So may I present to you without further adieu, the kitchen! (Well, so far.)
When we first bought the house, the kitchen looked like this:
Pretty much "Meh". Right? Not the worst, not the best, but kind of 1981-ish. Actually, it WAS installed in 1981 because I have the records! And you just thought I was good at guessing kitchen age didn't you?
This is Noah before his haircut. It makes me think, why oh why did I cut your hair!? Your beautiful elfin hair! I miss you shaggy hairdo. I hope he grows it back out. Just saying.
Wait, here's one from today that's even nastier.
So some crazy went in and ripped out all of the cabinets and the appliances and the lighting fixtures, all of the flooring and a wall. WHO would do that !?
It's ok though, because our builder (who also happens to be my wonderful aunt) got us a most stupendous, fabulous deal on Wood-Mode Cabinets because everyone was a bit skeptical about our Ikea cabinet plans. I love Ikea, but I guess the others will last a long, long time.
Here's the plan:
Well, kind of. So we ended up putting in a full wall behind the stove, and adding an upper cabinet to the right of the hood vent. Also, you won't see the vent, we're boxing it in with cabinetry. Then, I've changed the two cabinets to either side of the sink to glass fronts.
You guys, be honest. I mean it. If this kind of stuff is a complete bore. Please please let me know. I don't want to go on and on about details. I think some of my family might enjoy hearing the updates (Hi Mom S.!), and maybe some interior design inclined friends, but otherwise, let me know if this is just rambling. Ok!
There's a strange sky light, but it really brings in so much nice light. We're closing it up a bit because right now it's huge. Hopefully a bar will be hung up there and then we can hang a little chandelier from it. Yeah! And I hope to paint the room a pale pale lilac.
Look, it's ma sink! Oooooh you little country sink you! I love you, I luuurve you sinky. It was such a deal too, AND on sale! I'd been eyeing this little Ikea gem for some time, and for a reason completely not understood to even myself, I thought it was called the "Double Jumbo" for the longest time. You know, because of the two large sides/bowels of the sink. I read the Ikea name really quickly and didn't slow down to figure out the pro-nun-ci-ATION. Now I know it's REALLY called the Domsjo. Like DUH! The Domsjo.
Here is an awesome picture of Noah. He got his first pack of Spongebob sweatbands. There were four, and now he can also wipe the sweat off of his forehead with his ankles to. Thankfully.
Anyway, we're taking down the wall of sliding glass doors in the kitchen/dinning area, and replacing them with french doors. But, not these french doors. Although, we thought it was these, and Noah got all attached to them, and then we had to break it to him. Not this set of doors buddy.