Welcome to Ramblings of a Thrifty Shopper! I am having so much fun rambling on about my life, my family, my crazy pets, my crafting and card making and of course my thriftiness! Please visit often and feel free to leave me comments! P.S. Be sure to visit our pet squirrel's blog at the link on the right side!!







~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Friday, March 6, 2009

Kitchen makeover...Part 2

We stripped off 4 layers of wallpaper and old wallboard. Installed white tiled wallboard. Responged countertops. Repainted kitchen cabinets. Installed new outlets and outlet covers. Rearranged and redecorated. Installed a new faucet and sprayer. The only thing left to do is repaint the walls and shampoo the rugs!



The finished project. I am so happy with how everything turned out. It looks so nice and fresh. Now, if I didn't have to cook!!


Okay, it's not a new red stove, but it's red!


My goodwill goodies.


I bought this white TV at an auction across the street for $12.00.


Here are 3 different wallpapers that I stripped off.


This was the original wallboard. This was here when we moved in in 1984!!



This is the white, textured wallpaper that I have used for the past 5-6 years. I was so very happy to get rid of this wallpaper. While it looked nice and I liked it in the beginning. It wasn't washable. If anything was spilled or splattered on the wall, it looked terrible. I have replaced this wallpaper several times with the same paper.

8 comments:

Anne said...

So are you going to put up new wallpaper? I can't wait to see it! =)

Janene said...

All of those layers of wallpaper! UGH!
I promised myself I would never wallpaper again! It is easy to hang but a bear to remove!
You have a lot of patience!

Brooke said...

Your kitchen is really looking good. I look forward to seeing the final pictures.

Tracey said...

It looks fantastic...I would be happy to cook in there, For a few weeks!!!LOL
Love Tracey x x x

Benita said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love all the red accents you've added! And great finds on that tv! I need to go shopping with you someday :)

Lori said...

Denise, LOVE the kitchen, so cute! You guys did an awesome job! I miss Goodwill SO bad, I may come home just to go to goodwill and get real pizza at Brunos! *laugh* Well, I mean besides seeing the Family... :)

Anne said...

I just love how your kitchen turned out. It looks very warm and inviting. I like the tile wallboard that you chose for your back splash. Very nice. =)

This Country Girl said...

Wow Denise! Your kitchen looks awesome! It looks so bright, airy and cheerful! I know you must love waking up and walking in there in the mornings! I love the crispness of it all and that splash of red is great! (I LOVE red)!

Tammy