Thursday, August 11, 2011

Our First Home Part 5

I have loathed this kitchen from the very beginning! 
  • Ancient cabinets that were dark wood and 70s vibe
  • Vinyl counter with several places of missing or burnt vinyl
  • No dishwasher
  • Avadodo green stove and fridge
  • Windows that allowed you to see the laundry/sewing room (it used to be the exterior wall before they added on the room)
  • One ceiling fan/light
  • Black pantry with a couple wobbly shelves
  • And the list could go on forever
Well, take a look for yourself...

Two summers ago I talked Mr. Magnificent into doing the demolition while I was in California visiting my Grandpa. My allergies don't get along with all the dust and debris. I was sick after we did Jorja's room. The decoration came from a love for my Grandmother's blue & white china. I brought some home from California and I found my theme. Did I mention I got a dishwasher!! We bought the new stove a while before the remodel. This fridge was our third for the house. We gave up and bought a brand new one. Should have got one with an ice maker though.

We added the wood burning stove. I also collect metal cookie cutters and Mr. M created a way for me to display them. This was only one piece of the cookie cutters. Last I counted, I had 107 cookie cutters. It all started on our honeymoon and I have been collecting ever since.

Here is a closer look at some of the blue and white china. Pieces came from family, friends, yard sales and antique stores.

I also got to add some functional things that I love! This is great for my pots and pans. I no longer loose my lid in the corner of the cabinet. We bought these from Home Depot. We had to order my sizes and I'll admit they weren't cheap but they were a worth while splurge!

I have all of my cutting boards and cookie sheets in here! So much better!

This organizer is great since I only have 4 drawers. 

Just to recap.. 

Ah... it is nice to look through these pictures and remember just how far we have come. You may be wondering where the pictures are from the sewing room and living room. Well, we have yet to complete them. They did get new carpet when we did the rest of the house. There are talks of doing the laundry/sewing room. It has dark paneling and it is a little depressing in there. It just depends on finances and when I can talk Mr. M into it. He really is the one that does most, ok, all of the work. 

I really enjoyed sharing this series with you. Thank you for all the sweet comments :) 
Any suggestions on what you would like to see from me next?

Incase you missed the other rooms...
Part 1- Before
Part 2- Bathroom
Part 3- Jorja's Room
Part 4- Exterior

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  1. Stopping by from the blog hop and I am now a new follower of your blog thru GFC and Facebook. I would really appreciate a follow back on both of those when you have a free moment. I do love the wallpaper. Roses are my favorite flower. I have about 20 different rose bushes spread out all over the place! Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. Wow! What an amazing transformation! And such a lot of work!

    I'm your newest follower!


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