The previous owners had updated the cabinets to brand new ones from Ikea..and updated the counter tops as well...What I didn't get a picture of was at the end of the counter on the right it continued all the way into the dining area and ended at the wall.. It was a waste of counter and took up to much space in the dining area in my opinion, so the first week in this house we cut it off where the cupboards ended and I have not regretted it once!
We painted the cabinets to brighten up the room and removed the blinds. The bottom half of the cupboards are a mix of the left over Anne Sloan paint and our wall color (Perfect Taupe by Behr) I didnt want the cabinets to be the same shade as the piano in the next room. The top half we painted our trim color (White Truffle by Behr).
We also removed the beautiful florescent lights on the ceiling and found 2 matching chandeliers at the Restore and spray painted and removed the glass lamp shades to update them a little bit. And 6 months later we added the backsplash we found at Costco for a stinkin good deal. And instead of tiling in here like our original plan, we tore out the linoleum and continued the laminate in here so the rooms flowed together and made them seem a little more open.
Hallway And Bathroom
There is still some things I would like to do in the bathroom and hallway, but same goes for every room really. We added peel and stick tile over the linoleum and grouted it. I LOVE this stuff.. I would have loved to have tiled but for this not being our forever house I wanted to update it without going overboard. We bought a bigger vanity off of KSL to fill in a 5 inch gap that was left between the original vanity and the wall ( I dont have a picture of this, but things constantly fell down and it was obnoxious!). The toilet paper holder was on the opposite wall of the toilet so we removed that and put up beadboard and new trim and towel hooks to cover the hole and to make better use of this blank wall. The hallway just got a half strength paint so it wouldnt look too dark being as narrow as it is and laminate flooring. Eventually we will add new trim and an updated light fixture.
This is the only before picture I have. Jeff couldnt take any more pictures of this room because there were too much BYU signs every where:)