Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Boyfriend ReNo

Ohhh... how I wish I had a full picture of Chris's 1970's kitchen! You all would be HORRIFIED!

Chris and one of his roommates (the one I can't stand who is in the gray shirt posted in the picture below) will be leaving tomorrow morning to go back out to sea for 16 days.

I figured since I will be staying at the house come April for 10 months while they are on their "cruise" that it needed to girl-ified it a little bit. =)

Lets take a looksie shall we......
Item A:
Look how gross those cabinets are!

Item B: ~(don't mind the picture....)
Take a look at that gold linoleum! And you see that nasty color on the upper wall back there??? Yeah it's wallpaper painted over.

I don't have a picture of the awkward light fixtures that aren't centered so you all are saved there!

Although I will not be replacing the lovely linoleum during this time period, I will however be painting the cabinets white. (And maybe work on peeling the wallpaper off )

I've been wanting to do this FOR-EVER and as I was browsing through one of my daily stops Young House Love, I went into their "How To" section and found this inspiration picture.

I am hoping that Chris's cabinets come out looking like this.
Can you believe those cabinets are painted! I've already volunteered my sister to help with the big project as well!

Stay tuned for pictures! =)

Hope everyone is having a great day! The weather here has been awesome. I am starting to get Spring Fever!

~ciao bitches


  1. looks like a fun weekend! Ive been dying to paint my kitchen cabinets! cant wait to see your pictures!

  2. You're going to do it yourself??? Wow. You're braver than me...i plan on having my cabinets painted white. Actually, i would my kitchen to look like the one you posted but i havent found the right painter. I'm checking prices. Last guy said he charged $1700 for my tiny kitchen. F that!

  3. Ps. The modpodge idea is brilliant. If the stencil plan doesn't happen, i might consider that. Thanks hun!

  4. Ohmygod! I am so excited. Please share photos girl!! :)

  5. WOW, this will be so exciting to see! Love that picture of you girls, such pretty colors and faces :-D

    Definitely NOT feeling Spring Fever here in Minnesota. Jealous!

  6. first of all, love the new template/layout!

    secondly, i'm excited for your new project. definitely looking forward to the "after" pics!

    keep us updated :)

  7. I remember when we did my mom's 70's kitchen, what a horror those tones of brown and beige.