Saturday, August 14, 2010

Before & After

You may remember this hideous mess from exactly 1 year ago...

I don't know why I haven't posted any after shots yet. This part of the house has been done for ages. Of course there's many projects still needing attention but we're taking it slow these days. We plan to repaint in a lighter shade of this olive green sometime in the near future. The paint has already taken a beating from our 4 kids...deep sigh. Hence the reason I'm sticking with plywood floors, this floor can handle the kids.
We also plan to replace the fridge with a black one someday when there's extra money laying around to replace something that's working just fine!

For anyone wondering...
- We did all the work ourselves with a few helpful hands here and there from family and Friends.
- We reused the old cabinets. Added beadboard, trim on top and bottom, painted, glazed and added hardware that was purchased on ebay.
- The granite counters were purchased on craigslist and installed by my hubby.
- The apron front farm sink and butcher block island counter are from Ikea and they were both a screaming good deal.
- The floors are made out of 4X8' 1/2 inch plywood. The hubby ripped them down to 8" strips then routered on all four sides. Then install them with screws. I then painted them black and sanded them. Voila, farm house floors on the cheap.


Georgia, Jason, and Abbi said...

I do love the pics just wish I could see it for myself, maybe soon?!? And As I was reading that you plan on replacing the fridge I couldn't tell if it was one that is old or not but if it's possible there is a spray paint for appliances, so if it's old a few dollars to paint it black until you buy a new one can be fun.

Tori said...

I was just reading a blog last night that a woman purchased some sort of adhesive cover to re-color a kitchen appliance. She had a white trash compactor that didn't match her stainless steel appliances. It seemed to cover easy and looked good. i wish I knew where I saw it....I was blog jumping and can't remember where I saw it. I think she bought the film on ebay. Your kitchen looks great!

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