The kitchen was a main point of focus of our overhaul. It's the first room you see when you walk into the house. Before I got there, Kim & Melinda had re-painted the cabinets and the trim with paint we had picked out. What a great head start! Here's where we ended up:
KITCHEN SINK BEFORE:
KITCHEN SINK AFTER:
Kim restored the small metal logo to its original form - nicely done Kimbo!
WALLBOARD & WOOD TRIM BEFORE:
Having seen only pictures of this goodness before my trip down South, I wasn't sure what to expect when Kim & Melinda described this 'wallboard' in the kitchen. Turns out it's like dry wall or plasterboard with wallpaper adhered to it. The question of the day - Is it paintable? And if so, what will Gran & Ms. Jan say about it?
WALLBOARD & WOOD TRIM AFTER:
I can't think of a more perfect place for gray chalkboard paint than a country kitchen. Turned out the wallboard was paintable and Ms. Jan said we could paint it! So we did. As you can see below.
We found those dishes in Gran's garage. They're from the 60's!
OTHER SIDE OF THE KITCHEN BEFORE:
We used $7 matchstick blinds from Big Lots, clear IKEA vases on the window sill and white paint. Then we sprinkled in dishes and details that the girls already owned.
I almost stole that adorable tea pot and tea cup set. Kim brought it back from Russia after spending a month there a few summers ago.
There it is - Kim & Melinda's kitchen!