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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Most Improved

Like I've said before, I love and am very thankful for my house. However, it is still the epitome of a first home. We don't plan on being in this house more than a few years so we are trying to think of it as an investment and not put more into it than we think we are going to get out of it. Everyone knows that the money of a house is in its kitchen. That, my friend, is why we got such a good deal on this place. Its kitchen was like walking into a green hole. Green disgusting hole. I'm not kidding when I say that there was four inch hunter green plastic tile that went five feet up each wall of the kitchen. It literally took days of scraping and prying to get those mothers off. My point is, to say the kitchen needed a facelift would be an understatement, and we're not in the place to put new flooring, countertops, and cabinets in at this time. We made a lot of changes when we moved in but it was so plain. While working on the dining room, I got a little carried away and moved my motivation for pretty into the kitchen. Though hardly a gourmet kitchen, my favorite room of the house is now functional and much easier on the eyes. This will do just fine for now. It's called home improvement anyway, not home perfection. Right? Here's some before and after shots.

Prepare yourself for the nasty.
Ahhh, much better.



Besides being ugly, the cabinets were in good shape.



Do you see the endless amount of green tile? I still have nightmares about it.

And after some much needed (cheap) love...


Want to talk about a deal? I got this chair from Mountain Mission thrift store for $7.00. Thanks God for staple guns and removable seat cushions.
Though it may not be the prettiest, fanciest, or nicest quality kitchen you've ever seen, you have to admit it needs some award for most improved.


10 comments:

Mary Ann said...

Your kitchen looks awesome! I saw your post on facebook and wandered over... I have been blogging for about 3 years now but have recently made mine private. If you want to read it, let me know and I will send you an invitation. I love blogging so I can have a place to journal and preserve memories. Have a great day!

DavidandSteff said...

Mary Ann, I would love to read it! Thanks!

Lauren Kelly said...

Girl, the transformation is amazing. Wonderful job!!! Love it :)

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!O.K. girl,Im totally going to need some tips for improvement.

eric_alicia03 said...

btw im anonymous.lol

~LISH

Heidi said...

love the desk & chair! you did awesome once again!

Caimbrin said...

looks great!

Michelle said...

ditto- the desk and chair look great. Amazing job, as usual.

Tracy said...

Drew came home from work yesterday and suddenly decided to steam the nasty wallpaper off our kitchen walls. I think we're painting next week. I'm so excited!

DavidandSteff said...

Tracy,
Yay for you....it will feel so good to get something fresh on those walls!