Just keepin' it real here peoples. I was thinking about it last night, and if you're anything like us, renovating your home room by room (by ourselves)(on a budget) then you know it takes time. And rooms can't look perfect all at once. It takes time, patience, and well, money.
Since the kitchen is one of those rooms that needs a lot of dough, we haven't touched it yet. When I say we haven't touched it, I mean we really haven't touched it. The walls are dingy. The cupboard doors and drawers have knicked, dented, and peeling paint. The hardward is old-fashioned (and not in a good way). The 25 year old wheel-to-the-sink dishwasher is broken. The fridge sits on a completely empty wall with no cupboards and looks like a monstrosity. The vinyl flooring is starting to break off in places. The ceiling is cracked. The outlets have about 20 layers of paint on them. The trim is yellow, not white.
Just. Plain. Narsty.
Here are some photos but keep in mind these are conveniently disguising the hideousness.
After repainting some other rooms on the main floor I decided to use up some extra grey paint and give the kitchen walls a fresh coat of paint.
Why oh why did I wait so long to do this!?!?!???!?!?! The walls look so much better. So much better that I have to paint all the trim now too 'cause it looks extra dinged up, and yellow next to the freshly painted walls.
But, even a little bit of paint can't create the Country Living kitchen of my dreams. You know the one: white shaker cabinets, hardwood floors, brushed nickel hardware, pendant lights, apron sink. Dreamy.
So yeah, that's our ugly kitchen. For now. How's your kitchen treatin' ya?