Thursday, September 25, 2008

From Scream to Dream, well sorta

I have my pictures out of order because I wanted to show you Scream Kitchen first.
This is where we will have to stay for awhile until our other house sells. I am happy with it.
You will see what it use to be like. We have come a long way baby!
I have posted this before on my Lace and Lures blog. I just needed to add it to my One Shabby Old House Journal.

This is the way the kitchen looked when we found this old house. I wrote previously that the bottle of whiskey on the counter top is not ours. It must have been the previous owners way of dealing with this scary kitchen.
Yes that is roach dust too. These things were so big you could have thrown a saddle on them and rode them in to town.
I repainted the kitchen walls and cabinets and added new hardware just to cope.
Then Dave laid the floor and added the beadboard to the walls.

This old house is held up with lots of caulk! Lol.
So there you have it so far.
But this is not the end of this Kitchen story.
I have a better vision of the kitchen but like most will have to wait. But good things come to those who wait. So wait I will.


Sharon~heartsongs said...

It's looking good. My kitchen is the color of your before picture!!
I love the table you are using as an island. I need to find one about that size. Mine is about an 18" sq. and I like the looks but I really can't use it for anything. I'll post it one day and show you.
Thanks for your encouragement!

Joanne Kennedy said...

You did a great job on the kitchen. Much much nicer now. I cracked up about riding the roaches.

Love your new banner. Cori is such a wonderful girl. I was very blessed to have met her in person.



Hey Sis,
I love it the way is and I do love that paint color, I haven't gone to see the color yet at the store, I need to remember to do that! I am in a lull the last couple of days and can't decide on what I want to do I wish we lived closer so we could go shopping or something!LOL. I have to get off this comp and get busy, I will talk to you soon.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I think the kitchen is darling.... seems like I posted about it on your other blog, or at least I remember seeing it. I love the cabs and the paint color you chose.

Ugh, I think my grandma and grandpa's kitchen has that exact same tile, sans the green stripe.

Roaches with saddles, ROFL!! Maybe they were drinking the wiskey too?

Just A Girl said...

Hi Becky,
Your kitchen is so darling that I would leave it as is if it were mine. Now I think I need to go fix mine... ha! ha!
I'm looking at the banner and it's too BIG! from where you're sitting does it fit within the border? From my computer its lapping over the edge on the right.
Am I slightly insane? maybe just a little :).
Oh, we didn't get to see the bead board.
Have fun sweet friend.

Glenda said...

Wowza that turned out really nice. I love the color you painted the walls. White kitchens are so nice and clean looking.


Carolyn said...

I think the kitchen looks great now-so fresh and clean.Carolyn

My Petite Maison said...

Hi Becky,
Cute kitchen. Love all the things you did to make it cute.

After looking at your "before" photos, my little kitchen is looking really, really good right now.

Love the new floor and the drawer pulls (oh yeah, and the white paint too!).

Picket said...

Hey there friend....I think it turned out amazing and you gave it instant charm and warmth and you can tell it feels loved now! Lordy girl..your description of the roaches made me squeal! lol lol I can't wait to see all the 'story' unfold as you give back life to this dear home! Have a great weekend!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks so much for your comments! We think alike ;), and the friend part is the best too ! and O M Gosh, your kitchen looks so Beautiful!! I love the feel of it! Its scrumptiously perfect! The color is so pretty and so is EVERY single detail !!!

Great Job!!!

~ Hugs~ Cynthia

Joanna said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful. I like what you've done. The paint color looks nice & relaxing. xoxo, Joanna

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Oh my... you all have been working very very hard but the results are very charming.... Will be so nice when you can relax and enjoy... maybe for thr holidays.... Yummy decorating.. a double dip of decorating...

Rue said...

I'm officially in love with your blog! I hope you don't change the kitchen too much more, because it's darling :)