I did, and still do have visions of my beautiful family unit all congregating in this ever so spacious kitchen enjoying one an others company talking and laughing.Instead, the sounds that could be heard from the kitchen were down right frightening.The sounds of breaking glass( almost daily),unaudible moans and groans and let us not forget the sibling banter.
As each child left, as sad as it was, and still is, it got easier to use the kitchen, this doesn't mean I like it any better mind you.We did put in an island, redid the counters, new backsplash, i repainted the cabinets,( twice now, but that is another story), new sink and all new appliances.It was a vast improvement from what it was!
We have been in the house 11 years now, and I am still waiting for the wood floors. This WILL be happening this year! Here are some photos of OUR Hub Of The Home.
|The backsplash is Limestone, and the tiles have different seashells in it.|
|I have an eclectic mixture of mediterranian pottery I got bought on trips to Mexico.|
|I love my quartz counters and my cute starfish plates.|
|I made my own stain concoqtion for the cabinets. The oyster shell candle holder, a friend made.|
|My shelf my husband built, houses some of my coastal trinkets as well as my autographed books from Martha Stewart.(mom worked with Martha. Her books are always inscribed,"Be entertaining Always"|
|These vintage labels are from a friends farm .|
I am very blessed to have a roof over my head.and a nice on to boot.So I don't want to appear like a spoiled brat..I am truly grateful.