It's been 1 year and 2 months since we moved into our home, and I'm excited to say that our kitchen and living room are finally done! It's been a lot of work, a lot of it cosmetic, most of it DIY, and a LOT of white paint.
I can't believe how different it looks from when we first moved in. Luckily, I have the listing photos of how the house looked when we bought it!
The list of projects is long, but some of the main projects were: repainting the walls, ceilings, trim, and cabinets; painting the cabinet hardware, replacing the kitchen backsplash (a project I completed after teaching myself how to tile on my mantle and vestibule); removing the blinds and frosting the window glass to let in all of the natural light that was being blocked out; floating whitewashed maple boards throughout the kitchen and mudroom; building a breakfast nook; building an industrial shelving unit; and a ridiculous amount of cleaning, like sanding down the butcher block countertops and replacing the oven's insulation.
We're planning on taking a break from house projects for a few months to enjoy our hard work and finally let our friends inside, and next year we're hoping to install a deck in the backyard, build a workshop in the basement, and rewire the house. But for now I'll just enjoy making breakfast.