Tuesday, May 18, 2010

In case you were wondering

                            I've been sick :( 

I missed a lot this weekend and obviously missed posting "Sidewalk Sunday"

I decided to go ahead and keep you in suspense until next Sunday.
                     (I know, I'm mean)

 That being said, I didn't want to go an entire week without posting something for you to read so...

   I thought I'd give you another peek into Treasures past.

Last time we left off in the Living room.  Now let's head to the Kitchen. We don't have far to go, basically you just need to turn around while standing in the Living room.

Silly me, I should have said "Let's take a look at the Kitchen and Dinning room."

I know, it's very small, but I loved it! This was my very first kitchen remodel!
Wanna guess how much it cost?

Let me start buy saying that there where 10 upper, 7 base cabinets and two pantry cabinets. ALL wood.
I also had granite counter tops installed and the tile backsplash with the decortive tiles. 

Any guesses?

Let's take a little better look around...

This area was empty before. It is where the kitchen table would normally have sat.
As soon as we started the remodel I had the wall between the kitchen and living room torn down which left this space available for more cabinets and much needed counter space.

Next up is the main wall of the kitchen,

This is the view from the living room area. This home was built in 1952 and the kitchen hadn't been updated. When I redesigned it I took out drawer space inorder to fit in a dishwasher.
It was a trade I was willing to make!
Now when i'm asking you to guess how much this kitchen cost, I'm not including appliances.
Just the demo, install, cabinets, granite and tile.

Go ahead take your best guess!!

Oh one last thing,
you know how in the beginning of this post I said  I should have said let's take a look at the kitchen and dinning room?
Well here's what I really should have said...

"Let's take a look at the kitchen, dinning room and laundry room/pantry"
Yep! Just when you thought we couldn't pack anymore into one teeny tiny space...

Here's my "laundry room"

slash pantry..
 There used to be a door here giving you access to the hall.  It seemed really silly to me because if you wanted to walk all the way around instead of using this door, I think it might have added 10 extra steps to your trip.  getting rid of the door left us plenty of room to install a pantry.

Don't ask what my reason was for taking photos at the angles I did, I have NO idea why??

alright laaaaast chance to take a guess...


If you want deets, ask me how!


Debbie said...

That is incredible....it was a great kitchen too, love the backs splash. Sorry to hear you where illen...hope you are recovering.

Trish said...

Awesome! I love the tile and countertops!!!!
We built our house ourselves 4 years ago and saved a tom of money! And when I say ourselves I mean OURSELVES!!! We did it all from framing, flooring, painting, stair case building brick rack making...oh the list is endless and if I see one more can of paint or smell an new construction home i get sick to my stomach! It was scary and so rewarding all at the same time.
Hop eyou are feeling better!

scrapwordsmom said...

Beautiful area, Angie!! I love it. And you are one clever girl with that laundry/pantry area:)

Miss you!! Get to feeling better soon!!!

Leanne said...

Oooooo . . . do tell! Do tell!!! How did you do it for $3,000? Feel better, dear! You are missed in blogland!

Nikki@KreativeKnack said...

How in the heck!?! Oh first things first...I hope you get to feeling better really quick! And Oh my, I love that kitchen it is so full of charm! My favorite would have to be the backsplash....oh and that adorable plant hanging rod thingy....lol! Can't wait to see what you got on sunday!

Mike Rocha said...

Wow! You did a beautiful job. Hope you feel better. If I may ask, did you replace any of your small appliances like the coffee maker so that it better fit with your new decor?

Mike Rocha
Publisher, SmallApplianceDepot.com

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

I was wondering what happened to you - did i give you what i had? If i managed to do that all the way from Canada i am sorry because it was not a fun week for me.

Ok and $3000 wow thats crazy - you are defintely good at finding a bargain thats fursure!

Hope your feeling better - you have to come visit and see what followed me home today :) If you read my post you will see how excited i am about it lol I'm a bit of a dork that way!

Angie said...

Leanne- I purchased the cabinets and the granite from Contractors warehouse. It's now called HD Supply. You don't have to be a contractor to purchase from there. They sell everything at a reduced price for contractors. I bought three 8 foot slabs of granite for $300.00!! The bill was just under $1,500.00 to purchase the kitchen. The rest was spent on tile backsplash and labor.

Angie said...

Mike- this kitchen remodel was around 7 years ago. I'm ashamed to admit that I barely knew how to work a can opener at the time (not that i'm much better than that now) ;)

Dawn said...

Angie...hope you are feeling better...I have been a BAD blogger..sorry!

ummm...WOW...you did alot with such a small space and a great final price!!!

Can't wait to see what you have for Sunday!

Pemberley Court said...

So sorry you have been sick Angie!

Love the kitchen and great job on it. I totally don't believe that you remodeled your whole kitchen for just 3grand! You are amazing!!!!

Feel better:)


LindsB said...

oh no, being sick sucks- I hope you are feeling much better!

Shawn Seay said...

Hope that you are feeling better!!! Beautiful kitchen. Wow! I am inspired to start looking for granite for my own. We still have laminate butcher block:( Love it all. I am thinking about doing a tin backsplash...rusted....oooh!
Have a fun weekend and thank you so much for your sweet comments!!! You always make my day!!

Sandy said...

And a belated Happy Anniversary!

Anonymous said...

Just want to say what a great blog you got here!
I've been around for quite a lot of time, but finally decided to show my appreciation of your work!

Thumbs up, and keep it going!

Christian, iwspo.net

Angie said...

Thanks Christian! ;)