What do you do on the second night in a new house? You rip out the kitchen of course! This is what it looked like in all of it's Marigold colored glory! The cabinets were made of the same wood as the logs... and the counter was faux wood... I basically felt like the bride of Woodywoodpecker!
We painted the cabinets black and put in a speckled gray countertop with a stainless sink and new dishwasher (that didn't leak!).
The Stove had barely been used but was... Marigold so...
I painted it. No, I am not kidding, I painted it with appliance paint! I personally think it turned out great and cost me $6.48!
This is my very large pantry but if you can't see it, it is because it is camophloged with the logs! LOL
Much better! (In my opinion anyway)
I felt like the cabinets up top really boxed off the kitchen from the great room so...
We took the small one down and re-hung it in another part of the kitchen making it more open and adding a whole other section to the kitchen. For those of you who think you recognize the little rolly cart you are not mistaken. It is the same inexpensive rolly cart that I had in the other house but we painted it black too and then used some leftover countertop on it to make the match just right!
I decied to leave the other upper cabinet as the area behind it will eventually be part of the master and it will be a hallway so it will not be blocking anything and will give me more room to hang pictures later. I took the sliding plexy glass doors off and left them open to provide easy access to my dishes and spices (I think it looks great with the all white dishes).
The kitchen is about three times the size of my old one and I love it. It really stands out now as a room of it's own instead of dissapearing into the solid wood vortex! I bought the dishwasher and stovetop on sale at Sears and with all supplies the grand total for this remodel.... $650.00! Not bad eh?