We decided to do it on the cheap because I was in school and we won't be in this house for forever. We ended up going with new floors which we hired out, did the paint and back splash ourselves and custom ordered the counter tops which Marshall installed (he also did the sink and faucet! What a man!). I am so totally thrilled with how it all came together but for now here's some progress to tease you with.
After hours of shopping the final picks!
This paint color is a huge improvement but it's very very blue. It may not look that blue in these photos but trust me it was like whale blue. I was so frustrated but I knew I had to go out and get another color. I had already finished all the painting, I was done, but I knew I wouldn't be happy. That's the first and last time I do that! So not fun having to paint twice! (Also it wouldn't have matched with the other changes so it was a must)
My man, hard at work. You can't tell totally in these pictures but the counter tops are like a stained cement. I'm in love with them!
Stay toned, I'll be posting the finished kitchen soon!