Wow, the kitchen is finally done and I have to say that I’m beyond excited at the transformation and the completion of my kitchen (sorry for the 2 month delay on the reveal). I’ve been busy organizing, reorganizing (bad habit) and cooking up a storm (I NEVER, EVER, thought I’d say that). Here’s what she looked like when she was plain, drab, and boring Mary:
She was cute and user-friendly, but I wanted more. This is where I last left you (mid way through the transformation):
To quote my favorite Clean House diva Niece Nash (although sadly no longer with the show)…..”Take off your blindfolds and open your eyes (ok, assuming you are wearing virtual blindfolds):
Isn’t Marilyn a beauty??? This is the actual first makeover where I’m actually happy with everything (including artwork). Just for your viewing pleasure, here’s a slide show of the entire project (if you’ve got 3 minutes to spare):
A few things I would recommend (beside the obvious get pricing, interview contractors, etc):
(1) Stick to your budget – we went over by 15%, not terrible, but not great
(2) Be patient – yeah, easy for me to say, very hard to do, but I bit my tongue quite a few times
(3) Keep your eye on the prize – no matter how many times I got frustrated with a lack of a kitchen, I kept telling myself to think about the end result.
What do you think? Anyone else accomplish some major home improvement tasks lately?