Friday, June 17, 2011

This Old House - Day 5

This week I took you through the progress of the kitchen "update" at my first house.  We started by replacing our out-of-date ceiling fan and fluorescent lights with sleek canned lighting.  Then we tore out the down-hanging cabinets that divided the kitchen from the dining room.  Next we refaced the cabinets and added new hardware.  Finally, we finished things off with new stainless steel appliances-oven, microwave, refrigerator and dishwasher. 

Remember, here is where we started~

And, after our labor of love~

Extra touches to finish the room included removing the scalloped edging above the kitchen sink and replacing the knobs on the cooktop along with spray painting its edging black with appliance spray paint  for a more finished looked.  The cabinetry is painted Sherwin-Williams Pure White.  The walls are Sherwin-Williams Rainwashed.  We also replaced the old patio door with a new vinyl patio door.  It took us almost two years to complete these projects.  We had to spread the expense out to meet our budget!  All in all, we ended up with what looked like a brand new kitchen and dining room for around $5,000.  Far better than I expected a new kitchen to cost!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

1 comment:

  1. It looks great, Jenny... or should I say, "Modern Maizy"? =)

    Ashley Green