10 January 2011

when you think of sparkly new kitchens

...you don't think as much about this:


Though we're making good progress, we're in the empty-the-entire-kitchen-of-all-contents stage of the renovation, meaning that our dining room, which used to look like this...


Now looks like this...


And our living room, which used to look like this...


Now looks like this...


And it's not like we have lots of extra space around these parts. Approximately 850 of our 1000 square feet are now totally dominated by tools, new kitchen fixtures awaiting installation, and the various former-and-future contents of the kitchen.

But seriously, now that we're seeing progress, it's all worth it. With the cabinets almost completely painted (biiiiiiiiig job!)....


And the yucky old tile floor with pink grout counting down its last hours...


Memories of the kitchen we first inherited from the last owner are starting to be but a distant memory.


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6 comments:

  1. Oh gosh, your living room looks straight out of a catalog! dining room too! I can't wait to see the completed kitchen!!! <3

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  2. Your painted cabinets are looking fab... I totally sympathize, it's a huge, huge job. And I go nuts when the house is in disarray, too. But as my Mom kept telling me when I was younger, You can't make an omelet without breaking eggs!

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  3. seething with jealousy over your pristine dining and living area....looking forward to seeing the kitchen face lift...

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  4. I love your dining room, looks right out of a magazine. And the accent wall in the living room with the punches of blue is to die for. I hope you don't mind that I saved these photos for my own inspiration?

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  5. Tara -- I don't mind at all! I'm all about sharing all sources of inspiration.

    Thanks for visiting!

    xoxo,
    tanja

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