I have lots of pictures to share of my kitchen update! I am so happy with the way it looks. I'm glad I took the time to make it look nicer. I'll start by showing the before pics.
This is what the ceiling started off like. A drop ceiling, then square tiles that were stapled to the ceiling.
Here is the wood porch ceiling I found under all those tiles.
Before and after pics of the top cupboards. In the second pic above, you can see there was a false front above the cupboards. I love the large space above them now. I have some of my old things up there. We also added some crown molding to the ceiling. I did do the bottom cupboards as well, but didn't take pics!! There were 32 cupboards to paint! Whew!! :)
This is part of the original outside wall. I thought I took a pic of it after I painted it and put the trim back up, but I guess not!! I love having part of it showing along with the wood ceiling.
These last pictures are of the ceiling after being painted, and the light fixtures. The ceiling fan is the same one that was up before, but my husband spray painted it for me, and I painted the paddles the same seafoam green as the walls. I did not paint the walls again. I painted it this color a few years ago, and I really like it! The light fixture above the sink is new. It's a track light, but is sleek enough, and doesn't look too modern in my rustic/shabby chic kitchen. And it's much brighter now, which I love!!
So that's what I've been up to all last week. I didn't craft at all. I did all this work myself, except hanging the lights and wood trim. So by evening time, all I wanted to do was relax! :)
I did spend some time in my craft room today, and have decided on a few changes that I will share later. Thanks so much for stopping by, and let me know what you think of my kitchen! :)