Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Kitchen Before and After



You can see in this example of before and after, that projects don't always look better after. It definitely looked better before.

The kitchen had been remodeled in 2005 just before we bought the house, so we left it as it was. After three and a half years, though, I just couldn't take the mint green walls any more. I was craving more color!* I was also pregnant, so maybe I wasn't thinking clearly? Anyway, I love the new wall color, but the blue cabinets aren't great. In hindsight, if we had just added hardware to the cabinets it probably would have been enough of a change.

* I now find it amusing that I wanted color in the kitchen. Everything I've been pinning on Pinterest is in shades of white.



We made a few other changes including the light fixture, outlets, and light switches. The wall cabinets next to the refrigerator were added, too. The extra storage was needed. We have crown moulding for the top (to match the other side of the kitchen), but it's one of those things we've just never gotten around to. We eventually painted the toe-kick blue, but it didn't help.

We would like to completely redo the kitchen: floor plan, flooring, cabinets, lighting, electrical, window, EVERYTHING! Hmmm. We shall see.


  1. I actually LOVE your blue cabinets! Decorating is so subjective, isn't it?!

    1. So true. Having a fresh perspective doesn't hurt either - thank you!