Look at all the pretty colors, Murky!

One more before and after! I can't help but be proud, because I did it all myself!

This is the kitchen when it still had the darling little kitchen nook that actually took up a lot of space! And the old stove with no oven window. John worked on a TV show episode where one of the characters had a scene in a ghetto apartment. The ghetto stove in the ghetto apartment was nicer than our stove.

Which is why it's delightful to gaze upon it now:
Now all the light that was in the nook is in the whole kitchen. And if you need any tongs, they're right there!
This is a view going the other direction; what you see when you sit in the nook.

We still have to get a new apron front sink and new wood counter tops. If you could see the tiles up close you would be appalled! So gross! I will never have tile counter tops again! I will be that annoying woman on House Hunters who says, "But the tile counter tops in the second house are a deal breaker..." While you scream,"You can get new counter tops, nutball!"

Who am I kidding? Like we can move anytime soon...


Maggie said...

Wow - know I'm really going to have to go back and take a look at all the other things you done! This is a great job (and hard work). You should be very proud of yourself - congrats!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's amazing the difference removing a wall can make! And I can sympathise on the stove issue, mine is rather old and sad looking as well. Unfortunately it's not high on the renovation list yet for me :)

chateau chic said...

Wow, what a stunning transformation. Love it!
Mary Alice

Reba and Eldarose, sisters, friends and co-bloggers said...


I am so impressed. You dropped by and left a lovely comment on my living room progress entry and so I wanted to repay the visit.

Very cool blog. So impressed by your true DIY spirit. I wish I had more DIY skills.

We're following you now. Maybe I will learn something.

Eldarose from http://RE-inventedstyle.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great job! I love DIYers that really DIY! You should be proud it turned out lovely! I'm your newest follower. Tabitha@ simplyhomecents.blogspot.com

Rachael said...

Love the pink and blue. Can I come over and backe some cupcakes?

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

Oh my goodness what delightful color choices. AND I love your cool house. It looks like it has a lot of character.

Warmly, Michelle