Approximately a year ago, I started this project thinking I could knock it out in the six weeks before school started.
Then school started.
Bwaha ha ha!
My project was totally put on hiatus.
To be fair, 90% of it was done by January 2011. . . the hard part, the painting of the cabinets and walls. But we hadn't yet found the right table for the new kitchen, made a kitchen valance, or decided yet what to do on the wall nearest the table.
(That wall is still blank, but I have a plan.)
As for the rest of it, it's done!
Wanna see some pictures?
Here's the BEFORE. . . remember my complaints of the dated wallpaper border and the oaky oak and the brassy brass that I was sicktodeath of?!
Here's some DURING. :)
And now the AFTER!
My awesome friend and personal interior designer Christy made me the curtain/valance without a pattern. Yes, she is that kind of awesome. :)
Past projects you've seen already:
The chandelier makeover.
The door knobs makeover.
Some of the embellishments.
I'd still really love to paint the countertops black as seen on this blog, but I'm not brave enough as yet. Last week we went to Lowe's to price countertops, and even for cheapie ol' formica it was going to cost over $500. That is so not happening. Not sure what to do, because I think the darker color would contrast so much better.
Anyway, it was a huge project, not one I'm sure to repeat any time soon (especially since school starts again in a week), but I sure love the result!