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BEFORE pics of my kitchen. GAH. Fugly.

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

Is your kitchen fugly?

 Dream BIG.

 There is hope for you.

Pursue big dreams instead of small realities.

If I can work with the worlds fugliest kitchen … then anyone can do it.   My kitchen had a face that only a mother could love.  You don’t have to be as dramatic as I was.

After you see the photos in this blog post and realize how my kitchen was a little shop of horrors, it will make your kitchen seem like a walk in a beautiful park full of unicorns and sparkly fairies.

Don’t believe me?  Get ready to be mortified.  You may actually want to cover your eyes and go stand in the corner and suck your thumb.

Before :

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AFTER :

 

 

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The original kitchen was a dark hole of grossness.  It was a place where happiness went to die.

The only hope for the kitchen was to paint anything that didn’t move … White 

Once you go white,  you never go back.  What?!  Never mind.

We live in a white kitchen and it works like a charm.

Nuff said.

 

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

All of the chair pads and slipcovers throughout the kitchen are white and washable.   White is easier to clean than you think.

I use my homemade {delish} laundry soap and I use fantastic spray bleach for stains.  I discovered that stuff one time when I missed my sink and hit the chair. Bam.

Pow !

 

Clean sink AND clean slipcovered chair.  Who can ask for more than that?  It is a stain removal miracle.  Spray fantastic with bleach on stained white things.  Wash in washing machine.  Stain is gone.gone.gone.

You will have officially witnessed a stain removal miracle. You’re welcome.

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Want to know more about why white is a slice of awesomeness in a kitchen?

 

In the event of a chair catastrophe you can even replace the stool slip covers at Ikea for $10 each.  I bought a second set for red wine emergencies.  Not that it happens.  It totally happens. Most importantly, that flippin’ Ikea bar stool is also the worlds most comfortable stool.

You can curl up in it and fall into a food coma.

It’s $79 at Ikea.  Hello, sahhhweet price.

Uhhm, and Ikea didn’t pay me to say that.  I wish.

 

Dear Ikea, You really should get to know me.  We could be friends.  Just sayin’.

 

Our original kitchen was enough to make a grown woman cry.   Oh wait.  I did.  It was enough to put any sane soul over the edge.  Oh wait.  I did that too.  I contemplated Thelma and Louise-ing it over a cliff several times.

The kitchen was actually four rooms of stupidness.  They made no sense. We removed every wall possible.  Luckily, nothing fell on our heads.

If you have an option to tear out a wall, do it.  Just do it.

Part of the problem of some kitchen designs is that the work spaces face into black walls of darkness.  Ewww.  If you are going to wash dishes, you sure as hell don’t want to stare at a wall when you are doing them.

Torture.

 

Our place was a dive had potential when we moved in. What is worse than terrible?  It was that.   It was enough to make you shit a kitten. That bad.  Worse.  Definitely worse. Don’t believe me?  Cover your eyes if you have a weak stomach for ugly.

G.R.o.S.s.

 

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The house had not been a victim of any sort of fabulousness for a very long time.  It was a diamond in the rough.  Maybe a cubic zarconia.

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To give you a sense of our initial dire situation, my brother-in-law drove up our driveway on the first week that we moved in and said to me :

Jim :  Have you lost your mind?

Me :  I’ll whip this place into shape.  It’ll be rad.  You’ll see me on the news.

My inside voice : Is that my heart beating so loud ?  Is this what a heart attack feels like?  Should I  have considered crop dusting the fields with happy drugs?  I wonder if they grow dope around here?

Was I bat shit crazy?

 

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

But {deep down} I had one home design goal.

Pure, effortless, classic, REAL & quite simply simple.

It was my home design goal then, and is still my goal to this day.   Do you have a home design goal ?   Now that the kids are back in school,  you might be having a blast missing them dearly and you might even start to contemplate some ways to funk up your kitchen.

This is how you prepare :

Step one:  Jump up and down on the beds after the kids get on the school bus.

Step two: Have pillow fights.  With the wall.   You are now officially warmed up to start your projects.

