Our kitchen has gone through quite a metamorphosis. It was orange when we got here, with white appliances. Before that, I believe the walls were a light yellow - it's amazing what you can see when you're on a ladder up close (and when the last person who painted did a crappy job at masking). We decided that refinishing the cabinets would be too much of a project, so we worked with what we had. First we replaced the white appliances with stainless steel. I painted the walls green (ugh!) and then a more neutral color. **A word of caution: When painting and standing on the third rung of a ladder, do not talk on your cell phone, do not try and reach a spot that's a little out of your reach, and most definitely do not use the edge of the countertop for extra support, especially when your husband has unscrewed and detached any countertops the night before.** Next, we replaced the ugly sage green countertops. When we took out all of the cabinet drawers to get ready for countertop installation, here's what I found under the bottom drawer: a plastic knife, a pastry bag, a spatula, lots of cat hair and a Barbie shoe. How random. The Barbie shoe is pretty weird, because as far as we know, this house hasn't been home to a little girl for at least 15 years! The cat hair wasn't surprising - I've been finding that for weeks and I have officially passed my "gross-out" limit. So anyway, a few accessories have been added and now the kitchen is finally done! Just in time for Nana and Papa to come visit!
When we bought the house:
First paint job: