Wednesday, February 1, 2012

the not-so-extreme home makeover: kitchen edition

We've lived in this house now for four years.

For FOUR YEARS I've lived with a fruity kitchen.
(No offense to you if you have a fruity kitchen... it's just not really my style...)

I kept thinking I could live with it just a little bit longer... just long enough to get a new backsplash installed.  But have I mentioned that we've also been working on finishing our basement for four years?  Yeah... Chad's been pretty much tied up with that in most of his "free time."  So I started to get the feeling that my kitchen tile wouldn't get touched until the basement was done.  Which may be awhile....

This past weekend, I decided it was time to take matters into my own hands.  One of our friends has a kitchen similar to ours and her tile is painted.  So, I thought to myself, if her tile is painted, why can't I paint mine?  Anything's gotta be better than that fruit, right?  I guess I'll let you decide.

Here's the kitchen before:

And just incase you couldn't see the beautiful fruit well enough...
 Chad did help out and sand down the fruity tiles for me and he also wiped down the rest while I was out buying the paint.

And, several hours, 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of grey later...

My slightly more modernized kitchen!
I also painted the top of the kitchen a lighter green.

Yes, I do realize we still have a ways to go, what with the nasty peel 'n stick floor and the outdated countertops, cupboards and appliances... but hey, at least we're on our way!  :)

Stay tuned for my next "Not-So-Extreme" Home Makeover: Bedroom Edition!  


sarah said...

Looks great Katie! And good for you taking matters into your own hands :).

Jenn said...

looks great! Can't wait to see it in person.

Heidi said...

Way to go Katie! I understand about wanting things to look pretty on a budget. You did well! :)

H-Mama said...

baby steps, right? i'm not a fruity gal either. ;)