Another view, the appliances,flooring and counter tops were only year old and the cupboards were still in pretty good shape. Some of the pics are a little dark, sorry about that.
First order was the curtains and paint. We painted the walls a combo of cotswold green and a soft patina from the Laura Ashley/cotswold stone collection. The curtains I ordered from J.C. Penneys.
I painted the old bench off white and made a cushion and some pillows.
We changed out the light over the dining area and added a more old fashioned looking one. Another big project was getting rid of the ugly faucet and replacing it with a rubbed bronze one. I'm lucky that hubby can do electrical and plumbing work too. In the 11 years we've been married, we've never had to call one.
We changed the other light in the kitchen area, it had been a big ugly fluorescent one. We found some white knobs and pulls for the cupboards which were fairly inexpensive but seemed to add a lot.
A closer view of the paint color.
One of my favorite things was the back splash my hubby did behind the stove, and on this side of the kitchen. Its a copper color and I really like the vintage look it adds. They are panels that you buy at Home Depot etc. but then they need to be cut and placed together in a match up pattern, kind of like hanging wallpaper.
Another view of the back splash and knobs and pulls.
Just recently we painted the other back splash with a tea leaf color and hubby added a few of the strips he had left from the other side.
I wanted this part to stand out a little more but keep the expense low. Because we do all the work ourselves we only spent about $500.00 for everything which includes paint, curtains, new light fixtures, new faucet, new knobs and pulls, and the copper back splash.