Tuesday, June 30, 2009

New Kitchen Unveiled

I apologize in advance to those of you who have seen some of these photos previously. Then again, I had to look at this view every single day for 12 long, dark years.

Enjoy!

Old floor



I can powder my nose by looking at this floor! It's so shiny it's like looking in a mirror!!


Old sink..


New sink! New cupboards! New squiggly handle thingys! New counter!


Old drawers, and old space for a drawer that fell apart.


Look! A drawer with a front! And an extra cupboard!

Old pantry, view 1.


Old pantry, view 2. It had a certain je ne sais quois.

New pantry, view 1. (With doors! That close!)

New pantry, view 2.


Old cabinets.


New cabinets.


Ugliness.

More ugly.

Still ugly.


And, here's some ugly parts.


I CAN SEE!


Total: $5,950

Construction by Dila Construction; started on a Tuesday, finished the following Tuesday.

Is it possible to be in love with inanimate objects??

23 comments:

21stCenturyMom said...

Nice!! And so incredibly cheap. Well done, Jeanne, well done! And yes - it is possible to fall in love with your new kitchen. Lovely.

Petraruns said...

Yes. You can be in love with inanimate objects - it can be very fulfilling and much less disappointing. And woman. Your kitchen should be on a TV show of some kind. But you my friend - I bet you some bin bags full of trash went out right? That pantry in particular - love the artfully arranged protein snack..

Nancy Toby said...

Hurrah! Looks fantastic! You're very brave to put in open shelves. I'm such a clutterer that they would be full of junk immediately. But yours look gorgeous!

Gina said...

I *love* your new kitchen! Beautiful. And YES, you can be in love with inanmate objects!! Thanks for sharing.

BettyBetty said...

looks wonderful!

Kelly said...

Fabulous, and it only took a week?! Wow! And I love that little pantry area. Wooo.

Does this mean you're going to start cooking a la Rainmaker!

Lindsey said...

This looks REALLY good! I would have no idea how to undertake such a project (though I now know it involves calling a contractor). Congrats!!

PS: You're in love with your kitchen, I'm in love with my honda fit :D

Janice said...

Looks nice Jeanne! Kitchen renovations are a lot of work and not the most convenient but of course, the finish product is worth it in the end.

eileen said...

Wow! You and Mr. Dila hit this one out of the park!! Fantastic finish!! How many little Dilas did he have working with him? One week?! Unheard of!!

Black Knight said...

Late congrats for your last triathlon. Faboulous new objects for your "castle".
You won't believe but the word verification is "creativa" (the italian word for "creative").

Thomas said...

Smooth! You deserved that after looking at the old one for years. Enjoy the new love.

Say, why is virtually everyone else commenting on your new kitchen female?

Rebecca said...

truly is a thing of beauty!

Rainmaker said...

Very nice, can you come and redo my kitchen? Ya know...just for fun!

Maryland Girl aka Michelle said...

The Kitchen looks great!

LBTEPA said...

gorgeous - what a lovely place to wander into every morning :)

ShirleyPerly said...

Wow, what a transformation! It looks so clean and modern. I don't spend much time in my kitchen and am often afraid to open my pantry for fear of what might fall out or crawl out 8-O

Danielle in Iowa said...

Yay!

Susan said...

Jeanne, it is beautiful!!! I love the pulls.

Vickie said...

I love it! You would die if you saw my kitchen. Can you say retro?? And how did you get it done so cheaply? I really need to know!

Juls said...

Wow! Nice job.

Sunshine said...

Well, I sure love that pantry!!

Runner Susan said...

Yes, yes it is. I love it too. And such a great bargain. I have so much to catch up on.

How are you?

Ally said...

Great job!! Your kitchen is looking AWESOME!! Specially, I like the new pantry...