before and after: the kitchen

oh my have i ever been holding out on you guys. our kitchen has been "done" for a long, long time—this is old news for many of you who have been over to our home.

but for those of you who haven't seen it in person, here it is!

an "after" is much more satisfying when the "before" is a hot mess. here's the kitchen when we bought the home.

now that i take a look at these pictures again, that kitchen doesn't look that bad. i think it was the feeling of grossness that was so overwhelming—especially with that water damage. i never cooked in that kitchen. not once. we ripped it apart before we even moved in (although we kept the "newer" half of the cabinets for storage in the basement). if you are interested in pictures of the process, check out the archives from 2009. oh yes. two years ago.

okay. this is the part of the tv show where the host says "uncover your eyes and take a look at your new kitchen!!!"

"unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." Psalm 127:1

we are incredibly grateful to have this kitchen.