Friday, July 9, 2010

Showing Off


Who here doesn't love a before-and-after photo series?
It seems like voila, instant improvement.

But in this series, it really isn't fair, because my "before" pictures were taken not with the intention of doing a before-and-after series, but taken for my own planning purposes, hence they are really bad, making my "after" shots look soooo much better than the original.


I am really pleased with my kitchen face lift! It's now two years this month that we bought this house, and I've always hated the kitchen. It was ugly and dysfunctional.

I suffered long enough.

So, with a budget of $600 I bought five new cabinets, a butcher block top (lucky score at $99), four cans of paint, a thrift store shelving unit, and a ton of sandpaper.
(I sanded for almost two days continuously.)

Working with the concept of 'use what you've got', I reconfigured, reorganized, and refreshed my kitchen.


I am happy.

And sore.








10 comments:

8)(8 said...

I love it! Beautiful.

Pat said...

Can't believe the difference and the really professional results. it is so beautiful, bravo!!

Marshamlow said...

I wish you could come and do my kitchen. Wonderful, Beautiful!

beadbabe49 said...

Fantastic job...what an improvement!

Kelly said...

Excellent makeover. I love the greens - and the white cabinets. You've inspired me to do some more creative painting in the kitchen.

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Oh, this kitchen is beautiful...hard work, good budgeting and marvelous taste! I salute you....Bravo!

Kristin said...

Before and after shots rock--especially your kitchen photos. It's a 200% improvement. What vision you have my dear.

Phyllis said...

Amazing before and after photos. I really like your colors and the kitchen is just incredible. You must love being in there, even just to sit and admire!

zoe krylova said...

you are amazing! good job!love the white & green combo.

BeanMama said...

It looks so beautiful!! I love the green colors, and the nice white cabinets. So bright and cheerful.