The kitchen is always a good place to start.

 

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Your kitchen does not need to be a place where happiness goes to die. Make it a happy place.

Need some inspiration?

 

Check out Pinterest. Note : There is one wee humungous problem with Pinterest.

Pinterest = impossibly delicious.  Errrmahhgerd.

Pinterest :

You will be so inspired by the kitchens that you see! Part of you will jump for freaking joy, and the other part will want to high-five Pinterest in the head.  With a chair.

  Before you know it, you will have an inspiring plan.  Or a really pretty kitchen Pinterest board.

Same same but different.

Need more inspiration?

I’ve written a ton of DIY blog posts full of great ideas for your home.

You can find them here :  There is no place like home.

Go easy on yourself with your plans.  Don’t beat yourself up about your kitchen.  There is always hope.  One step at a time.  One foot in front of the other.  Get ready,  I have a bunch of blog posts lined up for you with cool ideas for your kitchen.

Keep it simple.  Keep it real.

Get inspired with ideas for your kitchen

 

You know you have a real kitchen when …

   

1.   There is a science experiment growing in the fridge.

2.    There is an unidentifiable sticky something stuck to the floor

3.   Dirty strangers bring filthy dishes into the kitchen in the middle of the night and leave them everywhere.  The gruby little turds leave a disheveled mess.  Dirty bastards.

4.   It’s a place where you can play with cooking utensils, wire, beads and food – but not all at the same time. That would be gross.

It can take you ages and stages to grow your kitchen and that’s okay.

It is better to live in a space and get a feel for what you love.

If you follow this kitchen series, you will have a ton of ideas coming your way.

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Before and After Crazies :

Are you ready for the before and after shots of the kitchen?   Slaps forehead.  Get ready to gasp.

BEFORE :

 

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AFTER :

 

 

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PS. I’ve changed the backsplash since this photo was taken.  You can read about the smashing story  the original mosaic backsplash here if you would like to make your own backsplash too.  More on that later. A great kitchen takes time.

An evolution.   It takes time to make it into something special.  Something that feels good.

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

BEFORE :

 

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AFTER :

 

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Yes, I believe all kitchens should have a sofa in them { where possible }.  Can’t do it?  Take out a wall.  Problem solved.  Tahh-dahhh.

BEFORE :

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AFTER :

 

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Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

Great ideas for your kitchen

Before/After Kitchen tour: Get some fab ideas for your kitchen

Over the years, you can make baby step changes in the kitchen.  Sometimes giant leaps.   Tread with caution.  I did.

 We bought a double sink and a single sink.  Having two sinks in a kitchen is d’bomb dot com.  Try it.   You’ll like it.

  I took one for the team by shopping for sinks at the Swedish Labryinth {also known as Ikea.}

PS. Ikea = Swedish for divorce.

I love that place.  I hate that place.

 

Faucets :

I have fallen head over heels in love with Delta Faucets.

Why LOVE Delta and Brizo faucets ?

 

Are they gorgy gorgeous ?

Check √

Are they functional with solid construction ?    Check √

Do they have great customer service ?    Check  √

Can you turn their touch faucets on and off by kissing the faucet  ?   Check  √ 

Do they respond to you on twitter* ?    Check  √ 

Sold !

We went with touch faucets in the kitchen.  That’s right.

Touch activated faucets.  <– I screamed that.

They are super - dope - rad

Touch activated faucets are sort of like men.  Actually, identical.  With a European design.  They even turn on when you kiss them.  And you think I lie.  I took the idea for a test run.  I have kissed men and faucets.  They both turn on when you kiss them.  The proof was in the pudding.

Touch faucets are all that and a bag of chips.

The faucets will feel like the yin to your yang.

The ping to your pong.

The normal to your crazy.

We decided on this faucet from Delta for a kajillion reasons ~  one of which, it makes me want to do the happy dance in my kitchen.

Flashback :

The fire department came to put out a chimney fire in our kitchen.  For the fourth time.  We are now on a first name basis with the chief.

