Finally - the dust has settled and the project is complete!
And somewhere I have neat pictures - can you believe this is all I can find at the moment? Please tell me I'm not the only one who does this!
And the before is shown below:
Now this is an embarrassing picture - my house is not always this messy. Guess the wine was needed to get up the courage to start taking those messy tiles out??
The hardwood floor was extended into the kitchen area and sanded and stained a much lighter color. Those lovely "purple" counter tops are a thing of the past! Yeah! And the curtains will be replaced at some point in the near future! The new counter tops are coved and much lighter in color with an undermounted sink.
My zany decorations above the cabinet remain - doesn't everyone have a collection ranging from Dad's old tin cars (about 75 years old) - to antique refrigerator jars - to butter molds - to my grandmother's old Brownie camera? Actually I have a closet of Longaberger baskets that someday I plan on putting up there unless I can sell them first!
On to the next project - planting flowers and getting the yard in shape. Sunshine and sweet tea these days - just can't get much better than that!!!