Whoa, Not so fast, It wasn’t that easy…Here are the before pictures;
It had the same Hunter Green bead-board walls and ceiling as the Bathroom did, old (but not original) cheapo cabinets, one large window (where I needed a stove), one small window (without a view of the Gigantic Oak tree in the back), a chimney (where I needed a refrigerator). This all had to be changed. So, you guessed it , we gutted it and started over. The bead-board was again painstakingly removed, we replaced the windows and door, added more electrical outlets, re-worked the plumbing, insulated, and installed new drywall.
That’s me, finishing the drywall
This is Gary removing the last of the brick chimney.
This was the temporary kitchen…
gotta love those red socks..hehe
Once it got too cold and the dining room walls enclosed, we moved the temporary kitchen into the dining room and I had to wash dishes in the bathtub, which was actually better than lugging the hot water, the dishes and the food out to the porch. Ok, here are the after pictures of the kitchen;
Gary installed this awesome tin ceiling!
I custom hand stained this awesome wood floor!
Because we have nearly 12 foot ceilings, we went with 42 inch upper cabinets and added another 12 inch cabinet on top. And had this lower cabinet made to 18 inch depth instead of the standard 24 inch depth so we could get that bottom plinth block and trim reinstalled around the door way leading to the dining room.
I installed this backsplash which mimics the tin ceiling.
I found this antique upper kitchen cabinet and refinished it using a crackle paint.
We custom ordered this upper cabinet to accomodate the microwave oven and allow more counter space.
I found this stained glass piece and installed it in place of the plain clear glass transom.
Gary designed this storage area above the pantry using the lower half of our old door.
And then….FINALLY there was a kitchen!!!
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