One of the things we loved about our house when we bought it was the spacious kitchen. In fact, the biggest selling point was the ultra cool, huge, commercial sized Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer. What we didn't know when we bought the house, however, was that our Sub-Zero was really a huge piece of crap that didn't function properly. The freezer didn't work for years, and the fridge finally gave out last fall. When Derek pulled the monstrosity out of the wall, there was a mammoth hole where the freezer had been leaking and the sheet rock rotted. I had been wanting a different color in the kitchen since we bought the house six years ago, and now I had an excuse.
I took a few before shots (the hole from the fridge was almost as big as the piece of new sheetrock below). Notice the random light in the middle of the wall - I guess it was to light up the top of the refrigerator.
In case you're wondering, when we threw out the Sub-Zero, we replaced it with my favorite, normal sized refridgerator I've ever owned. It's a Samsung with the freezer on the bottom and I love it. The layout of our kitchen didn't really flow well, so thanks to my handy husband, he was able to take out some unneccessary cabinets, reroute the water, and move the fridge to the other side of the kitchen.
Here's a peak of the work in progress. I LOVE the new color of my kitchen and it's brightened the whole room up. We replaced the random light with a random sconce. I fell in love with this little red hutch at a consignment shop and also the BIG painting. Derek thought the hutch would be dwarfed by the big wall. Maybe it does, but I still love it, anyway. All that is left to do is paint my table, make some benches, and sew some curtains. More pictures to come when all is done.