My kitchen is, for lack of a better word … gross.
Our house is nearly 100 years old and when we bought it almost six years ago, it was definitely a “fixer-upper.” Since that time, we’ve done a ton of work … stripped paint off the trim in the room that is now my office, scraped about 5 layers of ancient wallpaper off the dining room walls, repaired numerous holes in the plaster in the bathroom and then covered it all in a nice white wainscoting-type paneling, sanded and refinished the hardwood floors both upstairs and down, and numerous other home improvement projects big and small.
But the kitchen … haven’t touched it yet.
It’s not that it hasn’t been a priority. And it’s definitely not because we don’t see just how hideous it really is. It’s just that it’s a big job that’s going to take a chunk of change to really make much improvement. We were all set to tackle it about two summers ago … we even had the money ready and waiting. But about that time I traded in my full-time job as executive director of a non-profit for the new role of stay-at-home mama to my then one-year-old daughter and two older sons.
There went the kitchen fund.
I don’t like to spend time in this room. I don’t like to cook in this room. And I really don’t like to clean this room because frankly, no matter how much I clean, it never feels… clean. So as you can imagine, this is not the type of room that typically inspires me to scrapbook, either.
But I did it anyway this weekend…
This actually came about because of a discussion during our weekly Monday challenge chat in which I made claims about having the ugliest kitchen ever. One thing led to another and pretty soon I was challenged to prove it through a scrapbook page.
So here it is.
Believe me, these pictures don’t do it justice. And I still don’t like looking at this room. But I am glad for the prompt to get this documented (thanks Jen!) because while I always make a point of taking “before” and “after” pictures of our home improvement projects, I am far behind on getting those stories scrapped.
Now I just need to tackle this project so I have an “after” to scrap.
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