I began this mini Mish Mash blog series a bit backwards.
You see, it all started with the purchase of this monster of a sectional for our living room.
Here's another reminder of how the Smitten kitchen used to look like:
|I have jabbed myself in the ribs too many a times on this island corner.|
Having to walk all the way around the kitchen to get to the dining room became a chore and we weren't about to return our new super comfy, bed-like, constantly falling asleep on sofa. Our only option was to give the heave ho to a huge chunk of the island.
|Discovery of the original selection of|
flooring by previous homeowners. WT Fuuuudge?
|Look at all that wasted space!|
That also meant we had to get a new counter top.
Which then led me to analyze what I've had to live with since we moved in:
ALL OLD COUNTER TOPS MUST GO!!!
And of course which also led to new paint for the entire main area, an added back splash, new flooring and a completely new look for every room I could think of before the hubby could get a chance to give me a red light. All of this on a limited budget. It's been a crazy few months, to say the least.
Here's how we pulled it off...
|Our close friends gave to us this solid sturdy Boos Blocks butcher block as a gift. Thanks, Matt and Jodi!|
|With a little muscle weight and sweat, sanded the piece until smooth and finger paint free.|
|Compromised with my need for an all stainless steel back splash and got a bit creative for a fraction of the cost:|
A mixture of tile and stainless steel capped tiles and faux wood floor tiles = One hell of a savings!
Here's another recap of the evolution of the kitchen...
And now the new
Smitten Household Kitchen...
|I'm in luuurve...|
|Scored these fantastic lime green Tabouret metal stools from my have consignment warehouse: Rock Bottom Sales|
|My favorite part of the entire kitchen.|
|Different.. You know how I love different.|
|Bunt cake pans I found thrifting. $0.75 each|
|Menu chalkboard: $1, Vintage Neiman Marcus mug: $0.75, Keurig: Priceless - I could not function if ours died.|
|And check out ALL of this SPACE!!!|
Stay tuned for my next post so you can stop asking yourself why the heck I stuck Mr. Smitten in the pantry with a spray gun and a face mask.