Monday, January 13, 2014

Kitchen Remodel

We spent the end of 2012 and pretty much all of 2013 remodeling our kitchen....doing what we could as we could. A project a good 20 years in the making! Of course now I know why my folks didn't get air conditioning until us kids were out of the house - less mouths to feed and a few extra pennies available! LOL

Anyway, I mentioned some time ago I'd share some pics and here's just a few. 
I do need to mention that some call this a "galley" kitchen... I've always called it a "hallway after thought!" Yeah it's small, but I really wanted to do something to make it appear bigger. And, of course, now the red Formica counter tops are back "in".  As for me, I guess I've just been retro and now ready to move on! hehehe

Here's one side: before

and after....
I love the white cabinets and dark blue counter tops!

I love the microwave over my 5 burner stove top!
Now I finally have more room for my big honkin' canners and pots!
If you can see it, there's one cutting board that has a pic of a lady doing laundry.
That was my gramma's. She passed in 2002 at the age of 98!

And the other side of the kitchen.... before....


I love my built in oven!
Getting older and the kind of work I do,
my back has issues, so not bending over to get something out of the oven or broiler is so awesome!

new pantry door...

I also love having room above the cabinets to put a few of my pretties!

To get the pic below I had to stand in the pantry! hawhawhaw

Well I love it and can't stop staring at it. If it was big enough to have a little tiny kitchen table and a couple of chairs I'd probably just sit in there and ooohhh and ahhhh. 

Thanks for stoppin' by!


Friday, January 3, 2014

** 2014 **

Found another use for a prim olde fluted pan..... 

 Well would ya look at that!

Who needs a fancy candy dish! This works perfect!
Hope your 2014 is starting out wonderful... 
here... it's making me wish for Spring now!! ;o)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year and New Goodies for Early Works!

Happy New Year!
I've got some new goodies in my


I'd be honored if you'd stop by and check them out!

Hope everyone had a wonderful time ringing in the New Year's!