I'm still tweaking but, as you all well know, that could go on for a very long time... so here it is...
I'm only showing one before picture because it actually pains me now to look at how ugly it was for so long. If you want to see more check out my prior post here
We gave the counter a more finished look by painting and installing maple corbels we bought at Lowe's. Now we're on the hunt for new stools which is proving to be quite the challenge.
When I spotted this "Catch a Wave" sign at Home Goods I knew right then it was going to set the tone for a beachy theme for our kitchen
We kept the same cabinet handles and draw pulls but had to replace the overlay-type antique brass hinges with white ones and ended up having to special order them from Hardware World as none of the big box stores carried them in white
Again, the lights!! And... the insides of them are a white enamel which gives off a nice bright light. We also put them on a dimmer switch so we have lighting options.
And this picture I bought at TJ Maxx had almost the exact green in it - the frame was black before I painted it white and distressed it a bit
To say that my kitchen now makes me smile would be an understatement. To say that it now entices me to cook would be an outright lie :)