Saturday, January 14, 2012

Photo Shoot of kitchen

When we moved here, about 4 years ago, the house was in a disasterous state.  The previous resident had a VERY different decor from what I wanted.  Slowly I've been re-making the rooms into our tastes.  The latest project was the kitchen.  Now, for the record, the kitchen is my least favorite room in the house.  I rarely venture in there, except to refill the dogs' water bowls.  I was dreading this project because it really didn't interest me.  I tried to talk hubby into letting me close it off and use it as a shoe closet.  That was a project I could get interesed in! Apparently there is some unspoken real estate rule that every house needs a kitchen, so my idea was vetoed. Bummer.  Ok, so here are some "before" pictures, so you can see what I was working with. 
This is the kitchen from the back door:
This is the view of the living room/breakfast nook taken from the front door:

And finally, a picture of our cook-top.  Two of the burners didn't work (which I only discovered after living here for 2 years):

Needless to say, everything had to go, from the floor to the ceiling lights.  Here is the end result:
Some habbits die hard.  Here is our oven:

Yes, I store new shoes in there for a period of 2-3 weks before incorporating them into my closet.  That way when my hubby asks if they are new, I can honestly say, "why no, honey.  I've had them for a few weeks." 
Today some photographers came to take pictures for a local magazine.  The company that worked on the kitchen and living room wanted to use our house as advertising for their store.  Apparently we have a show-kitchen!  How funny is that?  The article will be published in the February edition and I can't wait to see them.  Even our dog, Beignet, was included. 


  1. Your kitchen & living room turned out terrific. I love the tile! Your shoebox trick is great!! :)

  2. Wow, your kitchen came out great. Itake it that you are not really into cooking! LOL.

  3. Love the pics! You did a great job, love the way it came out with it's richer yet still homey look.


  4. Wow, love the new kitchen! And to be in the magazine is icing on the cake