Wop, wop, wop. Sad music. Yep.
Not horrible, but not great either. Thankfully, my husband and I can make a blank slate work. We put off the kitchen renovation until this year because so many other massive projects had to be done first. But this summer, we finally were able to take sledgehammer to the cabinets and get to work. Drum roll please....
So what's new? Where to start!
We knocked out the cabinets over the sink and replaced them with open shelving. We also added a subway tile backsplash all the way to the ceiling. Rather than replace the rest of the cabinets, we refinished them using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Violet, a beautiful grey-blue color. Additionally, we extended them to the ceiling to create a custom look. Finally, we replaced the wobbledy ceiling fan with a new light fixture and the ugly linoleum floors with hardwood.
The decision to install open shelves was perfect for our space. You would think that a small space wouldn't work well with open shelves, with everything on display, but it so works for our little kitchen. Open shelves do require that you arrange your kitchen goods in an eye-pleasing way. But, it's nice to have everything right at my fingertips. An unexpected perk: no one ever has to ask "where's the glasses?" or "where's the coffee mugs?"