It’s been a while since I’ve taken pictures of my kitchen. I think it’s because it consistently stays MESSY with 2 little ones running around But anyhow, here is what it looked like when we moved in, December 2010:
AFTER….(This picture is dark because the lights were out, and I wanted to capture the “coziness” of the evening
We still haven’t upgraded to stainless steel appliances yet. I guess when you’ve got a whole host of other things that need attention, a working stove and fridge is juuuuust fine
Here are some other “BEFORE” pics, as well as some others during construction!
And, you know….it would have been totally fine painting these babies white. Would have been a whole helluva lot cheaper, too. But the smell inside–blech! I couldn’t imagine putting my food and dishes in them!
Please excuse the poor quality of some of these pics. I was using my old camera phone. Now, of course, I’ve got the nice iPhone4s! But yeah, so this is what the kitchen looked like as old cabinets were being removed.
….and new (still dark) cabinets were put in place. They’re darker than I had wanted, but in hindsight, they were a good choice:
And here we are, present day! A bit dark….sorry! I will take better photos soon! And I’m actually thinking of RE-painting soon, because I’m not lovin’ the school bus yellow. LOL
Those poor appliances stick out like sore thumbs!! No worries….when the time (er–MONEY) is right, we’ll upgrade to nice stainless steel appliances. In the meantime, they FUNCTION, so I’ll take it
I couldn’t be happier with the results! Who cares if it took nearly a year??
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