As many of you know dd and son-in-law bought their first house in August of this year. They have been busy renovating it along with help from dh and son-in-law's dad. However the majority of the work has been done by the pair of them. This is the kitchen before the reno's; I think this is the photo from the sale brochure. They put down the cheapest laminate throughout to sell the place.
This is the after, they bought the units from Lowes. They just installed the dishwasher as they got money and giftcards for Christmas gifts. They are saving up for a new fridge and stove. They did all the back splash themselves and it's travertine The walls are a very pale green from the Martha Stewart line of paints at Home Depot.
This weekend dd has been busy with two projects in their kitchen. She made the chalk board below, using a frame from Ikea and a tin of chalk board paint.
This is a closer photo of the chalk board.
She bought the hanging rod and pails also from Ikea, along with the fake plants. She tied twine around the middle planter that holds the chalk to give it a more rustic feel.
She also made the Roman Blind for the kitchen window. The colours from the photos do not come up well.
I told dd that she should start a blog of her own as she is always busy doing something. No idea what her next project will be. If anyone has me on their Pinterest, then you'll be able to see dd as she has a Pinterest account as well under her name.
Meanwhile we have come to a standstill in our house, as dh has been working long hours these past couple of weeks. Fingers crossed in a week or two's time we can get back to finishing off the basement.