I saw these at a store. Didn't buy them, but I had to take a picture.
REALLY FUNNY STORY: The neighbor started talking to me the other day. I mentioned that there just wasn't enough time for Scott to finish all the projects we have going on and something about how we essentially "gutted most of the house last summer and it's just slowly getting put back together".
He said, "I didn't realize anything in that house needed to be updated."
I didn't know what to say to that. I suppose I could've said that the living room carpet and the unicorn mural were my favorite parts...
When I mentioned this to Scott, he told me to be nice and that not everyone has the same ambition as me when it comes to paint color and countertops. Different things important to different people, etc.
I was polite to this neighbor (even those he's otherwise a know-it-all busybody) because I know he's friends with the family who lived here. However, I kind of take it as a personal insult that people think I just moved into this house and...left a unicorn on the wall. I would like to invite all the neighbors over so they can see what we've done.
Anyway, I'm being mean. And snobby.
The kitchen isn't finished. But it's been more or less "done" for the last 6 months. I haven't posted anything because, well, I'm lazy. I took some pictures here or there and I just dug them out of my memory card so I can share them with you. I was inspired to do this only because last year, on the 4th of July weekend, we were painting cabinets. Things have come a long, long way.
So, first, the before pictures:
And an array of after pictures, taken between January and July of this year:
Again, not done. But not bad.