Over the past year, many of you have asked how our new home is coming along. So I thought for our one year anniversary month, I’d post some before and afters to commemorate the occasion and share some details! There is still a long way to go, but what home is ever finished?
February 28 marks one year ago that we officially owned a house and March 1 we moved in. It was a long and arduous process at times. Anyone who has been in escrow knows the stressful, ulcer inducing trial it is. But more stressful than escrow was living and working in a tiny one bedroom. We desperately needed a bigger place. One year later, we are still so grateful for our new town home. It still feels huge! One way it feels huge is by upgrading to a much bigger kitchen. Looking through the place was initially such a whirl wind that I couldn’t even remember if there was a place for a dish washer (thankfully there was). Not only that but there was a brand new one there as well as a brand new oven/range. We splurged and got ourselves a second fridge to complete the white Whirlpool set! One of my favorite things about the house didn’t even come with the house. I love the water and ice dispensor! Our old fridge leaked anyway so it’s better that it’s on the garage now. I can’t tell you how amazing it is to have two refridgerators! Came in handy on Thanksgiving as well as every time I overdo it at the grocery store (I love juicing!). This is by far the biggest makeover of any of the rooms! There were, unbenouced to us when we bought the place, two dead cockroach nests under the drawers in the kitchen. Needless to say, remains were EVERYWHERE. Only by the saving grace of my friends were we able to start using the kitchen in April. That’s right. April. There was a lot of eating out! But after a lot of cleaning, wiping, and scraping, the kitchen was usable. Details in the makeover below!
Details about the Kitchen: Paint color is _________ White by Sherwinn Williams. Meg Long and I repainted the counter tops with Rust-Oleum’s Counter Top Paint in Pewter. This was the best decision ever! I highly recommend it! Knobs, handles, and plants from Ikea. The vintage window and barber shop comb holder (turned straw dispenser) were from the Pasadena Architectural Salvage. Soooo many good finds there! The tin is a souvineer from Switzerland.