Here a picture of the (messy) kitchen before we started - I snapped this photo just before we removed the cabinet doors. The hinges were worn out and the door in the corner wouldn't even close anymore.
Some of the walls had grasscloth on them, and after being there 25+ years it was a real chore to remove it.
Hubby had to do a lot of repairs to the sheetrock before we could start painting the walls because in removing the wallpaper there was a lot of damage that occured.
The cabinet doors after 30 years of use:
The cabinet doors after the beadboard was added to the center panels and moulding was added around the edge:
The cabinet doors after being painted:
The cabinet doors after the glaze was applied:
New drawer pulls cuz we've never had any before..........and new hinges and door knobs. The oil rubbed bronze is a nice contrast to the light colored paint.
The kitchen seems really monochromatic now so we're looking at new countertops (pricey!) and would love to replace the current appliances with new black ones (not for awhile). I haven't decided what accent color to put in there yet, but I'm leaning towards some kind of red.
So anyway, there ya have it - a quick tour from start to nearly-finished. We're loving it and sometimes it doesn't even seem like the same space!