|the before, after we scraped a bunch of wallpaper, notice the light that my electrician called a ghetto light, ouch!|
|the floral wallpaper above the old caloric oven that was actually in great shape|
|view from the other side|
We splurged on granite counters. I love the look of marble in the kitchen but was a little frightened at how it would do with stains so we chose a granite that has a similar look. It has proven to be pretty absorbant and we have to be extra careful but it looks great so it is worth it. We put cup pulls on the drawers and matching knobs on the cabinets. We got stainless steel appliances and added a new light. Now it feels like a brand new room and it didn't break the bank!
|and with it's current holiday flair|
|the alternate view|
We have a baker's rack that you can just see the edge of in the second photo on the other side of the kitchen. It gives us a little extra storage but its nothing fancy and we'd love an upgrade eventually. Perhaps more cabinets on that side. Maybe a little extra counter space or a little desk area... we need to marinate on that for a while though. The next step is a white subway tile backsplash. That will hopefully be a post-holiday January project!
|ah, light and bright!|