Hey there! It has been awhile since I had an update. I have spent the past few days working on redoing my kitchen. I have wanted to do this for awhile. I had bought a can of primer a few weeks ago and it sat there looking at me and taunting me. Finally I started priming over the old red and black. Sunday morning I walked down to the Miller Paint to find that it was closed so I rooted around in my basement and found almost a full gallon of “Hollyhock” green exterior pant like the outside of my house and thought I would see how it looked inside. It looked great!
I spent a few days painting and then wondered if I could take out the ill placed cabinets that make the kitchen feel strangled. They were way easier than I thought! There was basically a heavy duty hanger on the wall and a few screws that help to top on plus probably 60+ years of paint holding it together. Once I was able to lift those off it was easy! Bam! Two ugly cabinets gone! I thought about ripping the cabinets around the sink out too but they were made more sturdy. Paul suggested just taking the doors off and painting the inside. So I did. and it looks rad!
I then put in a bunch of wine and fruit boxes up a corner fo storage. After that i dragged paul to IKEA to get the side table I had been looking for over a year to replace the old cabinet type counter that I literally found in the trash when I first moved into this house in 2001. We also got some shelves and wall hangers to store stuff.
Years age when I was trying to sell this house Paul and I spent weeks working on it. We painted everything and refinished floors and fixed little things. Well, I posted this entry in my livejournal about this house’s transformation from punk house to cute cottage here. Below we will show how just over $250 changed the kitchen:
Sorry for the crappy camera phone pictures. I seem to have misplaced my card for my digital camera. I have no idea how i could have done that?
Anyway, I’m enamored with my new kitchen. I have just been hanging out in there because it feels so light and airy and calm. Also, my office is a disaster that needs a serious overhaul. I hope I’ll soon have the energy to do that! I’m really proud of my self at how easy and cheap it was to do. Hooray me!