My kitchen has come a long way from when I first moved in.
This, of course, is what it looks like now:
Below is what it looked like before, when I had first moved in.
Do any of you remember the post with this picture?
Brown walls and cabinets... ewwww.
Back then, I promised to share pictures of the progress if I ever found them and I did find a few, while I was cleaning out old emails.
Here it is with the cabinets painted white (because I couldn't stand living with the brown for longer than I had to) and the gross countertop torn out:
Tile done and authentic 1930s sink in:
And the full view:
I'm sure a few ladies out there will like this white look better, but it just didn't feel right to me.
For the most part, the kitchens of the 1920s and 30s had moved on from the bright white kitchens of the early teens, which were promoted because of the scare of germs and disease, and had embraced color. So, I wanted to be true to that feeling.
Plus, with a few exceptions, I've always had white cabinets in my old homes, and was ready for something fun.
I found plenty of inspiration, as you might have seen in the post I mentioned earlier, but these two pictures were my main go to:
I chose the plain white tile for the counters, because there is a strip of it that went around a corner of the tiled back splash and I knew that was what had to have been there originally.
Also, I could have gone with the red floor pictured above, but I since I was keeping the aforementioned blue, green, white, brown and yellow tile on the back splash and I had painted the cabinets green and yellow, I went with a somewhat different shade of green and yellow floor. I suppose I could have gone with blue or brown somewhere instead of one of those colors, but I didn't want the kitchen to look too busy.
Anyway, I personally love how it turned out and I think I stayed true to the time period in which the house was built :)
Looking through posts for full pictures of the kitchen made me realize how long it's been. These were taken almost a year ago!
I guess I should remedy that soon ;)
Anyway, going through my inspiration pictures led me to a little project that I just completed.
Remember the tiled yellow and green tiled kitchen above with the clock on a shelf, over the sink?
And see that little shelf, the clock on the left is sitting on, below?
I happen to have a little shelf above my stove:
And I felt inspired.
So I painted it to match my cabinets:
Much better, I think :)
And a wonderful finishing touch :)
I love easy projects, don't you?
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I think almost 3 posts behind.
I'm really sorry and I'll try to catch up as soon as possible :)