My new kitchen is a million times more functional than my old kitchen, cooking is finally fun again. It didn’t start out super functional though, here is what we were working with when we moved in:
The cabinets you’re seeing in that picture are the extent of them — I guess they just gave up and forgot to put one more cabinet in that space next to the sink. Have no fear, after some extensive craigslisting, the perfect stand-alone cabinet was found to fit into that spot. Here is what it looks like now:
The cabinet did not look like that originally though. Wish I had remembered to take a “before” picture, but trust me — It was a 20$ mess that needed a fresh coat of paint, new handles, and a new top. My handy boyfriend popped the dingy old linoleum top off of it and replaced it with a removable butcher block cutting board. Good as new!
I also whipped up a quick valance last night — I’ve gotten sick of staring at curtain-less windows, they were making me crazy.
Recognize the fabric? It’s one of the Liberty of London scarves from Target!
Just need to hang up some artwork over the kitchen table and I can check off this room as complete (for now). I’ll share more soon!