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Top (Re)Pair, Weak Kitchen

As I mentioned in my earlier post, ChickJax and I, along with some of our closest friends, did a little flip thy house action over the weekend. Well, we weren't flipping the house to sell it, just making some much, much needed repairs to our kitchen.

We bought our house about 5 years ago and it is quite old. It was built in the early 50's and sometimes that is easy to see. When we bought the house, we knew it would need work, but we loved the location and we love Greensboro. It was a perfect fit for us and it was just the right price.

After a couple of years of staring at plain white walls, we finally decided to spice things up a bit. We painted throughout the house and we love almost everything we did. Everything except the kitchen. For some reason, we thought it would be a great idea to paint the kitchen yellow. Not only that, but we were pretty lazy about the paint job, and didn't even move the appliances. We just figured it would be okay for a while and then we would eventually make a change.

That change was this past weekend. We could no longer take the hideous yellow walls and poor white trash feel of the kitchen. It was time to take action. I did some research online and we made a few trips to Lowes to map out what we wanted to do. After a while, we had an idea for the flooring and paint. Those were the two main updates, though we also did some minor dry wall repair and some other updates like lighting, cabinet knobs, baseboards, etc.

Here is the before picture. Keep in mind, we didn't think to do the before picture until we were mostly done removing the appliances and stripping down the kitchen in preperation for the upgrades...

The above picture is the angle from our dining room into the kitchen. Also, that's my buddy Alx checking out our walls for the drywall repair. It was a sad sack a shit kitchen.

And here is the after picture...

This is the opposite angle from the before picture. We went with a burnt brick wall color with sage cabinets. The flooring is an earth tone vinyl tile. We didn't have much cash for the project, but managed to make a ton of repairs and updates for under $400. Not bad considering the amount of items we had to purchase. Though they will probably never read this, I want to thank Alx, Tron-Solo and A.P. for their help. We could not have done this without you guys, fo shizzle.

I'm off to Charlotte on business tomorrow and Thursday, so don't expect any posts from yours truly for a few days.
Falstaff and Special K, if there is any home game action Wednesday night, shoot me a comment or phone call.

If you haven't noticed, DNasty, who is now contributing to the drivel that spews from this blog, put up his first post. Check it out if you haven't already.

Until next time, may the felt be with you.

posted by TripJax @ 3:10 AM,


At 9:11 AM, Blogger ScurvyDog said...

Nice work, sir. It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint and other seemingly minor stuff can do to freshen up a room.

At 1:25 PM, Blogger pokerpeaker said...


Say hi to TripWife for me (or ChickJax)

At 6:26 PM, Blogger CarmenSinCity said...

I love that color!!!!! The kitchen looks great. Nice price too!

At 8:47 PM, Blogger jusdealem said...

Nice work! I really like the color choice.

At 8:20 AM, Anonymous kipper said...

That yellow was a good color!

At 11:55 AM, Blogger jusdealem said...

Also, I checked out that FlipThyHouse link. House flipping has always interested me, too. I'm hoping my husband and I can finally try to invest in one later this year. Thanks for passing on the link. :)


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