DIY & reno, our home, the husband


I can’t wait. I need to share.

First of all, thank you all for your votes on which room to do while the man was away. As the votes piled up for the kitchen, I suddenly panicked. What was I thinking? How was I going to pull this off?

But I couldn’t disappoint. People took the time to vote, I asked for the input, and I couldn’t ignore it.  And face it – I’m a glutton for punishment.

The man came home on Friday, and had no clue what I was up to while he was gone. He knew that I was up to something (usually no good) but never figured out quite which room. Apparently he and his buddies had an informal bet going for what room I was going to tear apart/destroy.

When we were looking at the house online, this is the photo that they had posted of the kitchen:

Courtesy of the realtor

Not horrible. A little dated, but looks clean and functional. Right? Wrong.

After we moved in, there wasn’t much we changed other than the refrigerator (which the former owners took with them) and the stove (which we replaced because it was so dirty that it smoked when you turned it on). But there was PLENTY we wanted to change.  The grease covered cabinets, the worn floors that never looked clean, the never ending dust and dirt in the crevices, and the horrible layout.

Cabinet IN THE FACE upon entrance.

Early on, we ripped out the odd broom closet that was IN YOUR FACE when you walked in the back door. (See above IN THE FACE photo). After that, though, there wasn’t much we could do.

But I had a vision.

I can’t post everything now – there is trim to be touched up, decorations to hang, and baseboards to be installed.  But here is a sneak peak to tide you over. In a week, I’ll share all the pictures, details, prices, and products that I used to create my “new” kitchen.

So here is a sexy photo of me working on the kitchen:

*smooches for kitchen renos*

And here is your sneak peek.


4 thoughts on “Sneaky….”

  1. Oh hunny it looks wonderful! The black countertop def works well against the red backwall! Traditional offset yet always looks the best! Did you paid the cabinets from the horrid “wood” look? Def looks much better without that wood trim look to it! CANT WAIT TO SEE THE FINAL PRODUCT!! Paul is going to ❤ LOVE ❤ cookibg in the kitchen now! I really gotta start on my bathroom…. its really ticking me off! Especially knowing we will be here for a while i might as well enjoy the room where i am suppose to relax! Will def look to you for imput! You did great!!!!

    1. I’m so glad that the black counter turned out well – I was slightly terrified because there was certainly no going back! Kind of crazy when I look at the before pictures. Do you own DIY projects one at a time, starting small. They are a GREAT stress relief 🙂

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