Do you remember the kitchen makeover we started over at our friend’s house over a month ago?
We started it right before our move (not a real smart idea).
But my hubby finished it about a week ago, and we love the way it turned out.
Here’s some background information if you missed it:
I have a longtime friend, Mandy, who called me about some advice on re-doing her kitchen. She had gotten a contract on how much it would cost, and my husband knew he could do it for a lot less.
So Mandy asked us to complete the makeover.
Because we love that kind of work so much, we said, “yes!”
We had to work within their budget which determined a lot of our choices in materials.
Here is a look at the “before”.
The parquet floor was not in good shape and needed to be covered. A wood laminate was perfect for our budget.
Mandy definitely wanted to get rid of her pink countertops, and we decided to paint her stovetop black with appliance paint to match her other appliances.
My hubby installed a bead board backsplash all around the kitchen and all new outlets.
He also installed under the cabinet lighting throughout the kitchen, but I forgot to take a picture of that. Oops.
The makeover also included all new hardware for the cabinets, and a fresh coat of white paint.
A HUGE change that was made was removing the wallpaper. NOT an easy task!
We painted the walls a nice neutral color, and then Mandy brought up an antique table and chairs that she had downstairs. She also added some decor from around her home.
Pushing the table against the wall gives her more room in her small kitchen. It’s mostly just Mandy and her hubby using this table on a daily basis. When they have company, they can move the table out for more seating.
My favorite piece on the table is this little antique box! La-huv!
We still need to get a window treatment. I am looking for a roman shade that will look good.
I think Mandy’s kitchen turned out beautiful! It is such a huge improvement!
One more look at the before and after…
Now, look what which room we are tackling next at Mandy’s house!…
The demolition has already begun! Woohooo!!!
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