The Kitchen at Maplewood

 

Here is our kitchen when we first moved in. Shortly after, I convinced my husband that we should refinish our wood floors and add hardwoods in the kitchen so we could have better flow. 

Here is our kitchen when we first moved in. Shortly after, I convinced my husband that we should refinish our wood floors and add hardwoods in the kitchen so we could have better flow. 

After we had the tiles removed and replaced with wood, it was time to do what I could with the 90's beige! The whole kitchen had a yellow/ beige hue that made my eyes cringe. 

After we had the tiles removed and replaced with wood, it was time to do what I could with the 90's beige! The whole kitchen had a yellow/ beige hue that made my eyes cringe. 

Still not perfect! However, I stopped avoiding the kitchen and actually started cook again. 

Still not perfect! However, I stopped avoiding the kitchen and actually started cook again. 

I had insomnia one night and whipped up this little valance. 

I had insomnia one night and whipped up this little valance. 

I wanted the handles to be a little more shabby chic, so I dabbed a little chalk paint on them and glued on some extra jewelry pieces I had lying around from another project. 

I wanted the handles to be a little more shabby chic, so I dabbed a little chalk paint on them and glued on some extra jewelry pieces I had lying around from another project. 

We replaced the beige appliances with stainless steel! When we removed the beige appliances, we noticed some amazing 1970's wallpaper lurking. Of course, we removed the floral eyesore, but was left with an even bigger eyesore. 

We replaced the beige appliances with stainless steel! When we removed the beige appliances, we noticed some amazing 1970's wallpaper lurking. Of course, we removed the floral eyesore, but was left with an even bigger eyesore. 

We really wanted to do a tile backsplash and even went as far as to find a tile we liked....Do you see it? To the left of the stove is a tile with a little mocking bird on it. The glass is made from recycled beer cans. Yet, we had no time to install something because we forgot to fix this before we offered to host a dinner. I ran out to Home Depot and bought adhesive tiles for a temporary fix. Ironically, it looked so good that we decided to keep it. 

We really wanted to do a tile backsplash and even went as far as to find a tile we liked....Do you see it? To the left of the stove is a tile with a little mocking bird on it. The glass is made from recycled beer cans. Yet, we had no time to install something because we forgot to fix this before we offered to host a dinner. I ran out to Home Depot and bought adhesive tiles for a temporary fix. Ironically, it looked so good that we decided to keep it. 

While this is not perfect, it fits our needs right now. Besides not having an actual pantry, the kitchen is pretty functional. There are some vanity things that we would like to add in the future, like granite counters and a farm sink. Maybe the next time you check in I will have something new to show! 

While this is not perfect, it fits our needs right now. Besides not having an actual pantry, the kitchen is pretty functional. There are some vanity things that we would like to add in the future, like granite counters and a farm sink. Maybe the next time you check in I will have something new to show!