Thursday, June 20, 2013

Nuestro Cocina: Antes y Despúes

Can you tell I've been practicing my Spanish lately? Anyway, I finally wanted to share before and after pictures of our kitchen, because as I've mentioned previously, I have yet to go back and document some of the very first projects we tackled, pre-blog, our kitchen being one of them.  Without further ado: 

I don't have a "before" from the following angles, but here's a couple other "afters" for you, nonetheless.

Close up of our sweet hardware.

 So there you have it! Basically all we did was give most everything a major face lift - it's all the exact same materials, just with some paint slapped on it. We painted the walls, backsplash and trim, and used the Cabinet Transformation Kit from Rust-Oleum to change the color of the cabinets.  We added hardware and some art, as well as the green cabinet (that you can read more about here).

We have lots of other things we'd like to do in the kitchen someday, such as replacing the countertops (they are old, stained laminate), the sink (stained, scratched porcelain), and the appliances (old, white, and old). Oh, and our "if we won the lottery" ideas for this kitchen involve the possibility of knocking down walls and opening up the floor plan a bit, to create more of an open, "great room" feel throughout the first floor of the house, and maybe shifting things around, adding more cabinetry and counter space. But for now, this mini-facelift at least made us love the aesthetics of our kitchen while we wait to save up for major upgrades. (Oh and if you are interested in reading more about the various pops of red you see in the "after" shots and how that random color accent came to be, you can do there here and here).

So there you have it, finally.  Y'all have at this point seen many "afters" via posts about other little projects, but this is the first I've shared of the "befores," so hopefully you can appreciate how far our kitchen has come!

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