See what I mean. Totally different from before. Now nothing wrong with this, and I loved it for years, just time for a change. Time to get rid of the brown and purge a few accdessories.
If you're new here, this is what it looked like before the first makeover. You can see how we redid the cabinets, added the granite, new sinks and hardware here. When I said builder basic when we moved in I wasn't kidding.
Ok, now onto the second makeover and where we are now. - ---
Once I started with the primer, it was amazing at the difference. Night and day for sure. This was the beginning of phase one. Still to come, hardwood floors, black back counters and new appliances.
My guy that is going to install the floors said I should wait until they remove all the floor tile from the kitchen before I paint the island black. He said it would be a wasted effort since there would be such a mess and the paint would probably get really messed up anyway.
Since I am on hold for a little bit waiting on the floors, it was time to accessorize and make this a working kitchen again.
A butter slab holds my oils and grinders and my DIY utensil holder keeps all those essential tools handy.
This corner is purely for play. I like to have something fun to look at. An old rolling pin and another french breadboard are highlighted in the basket. Some bread in the cloche always looks good. (I love bread - I need to buy some that's real)
At this corner I have my little $1 TV from goodwill that I love to watch while I am cooking and my malt mixer and candy scale. These two were in my parents soda fountain when I was a little girl. My children and grands all love to have a malt when they come over.
For now it is back in working order and I can cook again.
I am anxious to get the rest of the makeover going, but patience is the game at this point. Not my strong suit, but at least I can see the vision starting to take place.
Update - - - I painted the island and I love it.
Remember, this is my inspiration picture.
So, what do you think so far?
I have been fluffing and cleaning like made for another great event - - the
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