Homemade Pizza Bones (no onion on half so Miss Abby can have a little nibble).
Here is the original kitchen from back when the home was purchased by my husband when he graduated from college and started his career (who couldn't include both the red ceiling and the red floor or the camera would explode.) Yes, those are metal cabinets, they are also metal cabinets covered in SPARKLY CONTACT PAPER FROM THE 60'S
SHINY (and NOT in a good way)
When I met him the following year, he had done a bunch of landscaping with help from his Mom and the more urgent repairs but the kitchen still was decorated in "bachelor".
But it's been a lot of work, planting trees, complete new plumbing and rewiring, more plumbing, subfloors, wood restoration, removing stained wallpaper, plasterwork. There's still a lot more to do, a main floor bath last redone in the late 60's, new steps front and back, a chimney that's coming out to make storage space in the back of the house and the "Green Acres" sunroom, that has a lot of potential.. I think I spent more on building permits than getting my hair done last year.
But it went from looking like this (big ugly window has to go)
And this (dirty wallsand Liberace chandelier and too many doors).
And the pink master bedroom. . .
was given some lace curtains and a more golden glow.
We kept the same basic colors - just updated and cleaned up a bunch, rewiring but keeping the wall sconces. I brought just a few decorative pieces from my house, but all of the furniture added to what he had was antiques found on a curb or at an estate sale and completely restored. The entire contents of my crash pad (which was really lovely modern everything with TV and stereo and lots of pictures and decorative pieces) went to a young couple (she was my hairdresser) who had lost everything in a disaster and were trying to establish a new home to adopt a baby (which happened two months after they moved out of her parents place where they were temporarily into their newly furnished home.)
Abby likes to lay in the hall and keep an eye on all the rooms at once.
Became a spot where two books were written. The walk out basement is both man cafe, husbands office and drafting area, and craft area.
But even better it became the home in which we could bring Abby Lab, who knew only having puppies and being abandoned.
We did everything ourselves but when it came time to do the bathrooms and kitchen I called in back up.
Because I wasn't going to touch this even with C4.
Sometimes you need a professional.
And a really big duck.
But the kitchen - like the rest of the house - with a lot of love and work, is coming together quickly.
Love the new hardware - it fits what is on the ancient stove.
The light fixture was found at a business going out of business in an old part of the city.
More memories to be made.