Mar 1, 2015

Kitchen Renovation Finished

It  has taken us a couple of years to complete this kitchen project...

When I look back at this kitchen, I have such good memories of raising my family here and making do with what we had at the time. We upgraded our plastic utility sink to this retro metal cabinet sink that we had found on a local radio show called Jobline Swap and Shop...

It was a show where people called in, advertising their junk for sale....way back before Craigslist was ever thought of! 

The old Cabinet and sink needed some lovin' but we seen the potential. Troy went to work sanding it down and painting it red. It was a step up from that plastic utility sink and it served us well, as we continued to raise our family.
As time went on, we found that we really needed counter space and wanted to start  kitchen renovations. We found this Stainless Steel,  triple basin sink and counter combo on Craig's List. Rescued from an old Bakery.
I know what your thinking...A little cold and Industrial, but yet again we saw potential. The sink fit perfect and seemed to be made just for us.

Troy went to work turning the sink into a built in.
We repurposed old doors and turned them into cabinet doors for the bottom half of the kitchen. Having this counter space has been amazing. The "HUGE" triple basin sinks are out of this world when it comes to harvest time, canning, treating laundry and doing the dishes!
Recently we set out to replace the old temporary shelving, that turned out to be... not so temporary! While originally the shelves were for temporary use until we could afford to buy real cabinetry, we found that we really loved the open shelving concept. The longer the shelves were up the more we were convinced that we would like to keep them that way.

So out with the yucky, old, chippy, melamine boards.

 In with the new real wood shelves and wainscotting.
And finally after 16 years of various stages of progress...My kitchen is complete!
They say the kitchen is the heart of the home....and that rings true for my little country kitchen and vintage treasures!

 I am in LOVE... and full of Gratitude to finally have this project complete!


  1. You've done a nice job Jennifer! You're a girl after my own heart with all the color in your kitchen. Love it! And I can totally see all the work involved.......makes me tired just thinking about it. Hehe.

  2. Yes...lots of work, but we took our sweet time... it was soooooo worth it!

  3. Gorgeous! I love the way your Fiesta and other dishes pop against the white background. I'm afraid I'd spend all my time sitting at the table gazing admiringly at the new kitchen and get absolutely nothing done.


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