Today, I share pictures of our Before and After kitchen. Beautiful, bright, spit spot clean, refreshed, kitchen happiness.
This is not a 60 minute make over television show. Real life time is more like a few weeks, several trips to the hardware store, waiting for handles to be shipped, an envelope full of home repair money, and one heck of a lot of elbow grease.
The process seems simple enough. Scrub, sand, prime, paint X two coats of Sherwin Williams Alabaster White, new hardware, clean absolutely everything behind those cupboards and inside those drawers.
I am so happy with the results! Every thing is so bright and clean and the handles feel substantial.
Next up, goodbye microwave and new hood in its place. Hello, back splash of color. Yes, it’s time to add in some gorgeous saturated color.
For now, I am going to cook and bake and fuss in my new bright, happy place.
First, I will insert one picture from the real estate company. This was the kitchen picture before we purchased this house. ….mind swirling………………blank canvas……..oh, the possibilities!
Nice Before picture.
Here are the After pictures.
I am going to take a couple weeks off from painting. Clean my brushes well, fold up the drop cloth put away saw horses and tables in the garage. Next on the list? Amazing Gray paint going up in the hallway and laundry room!
For now, I am trading paint under my fingernails for dirt.
I am headed out to the garden to harvest the fruits of our summer labor.