So, I have been working on changes.....thinking and trying out other changes.....
Here is where we started:
The white cabinet that the microwave is sitting on was from a closet we ripped out at our Minnesota house. (Make note of the stuff on top of the microwave for later in the post.)
So, I painted the kitchen and took down the wallpaper border and curtain thingies.
It was happier and brighter, but my "island wasn't cutting it. So, I started looking up ideas and plotting and planning. My friend's hubby is in commercial construction and is between projects right now, so when he finished up her "to do" list, I asked if he wanted to take on a few of my projects too.
I won't say that he jumped at the chance, but he did agree to it!
So far, he has built me a temporary island, so I can try it on for size and see what I think....before it becomes permanent.
So far, I am LOVING it.
I am sure once I get all my cabinets painted, I will like it even more and with the lighter color I am planning, it will reflect some of the light back, so it won't seem so dark. I am considering using a milk paint in a white/cream for my cabinets and then a fun color...probably aqua on my island....but we shall see what I settle on.