BEFORE :

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I love the look on my daughter Tristan’s face :

Let me just casually lean up against the counter and pretend that the fire department is not in my kitchen.

 

Or My other daughter Mackenzie :

Is that a birds nest hairdo on the back of her head?!! I am an unfit mother.

 

AFTER :

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I promise, I still have four kids, they are just hiding around the corner.  All hell broke loose after this photo.  #GoodTimes.

Be weird.  Normal is the new boring.

PS. The fire department visits happened 10 years ago.  I might still be blushing. On a better note (and one that doesn’t cause a hot flash)… I can’t wait to share with you what this space looks like now. Oh. la. la. <- I meant that about the fireman AND the outdoor space.

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Since the whole kitchen chimney fire fiasco, some of the firefighters have become our pals.  They even park their truck here on occasion.  What?!   Wait until they found out that we took it for spin. Nudge nudge.  Wink wink. Joking. Not really.

 

 

Dear Durham Fire Department, You might want to check under your seats for some bubble gum wrappers,  bottle caps, and fire crackers. Love, You, Me and Dupree.

 

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Lynne

Sources:

Farmhouse sink: Ikea,  Touch faucet: c/o Delta Faucets, Wood countertops: reclaimed vintage floor boards, Kitchen Stools: Ikea,  Large overhead lighting in dining & sofa area: West Elm,  Slipcovered sofas:  Ikea,   Backsplash tile: Home Depot (discontinued)

 

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Tracey

YES! I did love this post. I can’t remember how I got here, but I’m SO glad I did. Probably searching for kitchen inspiration on Pinterest! I love your kitchen!!! Thank you for keeping it real!
I will be subscribing as soon as I hit send!!!!
Thank you!!!
Tracey

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Lynn

Oh my, my kitchen is “fugly” – dark and damp and just the pits. I found your blog and from today – I am a loyal subscriber. Where did you get the plate racks? My kitchen needs some serious love. I used to bake, but I am too depressed to even enter the pit of despair that is my kitchen. Thanks for giving me hope.

Amy in StL

It’s adorable that you think your kitchen is fugly. My kitchen makes yours look like the prom queen! It had lavender walls, butter yellow tile, white beadboard, fake slate flooring, a ceiling fan. .. need I go on? So far I’ve painted the walls. I don’t know what to do about the tile or bead board, oh did I mention laminate counters that “look like” butcher block?

Lynn

Oh Amy, sounds like you have your work cut out for you, but as Lynne said, she feels your pain; it’s always nice to have someone who has empathy for what you are going through. We all are cheering you on! You go girly.

Tina

You are freaken hilarious!! Everything I’ve read has just cracked me up! You have an awesome sense of humour, & it’s very refreshing compared to the stepford bloggers, hehe. Loved you home tour as I also am a home tour creeper! You have a beautiful place. Great job on ALL your renos. We bought a home on 18 acres 7 yrs. ago & never in our wildest dreams could imagine all the work that’s involved in the upkeep of the property never mind the renos! Ours is still a work in progress but wouldn’t trade it for anything! Keep up… Read more »

Mary Margaret

Totally want to see the rest of the series! Our kitchen is sort-of ripped out and waiting (patiently) to be re-assembled into something that looks nothing like the cramped 80s beauty it once was. It is moving so fast, yet somehow so slow… We don’t live there yet, or else it would seem even slower…

Lesli

Yes.and.DOUBLE.YES !

xoxo
Lesli 🙂

Dee Hetrick

HAAAA! That was AWESOME!!! I have laughed, and read, and laughed–like I was on the humor section of freakin pinterest!! I am also in an old,old farmhouse. Much smaller than yours, I think. To the best we can tell, built in about 1885? I CANT believe they raised 5 kids in this tiny place. My daughter’s BR might be actually smaller than your boy’s room! I KNOW about making the best of small spaces. Actually, I think the whole lower level of our farmhouse might fit into your BEAUTIFUL kitchen!! I’m new to your site, but looking forward to reading… Read more »

judy

I discovered you through Victoria Elizabeth Barnes Web Site and I have a whole new impression of the human species-I am old and I swear I was convinced that humans were pretty much boring, and everything that accompanies the word Boring. To find two live wires like you and the VEB site @this late date in my existence has made living interesting again. I go forth to seek more of your ilk. Thank You

YOU NEED YOUR OWN SITCOM! Can I be a guest on it?? I can totally relate to your style of writing and if there’s something I love, it’s laughing and boy do you know how to write da funny stuff!

