Sunday, June 27, 2010

Whatdya Been Up To? Part 3

I know, it's been a week since my kitchen has been complete and I haven't posted about it yet.  I'm a slacker (if you consider a slacker working on mid terms for 2 classes, doing normal homework assignments, cutting grass, shampooing carpets, cleaning house, grocery shopping and my "spa day") and I'm okay with that!

Just to give you an idea of how bad our kitchen was when we bought our house.  It was straight out of the 50's or 60's with tanish color laminate cabinets that only had two shelves and a teal countertop with silver sparkles.  I tried to find a decent picture of it but apparently I avoided taking pictures in that general area. 

Here is the best I could come up with (sorry Jeremy about the horrible picture of you).  At least it gives you an idea of how bad it really was before we had the cabinets and floors redone and all new appliances back in November 2007. 

After we had the new cabinets and floor installed, I put up the tile back splash and then it just sat there, unpainted for 2 1/2 years.  Part of me was terrified to accidentally get paint on the new cabinets, part of me didn't want to do anything after doing the back splash and the other part of me couldn't decide what color to paint. 

So it sat there:

I know it looked a lot better than when we bought the house, but it still wasn't what I wanted it to look like either.  Well that was until last weekend anyway.  Here is my AWESOME new kitchen:

(You can also see many of the new things we bought when we were in Lancaster  as well as my new dining room table too.) 

I absolutely love it!  I sit here many times during the day just admiring my own handy work.  It's amazing what some paint can do to really transform an area. Of course there are some things that still need to be done like a few more things on the walls, some more items on the tops of the cabinets and new rugs, but those things will come with time. 

Until then, I'm enjoying the new look.  Hope you've all enjoyed getting a glimpse into my house as well.


annoyed army wife said...

WOW! That looks great! I love that color!

ToadMama said...

I am so glad you decided to post pics. I'm even more glad I got to see it in person. You did and Jess did a great job. It's amazing how much warmer it made the entire room feel. Oh yeah, and I'm glad I could help pick out the table, too. :-)

Love ya!

Renee said...

Amy - great job. I love the flag on the top of your cabinets! The pain color is just super cool! It's so inviting! Your husband will think he's come home to the wrong place! LoL!
Love it!! :o)
P.s. Do you make house to Bama? I could use a little help! I have the decorating skills of a gnat!

shan said...

I like it, too! Can't wait to spend the next TTT there. :-)

Laina said...

Hi there! I found your blog through Household 6 Diva...I am a fellow military spouse blogger too :) I love meeting other military spouses and I really like your blog :) I will continue to check back for new updates and posts :) Take care!

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