Kitchen and Foyer Makeover

Here is our foyer when we moved in (on the Left) and then once I got to it…. ripped carpet off stairs, stripped wallpaper down, painted walls.  Notice the stairs…. icky.  

And here is our foyer now…. painted a neutral greenish color… stairs sanded and stained a dark walnut, and risers/railings painted.  *sigh* soooo much better!
And the kitchen…..  We obviously still have to get that beam framed in, drywalled and painted.  (UGH).  And I just purchased the slate tiles for the floor… not sure when that will get done.  I also want to find a black fridge and black stove/microwave to replace the white… eventually I want stainless steel but black will be a lot cheaper for now.  
Looking into the kitchen from the dining room:
(When we bought it)
(So far…)
View from kitchen to dining room:
(when we bought it)
(beginning of construction)
(So far…)
The view from the foyer:
(First bought it)
(Beginning of demo)
(So far….)
View of dining and into kitchen from the mudroom:
(beginning of construction)
(After wall removal and beam is put up)
(So far…)
And just some more pictures/view of the kitchen…

  1. Your kitchen is amazing…quite worrying about what people think and enjoy your friends around you! Ok, too much to drink, but seriously…enjoy what you have!!!

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous! Everything looks great! you guys really have done a wonderful job, and I can't wait to see even more changes as you continue your projects! 🙂

  3. Hi Nicole,I sometimes visit your blog through Jane or Saide, I noticed in this post you have a mirror in your dining room that looks similar to the PB Eagan mirror. Can I ask where you got it? I have been looking for one.

  4. It looks amazing! I absolutely love your decorating style. And even better, you usually DIY on a budget!And once again I have a question about where you got something….I have been looking for a mirror with hooks like the one in your entryway. Would you mind sharing where you found it?

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