Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Freshening Up.

The Kitchen that is.

For sometime I have been wanting our kitchen space
to feel brighter and more modern. While I am a huge fan of wood cabinets our taste
is more dark stains not the odd medium blah tone ours are.
With a budget of less than $100 and some help from my dad
(who helped me paint our entire house when we bought it)
and Nanny to watch Jackson :). We are starting today! I am so excited.
We couldn't decide what we thought would be different enough and with in
our budget. Than to my delight while looking through a Lady's Home Journal I found it! They did a kitchen makeover done by a HGTV designer I really like. Kristen Cunningham actually redid her own kitchen and the style was just what we were looking for.
You can see it... HERE.

While her $1000 budget was 10 times ours. We still felt we could accomplish this look for what we had to work with. Good thing Dad's labor is free because he loves us. :)

So with out further ado...

The Before:

(I need to do some major organizing of the cabinets, I don't think I realized how much stuff I had until the doors came off. Yikes!)

Brian hates all the refrigerator clutter. I never realized how much stuff I had up there!
It won't come back...

The "Pantry" will also Freshen up.
Step 2: No doors. ECK!

So there you have it. Our starting point.
We are thinking two days for the project so check back to see our after.
I am so excited!

You know I can't post without a cute picture of Bub's so here you go...


JosiahsMommy said...

I think my cabinets look about the same. I can't wait to see the final product!

KLS said...

Can't wait to see pictures! Mom and I were just talking about what I would do to mine when I get ready to re-do it. Have fun!!!

The Mrs. said...

OMG... does your dad love me too? Free labor rocks! :) LOL! See you soon... I'm so glad my job is to watch bubs and not paint! :) Score!! <3, Nanny

Rachel H. said...

Can't wait to see the after!!

Ben, Lindsey, and Boys said...

Can't wait to see the after...I just might hire you to do mine also! :) Good luck with the remodel!