Last week I was interested to read a post about Analysis Paralysis over at The Yellow Cape Cod, and I realised at last what it is that I suffer from! It has a name! Oh thank goodness! I also made a new friend on Facebook, who just happens to live down the road (98k away but 'down the road' nonetheless). She remarked to me that we sounded like kindred spirits except she spent a lot of time looking, planning, gathering ideas but a lot less time doing! This confirmed the diagnosis for me because I realised that is what I do too. I spend hours on blogs and pinterest gazing a beautiful things and planning to do them some day and then I give myself a hard time because I get hardly any of them done! Well no more let me tell you.
So before I forget with all this chatter, here are the before photo's of my kitchen:
Plan one is to paint all the doors white. So many people seem to be doing this lately and it really does make a huge difference. So far I have managed to strip three drawer fronts and two cabinet doors...only eleven more to go :/
Next I plan to replace the table and chairs with 4 white press back chairs (I grabbed 4 of these for just $10 at a yard sale when I arrived in Canada two years ago, they just need painting white) and a nice round table when I can find one to refinish. Check out Liz Marie's Lovely Table and Chairs to see where I am going with that!
Lovely Man, who also spends hours watching the Property Brothers and Love It or List It, has joined me and gone all 'designer' and is going to swap the cooker and the fridge over which will hopefully open up the kitchen a little, and hopefully if we can get a piece of counter top to match the existing one we will extend the counter top where the butcher block is. And finally, later in the year when finances allow we hope to put a dark wood floor in here and right through the main floor of the house. Neat Eh?
So watch this space...and if you see no movement please give me a poke!
Again thank you to Liz for the inspiration and permission to nab her photo!