When we bought the house 3 years ago, and up until a few days ago, the kitchen was a hodgepodge of original teak cabinets, cracked tile, wood, and confetti countertops, almond appliances that made a racket, deep raspberry walls and lime green floors. We called it our hippie kitchen, all it needed was a pot plant on the windowsill. Of course we'd LOVE to rip it all out and install one of those immaculate and streamlined Ikea kitchens, but we don't have a spare arm (or a leg for that matter) so we're making do with what we have. Not only is this budget-friendly, but it's sounding rather eco-friendly too. Which makes us terribly trendy (not that there was ever any doubt there of course). I'll keep you updated with photos as we make progress! In the meantime, here's a hint of what is to come:
Gas range from Craigslist, previous owner was upgrading (?!) again. Perhaps she wanted her new stove diamond encrusted? You can see the new paint colour on the walls and lower cabinets, and the birch countertop to replace the scary grout. Lighting is awful in the photo but there was no natural light left!