THIS IS THE OLD KITCHEN!
O.K. here's a picture of our kitchen now. On Monday we are having local contractors (a very sweet couple from our town) come in and paint the cabinets, add beadboard around the lower walls, add subway tiles as a backsplash, a new countertop and new floors. And hang wallpaper too! But I didn't realize that it was so much work getting ready for all this! Clean out the cupboards (all of them) take all the pictures off the walls and the nails too. FIND A PLACE for all of this, YEESH!! And here I am with a bum knee! (Tomorrow I am going to the doctor to find out what is wrong with my right knee though, so hopefully I will be getting around much better soon.)
This is the wallpaper that my honey and I agreed on! And I love it!
Sooooo, the cabinets and wainscotting will be off white. The subway tiles will also be off white. There is a picture of the wallpaper below; for the upper part of the walls. And I will sew a red toile valance for the windows. And a large red check for the chairpads. Also we're putting in new countertops and a rich hickory look laminate floor (the floor will go from the kitchen through the dining room and living room.) I am going for the look that designer Gail Claridge did in her guest house; lots of reds, greens, yellows and wood. A very warm look.
Then it's on into the living room. We have ordered two new LazyBoys - one for each of us, yay! I am going to sew a new slipcover for the sofa, and make pillows, and new drapes for the window. I already bought an area rug from Pottery Barn in a red, green plaid.
Here are a couple of the fabrics that I am thinking about for the curtains, which one do you like the best?
I can't believe it; this all started with needing a new floor! One thing lead to another and pretty soon, we were re-doing the kitchen and the living room! So, I will keep you all posted with new pictures as this renovation takes place! AND I am open to suggestions, please!