Monday, December 19, 2016

Merry Christmas to Me

You know those ugly dog contests? Two months ago, my kitchen could have won one of those awards—for kitchens. I’d gotten to the point I wasn’t sure I could duct tape the dishwasher closed one more day. So, you bet your bottom dollar I celebrated when the renovations for our kitchen wrapped up late last week.

And now I'm tempted to make a bed on the floor and live there.

More Before pictures...

I hated the cabinet doors so much, one day while my husband was away on a business trip, I ripped them off and painted them. I do things like this. My husband loves me still.

The pulls for the lights hung down so far that you hit your head every time you walked by them. And that lower corner cabinet didn't budge. So many things did nothing to endear me to that old kitchen.

And now more of the After pictures...

I can't stop staring at the backsplash!

And the lights make me smile.

The space has opened up entirely. It feels so much bigger. So much more room to cook &

to dance! 
(Caught my youngest doing just that last night.)


*Meet you back here in a few weeks. Merry Christmas!


  1. It's gorgeous! Have a wonderful holiday season in your new beautiful kitchen!

    1. Thanks, Nancy! I hope you have a meaningful holiday season as well. :-)

  2. Congratulations on your "new" kitchen. We have done something similar to our living room and our back bedroom as we could (time wise.) Clearing out our enclosed front porch and making a sitting area really opened up the area. Except for the time since I turned cold, I was able to sit out there almost every day.

    1. Home renovations can be exhausting to go through, but I've found it's wonderful when they're over. Merry Christmas!

  3. Thanks, mamacita! I learned from the best of them! Merry Christmas!!!


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