Author: Spring (Jordan)
When we moved to Syracuse, we knew that this town was known for the amount of snow it gets. Last year we beat records, so we took up snowshoeing and other outdoor winter sports.
We were starting to get excited about the snow and doing some skiing this winter, but we have only had a couple inches of snow. Since we are not out cross country skiing, we have decided to tackle some more projects. Here are fun things we are working on.
Here is an old view of our kitchen. Out of all the houses we looked at, this one had the most updated kitchen. We have lived with it for a year now, and slowly we have decided to make some changes like paint the cabinets, add new appliances and maybe open a wall.
The previous owner built the cabinets, and the quality is great. But they were almost the same color as his goldish walls. So, the first change we made was to paint the walls a pastel color.
We tested different colors before deciding on which one we would select.
We decided on a soft blue (Behr paint with primer in Cool Sky). I have to say I have been a bad blogger. Mom and I painted it a couple of months ago. But since she is visiting next week and we have more kitchen projects planned, this seems like a good time to share our progress.
The blue helped the look of the kitchen, but I have always dreamed of white cabinets. Mr. Spring has not had the same dream. He likes the look of the wood. However, he recently changed his mind and is on board white cabinets! Below are a few Pintrest kitchens that I love.
I love the white cabinets and the old school oven and stove. I would love to have one, but it is out of our budget.
Here is a great example of a craftsman style kitchen. Our cabinets are the same style. We have discussed subway tile as a back splash but one thing at a time.
I just think this is another beautiful kitchen. It is bigger than ours, but I love the flow. Ok, now back to reality.
This is how our kitchen looked a couple days ago.
Since then, I have removed the doors and hinges and am starting to get things prepped. My mother is visiting again next week, and we are going to paint the
town cabinets. Don’t worry. We’ll have some fun, too. We’ve built a spa day into our schedule. Our husbands treated us to spa packages for our birthdays.
The doors have been cleaned and ready to be sanded.
Here I have just started my sanding process. Mr. Spring is out of town on business for a couple days, and since I am not traveling for work right now, I think I will be able to make a lot of progress on this project.
Meanwhile when I was busy removing cabinet doors, Mr. Spring decided he should build a bar for our Florida room (here). So here is the start of his bar. We are both loving our projects right now. Stay tuned to see how they turn out!