Saturday, October 11, 2008

Kitchen Remodel, Before & Almost After

So as most of you know, we have been remodeling an old cottage in the Old Mill District in Bend. It has been quite the adventure and it is not done yet. I thought it would be fun to share some inbetween pictures before everything is actually all finished so her we go. I will start with the kitchen. This two pictures are walking into the kitchen back in May. We had already pulled up the nasty old linoleum, put in a new sink and faucet, cleaned and prepped the dirty-slimy with cooking oil walls, and taken the doors off the cupboards. I think the refrigerator was in the living room at the time and the stove was not able to be cleaned due to all the baked on crusty food etc. So that was gone. There never was a dishwasher or washer and dryer.

We got a great dishwasher, cleaned the refrigerator, added the new stackable washer/dryer and the new cabinet shelving that we salvaged from a recycle center and I painted to match the cabinets. I also painted all the cabinets, added new drawer and door pulls, and we put in hickory floors. There are a few things left to do yet. I was hanging fabric swatches by the window to try and make a decision on what to use on the windows and under the sink. I have decided to just buy some red ticking for that. Paul still needs to frame in the dishwasher, we have a center island that will eventually get put in, and a fan for above the stove. Originally the stove was electric but we prefer cooking with gas so Paul put a gas line in and we bought a new gas stove. Fabulous kitchen to cook in. Our other kitchen was about 1/3 of the size of this one and I really did not like cooking in it much. This new, huge kitchen is much more user friendly- therefore, I tend to cook dinner almost every night. BONUS!!

BEFORE- this is where the stove resides now and the handmade cabinet we made is now on the left hand wall.

Below is the cabinet that my mom and I completely made ourselves with salvaged materials from the local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. The bottom cabinet was originally a bathroom sink cabinet that was painted salmon pink with an old counter top and sink still attached. The upper shelves were from a book case and they seem to be meant to be together. Don't you think? This wall was originally empty and we needed more storage so VIOLA! A pretty little storage cabinet.
AFTER We made the lower counter area out of a peice of scrap wood my dad had laying around. He actually made the counter top for us. It is currently our little french press coffee station.

Above is another BEFORE looking into the dining room through the pass through. Originally there was a cabinet that hung from the middle of the pass through so you couldnt see into the dining room and it made the kitchen feel small and dark.
And the almost finished project. I truly love my kitchen as you can tell. The green on the cabinets is perfect and the red touches add a little pop. I will share the full AFTER pictures once we get to that point. It will probably be in 3-4 months. We plan on working more on the inside finishing touches once the snow starts to fall. I am most excited about getting my kitchen island in.
Also, stay tuned for more Before and Almost Afters. I have recent pictures of all of the other rooms in the house that I plan to share.


Amanda said...

That looks great! I love all the cute accents and the colors. :)

happydays525 said...

I adore your kitchen! It looks as though you've been having fun making all the changes!

lizzyl said...

This looks so great! I love the green cabinets. :)

High Desert Diva said...

Very inspiring Christina!