Wednesday, July 8, 2015

[Before] The Apple Kitchen

Last November we bought our very first home in Seattle, Washington. It was built in 1948 and we love the location, size, and charm of the house most of all. It's got many classic and beautiful elements including original hardwood floors, arched doorways, and large picture windows.

The kitchen is the heart of the home, they say. Ours, however, was severly lacking in the appearance department! Functional - yes. Spacious - yes. Ugly - YES. Please enjoy the before photos, taken the day we got our keys, prior to the mini kitchen makeover.

There are three doors leading into the kitchen. If you walked in through the front door this would likely be the way you'd enter. How do you like those apples?!

Yes, my friends, that's multicolored apple border on top of yellow and white striped wallpaper. The white cabinets aren't bad at all! Have your eyes been able to look away from the apples yet?

There are plenty of cabinets and tons of counter space, even if it's blue. That faucet bit the dust just a few days later, shooting water every which way about the kitchen!

There's one tiny portion of wall space that wasn't covered with wallpaper and/or border and you're looking at it!

The electric stove isn't my favorite, but it gets the job done. Notice the tacky wallpaper over the arched doorways, please.

Now we're circling back to the side of the kitchen which we began on and, yes, there are more apples and stripes there. I love that little diagonal cabinet because it's unique, makes room for a clear walking path, and it fits pots and pans perfectly!

We hope to do a major renovation next year to scrap the 90's blue counter tops, parquet flooring, and electric stove. My future dreams include a new flooring, cabinets, countertops, a double oven, gas stove, and an unlimited budget!

I jumped for joy in the yard the day we moved in, literally. Do you see that tree on the right? I HAVE MY VERY OWN FIG TREE! This photo was taken in November and the tree is now filled with new, huge leaves and probably 100 figs. They're not quite ripe yet.

Thanks for touring the kitchen with me. Stay tuned for the after photos!

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