Okay, okay. I know you've all been waiting forever to see these pictures. But honestly, I wanted it to be perfect when I showed you! It's still got a few things left. The drawers and cabinets on the bottom need to be straightened and tweaked, and we are ordering some knobs for them as well. So I was going to wait to post the completely, totally, absolutely finished kitchen, but since I have no clue exactly when that will be, I decided to just go for it.
And a huge, big, enormous thanks to Sasa's parents who helped us with all of it! They are the best!!
Enjoy the tour...
First project (rip off layers of wallpaper!)
Things are starting to be ripped out
The gutted kitchen
We decided on open shelving to display our fabulous dishes. They really add so much color to the kitchen. We went with butcher block counters, which look amazing, but are hard to keep up with. We need to oil them daily so they don't get ruined. I love how the sink looks so awesome now.
I was collecting lots of vintage glasses for these shelves.
Sasa's Pop found the lights at a salvage shop down in Portland. They are unbelievably perfect!
I had been hunting on Craiglist for a hoosier for ages. I finally found one in New Hampshire, which I thought would be no big deal to get. It just so happened that my perfect hoosier was almost in Cananda! Sasa drove a super long drive just to get it. He rocks! And we both love it to pieces!
I love these trays. I find them at flea markets all the time.
Yay for Pyrex! I'm all done with Pyrex now. No more will fit. Do we use it all? No, but a fair amount we do! They make great leftover containers. We stored some bulk beans and grains up there too.
The wine rack and chalkboard was my crazy idea. There is a post behind that chalkboard which meant we couldn't extend the open shelving over. So we put that chalkboard on, which is actually a cabinet door and behind are some very narrow shelves for small bottles. The wine rack is so handy. Sasa wrote this little love note to me as soon as the chalkboard paint had dried. Aw! We'll eventually use it to label the wine.
And lastly, the little one's area. It's such a sweet little space. To the right of the door we knocked down a wall, put up another wall blocking two doors that were not in use, and our washer/dryer and refrigerator sit there with open shelving above for storage.
The floors were refinished after linoleum (layers and layers) and plywood was ripped up. The paint colors are both by Benjamin Moore. The blue is "Ice Blue" and the cream is "Mannequin Cream".