I have been working steadily but not too hard since Mr. Creative left to go hunting! My SIL is in town from CA so I have taken some time to spend with her. I wanted to show you my progress so far but first I have to show you what our kitchen looked like when we built the house in 1995! These are pictures of old pictures since I don't have a scanner!
Some people would cringe now but I absolutely loved this kitchen then! I loved the wallpaper with fruit on it. I loved the dark mauve counter tops! Even the oak cabinets!
Of course, with the childhood that I had, this was like a beautiful mansion to me. However, by today's standards, our house is just average. There isn't a day goes by that I don't look around and think I can't believe this is my home. You see, the majority of my life, I lived in mobile homes or rental houses. We were quite poor.
There was a time when we were going to sell our home and the realtor said that it needed to be toned down. So here is what happened. Boring paint color. I had valances but took them down when I was getting ready to paint again.
Boring counter tops. This all made the oak cabinets look dated and drab to me.
Plus with no pictures on the wall, there was no life to the room. However, that is all about to change on a budget!
I added some wood scroll work to the fake drawers under the sink and have started painting everything in a light ivory with a mocha glaze.
Since there aren't any doors on right now, I have even begun cleaning out the cabinets! Funny the things that get stuck in the very back that you really don't need!!
Here is a snapshot of one of the doors. Mr. Creative picked out a pneumatic paint sprayer for me so I tried it out on the doors. I was surprised how well it worked for being my first time. The mocha glaze hides any issues so it was a great first project. All the doors and frame on the left side are now drying and then get 2 coats of polyurethane today.
I wanted to make sure that the grain of the oak will still show to keep Mr. Creative from being disturbed about my painting over the wood!! I really like how they have turned out.
Here you can see the beadboard wallpaper that I have added to all the sides. Our cabinets were only wood fronts so everything else was particle board with oak paper on them.
Because of space issues, I am doing just one side at a time. Too many doors and not enough space in the garage!! Wish me luck!! Mr. Creative will be home this Sunday!! I hope I can get it done!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!