We talked about remodeling it someday, but I always thought it was just one of those things we were going to talk about but never do.
Then one day in May (during my husband's one week break between classes) I came home to find that Max has taken off all of the kitchen cabinets. SURPRISE! We're redecorating.
What started off as a one week project turned into about three weeks. Max didn't realize that it would take two 12-hour days just to peel off the 45 year old wall paper. Since we were repainting the cabinets, there was a lot of sanding to be done. In fact, there were lots and LOTS of tedious steps. Here's just a snippet:
And (because I know my parents are wondering), our three cats and our dog did just fine during the remodel. Occasionally, Mrs. Huffepuff even tried to help:
The final touches were just finished up this morning (it took me the longest time to get the right curtains - thanks IKEA!). So I'd like to give you the grand tour of our new and improved kitchen:
The view coming into the kitchen through the hallway (teapot print from Laura Amiss)
Light blue and white
Our trusty deep freezer
Original watercolors from Blue Egg Watercolors.
Rug and dishtowels from Target
My trusty recipe box. I should really cook more...
Every time I walk into my "new" kitchen, it makes me smile. Especially with the new curtains!
(P.S The winner of the "Awakened" giveaway is Sharlene!)