Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post. But all collections and opinions are 100% mine.
I wish you could have seen the kitchen when we started.
Or when we were in the middle of construction and there was only a pipe in the floor and layers and layers of indoor/outdoor carpet and vinyl.
I didn’t really take any before pictures.
Or during pictures.
You see….I didn’t write a blog then….
….and the only camera I had was the kind you threw away after you used it. 🙂
I wish I could tell you that I really planned out the design.
That I had pin boards and inspiration files and sample boards and price lists.
But I didn’t.
I had something much better.
Something that made me shop the house and the attic and my mother’s house.
Something that made me shop yard sales….
….and paint and distress and transform what I already had.
….a budget. 🙂
And so we used the original wood flooring.
And I painted the yard sale hutch that came from a yard sale and filled it with yard sale milk glass and cut up an old slip cover to make the curtains and turned a book case upside down to create a wall display and created faux transoms at the windows because real transoms….
….weren’t in the budget.
It’s been about four years now since we finished the kitchen….
…..and do you know what’s funny?
Now I have a little more budget.
Just a little.
I have a little extra to make some changes in the kitchen.
But I don’t.
Because I love it.
And with all its imperfections and yard sale finds and chipped paint and distressed glory….
….I think it’s perfect just the way it is. 🙂
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Disclosure: I was compensated by eBay and Style Coalition for this post.
But all collections and opinions are 100% mine.
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