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Love your blog…was sent over by Karen @ The Art of Doing Stuff. Hubby & I happen to be renting an 1850’s farmhouse…also untouched by the fabulosity fairy. Our (unwitting) landlord said & I QUOTE…”Do what you want, just no black paint”..Bwahahahaha! Poor guy. Soooooo while I can’t tear out walls, I CAN paint the kitchen white (& I’ll be refinishing the cabinets with chalkpaint to age them – in a nice way – not the fugly way they are now). Can you please share the white paint that you used? It just looks so perfect & my walls are… Read more »

sandra mattina

Hi there Lynne ! I clicked on your link from The Art Of Doing Stuff Blog….had seen your link before, but didn’t click on it, cuz I thought you were a Life Coach haha! Then, I thought , yeah, maybe I need a life coach, so I clicked on your add, only to be pleasantly surprised , not disappointed that you were not a life coach haha!!! Plus you are in Canada yay!, me too…in Grimsby.We just moved to Grimsby this summer, and knocked out a wall btwn the 12 x 12 kitchen and living room, it IS the best… Read more »

Jennifer Savage

In:):):):):)So, I will try to keep my story short & sweet. Old copper pipes=flooded house=huge hole in kitchen floor. Now EX hubby decided it was more important to halt the progress to cook for his brother & a friend in our poolhouse, even though the water was still off in the main house & it was homecoming week & my daughter was on student council & a cheerleader=lots of work & teens in our house=not the best time to not worry about not getting the water back on…hence the EX before hubby. My dad got some guys to fillthe hole… Read more »

North Coast

Love your writing!

[…] See a kitchen go from fugly to white-hot fabulous! […]

Two summers ago the daughter and I set off our smoke alarm in our apartment in Paris as we cooked a steak we had first tried in Aix en Provence, on our 2-burner electric range (http://thesolitarycook.wordpress.com/2012/02/14/steak-terroir/). I can’t believe I’ve actually said this, but it’s true: French firemen (pompiers) are every last little bit as totally and completely HOT as their American brethren. With a serious side of cool.

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Thank you Stacy xx @Stacy__Garcia for the kitchen love. My kitchen was definitely fugly http://t.co/Ngp5wrlhQ0 @TOTOUSA @DasalLighting

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FAB kitchen. And you are SO HILARIOUS!!!!!!!! IKEA = Swedish for divorce. Love it. Love + Light, Imen x

jojo

What happened to the stairs?
but even more important, what happened to your beautiful homemade backsplash?

Lynne, your posts always make me smile. Oh and your kitchen looks fabulous. Like, super-awesome. And LOVE the tip about the fantasic w bleach! Because lord knowsI’m a spiller. One of my knicknames as a kid was “Spill Lindsey”. No jokes.

Laughing! I just love you, Lynne. My apartment kitchen is pretty fugly. But a girl can dream and I do just that on Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/lisalisathom/for-the-home/ I look forward to your kitchen posts! I just love the couch in the kitchen 🙂

Lynn, gotta ask. Where did your stairs go? Did you put in a fireman’s pole…did they suggest that when they were there? Just asking because we’ve renovated 9 (gulp) houses (and lived in them all) and we looked a one for sale yesterday that had a staircase in the middle…love to have opened it all up but still would be stuck with the staircase in the middle. We were stumped.
Love you and your posts…you’re inspirational on so many levels.

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Lynne, I can not believe I read the whole Thing/Post! One of your ramblyist rambles. But without swear words. You do love a great white kitchen!

Both daughters are precious. Too bad we don’t know and enjoy it every second at that time in their lives. (firemen – not bad! my 2nd choice are cowboys)

New backsplash very F Ancy. Cheers!

