Sunday, February 22, 2009

The Remodeling is Finished!!

Alright, I know it has been a long time coming, and I will use school, a messy house and getting ready for a couples shower for Chris and Carla (check out the pictures on Jami's blog) as my excuses. Here are the final before and after pictures, so you can see how the kitchen turned out and remember what we had before without having to go back in the posts to see.

Before: looking into the kitchen from the door that went to the dining/living area

After: we don't have too look though the door anymore, it is gone!

Before: the portable dishwasher that went higher than the bottom of the window and our microwave

After: the dishwasher is now built in and we put in cupboards that are vanity height so they go under the window!

Before: the soffit (wasted space), the door going to the office/bedroom on the left, our limited cupboard space, boring light fixtures, the old sink and old faucet and our very old and very small amount of counter space.

After: the soffit is gone (no more wasted space), the door to the office is closed in making room for relocating the fridge and putting a big cupboard above it, lots and lots of cupboard space that I haven't filled up yet, most of my kitchen stuff is still downstairs, but I am sure I will run out of space even still (does that mean I have too much kitchen stuff?), new light fixtures, new sink and faucet (not the sink we had planned on, but it is still a nice one), lots and lots of nice marble counter space,

Before: the door coming in, the door to the pantry closet, the door to the dining/livingroom, the door to the basement.

After: the door outside, and the door to the basement, the room is sooooo open now, it is so nice when we have people over, you don't feel like you are seperated from everyone when you are in the kitchen.

Before: looking at the door that goes to the kitchen from the livingroom, the pantry closet is on the right side of the door.

After: no door going to the kitchen, and new tile flooring and I painted the door that goes outside and the door that goes to the basement too, they just stuck out from the walls once I painted the walls and trim green.

Before: the bumpout of the door and pantry closet

After: the door and bumpout is gone, we put in a new pantry cupboard that I have all of my entertaining dishes it (well not all of them since they don't all fit), and the dining area feels much more open now, I am trying the table at an angle, what do you think? I also got new curtain rods and sheer curtains.

The new curtain rod and curtains on the big window in the livingroom. I also did some rearranging after the remodeling, I had the loveseat under the big window, not I have the chair and the fishtank, works much better, since the loveseat was taller than the bottom of the window, it blocked the light/view.

The first real meal we made in our kitchen, Hungarian Goulash, it was pretty good! Not the tomato sauce and macaroni noodles I usually think of when someone says goulash. If you want to get technical about it, the first thing we made in our new kitchen was frozen pizza!

The chef!! He likes his/our new kitchen.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Home-made gifts!!!!!!

It's your lucky day!!!
Lucky you! The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you. This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2. What I create will be just for you.
3. It'll be done this year. (might be a little while)
4. You have no clue what it's going to be. It may be a decoupage box or a scrapbook. I may bake you something and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that's for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch? Oh, the catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it!
So....who will be on of the first 5 people?????