yes, the kitchen. the room where the family experience love and grow closer in unity…
As you can tell from the picture not only were the walls a vibrant mustard (I’m trying to use positive adjectives here!), but the cupboards MUST have been from the 70s when glossy melamine was kickin’ it. I wish I had a picture of the insides of the cupboards because it looked like a 5 year old went to town with brown paint and splotched it all over. (previous owners, matter of opinion!) :) Don’t get me wrong, I love children’s artwork and glossy white (as evidenced here), but not feelin’ it here!
(camera was a wide angle lens so the place looks way bigger than it actually is).
After living in a whirlwind of sawdust, ikea runs, paint-stained pants and living in partially finished conditions, the house was slowly transforming into our home…
Next to tackle was the backsplash. One of our good friends referred us to a liquidation tile place that sells tile for a super cheap price & has a good selection.
We found our tile (usually $10 per sq. ft, but we got ours for $4.99/sq.ft. yeahhh!), which was a light tan & cream/grey & shimmers a bit in the light. :)
Now that we had our tile, my hubby busted off the shiny white tile that was occupying the space.
This is what we unearthed (and this is what we lived with for a couple of weeks… life gets in the way) :)
when we got sick of seeing our kitchen so scabby, my hubby got to work glueing & laying the tile.
After glueing & laying, glueing & laying, gl.. (you get the idea) and grouting with a ‘warm vanilla’ coloured grout, we ended up with:
All that’s left for our kitchen renovation is appliances. We like the white ones, but we’re hoping a stainless steel set will magically appear in our stockings this year ;)
So far, we’re happy with where we’ve come from…