Friday, February 5, 2010

The Mostly Done Kitchen

Today is the day that I'm going to share the mostly done, "After" photos of our kitchen. I say mostly done because while it looks just fine, there is one more area that we will work on as funds allow. More on that, below. (To see other "before" and "during construction" photos of the kitchen, you can click on this post.)

I know it's not a great idea to take photos inside at night, but during the day, there is such a glare coming in from the window and the door, I can't get a good picture.  I will have to work on that.

Introducing: the refrigerator...which was already there, but now the side panel of bead board has been installed and painted:
Now the "false" front drawers that were under the original sink have been built, painted and installed:

This is where the sink was relocated, and the window added. Notice that the dishwasher has been relocated to the left of the sink:
To the left of the sink area, here is where the stove was relocated:
The wall area above this section is pretty nekkid, and that's where eventually Handy Man will be doing more work. He is going to build some upper cabinets that go with the bottom ones. We have ideas on how we want them to look, including: more bead board, and glass-front doors to show some of our vintage Fiesta Ware collection. 

You can see the bottom of a white shelf in this photo; we have been working on arranging some objects on two shelves above the stove, but I'm not ready to show those just yet. They are a work in progress, and just a "filler of blank space" until we can get the upper cabinets built.


Overall view from way back:

We are very happy with how it came out. Anyone care to remember the "before"?
Neither would we.  

Now...let's never speak of it AGAIN.

Linked to: Funky Junk Interiors/ Between Naps on the Porch

14 comments:

Sharon Jordan said...

Nice kitchen! It is so nice to have a handy man around to go with the handy woman.

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Liz Lawyer said...

Your kitchen looks great. I would love if you posted some tips on painting cabinets. I am just about to tackle that project!

Penny Saver said...

Looks fantastic! I love that you painted and reused your original cabinets, saving lots of money and giving your kitchen a fresh new look. :)

Ellie said...

Wow, what a makeover! It looks sooo nice and clean! Isn't it great to be married to a handyman?! Love your kitchen!

Sandi said...

I really like the way it turned out. It's got a vintage look, and timely too. Hope you have a great week, and enjoy the new kitchen. I'm sure it's inspiring you to do bigger, better things! Sandi

40daysof said...

Your kitchen looks lovely. I echo the request for cabinet painting tips. :)

40daysof said...

Liz,
There's at least one post and probably more about painting kitchen cabinets over at Young House Love.

Lisa's Creative Home said...

Your new kitchen is just lovely. I love the skirt under the sink. Enjoy your new kitchen!

Kasey said...

Your Kitchen looks awesome. Love the white cabinets with stainless steel appliances and of course I <3 hardwood floors. Looks great! :)

laurie@heavens-walk said...

I just adore your kitchen! What a huge difference those painted cabinets have made! So bright and open! And I'm now obsessing over your wonderful frig.......lol!

Happy MM to you!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

ann said...

I just love kitchen renos and yours looks fabulous!! Thanks for sharing.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Funky Junk Interiors said...

My jaw just dropped. oh my. Now THAT is a before and after! Soooo elegant. The wood floors really anchor the works so beautifully.

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

jokesBYjen said...

Could you please post some how-to's on painting the cabinets? Did he chemically strip them? Sand them? Just use a great primer? Please let us know!

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