Buzzings from a quilter who bumbles her way through life!

Monday, February 10, 2014

A Glimpse of the Before - My Kitchen.

It was too cold this weekend to go to the new house. The hill country had snow and ice! We knew really cold weather was coming and turned off the water and drained the pipes. Since we had a wedding to attend on Saturday, there just wasn't time to go and make it worthwhile. We'll be there this coming weekend, though. 
In the meantime, I thought you might want a peak at my kitchen as it is now.                        
                                             BEFORE:
Here is the 29" cooktop. It will be replaced along with the backsplash. The wallpaper border will be removed. 
Looking into the breakfast room. We plan to reconfigure this peninsula.
(Don't know what the "rust colored" stuff on the front of the fridge is, but we're guessing maybe it is glue left from having either wood, wallpaper, or something else on it.) The ovens will be removed since I plan on a range with two ovens. The archway that barely shows leads into the dining room.
Island looks a little out of place, but probably looked fine when the kitchen was all furnished. I'm going for a bigger one or maybe two islands! This is a big kitchen!
Now, I know that this is not a bad kitchen. Some people would love this just as it is. BUT, we are going to be making this a dream kitchen. We plan on replacing the 18 year old appliances and doing a little reconfiguring. The cabinets are really nice, so we will keep them. 
Remember, we have to replace an entire household of furniture. We will buy a few quality pieces and fill in with second hand findings. So far, the only piece of furniture we have is a nice leather sectional from Ethan Allen. (Found in the clearance room, but brand new and more than half off!) Since we will not be moving into the house for about a year, I have time to search for just what I want.

 Here is the one wall I didn't show above. It is a desk area. We plan on removing all of the cabinets and the pantry from this wall, lengthening it some, and using this as the "setting" for a nice 48" gas range, flanked by cabinets.
 That's pretty much it for the kitchen. I'll give an update about removing that tile. Hopefully, it will not be a frustrated rant!
 I LOVE making a house my own. What a blessing to have this opportunity. I can't wait to show you progress on the kitchen. (Actually, I can't wait to MAKE progress on the kitchen!)
I'm working on some ideas for some quilty artwork. Hopefully, I'll have something to show you soon.)


                                                 

29 comments:

  1. Linda, I am SOOO very happy for you!! After the trauma of a housefire, you are so deserving of a house you can make your own!! This will indeed be a dream kitchen. God has a way of turning our tragedies into blessings.
    Blessings
    Gmama Jane

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  2. It's a gorgeous kitchen but I know you'll have fun making it your own! I'm in San Antonio right now. The weather has been a roller coaster!

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  3. Well, if you don't like your kitchen, you can move all that into my house, lol.
    I would never be able to fit half of that, love the space and the layout. I would change out the island though, really nice space to put a big one in.

    Debbie

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  4. It's a wonderful space. Can't wait to see your plans come into fruition :)

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  5. You are going to have a dream kitchen Linda! So well deserved!

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  6. Beautiful kitchen! Since my entire house is 700 square feet, I can't even imagine having this amazing space. What a joy you will have when you get it fixed to your tastes and then cook your first meal!

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  7. Your kitchen is going to be lovely Linda.

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  8. Like Jeannie, my whole house would just about fit into your kitchen. It is lovely and bright. I'm sure it will be a pleasure to cook in! With that space in my kitchen, I would be sure to have a cookstove. Now that would be a dream for me LOL

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  9. Linda Dear this is so exciting. You will have time to truly make this kitchen your very own and cook wonderful nourishing meals for you, your husband and family. How very thankful that you have found this home. Blessings and Home Sweet Home!

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  10. Why are you removing the tile, it looks nice, the island does look out of place, love the white cabinets and the idea of getting new appliances how exciting, but why are you guys not moving in for another year? Is it some Insurance thing? Love all of the pictures, thanks for sharing your adventure with us.

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  11. What a great space! Have fun making it 'yours'.

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  12. It's beautiful! How fun to make some changes and make it just perfect for YOU! Why aren't you moving in for so long? Will it take that long go fix it up?

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  13. It will be wonderful to make it into your dream kitchen.

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  14. It is absolutely beautiful, Linda.Making changes to suit your taste will truly make it your own. I actually love the little desk area. Like a lot of the others, my house would probably just fit in your kitchen.LOL I am so happy that you have such a beautiful home.

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  15. This is so exciting. I can't wait to see the after. You are right, it is a wonderful kitchen, but I can see your vision and it will be even better as your own.

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  16. It's huge! Amazing looking house. Enjoy dreaming of your future home. Could you reply to this with the address I am sending your blocks? Just double checking

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  17. I am thrilled for you both! You will LOVE living in the Hill Country and cooking in that kitchen once it is all your own...Can't wait to see what you do...
    We are still working on our place...maybe this year we can move too!!!

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  18. I love seeing the pictures of your house, it's exciting ! I'm a house renovating, house hunting, HGTV girl ! Oh girl you're going to have FUN !!

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  19. Wonderful kitchen and the changes will make it fabulous. In 2000 we did a huge addition on our 1926 house, and we moved the tiny kitchen into the new part. It was so enjoyable to use the new space, and I am positive that you will loive working in your new space too. Nancy: rangerer@sbcglobal.net

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  20. I haven't had time to read blog posts lately so just found out that you have a new house....CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Can't wait to see what you do to it and can't wait to see those new upholstered chairs!!!

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  21. Looking forward to seeing your after !! This time get what you love and not what you need .
    Blessings Sandra

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  22. This will be such an experience for you... as if you haven't had enough "experiences" in the past months! The basics of the kitchen are definitely there, but your ideas for change sound great, and will surely enhance it to, as you say, make it yours. I'm glad for you to have the time to do it right, and not have to live in the mess during the process. As challenging as some of it will surely be, I hope you find this to be a more pleasurable than painful experience. Take lots of pics, and have some fun!

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  23. Can't wait to see what you do with this kitchen. I do like the cupboards already so I am dying to see the final results. Keep us posted!

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  24. Even the before photos look great! I had a quick question and I was hoping that you could email me back when you get the chance. Thanks!

    Emily : )

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  26. My kitchen is not tiny but also not large - just not a good layout and has little storage space. That kitchen would be like a dream! I just know you're going to love it. :) blessings, marlene

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  27. That is a huge kitchen! I can totally see why you would make some of those changes. I can't wait to see the after pics. I love a good kitchen remodel.

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