Today while I was deep cleaning the kitchen (I wiped all the tops and fronts of my cabinets and floors with yummy lavender Dr Bronners soap!) and with the sun coming in all beautiful and bright decided it was a good day to finally get some pics taken of the changes we made to the kitchen.
I was able to make a few affordable changes that I think made a big difference.
Here is the before photos from our realtor
This is one I took from the first week when we moved in
And now: (can you see the differences?)
We painted the walls in Sherwin Williams Zircon (best color ever!)
We raised the corner cabinets so that they were flush at the bottom, rather than the top. While the cabinets could still benefit from crown molding (not in the budget right now), this small change gives the kitchen so much more interest than it had before...not to mention the corners of the kitchen counters get a lot more light
We changed out the lighting and I added a ruffled curtain. I am still on the hunt for just the right piece to go above the window. I have some ideas, but I'm not sure if I'll make it myself or get something off Etsy.
It was such a gorgeous day outside. We got a foot of new snow over the weekend, but the sun was shining and bright. Even though it was 3 degrees outside, I just had to get some fresh air in the house. It felt so wonderful, I left the window open for over an hour!
I added pulls to the drawers. I got them off of Ebay. It's my favorite place for pulls. 6 of them only cost about 18 shipped. In the house we built a couple of years ago, I bought oil rubbed bronze pulls and knobs for the whole kitchen for under $60.
Some of my favorite accessories that made it through the move here
LOVE these letters. My husband is still mystified as to my obsession with them, but that makes them even more fun!
And here is my porcelain Rooster that I've owned since we lived in Mississippi 10 years ago. He's made it through 3 moves now. I found him in a gift shop and obsessed for 6 months before finally just buying him. Someday I want enough space on my kitchen counters so he can have a more prominent place of honor
And the clay pigeon in the corner there was gift my in laws sent me while we were living in Mississippi. I love her character too. One of these days, I'll get a close up pic of her chippy sweetness
Up there on that wall I'm planning another crafty art project. It's too bad I don't have any scraps laying around here, because I have some good ideas. It will all have to be bought at the home improvement store though, so I have to pace the budget
And to cap off the day, I added a new scent to my scentsy warmer this afternoon. What a great scent! My husband loves it, but it just makes me hungry. So goes it when you're 7 months pregnant I guess...everything makes me think of food.
Thanks for looking at the changes we made!