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The Money Pit Series: our kitchen makeover...Pt. 1

Let's talk kitchen. You may remember the beginning of our series last week. I wasn't kidding you when I said our kitchen flew in direct from 1987. Pink counter tops and all. The floors were a natural color which we decided to stain to match the rest of the house.

Before:
As you can see, we didn't do much to the kitchen to style if up after moving in...we knew it was going to be gutted down to the studs. Even the 80's light fixtures.

 The butler's pantry...great space, just ultra dated.

Our kitchen is incredibly bright and sunny. It's one of my favorite rooms in the house. I knew I wanted white cabinetry and some great paint to liven the room up.

Welcome to the "Three's Company" banisters/spindles that separate kitchen from family room. Eeep!

There you have it. A complete first look at our "kitchen nightmare". Stay tuned for the renovation process and of course, the final product on Thursday. We're talking dramatic shift here, people!

Here's some of the inspiration behind our makeover: