painting kitchen counter tops

Here is the original kitchen.. My Town House was built back in the 80's
when they loved the 'florescent lighting' was dirty, dark and dingy
in there and 'oh so depressing' and the buggs,, ewwww, dead buggs up in the light fixture! so after a year or so I got out the
'sledge hammer' and took the entire ceiling down... raised the ceiling
about 8 inches. Moving all the 'electrical and a/c ducts', was quite a
job... but know what? I did it

After 6 months of work, yes off and on, I took off all the hardware and repainted the cabinets.. What a difference a bit of paint makes.. the room grew in size and I don't have to turn on a light to see, it's so bright now!

This is how the kitchen looks today, the Holidays halted the work and I also had to stop for a while, with the hopes of continuing soon!
I pulled the entire laminate floor only to find 'old Terracotta' tiles.. they are nice but too many chipped spots that can not be re-finished.. I want "Wood" and with a bit of luck will get them soon!
The Counter top is going soon also.. I have a plan to move the part that darts to the left.. the dishwasher is in that space and it's going up against the wall to allow for an island to be built...
OH,, I have so many plans and as you well know..doing such a job, all alone, takes time and money!
Oh, "The Woners of Doing",,, how one thing can take on a life of it's own!
To be continued......


Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Stopping by from Funky Junk Interiors party. Your kitchen is coming along really nicely. Just taking out that lighting and painting the cabinets really does brighten everything. Good for you for not being afraid to tackle the renovation.

Lori said...

Wow. It takes a long time to redo a kitchen... Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my kitchen. I know what you are going through...

Hang in there.


Kelly @ Make It Sparkly Mama said...

You've made awesome progress so far! Way to go! It is looking so crisp, so clean and so fantastic!

Gillian Layne said...

I am about to tackle our very old, blue laminate on the counters kitchen. I'm thinking in terms of no-money I want to paint the counters, rip off the crooked back-splash and tile there, and put up new hardware. I've seen several laminate paint jobs and like them. Then there would be more money for all the other projects.

Your kitchen is looking beautiful.:)

Remodelaholic said...

You are doing a wonderful job, it is such a wonderful transformation to get rid of that huge ceiling light fixture.... why were they ever popular?

I am so glad you stopped by to join our little the party, I hope to see you there again! We have them every Friday. (And we are now doing a recipe link up on Wednesday!)

Cassity @ Remodelaholic

Peg said...

Wow good for you, you've done a great job so far it looks really good.
Peg x

Nori said...

sandy... thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for linking to my blog hop! your kitchen remodel is turning out great! i'm amazed by what a little paint on the cabinets does. can't wait to see what else you do!

ilovemy5kids said...

WoW! It looks great! You have been working....the lights in our kitchen were the first to go!

Thanks for stopping by....and the encouragement!

Blessings to you,