Kitchen Update will have us eating good again!
It started with my son-in-law asking why I wasn't cooking as much...I had
recently moved. So I told him that I didn't like being in my kitchen,
I loved cooking (especially for him, as he loves to eat!)...but just
couldn't muster the enjoyment of cooking in the ugly kitchen. He said he
had a deal to make with me. We would work together and give the kitchen a
makeover if I would start cooking again. So we came
up with a kitchen update design. I wanted a tile backsplash (see picture
below), and decided
to put molding on the cabinet doors. I was
bold and designed the use all 3 colors on the cabinets, doors, trims, drawers.
Important: Bring all those color swatches home, because the light in your
kitchen is very different from the light in the store-colors will look different.
We worked together (I did all the painting); he used all the power tools (the cabinet molding
needed to be custom cut - the Ryobi did an excellent job! and tiles for
the backsplash needed to be cut). I got a beautiful
kitchen! Many meals for our family will made in there. I'm
entering this contest because my son-in-law had all the tools he needed, except a tile-cutter.
I would love to win so I could surprise him with
one for Christmas and a promise of many homemade pies!
Please forgive me if I get some of the tools below wrong. He used an electric (miter?) saw for the trim pieces-exact angles, drills for the screws, and a tile saw.
The 2nd picture is the original kitchen (30+ years old) that we started with. Isn't it drab, nobody would feel like cooking in there! I'm ready to cook now!
This is amazing!! Great job and thanks for sharing!
Thank you! It's amazing what a difference it's makes. I'm cooking all the time now, everyone is happy!
Beautiful update! I'm sure you'll enjoy cooking in your new kitchen now! You're so lucky to have such a wonderful son-in-law, good luck!
Thank you - and, yes, I do love cooking once again! And yes, he is a very awesome son-in-law!