If you follow along with my home renos you will know that I am slowly working on making my boyfriends’ bachelor pad feel like home. The house was built in the late 60s/early 70s and nothing – I mean nothing had been upgraded when I moved in about 5 years ago.
When this picture was taken we had aleady replaced the porcelain white sink and the white veneer countertops with a countertop and sink that Blake had leftover from a previous job. As you can see, we had a long way to go.
Between the lovely yellow and brown floors and the brown appliances that turbo cooked your food, I was so ready to make some changes. The next step was flooring.
For the flooring we bought the most durable thing we could find because we have two large dogs in the house who tend to like to run races around the kitchen island. ? This is like a rubber linoleum that is tongue and groove but its pliable. It is also water proof and only scratches when you move an extremely heavy piece of furniture across it by yourself! ? Total cost for the kitchen and dining was about $900.
We then found this amazing “farmhouse” island with chippy green and white paint that literally made me stop in my tracks. The back is open so it was perfect to hide our trash can and the dog food container for the time being. At some point I plan to cut the legs off so it sits on the floor.
…So between the last photo and this one, there was a solid year and a half of no progress. I finally ordered the appliances I wanted on Home Depot’s Black Friday sale and then the chaos began.
We had to completely rework parts of our cabinets to accommodate the stove and dishwasher because we previously just had a range and wall mount oven. Had those two pieces alone not added up to over $2500 more, we probably would have kept them.
Next up – painting the cabinets. Let me just go ahead and tell you that painting your kitchen cabinets is not for the faint of heart. I worked on them in the evenings and on weekends for about 2 weeks and in that time I thought Blake and I were both going to go insane. Stuff EVERYWHERE! I did however paint the inside of the cabinets too so that made it worse.
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