Thursday, May 29, 2014

Redoing the Kitchen in The Little House

Hello, Dear Ones!
Well, I told you I would take you along on my journey to get The Little House ready to live in. We started by having the place repainted a soft color from Sherwin Williams called Biscuit. What? You liked that yucky mustard color? :) While our house was on the market I started working on the kitchen here in February and the first thing I did was paint over those pale yellow cabinets with a bright white.
 So here is the before and after of the painted cabinets.
 Another before and after.
We're keeping the old butcher block like countertops because they're in pretty good shape. I wanted to show you the Rooster wallpaper I put up many moons ago. I still love it.
Here's the stove hood I painted with heat resistant paint 9 years ago and it still looks pretty good. Another keeper.
Well, I just couldn't live with the yucky almondy yellowed underside of the hood so guess what? I went and bought some more heat resistant paint - white - and sprayed the underside and it helped to make it look almost new. It really was smelly, I'm tellin' ya! Almost passed out again! I probably got fumes on the brain and stuff.
I found these cute little knobs from Hobby Lobby online for $2.99 each! What a bargain and I thought they were pretty cute and Jadeite looking. Alas, I'm not bringing my Jadeite ~ it got packed.

 So the cabinets got painted white and with the added knobs I thought it was looking pretty spiffy!
I used a very shiny enamel paint. I know you're really supposed to use a satin finish for kitchen cabinets but the room is so small and the wallpaper is rather dark and I wanted the kitchen to be shiny so the light could bounce around. You can see the pass through to the living room and see how small this place really is.
See that white patch? Well, guess what was there? A genuine wall phone! Yes ma'am! This place was built in the 1970s so there it was. We had it taken out and the wall patched! I kinda panicked because I knew that I would never find this wallpaper again and would just hang something over the white patch. Well, I went out into the little storage closet outside and lo and behold were two rolls of the wallpaper I had saved!
So I patched it...
 Not perfect and the olden wallpaper had faded a little but it'll do. It does look better in person.

The only backsplash is on the stove side and was this nasty beigey colored laminate. Well, I didn't like it and decided to fix it! I painted the laminate with some primer, let that dry and then hung some beadboard wallpaper over it.
 I liked it!
I don't know how well you can see the beadboard wallpaper here but it looks SO much better and SO clean and white! Only one little lone red cow creamer. I packed the other ones!:( I will survive though).

So there you have my little redo of the kitchen in The Little House. Now I'll have to decide what to poke in here!


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Love Me Do

Love, love me do
You know I love you
I'll always be true
So please, love me do
Whoa, love me do

Love, love me do
You know I love you
I'll always be true
So please, love me do
Whoa, love me do

Someone to love
Somebody new
Someone to love
Someone like you

Love, love me do
You know I love you
I'll always be true
So please, love me do
Whoa, love me do

Love, love me do
You know I love you
I'll always be true
So please, love me do
Whoa, love me do
Yeah, love me do
Whoa, oh, love me d
~ sung by The Beatles