When we moved into our home, the kitchen was my least favorite spot in the house. This was a huge bummer for me, because the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is where everyone congregates at a party, even if you try to keep them in another room. When I saw pictures of our house online for the first time, I almost didn’t want to see the house, that’s how much I hated the kitchen. I’m glad I was able to look past it, and see the potential.
We have been busy planning Piglet’s first birthday, and having the party here has been a huge excuse for me to cross some big house projects off our to do list. I’ve been getting quotes on having the exterior of the house painted, and on a whim, I went ahead and got quotes for fixing the kitchen lighting, and for painting the cabinets.
Sadly the quotes were outrageous for the lighting and painting of the cabinets. I told Match how disappointed I was, and he took it upon himself to do something about it. He decided that while painting the cabinets would be way too much work right now, he could probably tackle the lights. 3 days of hard work and the pay off was huge. I didn’t get to help out like I wanted to. My job was baby wrangling, and keeping Piglet happy while Match worked. Did I mention he stands on his own now? This kid is minutes away from walking, I swear.
So back to the lighting project. Match first had to remove the old lighting. Check out those nasty babies. Gotta love all the yellowing going on inside the cutout too. I am so bad at taking before pictures. This was an epic fail on my part, where I only got pictures after we removed the yellowed and chipped screens that cover the fluorescent bulbs.
Making some progress:
The final result!
The cherry on top of the awesomesauce that is this project? We deep cleaned the kitchen to get rid of all the dust. My cabinets, counters and appliances have never been so clean. Ahhhh, I love it! I think the fixture really updates the kitchen, and the warm lighting makes the cabinets look better. I’d still prefer them white, but they look way better than before.
I’m so proud of my hubby for taking on this project. I know it wasn’t easy, and he worked really hard on it. I’m so happy with my kitchen lighting, and him for being such a sweetie!