In anticipation of the photo shoot I did a lot of work to generally brighten up the kitchen. I’m not sure if anyone will be able to tell in photos but in person the kitchen board and batten looks cleaner than it did previously. I washed the walls (it’s amazing what your child throws on walls and you don’t see till you are painting it), filled in holes, sanded and then did two coats of Behr’s Ultra Pure White over the board and batten.
Even if you can’t tell a difference I was so pleased with how clean the kitchen was I felt like showing it off. 🙂 We are going to rent out our house for a couple of weeks this summer so I’m using these photos in the listing (know anyone who wants to spend a week in Manchester-by-the Sea?).
This is the view from the back door where we always come in.
Here is the hutch that holds all of our dishes and glassware. It’s not big but it’s perfect for that small space bridging the gap between the cooking and eating sections.
We still need to finish the crown molding at the top of it but those cuts are incredibly challenging.
Here is the view if I am standing at the buffet. You can see out the back door and into our mini foyer.
The wall to the left of the photo had a giant plastering patch on it for months on end from some electrical work AJ did above our island and I never bothered to do the sanding and painting till we had a deadline… are you sometimes like that? It’s sort of ridiculous because it was so easy to do and it makes such a dramatic improvement to that wall.
Here is the view if I’m standing close to the front door:
I dressed our eating area incredibly simply for the photo shoot. If I had more energy maybe I would have done something great looking with food but alas, I was still mopping the floors right before they got there to take the photos. 🙂
I brought in some forsythia sprigs from our tree out back so in about a week and a half or two weeks we’ll have some yellow flowers decorating our buffet!
Have you done anything to your home that seems like a minor improvement but made all the difference to you? And then made you think: “Gosh, why didn’t I do this months ago?”.