Last week I started working to make this house more “homey”. I picked out some curtains for my kitchen windows and a paint color to match. I have red apple decorations for my kitchen, but a lot of them have broken over the years. Rather than replace them, or change my theme altogether, I decided to just go with red as my main color. Any red decorations will match, be they apples, strawberries or chili peppers. 🙂


Some of my cabinets have glass doors. The walls inside were painted a pretty pink color. If I had pink accents for my kitchen, I would have left these alone. However, they clashed with the red I was going to put above the cabinets, so I had to paint these walls.

Everything was pure white! Very dull and sterile.
You can see how white it all is, and the pink just barely shows up through the glass.
And now, AFTER:
Here are my glass cabinets. The walls are the same color as above.

I think it looks so warm and inviting now! 
Not only did we get new paint in the kitchen, but we got a new dishwasher! Our sweet church family gave us a housewarming on July 7, complete with generous gifts. We used the cash to purchase a new dishwasher on sale. The one that came with the house was about 15 years old. The racks were literally falling apart and the dishes were not getting clean. The new one makes this chore so much easier! 🙂 
I am not a great cook, nor is cooking really my favorite thing to do, but I am enjoying being in my kitchen so much more now. I think I’ll even whip up some new recipes soon! I think the family will like that. 🙂 


14 thoughts on “The Kitchen: Before and After

  1. Amanda Tyler says:

    Looks great! I like the red. It really looks good against the white cabinets. I have a corner sink too, but no windows in front of it. That would be great!


  2. Stephanie A says:

    It looks so nice, Valerie! The molding details on the cabinets seem to stand out more now, and the white cabinets look so crisp and pretty. Love your corner sink and the nice valances that you added, too! Thanks for sharing it.


  3. Anonymous says:

    That looks so nice! Good job! I also like the decorative edging built onto your cabinets.


  4. Kristy... says:

    Looks great.. amazing what some paint can do. TOtally adorable.
    My kitchen is orange (and I LOVE it) but it is in desperate need of a touch up… since we have to repaint I am trying to decide if I want to go same color or something different. I love the look of a new room.. I like to spice things up…. We shall see… Looks great tho, looking forward to seeing more and what a great church family you have 😀


  5. Tori says:

    It looks great Valerie! Love the red!


  6. Thank you, Amanda! The corner sink is a new one for me. I had hoped to have a kitchen window, but when Terry toured the house he couldn't remember if it had one or not. After we moved in, I saw I have TWO! 🙂


  7. Thank you, Stephanie! I was worried about how it would all look. I'm glad you like it. 🙂


  8. Thank you, Mom! 🙂


  9. I know, it's fun to re-think it all and go for a new look. If you change yours, be sure to post pics. I think orange would be a fun kitchen color!


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