Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Kitchen Impossible

I will be the first to admit...I just love a good home or room makeover show. Who doesn't?

The husbo and I have been living with our 1959 BLAH kitchen for 3+ years now. AND WE'VE REACHED OUR BREAKING POINT. Well, maybe I am being a bit dramatic here. We can live with this kitchen. It's perfectly fine, but certainly outdated. The shiny butter-yellow walls make me sick. Literally. And the white laminate counter tops may just drive me to the nut house. They show every crumb, drip, and stain. 

In an ideal world, the husbo and I LOVE to completely re-do our kitchen. But in the real world, this is just not in the cards right now. 

We both decided it was time for a mini kitchen makeover. 

Here is what we hope to be tackling:
  • Replacing countertops
  • Repairing some wall cracks and other quirky wall issues
  • Painting walls a new color
  • Installing a new range hood
  • Possibly have the cabinets freshly painted (this one is up in the air)
Here is the current state of our kitchen.

This photo fails to show the true "age" of our kitchen. You can't see how old and crusty our range hood is, the shininess of the wall paint, the grease splats on the ceiling or the cracks in the walls. We have our trusty handy-man coming over this weekend to discuss some of the scope of this job. This project is just a bit further over our heads then we want to tackle right now.


The above photo came from Pinterest (where else?) and this is providing the inspiration for our project. I adore the light grey walls with white trim, white farmhouse sink (drooling) and the butcher block countertops. Oh la la!

Stay tuned!


Mo (New on U) said...

Oooo have fun! But beware of butcher block counter tops - I have them and am not a fan! It's stained under the coffee table and Justin put a too warm pan down and singed another part (in a nice pan-shaped mark). Maybe ours aren't good quality, but I don't find them overly practical!

Erika said...

Thanks for stopping by Mo! I've heard very similar reviews. Not sure if yours are sealed or not? I've read several reviews that swear by a sealer called Waterlox. I plan on putting 800 coats of that stuff on! Ha. And this is not a long term solution. I am saving my pennies for our full kitchen makeover where I would most likely pick granite or quartz for the counterops. Cha-ching!