Another peak at my kitchen which is in makeover mode. The kitchen is months away from being done, but bits and pieces of it are finished.
This is a Christmas card I received this year that I thought made the perfect kitchen decoration with a white frame on it.
It sits on my new countertop amidst a small vignette of stacked plates, a Santa mug and glass canisters filled with peppermints.
Currently, my cabinets are still a cranberry red color, but after Christmas I will start heat stripping the paint off of them. I am going to paint them white and have new cabinet doors made in the Shaker style, but this is what they look like now.
I have a very small kitchen. The counter top you see in the above picture represents half of my counter work space. The kitchen is on the north side of the house and consequently never photographs well, even without curtains on the window. Mostly I don't mind my kitchen being so small since it has only been my daughter and myself all these years. Painting the kitchen white is doing wonders for brightening the space and at least gives the illusion of pushing back the walls.
This wall is on the opposite side of the room and this door leads to the laundry/furnace room, which is also undergoing a slow makeover. I stripped all the paint off this original, old door and painted one side of it to use as a chalk board. Here is my first attempt at chalk board art.
I wish I could say this was an original art design, but I copied it off of some chalk art I saw on Pinterest.
Next to the door is my refrigerator with my vintage chickens on top.
Behind the chickens is a tall cabinet I have already painted white, but it doesn't have any doors on it yet.
The bottom part of the kitchen walls are bead board that were previously a caramel color and are now painted white. Here is a picture of my new floor that was a pain to lay. More than once I wished I had hired that job out instead of tackling it myself, but at least it is finished along with new base board trim.
And so that's about it for now. Progress is slow, but there's really no rush.
I'm a mother of one "just-out-of-college" daughter, inheritor of one cat,a dog and five chickens, full time medical secretary, gardener, painter of furniture, fixer-upper and handy woman around my house, passionate about decorating, lover of flea markets and yard sales, restorer of old things, but most importantly, a daughter of God. Blogging is a way to journal and share my life, passions, and journey with anyone interested enough to follow along.