Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Goodbye Tacky, Hello Classy

On July 30th Trevor and I got our long-awaited new counter tops put in in our kitchen and bathrooms. We forgot to take before pictures of the kitchen so I just dug up these two photos from the very first time I viewed the house to give you an idea of the before, not only of the counter tops but the whole house! The old counters in the kitchen were a sort of mauve speckled pattern and were hideous.
Some befores........
The new faucet and sink.....again no before pictures but think old and dated :)
By the front window......the pattern is called Fresh Paint and is kind of a beige/green/yellow combination which ties the kitchen color and living/dining room color.
The larger picture..........
The stove.........
Here is a shot of the after the removal of the old tops. We saved over $800 by removing the old tops and plumbing and installing the new plumbing ourselves.
The breakfast bar..........
The upstairs bathroom counter was painted a dark navy blue and was chipped and beaten. As well as the faucet was outdated and the sink old.
Tada! Fresh and lovely. This pattern was called Spring Foliage and is similar in design to the kitchen. It perfectly matches the colors of the wall, shower curtain and towels without actually matching any of those colors.
Another shot of the ucky old counters.........
FABULOUS! Doesn't even look like the same bathroom. These colors completely change the room but are still neutral enough to be able to paint another color without having to renovate again.
Above the toilet..........
Love Love Love........
The downstairs bathroom was nothing but pink.....even worse, almost a dusty rose. And the faucet was even worse and there was no drain plug!
VaVa Voom! The faucet and sink and drain trap are the same as the upstairs bathroom. We went with the push down assembly for the drain trap and we love the look.
Before.......
After.......this was my favourite pick of all the patterns so since this room is the only room not painted I figured we could go with it and paint around the counter instead of the other way around. It's kind of a wheat grass thatched look. And very neutral, I think it will look great with a smokey blue/green paint.
Pink........
Wonderful........the cabinet doors are missing because we are currently busy painted the pink melamine strip on the edges white.
I could not be more thrilled with how they turned out. It's amazing how much they really change the look of the house and really bring it up to date. It also makes brushing your teeth and cleaning the kitchen much more enjoyable! We feel blessed to have been able to complete this renovation and will continue to work away on our humble abode and will keep you updated as we do!
Aloha and Mahalo for reading....

1 comment:

Mum said...

The counters look amazing! Wow, it really updates your place...you have both done a terrific job of changing your okay house into an up-to-date, comfy home...kudos to you!!