At some point, the kitchen is going to need a remodel and a serious update. The foundation is sloped (see, visibly, from left to right, it’s apparent from the half of the cabinet facing further right) but rest assured we are going to attempt to preserve what we can. The ceilings are tin, the walls, we have recently learned, are copper. Of course all painted, sandblasting them is not an option as the previous owners stated it was just too much work without any reward (thank goodness someone tried it before we did, that saves us headache and heartbreak from doing it ourselves and discovering that we will be unable to do anything about it).
Before photos are taken before we owned the house.
It’s amazing how a simple (although, painting those walls and ceiling are not simple) paint job can really transform a room. What was done: Painting the cabinets (to last, for now, since a remodel will not be happening anytime soon), new flooring, painted kitchen walls, painted ceiling and trim. Ceiling must be repainted, in my opinion, if you’re going to repaint tin ceilings, they should not be flat finish. It *completely* dulls out the design. I’m actually toying around with doing a faux “tin” paint at some point. Provided we can make this kitchen work for a few years, at some point, I hope to have my dream kitchen. I also would like a rectangle kitchen table with 4 chairs, but right now, we’re completely wrapped up with the studio project, so the new kitchen table will have to wait.
Can never go wrong with some Aloe in the kitchen.
Some original kitchen windows.
Good view of the copper walls.
This warms the entire kitchen in winter. We use this EVERY day.
Simplehuman trash cans are not all they are cracked up to be, although I have to say, if your trash can is exposed, it is the way to go 🙂