Monday, March 21, 2011

New Look

The Cottage kitchen is sportin' a new look!
A few weeks ago Mr. D informed me that we had saved up enough dough-ray-me (thanks to Dave Ramsey and our Total Money Makeover!) to buy a new refrigerator!  
Then he took me on a date to pick one out!

Mr. D bought me a stove for my birthday!

 So, you know how one thing leads to another....well, that's what happened at The Cottage....

First, I re-painted the upper cabinets.  Then I glazed them. Then I took the doors off the cabinets over the microwave.  Mr. D is going to make a shelf for that cabinet soon.
and then he will add the brackets to the left upper cupboards,
after I buy them.  and paint them. :)


I took this oldie but goodie to the garage

and gave her a make-over

I'm looking for new jewelry hardware to finish the look.

The kitchen has evolved quite a bit in the nearly 8 years we've lived at The Cottage.

When we moved into The Cottage the kitchen looked like this:

years later, the kitchen looked like this

Now the Cottage kitchen looks like this:

I'm pretty sure this is the first time I've had matching appliances in my kitchen since we lived in our very first apartment.  In 1981.


  1. So pretty ...Love it Cheri

  2. Now that's a fun date night!!! I love how your kitchen looks... good stove choice too :-)

  3. Yay for new appliances! I remember reading about how many times you had fixed the old fridge. And, seriously, it cannot be almost 8 years that you've lived there!

  4. Congratulations on the new appliances! I love your kitchen... especially the island. Amazing!

  5. I was thinking the same thing! You've really been in that house for 8 years? Since before Jack was born??? crazy.

    and I am so insanely envious of your new appliances and love the "after" picture. love it all. and am also envious of your ability to just do it (painting cabinets re-doing antiques etc) can you please come and live at my house for a while?


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