Friday, February 24, 2012

Kitchen Renovation Part One: The Before

So remember how I told you that we bought a semi-fixer upper in OKC?!
Well - I say "semi" because there is nothing REALLY wrong with it.
Everything works perfectly ... It's just UGLY!
I'm talking the 90's threw up all over it, ugly.
Then ate it and threw it up again.
It's that bad.

But when we saw it - we didn't look at the now.
We looked at what it could be --
With a little money and a LOT of DIY.

The price was right.
The size was right.
The location was right.
and those things were more important to us than the pink counter tops.
Yes, I said PINK.

So without further ado, let me show you our BEFORE Kitchen!
These pictures were taken the day we closed on the house.
Let's talk about what we have here ... 
- LOTS and LOTS of fake foliage. ew.
- Mauve cheap counters.
- with matching mauve tile and gross brown grout. 
- with matching backsplash.
- dated oak cabinets and trim.
- brass, dingy hardware. 
-AWFUL school cafeteria light 
(not pictured, but trust me- it's bad!)

But it's not ALL bad.
If you look HARD - there is potential!
- LOTS of counter space
- solid wood cabinets
- {new-er} black appliances
- a cute little bar area
(I can just picture two little boys sitting here eating breakfast!)
- a nice window (above sink) with great natural light
- it opens up into a pretty nice sized Eat-in Kitchen

So that's the before!
Tomorrow I'll be back to tell you about what we plan on updating.
and the good stuff -- like how much we plan on spending.

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  1. YAY for pics! Can't wait to see what you've done so far and have planned for the new house :)

  2. Can't wait to see what you have planned! PS...The 70s vomited all over my kitchen, and then spewed a bit of the 80s on it as well. After that, I suppose it went to rehab for its bulemic ways, cause it never chucked any of the 90s. ☺ Happy Saturday!


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