The window frames in my kitchen have been repainted for some time now, so I figured it’s about time to get them crossed off my list. They finally match the cabinets, beadboard backsplash and door. I still need to do the door frame and the inside of one of the upper cabinets, but the kitchen is almost, almost finally, for real, done.
I have a feeling it will be snowing somewhere when I can officially say, “I’M DONE!” No worries, as long as I get there, I’m in no real rush.
Aside from repainting the frames and sills, I also hung up new window mistreatments. The other ones I made were better in the sence that they were fuller, but these rock for the color. I’m not 100% happy with them, as I said, they could be fuller and set on a different part of the frame, but they’ll do just fine. Overall I am really happy with how it is looking now, especially compared to before.
So here is a picture of what the dark and dingy kitchen looked like at the beginning of the year…
Sorry I didn’t clean up for the picture, but hey, that’s life. Besides, I get a lot of Google hits for “dirty dishes.” Best to not upset the Google Gods or the people who like to look at dirty dishes.
When I finally do finish the inside of the last cabinet and repaint the door frame I will take you through a mini tour of all the before and after photos and a quick how-to on updating your kitchen with a super tiny budget. If you have a good energy level I think you could get it all done in 2 weekends, all without any help.
Also, I’ll make sure there are no dirty dishes in my sink or miscellaneous wires hanging around when I write that post 😉