The Great Kitchen Adventure

Once upon a time, in a far away town, 2 young newly married kids bought a house. It was a great house with lots of potential. They loved the bones of this house and knew with a little love and a lot of elbow grease they could really make this diamond in the rough shine.

HA! Who am I kidding. When we bought our house, I really did love everything about it. I knew in time we would update everything and really make it ours. Little did I know how much I would DESPISE the outdated kitchen. Everything about it was old and dark. Don’t believe me? Lets see, there were the super dark cabinets with centered brass pulls, FAKE brick back splash, fake brick laminate floors, dark “plastic” wood paneling on the walls, the vent hood over the cook top didn’t work, the ceiling fan did not work, there was a hideous round light fixture that we never could figure out, and the list could go on. On the flip side, we did love the double ovens and cook-top and I had a window above my sink, and…yeah that was about it. I don’t have many pictures (we try to forget what it looked like) but here are a few.

Pretty bad eh? But she was ours!. So we decided to give her a mini update. I wanted lighter cabinets, new flooring and the paneling removed. So that’s what we did, we took off all the doors and got busy painting.

It was a lot of work. We also took off the handles and pulls and spray painted them a sliver color. They turned out very nice!

After the cabinets were primed and painted and the handles were painted, it was time to put the doors back on. The cabinets looked 1000 times better! And it made the kitchen feel so much bigger. Not too shabby for a weekend or so project.



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