August 10, 2010

{Kitchen Makeover Still in Progress}

Hellooooo!!! I'm back, and ready to rock n roll. So to get things started, here you see my kitchen before, cluttered, messy and yes those are dirty dishes in the sink.
Before this before (if this makes sense) my kitchen was still in the 80's, it had brown dated cabinets, green and white linoleum tile, and orange counter tops, yes orange, pumpkin orange to be exact. I know I should of taken pics, still kicking myself for that.
So first things first, I started with was the walls they were chalky white and I painted them this mossy green, I painted the cabinets (outside only), changed the counter tops (on the cheap, not granite...yet), and did the floors. I was into the wine theme as you can see. Forward 2 years later, I became sick of the wine decor and removed it all. It looked less cluttered, but the color was just getting on my nerves now.
This pic is out of order, but you can see what I did with the outlet covers, cute huh?
My new bright and improved kitchen.

We added recess lighting, love it!

Of course my kitchen didn't stay clean for long ( 1 hubby and 2 kids
who think they have a live in maid....me)
I stayed happy with this look....for almost two years. Now I am adding some changes that I am currently working on. The color is definitely staying, but the decor isn't. I have some 6ft shelves that my hubby WILL put up for me today, after all I made him fresh flour tortillas this morning. Okay so I was buffing him up for the work I am going to slap on him when he gets home from work. Before you start feeling bad for him, let me tell you that he works in an a/c office, a little physical work wont hurt him.
So this is it for now, but tomorrow I will show you the inside of the cabinets. After 4 years they were still that yucky dated brown, filled with mismatched dishes, and other junk, until I did something about it;)
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XOXO

9 comments:

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

welcome back (again) :)
anxious to see what you did to the inside of the cabinets.

gail

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

welcome back
anxious to see the inside of the cabinets
gail

Staci J said...

that is bright and cheery, I LOVE the colors and the lighting. Someday we'll fix our's up...
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Robin R said...

Lilia - your kitchen looks wonderful. I absolutely LOVE what you did with the outlet covers. Think I'll try to do something similar with mine :)

Robin R said...

Lilia - your kitchen looks wonderful. I absolutely LOVE what you did with the outlet covers. Think I'll try to do something similar with mine :)

Stephanie said...

Love the new look! My kitchen is laid out exactly like yours, and I am debating on a mekeover right now...but it's really hard to utilize the space. Yours looks so fresh and clean though!

Laura said...

Love the new kitchen! The outlet covers are great!

Jenni said...

I loved seeing what you have done with your kitchen, and can't wait to see it when it's all done! I LOVE the light switches, too! They are so cute! :)

We have been redoing our kitchen, the main phase of it, since May 2009. I have learned a lot in the process, but am ready to take a break from the kitchen until we put in wood flooring next spring!

Anyway, I saw "kitchen makeover" over at the Shabby Chic Cottage and just had to come see what you've done!

I hope you have a good night!

~Jenni
beautifulnest.blogspot.com

jennibell said...

Great job!!! I've already seen the "afters". . .but wanted to come over and see your "befores" too. Lots of work, for sure, but worth it for a room you probably spend most of your waking hours in, right?