Monday, October 31, 2011

And Now For Something Really Scary...

Happy Halloween!
Guess what? I still need to buy Halloween candy for tonight.
YES, that is scary but not that scary.
Are you ready for something REALLY scary?
How about spending lots of $$$ for a kitchen makeover.
**Cue the scary music now**
What?
It is scary. I have new granite counters, a new sink, and stove top all coming in this Wednesday. I'm still looking at stainless steel refrigerators and counter stools.
And my goodness, it all better look dramatically different--for the better.
This the before picture:
Those counters are BLUE. Look away, if it's too frightening.
And you know what else is scary?
The fact that all these changes will lead to needing a new back splash and curtains.... Yeah, it's a nightmare.
Oh my gosh... Hold me.
Oh well. Too late now.
And just in case you haven't seen the Halloween House Light Show, here it is:
Happy Halloween!!

35 comments:

Linda G. said...

If that's your before (looks great to me!), I can't wait to see your after.

Happy Halloween!

Em-Musing said...

Can't wait to see how gorgeous your "after" will be.

Kristi said...

Happy Halloween!!!

And good luck with the makeover! It's both exciting and nerve wracking I'm sure...so many decisions. :)

Looking forward to the "after" photo.

Maria Zannini said...

Even with blue countertops, your kitchen looks VERY nice. Can't wait to see the after.

Anne Gallagher said...

I'd kill to have my kitchen look like your "before".

Happy Halloween.

Linda Kage said...

Scary! But it looks so good. Job well done.

Loved the video. Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen it yet.

Jennifer Shirk said...

Thanks, ladies.

My kitchen isn't bad, but it's not good either. LOL
YET...

Jessica R. Patch said...

I love your kitchen! I'd be chewing my nails over an upgrade too. Happy Halloween!

Julie Jarnagin said...

Blue countertops? Yikes! We've been debating on whether or not to replace our carpet with wood flooring, but I'm so cheap. The thought of spending all that money makes me a little nauseous.

Emy Shin said...

Your "before" kitchen looks awesome -- I'm intrigued by how much better the "after" one would be!

Carol Kilgore said...

I love those doors! Can't wait to see the After photo :)

I asked Live-In Handyman if he would do our house like the Halloween House. I got "the look".

Happy Halloween!

Better is Possible said...

Like the comments above...your before kitchen looks quite lovely to me. You said the counters are blue, but they look an elegant black on my computer. Good luck with the improvement.
Happy Halloween.

Janna Qualman said...

That video is AWESOME! I'm so gonna share it on Facebook.

I can't wait to see the finished kitchen, Jennifer. (I've been through remodels, though, so I get your fear... ;)

Ayda Recknagel said...

It's a beautiful space, but I'm not sure I'd like blue counters in the kitchen either. Good luck during remodeling!

Jennifer Shirk said...

JUlie and Carol: Nauseous is a good word for it. When my anixety level goes up my hubby gives ME a look. LOL

Cindy R. Wilson said...

Wow, your before looks fabulous! And cozy. I can't wait to see the after picture. We redid our kitchen awhile back and though we had to stay on the low end of a budget, we really opened up the space and I LOVE it! Have fun!

Old Kitty said...

Your before kitchen is already beautiful so I can only imagine your after kitchen is going to be dazzlingly stunning - even more so than the pretty bright lights!! Yay!! Good luck! Take care
x

Rula Sinara said...

Congrats on getting a kitchen makeover! Kitchen renovations are the worst to live through, but the best to live with ;). Happy Halloween!

Nancy said...

I agree that your old counters are lovely and it's hard to believe that this is the before picture. I'm sure you will love your new things. Have fun.

Liza said...

Congrats to you and your new kitchen. I have 1995 counters and floors and appliances. However, on Wednesday, my new stove and microwave will be delivered. The rest will have to come a little at a time...but at least I will have functioning appliances in time for Thanksgiving for 30.

Kelly Polark said...

Good luck on your renovation! My best friend is doing that and it's an upheaval!!

I love that Party Rock Halloween video! My kids love it too!

Tamika Eason said...

It doesn't look scary at all:) You managed to make blue look chic!

Sarah Forgrave said...

Oh boy, Kitchen renovations are always fun AFTER they're done, aren't they? Hope yours goes well! Can't wait to see "after" pictures. :)

Terri Tiffany said...

Oh my -- I love your before kitchen! Love the cabinets!

Nas Dean said...

Your kitchen is lovely as it is, how will it be after?

Happy Halloween!

Karen Lange said...

Looking forward to seeing the after photo! :)

Prixie said...

OMG that kitchen is gorgeous. I love, love, love it!

blueviolet said...

Your kitchen is going to be so fantastic! I'm super jealous!!!

Jill Kemerer said...

Oooo, if your "before" kitchen was that stylish, I can't wait to see your "after"!! Enjoy!
(And, yes, I'm holding you.) :)

Eileen Astels Watson said...

Wow, that's cool!

And I think your "before" kitchen looks awesome, Jennifer!

Stacy Henrie said...

That's a pretty good before picture. :) Sounds like a big project but it will be so fun to have it made over. Can't wait to see.

Shaheen said...

ooh my eyes are hurting after watching that video :) LOL

Manzanita said...

That before kitchen looks good to me but there is always sprucing up that we want in a kitchen. Good luck. The house of lights was "electrifying."

Susanne Drazic said...

I wish I had your kitchen. Of course, black countertops would be better. : )

That Halloween video is cool. Is that the same house that does the Christmas light show, too?

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