The kitchen is done. Happy dance time!
If you don’t count the new stainless steel appliances, we did the entire thing for about $700! (But, we did score a great deal on the appliances by buying them all at the same time at a locally-owned store and scouring the scratch-n-dent room.)
As you can see, we “inherited” some not-so-dreamy aqua-turquoise-green-blue-gray (everyone that sees them sees a different color) counter tops. We have grand plans for much further down the road to replace them, but that was not in the budget for now. So, we embraced the green-blue-brightness by painting the cabinets white (Greek Villa by Sherwin Williams). We also added some warmth to the walls with Colony Buff (also by S.W.) – at 50% color in the kitchen, full color in the family room, which you’ll have to wait and see later (but if you squint really hard, you can peek from the dining room mirror.)
In addition to finishing the kitchen this weekend, we also finished the family room, guest bathroom, almost finished the guest bedroom, did some stuff in the living room/dining room (not priorities right now), spiffed up the front landscaping, cleaned up the backyard and hung some paintings, photos and mirrors.
It’s been a BUSY DIY weekend around the Dream. (Bummer, though, the sewing machine pulled a diva move, spattered, sputtered, and quit on us (hoochie). So, we’re not sure we’ll have pillows in party-time… hmm…) Anyway, this is about all the blog-energy we have left… but, our many projects promise to produce many a future post… here are some previews:
Alrighty. That’s enough for now. Just one parting shot of our kitchen with a fork firmly in place (she’s done!).