We gutted it. Stripped it to nothing.
I've looked all over my computer and can't find the before pictures, unfortunately.
All I found was this one, and you can see the original flooring and junk.
So we redid the entire kitchen, on a dime.
Barstools were from Ikea.
When we moved here The Man worked for a cabinet company.
These cabinets were custom made for someone else, but there was a goof on the stain.
So we got them for free.
Someday I'd like to consider painting them white, but I couldn't argue with an entire kitchen of free custom cabinets!
We replaced the flooring by laying tile from Lowe's.
When countertop shopping, I wanted something different. Something fun and unusual.
We looked into stainless steel but no one around here does them for an affordable price.
We talked about concrete but I never could get The Man to commit to that.
We ended up finding granite for a steal from a discount granite store.
The light above the sink was on clearance for $17 at Lowe's.
It was originally Oil Rubbed Bronze color, but I spray painted it with "stainless steel" paint.
The wooden sign is something we found in one of our barns. No clue what it is or means but I liked it.
The H is for our last name, bought at Hobby Lobby with a 40% coupon and spray painted white.
I put up drawer pulls vertically to hang kitchen towels on either side of the sink. They were hand-me-downs from The Man's grandparents - free.
The stove was a floor model and we got a crazy good price on it.
The shelves were built specifically to hold my large pots.
The little sunflower tin is also from Hobby Lobby with a 40% coupon.
When you're limited on cabinet space, the walls are a great place to hang pots and pans!
The red mirror on the wall, was a thrift store find, spray painted.
I use it as a display piece at craft shows and the Barn Sales, and I can't tell you how many people have tried to buy it from me!
On the shelf, a collection of cookbooks, some homemade jams, and an old oil squirter we found in the yard.
Mugs from Anthropologie, a gift from a friend.
Vintage fruit bowl, hand-me-down from The Man's grandparents.
Overhead light (not seen here) is an affordable fixture from Ikea.