After a visit to my friends' beautifully and carefully updated home, I realized there was beauty in what we already had because it was original to our 1950 home. We had planned to knock out doorways to make them larger, knock out part of a wall to make a peninsula, and so much more. But until we have the money to make such huge changes, why not use what we already have - sand paper and paint - to update what we have and celebrate it? I've been itching for these last 5+ months to do something, ANYTHING to this old home! So I took off the cabinets last Sunday. Then we discovered this hole in the top right cabinet:
It was behind some warped, water-damaged cardboard lining the top of the cabinet. The roof has been recently replaced, so the water-damage shouldn't continue, and this hole will be repaired. I moved all our dishes out so the husband could spray insecticide up there, and what do you know? No bugs the last two days! Glory!
Here's a project I've been hoping to get done for the kitchen - a blackboard menu. The frame was free from a neighbor's yard sale leftovers, and Jason cut a piece of melamine to fit. I primed it and painted it with my friend's left-over black board paint (thanks, Rae!).