31 August 2008

here it is.

The kitchen still isn't technically finished, there are a few very small odds and ends, but I've started putting things away and cooking, so it's been a great week!



walking into the kitchen before

walking into the kitchen now

west wall before

west wall now

eating area before

eating area now

stove before


stove now
north wall before


north wall now
sink and window before

sink and window now

25 comments:

Nicole said...

It looks great Leigh!

carrie said...

oh man, it looks fantastic. I'm totally impressed (but not suprised) by your remodeling abilities.

Kate said...

Holy cow! What an amazing transformation. Beautiful!!!

katie said...

Leigh, it looks so good! I'm really impressed. I'm amazed at your diligence. That's a huge project.

Anonymous said...

Wow Leigh!!!!!!!!!What a fantastic job you have done. I can't believe that you have gotten all this done in such a short time.

I'm glad that you put the before and after pics on here so that we can remember the difference.

Will you come work on my house next?

mom said...

Wow Leigh!!!!!!!!!What a fantastic job you have done. I can't believe that you have gotten all this done in such a short time.

I'm glad that you put the before and after pics on here so that we can remember the difference.

Will you come work on my house next?

I may get this right soon.

KA said...

You gave yourself so much more cabinet space...I'm so jealous. And I don't blame your for putting doors on the cabinets, so you don't have to worry about tidying up what's in there.

Anyway, it really looks fantastic. And I love the subway tiles. ..

josieposie said...

It looks amazing. I was wondering if you would close off that second entry way. I bet you are loving life with a kitchen again. So what's your next project....lol

molly said...

looks fabulous! so fresh + clean...doesn't get much better than that.

sara said...

Oh my gosh Leigh, it's so beautiful!! I am so impressed! But not surprised, given your history of taking on projects and being super talented! Way to have the foresight to take all of those "before" pictures from every angle. These before&after shots seriously belong in a magazine!

Carl and Mel said...

WOW LEIGH!! That is a beautiful kitchen! GREAT JOB!! I love how you utilized the space. You are awesome! I can't wait to see it in real life!

leigh said...

thank so much for all of the comments! you are all so nice to comment. this has been SUCH a long (and stressful) process and getting oohs and ahs is just what i need!

Ashley said...

Leigh that is awesome. Congratulations on getting it done. It looks really great. Thanks for sharing the before and after shots.

Peruchos said...

It looks great! I love it!

Stephanie said...

It does look great. Did you finish the ceiling? I can't tell from the pictures. There isn't trim, so I'm thinking you must have. I am glad you are done....take a break and enjoy cooking for awhile.

Peggy and Jeff said...

Leigh I just saw your blog page after quite awhile and i am amazed at your energy and the beautiful creation you have formed--wow I love the kitchen! Now you better get some cooking done for all those other beautiful creations you have made (kids!)

Doug & Stef said...

It's beautiful! It looks so much bigger now!

orangeemily said...

hey, so, 17 comments, huh? wow! that's amazing. and so is the kitchen. i love how it looks and i love the food i get that gets cooked in there ;)

Jocelyn said...

Hi Leigh...I found your blog on Sara's and have really enjoyed it and seeing what you are up to. Your boys are adorable! I really enjoyed all of the funny comments you have on the side! Anyway, you did a great job with your kitchen. It is so neat to see all of the pictures! Oh...I always like the music you have on your blog, too.

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Jamie said...

For one thing--have you ever had more comments than this?

The after pictures are awesome. I love how in the before picture, the table is really messy and in the after picture its totally cleared off.

The kitchen looks so much better just by the fact that your cupboards have doors--it looks beautiful.

ang said...

It looks SO great - like it's right out of a magazine!

Angela said...

Wonderful.
way to tough it out to make it happen.

Jan said...

Leigh, you should redo more parts of your house! It makes people stalk your blog, lol.

It looks awesome!! I think it's interesting - your kitchen is at opposite ends of the spectrum in the before and after pictures and to top it off, you've flipped the white/blue paint. Does that make sense? The blue was on the bottom first and now it's on top - like your kitchen is opposite of how it was now... Am I mumbo-jumbo or what?

Marianne & Clayton said...

I thought I had already posted on this blog as I have looked at your before and after pics a dozen times or so. I love it. Glorious. It's like watching an episode of something on HGTV without having to go "Why did they choose those tiles?" or what have you. You have impeccable taste.