Monday, January 10, 2011

Kitchen Remodel

So when friends first saw my house they were a little shocked!

It's small, and it was really bad in the inside.
But it's in a great part of Colorado, 
I have some land, 
it's agricultural property,
which means I can have my Girls (the chickens) 
any another animal I want!

My sister saw my vision but everybody else 
thought I had lost it!

This was my kitchen........

Can you imagine!??

Pretty bad!
The indoor, outdoor carpet was good when 
I had the baby chicks in the house.  

And when my Rooster Bob got hurt he just hung out under the table.
He liked to sleep on my feet.

See one big happy family,
the cats and Bob all having dinner

This part was all closed in.
It was tiny little room, I guess so you couldn't see in 
the bathroom from the kitchen.
Oh and it was really nice fake wood.
Ya gotta wonder....??

OK this was the cool part.
When I tore that little area out 
I found a chimney!!!
Covered in plaaaster........ boo hoo
But still cool!

Be gone ugly brown cabinets!
and after........

The counter tops were dark brown little tiny pieces of tile
with black cement in between!

There was fake brick on the walls below the cupboards
and I did not have the patience
tear it out so I covered it with wainscot.
In the picture above you see I painted the brick white at first
Hated It!

And you can see the chimney with all the paster off of it.
Now that was a job.......never, ever again!


When it got down to the $ 
I had none
So I just painted the old cabinets 
and added the hardware I had taken from that house
that was going to be torn down.

I did cut the hinges out too but they had too much paint on them 
and I wasn't able to get them unscrewed.
So I got these from Lowes while 
I work on the old hinges.

All the original,
just painted over

New stove, washer, dryer and refrigerator!

Looking at these pictures I forgot what a mess this was.
I always joked, I lived like I was camping.
Those were some hard days.......
I wanted it done and it just didn't happen fast enough!

And now 
Stay turned.........
More on the other rooms comin up!


  1. Wow, what a transormation! You've done a fabulous job of adding period details. Great hardware! I'm sure it's nice to have balance restored. Camping in your own house isn't fun.
    Great job! xo

  2. You are so busted. You don't do "algebra" at work, you BLOG!!! Hee!
    And to all your readers out there, yes, I've been to Jane's house and it's even more adorable in person. LOVE IT!

  3. Isn't crazy how with each change comes improvement. Looking good!

  4. It's really fun to see all the before's and then the after pictures. You've done a lot of work on your adorable little house. I'm looking forward to seeing more.

  5. Wow, that is amazing. You go GIRL!! Did you have man power behind all those renovations? I know I would have had to!

  6. I feels good to make the space our own. Looking good and I know that is a lot of hard work. Thanks for linking and could you please add a my blog link to your post.

  7. Great job and I understand how much work it can be to remodel! Enjoy it!

  8. You actually made it look easy Jane! You have such great taste!

    Take care,