Nannykim at,http://spindlecottage.blogspot.com/ ,
wanted to see more of the kitchen, so here it is again. In older posts you can probably see some better photos too.
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Our typical 1980's trilevel kitchen. Use to have really really dark woodwork and cabinets with flat fronts etc. We redid and refaced them ourselves, repainted all the kitchen, put in all new appliances ( old ones were the nice 80's gold), put in new light fixtures, redid the counter tops and back splash and flooring etc.
And my bank of cupboards and open shelves that I love.
This was taken out of an old house and had no back on it when we bought it for like $250. at
a local antique shop. It was already this color and distressed. So we just had to wallpaper the back boards before putting on in the open shelf area and put on plywood on the backs of the cupboards below. It gave me all this much more storage which is great. We did not build it in, so it can be moved or kept if we ever sold the house.
But here you can see the new medallion up with the chandelier and our little but
I was lucky when looking as I found a larger chandelier with a matching smaller one for above the sink area at Lowes. And then a flush mount light for near the stove work area that matched them well. Hard at times to find light fixtures that all work together.
If we ever get to add onto our house like we would like I have plans to enlarge the kitchen a wee
bit. There would be an Island where the table is. Shelves and a desk where the bank of open shelves is now. That piece would move to the wall in the now dining room, the kitchen table and dining room would move to the now dining room.
An arch would lead from that eating area into the new open beamed living room and the now dining room would move to the existing living room.
So we would have two dining rooms in an L shape to each other but would be great when entertaining etc. Not to mention the big new living room and new entry area of the house.
And those walls are going to be brick reddish, I think.
Got to have me a red room one day!!! Dream dream!!