Monday, June 6, 2011

Tweak 2

Wow I forgot how our kitchen use to of course this is a horrible picture(dark and baby junk abounds) but it really has changed without even really "changing it" too much.
You will see what I mean down below but I put this picture here to show what our kitchen usually looks like on a day to day basis(and thankfully I know I am not alone!) We don't have as much baby stuff crowding the room these days but there of course is always stuff everywhere and there always will be. But....when it is all tidy you can see it has taken on a new life after removing that little half wall and replacing all the flooring in the space. Oh and the island! Hubby trimmed it out and painted it my at the moment favorite color from Sherwin Williams. The walls also had a slight color change from a slight green tint to Sherwin Williams relaxed Khaki which is now throughout most of the house.

This next pic shows my little "hiding place" for the stuff that seems to be around on a day to day basis. Notes, grocery lists, random easter baskets, artwork, things to fix or add batteries to. They all end up shoved in this little corner because from the living room you can't see it and that in itself is all I need to make it feel a little less chaotic. You feelin me? I bet you are!

 And here is another view...See how you can't see my junk corner from the living area?  Gotta have me a hiding space in the house we build.
So the point of this post was actually to show a few little things I tweaked in order to stage the house for pictures and showings since we are finally getting closer.

The kitchen looks absolutely fine I know but I felt like I needed to remove a few more things to make for  better pictures.  1st thing I did was remove the fridge clutter of artwork and to do lists and decided what needed to go from my junk nook.

There is nothing spectacular here but I made this 
look more like this

(with some great photography at hand of course..more on that in another post..and no they are not my photography skills;)
Just by de-junking, placing the blender in a cabinet(and I actually moved the knives to the pantry during the shoot) I think it opened up the space and will let people see the space and not the stuff.
Then there is this corner.  Since we use our coffee maker religiously twice a day I could not bear to tuck it away in a cabinet so I moved it to.
.Guess where?

See it?  She doesn't look bad there does she?
The mixer on the other hand is a nice appliance that happens to match everything and helps it look like a real functioning kitchen(which it sometimes isn't due to my lack of desire to cook these days) so I left her there in all her glory.  I did however move the silver bucket of cooking utensils to the pantry for photos as well..At the moment they are neighboring up with Mrs. Bunn(the coffeemaker).

So what do ya think?  She looks all clean and organized doesn't she...Like "move in ready" I would say!

I present the final before and after below:
(as you have probably noticed we didn't end up painting the cabinets like I had discussed in this post.

Here is the not so appealing before...

To um "we would like to make a very generous offer and move in next week"!

Have I ever mentioned I'm a dreamer?

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Jen-CraftOManiac said... Best Blogger Tips

WELL DONE, that last show is AHHHMAZING! winks-jen

katie said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! Your kitchen looks sooo great!

By the Bluegrass said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! This is a dramatic change! I love the paint!

A Few Pennies said... Best Blogger Tips

Love your make-over for the kitchen--and realllly like that backsplash!

Paper Scissors Paint said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great! Thanks for the comment on my blog.

AmberFaith said... Best Blogger Tips

Hello! Newest follower from the Welcome Wednesday blog hop! Would love for you to stop by and follow back, whenever you get a chance. Have a great week! (:


RonJoe 'Geezer' said... Best Blogger Tips

Greetings From Southern California

I am your newest follower. I invite you to visit my blog and follow back if you want too.

Have a Nice Day :-)

BTW, the change looks great! :-)

Delaney said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks great!

At The Picket Fence said... Best Blogger Tips

Well, I think it definitely looks ready and waiting for an offer!! You did a great job and it is truly gorgeous...move-in ready as they say. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this at Inspiration Friday this week!

Ashley said... Best Blogger Tips

saw you on tatertots and jello.... love the kitchen! it's so much brighter and inviting!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said... Best Blogger Tips

So loving it- it looks absolutely amazing! You did a fantastic job! :)

Beth@The Stories of A2Z said... Best Blogger Tips

It's always amazing what a little decluttering can do for any space! My kitchen is looking like a very bad before right now :).

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said... Best Blogger Tips

Staging makes such a difference - good luck to you!

Steph @ Crafting in the Rain said... Best Blogger Tips

Definitely brighter and bigger! Good luck selling!

Teresa @ Toodlefetties said... Best Blogger Tips

Your kitchen looks great, thanks for sharing!

Jen T said... Best Blogger Tips

What a difference!! Good luck! JenT

Rhonda said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really nice Jessica. I do not think you will have any trouble selling your home. Good luck!!