Kitchen | My Remodel

I Hate my Kitchen!

(New here or missed a post regarding my home remodel? Start HERE.)

You know it’s been a while since I’ve updated you on my home remodel and I do apologize. I know where I left off I was trying to figure out how to organize my room and closet, revealing my Bedroom Secrets. And the fact of the matter is, I’ve got a lot more s***…. stuff than I thought. Coming up with closet solutions and so forth and sorting through my
mayhem is going to take longer than I had originally anticipated. So for now I’m going to put that on the back burner and work on that a little further before I update you on what I’ve done.  Instead I thought I’d show you what I’ve been working on my kitchen.  After all in February the focus of the Pinterest Room Challenge was the Kitchen.

My Kitchen 🙁

When I bought this house the kitchen was this big blob of “smurfdom” blue (yep, I made word that up). It was hideous and the walls were blue the ceiling was blue; the cabinets were a seventies laminate creation that needed to be put to rest. The horrid disgusting laminate countertops were stained.  The floors were ripped and torn “wood like” vinyl.  Truth be told, I was questioning what I was thinking when I bought this darn house.  This kitchen was a disaster.   But I had visions of Pinterest and boards in my head.

Contemporary Kitchen by Birmingham Interior  Designers & Decorators Dana Wolter
Traditional Kitchen by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Insidesign
Contemporary Kitchen by Vancouver Architects & Building Designers mango design co
Contemporary Kitchen by Atlanta Interior Designers & Decorators Niki Papadopoulos
And to add to my pain was the awful blue tile backsplash on one side of the kitchen. The only thing that was nice about the kitchen was the LG stainless steel stove. But I had to push through and see the potential behind the blue dungeon.

To be totally honest, I did not know how to tackle the blue backsplash.  I wasn’t very experienced with tiling, the removal and installation.  I just saw dollars signs every time I walked into that blasted room.  I couldn’t afford to totally put in a whole new countertop, buy all new appliances, change out the cabinets, and remove the dated empty soffits above the cabinets. So I reworked this kitchen couple of times. And you’ll be amazed what you get with a little paint, ingenuity and outside of the box thinking.
The life of a Toolbox Diva, is a life where one quickly learns that projects rarely go as planned. Sometimes the color you originally thought would be perfect turns out to be a complete flop. Or that quick fix is really a 9-10 hour or 2 day job :'(.

Well in the effort of updating my kitchen I went through a few looks before I settled on my current state.  I will show you the progression from start to where I am today,  as I’ve worked and reworked my kitchen a couple of times now. But it all started with the repainting of the vile blue walls and ceiling, followed by 2 straight weeks of paint in my hair.



Till Next Time! ~ T.
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  1. I can't wait to see. I'm always interested when people make over that kind of cabinet. I found you through Hometalk.

    1. Thank you! You know it's funny I searched all over the web originally for inspiration with these types of cabinets. It was hard to find anything that spoke to me. So at the end of the day I just went with the injection of me into the space. It's very colorful and artistic. I hope you like it.

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