Little Momma, Big Sledgehammer

Well hello!  I hope you are having a happy Monday!  I am trying to, despite the fact that our bathroom flooded this weekend and now my whole upstairs is damp and smelling mildewy.  Blarf.   “But Lindsey,” you are thinking “didn’t your bathroom just flood a few months ago?”  YES. That is correct. Double blarf.  Maybe it will all lead to some grand renovation, much like this one from Nicole at This Little Momma!  (Annnd segue!)
This kitchen was first on the list in a house full of rooms that hadn’t been touched since the Eisenhower Era; back when kitchens were commonly itty-bitty, and apparently people were too, because those cabinets look four feet high.  Nicole did all the demo herself and is now enjoying a kitchen with all the modern day perks, like working appliances, lighting beyond a single fixture, and attractiveness!

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And, if you’d be so kind … please check out the Sunday Sweets post I did over on Cake Wrecks this weekend!.

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  1. While I’m always partial to white kitchens I love the color of the cabinets! What a great re-do.

  2. Oh WOW. This is really impressive! Fabulous makeover!

  3. Oooh, sorry to hear about your upstairs flood. BTDT, got the moldy t-shirt. Hope yours is fixed for good this time.

    That is a great makeover, but what is so impressive is that she gutted the kitchen herself. That takes some brawn!

  4. Find the culprit causing the leaks. Beat them senseless and install a cork. Once is enough on bathroom flooding, egads I am feeling your pain, or smelling your smell!


  5. So sorry ’bout the flooding in the house!

  6. Love to see dark cabinets. I’m itching to paint my orangey wood builder cabinets black, but I’m so worried it’ll turn my kitchen into a black hole.

  7. now THAT is a makeover! You wouldn’t even recognize that it’s the same kitchen! Great feature 🙂

  8. I feel your pain, my bathroom floods every time it rains, despite a few trips by the landlord to “assess the problem” and a few roofers despite the fact that I tell them the water is coming from the floor, NOT the roof!

  9. Beautiful transformation! Wow!

  10. That is one gorgeous kitchen!
    You might check with your insurance company about your flood. I did that in our last house and there was more than $20,000 of damage. Yikes! They don’t pay for mold later but they will fix it now 🙂

  11. Great job and sorry about your stinky bathroom flood, NO fun! 🙁

  12. Woa, baby! Nice kitchen! We just redid ours. You can find it here:
    Glad I’m following yours to see what you’re always cooking up!

  13. Holy Moly! That’s one amazing makeover! And, only you could come up with a word as awesome as “Blarf” !


  14. Anonymous says:

    so sad. the before pic was amazing. the after is just not very exciting, unfortunatly.

    better luck next time 🙂

  15. the grey cabinets are fab, and I especially love how the soffit and crown molding matching makes the whole kitchen look TALLER! Totally going to steal that one.

  16. How utterly lovely! In a sea of white kitchens, this one stands out. We are in the middle of a Kitchen Reno and it is always nice to see DIY kitchens that people have done themselves.

  17. Anonymous says:

    I really liked the retro kitchen, although I would have replaced the hanging lamp in the forground. Now it’s just another nice, nondescript kitchen.

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