It took Mike most of December and January to modify all of the cabinets. That was partly due to the amount of work it took, and partly due to the fact that he started having severe Migraine headaches in December. He had 5 of them in December. We thought there might be something wrong with the furnace that was causing it to leak carbon monoxide into the garage where he was working, so he limited his time out there until we had the furnace replaced on New Year's Eve. We know how to live it up, I tell 'ya. For a reminder of what we've accomplished up to this point click here and here.
Here's a quick before picture.
Here's a close-up of the cabinets on the far wall. If you look closely at the "before" picture, you can see that we also moved the microwave up so the bottom is flush with the cabinets. I love that there's more room above the stove now.
And now for the real "WOW!" transformation. Here's a look at the breakfast nook "before".
Then I stripped all of the wallpaper and took down the valances. Here's the "after" without the wallpaper.
I promise to be back soon with the cabinet paint transformation. The backsplash tile is scheduled for this week and then the big stuff is done. All that's left is drapes and light fixtures. I'd love to know what you think!