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!



BumbleBeeLane said...

It is wonderful. The white really made it look bigger! I love the counter tops and floor. Yep stand and drool awhile it was along time coming but so worth it. Warm Blessings! Amy

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

It is beautiful!

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Wow! What great before and after pics! Looks sooo good! ENJOY ENJOY! (did you redo the floor too? It looks great with everything) ~*~Lisa

Barefoot Primitives said...

Yup the floor is different too. Ceiling to floor. I'm so in love with this room! :-)

Primitive Stars said...

Evening, so beautiful, love the nice bright look to the kitchen, very nice, Francine.

Farmhouse prims said...

Love your remodeled kitchen, it is so pretty! hugs, Lecia

Hillcresthome Prims said...

You did an amazing job. It looks BEAUTIFUL.It looks like a different homestead.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

WoW! What an amazing transformation. Awesome!
I would put a chair in the room and stare too:)
It was all worth the wait.

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

You 've got me thinking:)
I LoVe what you did with the wall on the other side. Hmmmmmmmm!
I would love to create a coffee centre and more cabinets soooooooo

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Love it!!!
You did a wonderful job.
The white really makes it look bigger!
Prim Blessings

Dirty Martini Queen said...


Lynn Williamson said...

Wise choice with the color! Your kitchen does look bigger with the white cupboards. Not to mention, it also seems cleaner and brighter. The black countertops also add a touch of elegance. Nice job!

Lynn Williamson

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

Hi Debbie, we underwent the same remodel ourselves last year and I have to say never again! Yours looks wonderful, light and airy and spacious, you planned it all really well. Thanks for sharing