Here's the before, in case you forgot. The dark, double-oven loving, old window having, green appliance filled, no-dishwasher-ish before. Note the lovely wood paneling in the family room as you look in. For more a more detailed post on how we re-arranged things, click here. As always, click on the pics to see a bigger view!
Ready for afters? Woo hoo! Me too!
Why do I say "Well, almost..."? In the pic above, note that our countertop is falling down and you can see the plaster walls/old paint peeking through. When we moved the cabinet over to the other side of the room to make room for the dishwasher, we realized that it was that cabinet that was holding up the countertop. We found some great deals on Black Friday but the best was laminate countertop at Menards for $4.99 a linear foot! Normally $14 a linear foot there and $20-30 a square foot at Home Depot. And as much as I know you looove the green fridge, we'll also be painting that white.
*Update 12/21: Click here for the post of the finished kitchen with the countertop! Eeeee!
*Update ⅓: Cost Breakdown:
I had some friends asking how much it took to get to the after, here's the breakdown.
- Oil Rubbed Bronze Spray Paint: $4.88 at Lowe's
-½ gallon (if that) of Benjamin Moore Everlasting, used Valspar paint: $10 at Lowe's
- Kilz Primer: used about $10 worth?
- Granite-look laminate Countertop: $130 at Menards
- Delta Faucet, new in an unopened box labeled 'as-is', $50
- Light fixture, found on freecycle, painted ORB, free.
- Dishwasher, given to us by my in-laws, free.
- Hinges and knobs, existing, painted ORB, free.
- Linens, decorations, etc, existing.
- Labor, free!
Not in love with the kitchen. I agree with other post. The light fixture needs some love. Maybe paint it same color as frig and use funky shades on bulbs. Needs something else. Maybe flooring could be the finishing touch. The frig pops and says this is a retro kitchen but then nothing else follows. Try continuing with your original style and carry the theme to your light fixture and flooring. Needs something else!!!! Good work so far.
yor kitchen needs some flair. give it some pop with a bang of color with a tile backsplash and an amazing light fixture. its still a little blah. almost there?
That is great.Amazing how much bigger and brighter is looks.Fantastic job, love that you gave a list of what you used. That helps us newbies!~Amy
Ann Marie, I love your house! It looks absolutely beautiful! You are so creative- nice work! Also, I didn't know you read Nie Nie? I'm a huge fan- she's just amazing. Good luck with the rest of the remodeling! -Theresa C.
Bonnie @ House of Grace
what hardwear did you use?
You guys are awesome! The house looks great. I love it!Crystal and Tiffany
We had that green refrigerator when I was a kid... with a yellow stove. ;)Looks great!!!