so I'm very happy that it's done and with the result too!
A few notes regarding this makeover...
- I can't stop staring at the fridge. It is so big. And white. And protruding. Kind of like my stomach nowadays, hehehe...
- The bright light on the ceiling is unfortunately not a heavenly light shining down upon us, it's just a skylight.
- The little black strip above the drawers to the right of the stove is a slot for the cutting board (I'm not sure where it is), that we will probably cover up and paint.
- The hole next to the dishwasher will be plugged.
- A little GI Joe action figure at the window guards the kitchen from the kids next door.
- The microwave is a little too big so the sliding doors cannot be used. I use this little thrifted artwork (from Goodwill, $5!) as a semi-door to hide the toaster behind it:
Still to do for the kitchen:
- Install lighting.
- Add plants.
- Organize the telephone area.
- Makeover the dining table and chairs.
- DIY a kitchen island.
- Replace the stove to a white one.
- Somehow remove or hide the black dishwasher, since we don't use it.
- Ideally, update the countertop and backsplash. At least regrout the tiles.
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