We scraped and peeled wallpaper, floated the walls, painted the walls and ceiling, painted the island, replaced light fixtures and decorated. Yes, all that took 1 1/2 years but again, who is counting?
So here is the before pic. It was actually the pic that was online when the house was on the market. Note the country blue wallpaper (and it even had the 80's goose border too). Lovely, huh?
And here is the "almost" final version. We have added some things to the top of the cabinets since I took this pic but for the most part this is it! It was a big commitment painting it red (I know) but I have wanted a RED kitchen for a long time and had bought most of the red things a long time ago. I have just been waiting for my red kitchen to come along.
The next phase will be the big guns phase. We are going to move appliances around, have a new island built, new flooring and paint the cabinets. We are also wanting to build false beams for more lighting and then possibly hang a pot rack from them over the island. All of this will come when the income tax refund arrives next year but until then, I LOVE MY RED KITCHEN!