The kitchen is remarkably beautiful compared to where it started. Now, I am notoriously horrible at taking "before" pictures when I start a project. I know I should, but usually I am far too impatient to get stuff finished to put anything in the way of getting started. And I guess I don't find that much joy in documenting the ugly. But, I did snap a few quick pictures of the old kitchen before I painted. And when I say ugly...
Yellow and white are not bad kitchen colors in theory. In this case, however, I imagine that whoever painted it said, "Great. I need yellow paint and white paint. How hard can that be?" and then proceeded to pick up the first swatch of yellow and white that they saw. The result was less than fortunate... icy cold gray-blue white and I-can't-believe-it's-not-butter yellow. Pair that with a flourescent overhead light and you can imagine why I was thrilled with our landlord told us we could paint.
|Antique lidded basket that perfectly fits my wastebasket!|
|Tiny yellowware bowl from one of my favorite new antique shops in Lincoln|
|An antique pantry cabinet for extra storage|
|A beautiful gilded mirror above the sink in place of a window|