Finally, I'm getting around to posting some remodel pictures
Look at the Before pictures, circa 1987-2012 and you can see how much the farmhouse needed an update.
We did a lot on our own but we had a contractor to lay the bamboo wood floor and a cabinet maker to make the country cottage cabinets. I originally thought I would simply redo the old cabinets but for not a whole lot more, I got custom made cabinets that I REALLY love.
Look at that hideous wall paper back splash! That was layer #2.
My budget wouldn't let me have all new appliances but I did get a new dishwasher. I'm saving for a new stove as we speak. I do everything on a cash only basis...NO CREDIT...for ANYTHING!!
If I want something, I have to save for it and once I got used to the concept, I really like living
My kitchen curtain over the sink will be from the same fabric on the chairs.
Are you ready for more pictures? You can stop reading now or keep going for more remodel details and some frugal tips.
The island drawers are large and deep! I thought I wanted shelving with pull out shelves on rollers...my cabinet maker convinced me to go with drawers. I am THRILLED with the drawers!
This hold ALL my baking dishes, bowls, utensils and even the Flour!
Countertops are Formica w/ granite look...very affordable and I think they look great.
My 25 yr, old formica tops held up exceptionally well. I couldn't afford those pricey counter tops so I had to compromise.
This is my Rescued Sink! Found it at the Habitat for Humanity Restore
for $50 bucks. I WANTED a FARMHOUSE SINK, BUT>>>if you don't have granite or stone type counter tops a farmhouse sink will leak due to the front overhang. Don't ask me why, my eyes glazed over as my contractor was explaining to me why I COULD NOT have a Farmhouse Sink. I was pouting until I found this little beauty taken out of an historical home here in Alabama. I needed alabaster colored porcelain as my Plan B but hubby was telling me I wouldn't find it so just go ahead and take the white one we found or better yet, go cheaper and get the stainless steel.
That's when I found HER...Double sink...Alabaster...Porcelain...minute chip here in 2 places (I'm talking teeny tiny) and all for 50 bucks!! High Five!!
Let's Keep going...
Bar Stools came out of a real bar, brown, yucky colored upholstery,...
COST? $15 !!!!!!!
#1 Husband painted them with Spray Sink Porcelain Paint ( I know, who knew?)
Fabric from Hobby Lobby...regular $22 per yd...on sale for 33% off PLUS 40% off coupon made
2 yds cost me $12!! SCORE!!
Christmas Present from Baby Daughter who is Office Manager at Dixie Sign Co.
Thsi is such a Nice Decal.
Sign from Hobby Lobby $10 (on sale + coupon)
My Pot Lights...love love love...$20 a piece + $50 installation per light...OUCH
Most electricians charge $100 per "drop"
I need a new line of work
New Dinette Set by Broyhill...seats 6 w/ leaf...4 without.
Kitchen Curtain Forthcoming (same fabric as on bar stools)
Sign, Hobby Lobby...? can't remember but it was on sale plus a coupon
The opening was made by knocking out a small wall.
I can see all the way to the bay window from the front door.
Gotta put in Back Splash ASAP and Hang Curtain!
#1 Husband wants to hire someone. I say we can do it ourselves.
What do you think?
Family Picture Wall
I knew as soon as I saw this light fixture at Lowes, it was the one!!
Or was it Home Depot? Hmmm gotta go look that receipt up....
MY FAVORITE DECORATION
"ALL BECAUSE TWO PEOPLE FELL IN LOVE"
THAT'S ALL FOLKS!
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