Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The never ending kitchen reno
For many reasons this kitchen has been a work in progress for too long to admit :S In 2005 I painted all the outdated 1980's cabinets black..stripped the heart wallpaper and painted HC38 (my fav colour at the time.)Also painted out the burgandy wainscotting and french doors white.One by one we removed the upper cabinets,and tile back splash,and added T&G with open shelving. We lucked out one day when a customer walked into our shop and said she had a cupboard to sell before she moved..it now holds most of our kitchen items,dishes,glasses,mugs,canned goods,cereal,snacks,linens,even the phone book. We hadn't finished the T&G when the washer from the upstairs bathroom leaked and damaged the ceiling...good reason to pull it down,as the previous owners had drywalled over the lathe and plaster ceiling. We will have another 5" in height by taking it all down and T&G'ing it as well...(too much wood?? never !! just look at Sarah's Cottage or her latest Farmhouse mudroom) http://www.hgtv.ca/sarahshouse/theshow.aspx?sectionid=399&categoryid=8337944842383420279&postid=124059
We have since repainted the walls a light sage,(a mistint from Home Depot $9....love it!) Still have the floor to tile,trim to finish,new sink and counter tops to install...but hey it all takes time and $$$ which are both very hard to get at the same time!