14 June 2008

more house projects galore - the kitchen

My parents came to town last weekend, bringing all sorts of gifts and treasures. Being self-employed carpenter/cabinetmaker/house painters, they bring a lot more expertise to the house remodel then either the sweet husband or myself. I am also fairly limited in the housework tasks that I can perform right now, so having some good help was awesome. Dad had meetings most of the weekend, but mom did some serious painting. She finished all of the little projects that had gone undone, the bathroom ceiling, trim and door; the cabinets that I had started a month ago, but that still needed one more coat; the linen closet doors. Then, after all of the little pieces were done, she tackled the living room, repainting the whole thing.

They also brought along the cabinet doors that they had whipped together one weekend. I'm not kidding, I sent them dimensions on Friday and they were done by Sunday night. Not just built, but sanded and painted. Not only that, they aren't just "whatever we can afford" doors, they are exactly what I wanted, the cabinets that I want to have in any house I live in. Just simple, shaker style, painted cabinets with basic finger hold cutouts, no handles or knobs, nickel hinges. Just clean crisp lines.

We also repainted the kitchen about a month ago so that it would look bigger and more open. We both really love the red, but we also really want it to sell when we put it back on the market. So we went with the pale yellow that we used in the laundry room that is right off the kitchen. Here are a few pictures of the kitchen, starting with the before shot...




3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sweet! I love the cabinets a lot Amy...go Mom and Dad! Aubrey

erinn said...

Wow. those parents are keepers! thanks for the sweet, sweet comment. I'll be checking in on your to see how the baby is coming along!

dig this chick said...

holy shit! I need to see this in person! Looks fabulous. AND, OK, baby Corbin, I am so ready to meet your acquaintance!