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« on: November 14, 2010 08:58:00 PM »

My husband and I bought our first house about 5 years ago...we love everything about it except the yucky tiny kitchen.  The house was built in 1975 and it would seem the kitchen was an afterthought.  *L*

So before...there was a suspended cabinet hanging between the kitchen and the diningroom.  It made the kitchen very dark and confined. (excuse the mess...we have a LOT of stuff)


So, we took down the hanging cabinet and moved it to the back wall.  We lowered it so we had space on the top  for my cow collection (a collection my husband makes fun of  *L*)  Then I cut the center out of the cabinet doors and put in chicken wire with fabric behind it.  The fabric can be changed out.


I love it.  It's so much more open!   Grin  I just have to remember that the cabinet was moved and try not to run into it when I make that corner to the laundry room.  *L*
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2010 09:09:23 PM »

nice job!!  Love the light fixtures.  What kind of tiles are above the cabinet?
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2010 09:13:00 PM »

The tiles along the top of the cabinets are just ceramic tiles in cream and terracotta. I couldn't find tiles that I loved that went with our fall-ish theme...I found some scrapbooking stickers of fall leaves...so I stuck them to the white tiles.    Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2010 08:25:39 AM »

What a nice change!  I love that you didn't really lose any storage space.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2010 12:35:23 PM »

Wow that looks so much better! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2010 10:04:50 AM »

thats so smart!! love the changeable fabric Smiley
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hilarei
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2010 01:12:04 AM »

that's awesome! and nice that you didn't lose any storage!   

 had to be such a satisfying feeling to make such a small, but drastic change!  congrats on the sweet kitchen
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« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2010 01:36:18 PM »

Most people are afraid of ripping out cabinets, but way to go!!!  Your kitchen looks far more aproachable!!!
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