Linda

Love it all…thanks for sharing !!! My hubs is a contractor and my kitchen doesn’t look that good? Oh well when Siri reveals hers you’ll know what he can do… It’s beautiful and white too !!!

I adore your kitchen. And I love seeing your before photos! except that my house looks more like your “befores” than your “afters”. So next time you’re here, I’m hiring you to walk around my house with me and tell me everything you would change. Or maybe we’ll just move. I can’t have chickens here anyway 😉

WHAT!? Your kitchen is amazing. The white makes me so happy. Can you come over later and help me with mine? 🙂

I don’t have a funny kitchen story, just that my kitchen looks funny. Help. Please. In need of a reno. (and Home Show tickets). Love this post, and will be following along with your Kitchen series.

Ok you know I already think you live in my dream home, treehouse aside as this is one of our dreams – to live in the country where my neighbour isn’t an arm’s width away from our living room wall. But now I am going to be nagging my husband even more b/c the kitchen reno, is the next big reno to happen in our home. And the fire dept would come b/c of my cooking, never mind if we had a chimney. I dream of butcher block countertops and a wrap around porch. I have this feeling that we… Read more »

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Carol

Lynne, hello darling, (the name I give to people who make me smile and take me out of my troubles for a few moments.) Oh my I love your Reno. Befor photos are fantastic gems aren’t they. They are like handy ego boost for our creativity, when every one is taking for granted the peacful home there sitting in. Us home lovers work so hard behind the Sean’s. I sacrificed bench space to move my kitchen towards at least welcoming. (Have no money to spare, so I can only take out, not much comes in.) But the more stops I… Read more »

gema kochovski

Another cool site to check out on Pinterest http://www.savvyhomeblog.com. Beautiful stuff also!

Thanks for your great post today.
I baahaha’d louder than I have in much too long! Love your “new” kitchen. and looking forward to all the kitchen posts, because yes, we do live in our kitchens. Especially here in the South.
Sincerely,
Pembroke, Georgia

Totally love this post!!! SOOOOO inspiring! Such great ideas from start to finish!!! LOVE IT! We are slowly working through our house (new homeowners AND newly married…). We don’t have any before and afters, but I do have these bathroom ones!
http://oomphlove.blogspot.ca/search/label/Renovations

We are always on the hunt for new ideas
http://www.oomphlove.blogspot.ca

Kerry

funneeeeeee stuff Lynne!! Love it!! and Tristan casually leaning on the countertop like the fire dept’s not there! ha!

I’m sitting out in my whitewashed “cottage” (our garage turned into a cottage…a gottage?) whitewashed thanks to you being so damn inspiring!! curled up next to the woodstove (cuz it’s fricken freezing out) and now dreading going in to my yukky old fugly kitchen. Oh well… I’ll just have to pour more wine and ‘drink er pretty’!

love ya!
Kerry

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Jeannie

Lynne,

Did you paint the West Elm light fixtures white?

Kitchens, kitchens, kitchens… stories… okay, here goes, I got two in my house, used to have three, but the one in the basement was like coakroach grody so we tore it out. Why do people spare the main floor kitchen and cook in the basement I will never know… anyway, the one on the main floor, which we are tearing out has a massive porcelain sink – white, Lynne – which, hells yes, gets all scuffed and whatnot – but hey, it’s cool, it’s retro, it’s an antique -it’s BEING TORN OUT. Anyway, the tenants who ARE LEAVING complained about… Read more »

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I love your kitchen make-over. We bought our current house 5 years ago with the same “diamond in the rough” thoughts. So far we have removed two walls, renovated our kitchen, added on a screened-in porch, replaced the carpet with hardwood (worst job ever), painted almost everything and a lot of landscaping. The bathrooms are next on the list. Icky terribleness.

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Caren

Lynne,

Great post! I also love white, love what you did with your kitchen too. Your posts are a stitch! I don’t follow anybody, but I follow you!

Have a great weekend,

Caren

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