June 30, 2010

Before & Afters

So most of the work so far has been in the kitchen...

TaaDaa! :)

With some grey and blue paint, new cabinet hardware and a pretty tin backsplash, we updated a more country kitchen to a bit more modern-chic look. We still need need some pretty curtains, a table and chairs, and an update to the lighting but we love it so far!! This next picture was the design inspiration... a Candice Olsen kitchen of course! :) It's a bit more country than we wanted but I loved the color scheme and I knew it would work well with our existing counters.

Maybe some day, with a larger budget, :) it will look more this.

Next essential area to spruce up was the laundry nook. It happens to be in the garage which means it's pretty warm and it was a bit dirty...so, it needed a little pick-me-up.
I decided to go with a Mary Englebreit type paint scheme because her stuff always makes me smile! I know it's very taste-specific so it may not do much for re-sale, but I just love it!
...And when you're doing laundry... :) every happy thot helps!
Bout to go on a date with my hubby!! We're celebrating the beginning of residency that starts tomorrow!! :) Lots of love,


  1. Oh my goodness.... Ridiculously adorable. That laundry room was not given justice by your cell phone pic! I love your cabinets!!! Van't wait to be there!

  2. Looks fantastic! You guys did a great job. Hope Chris' first day of residency went well. Miss you guys!