This weekend I made the shades and painted the walls biege. (see shades post below) Not too big of a painting job, since the walls are mostly cabinets. Plus the subway tile and backsplash goes high up the wall.
The stove is a 1950's Tappan.
We got it free on twincitiesfreemarket.org. It was a major find. It is a fully working gas stove. White enamel, no chips. The countertops are formica. Only the kitchen table is granite. We installed the wood floor - 1 inch solid Maple. (one of the hardest jobs we've done in the house) I will post the before pics - so you can truly appreciate the transformaion. But for now- here is the finished product. For how I did the diamonds, click hereandhere. The kitchen is 13 x 17.
I painted over the optical illusion-ish wall. (Dishwasher wood panel to be installed.)
Mike guarding the island
This has been a major accomplishment.
All I can say is Yay! and Whew! And please Children, keep it clean.