The installer's shots are pretty good, but they don't really tell the whole story. So I'm going to share some pictures that I took, after I loaded all the cabinets, drawers, and counters back up with our stuff.
I love the way this kitchen turned out!
Better yet, I now have these wonderful pull-out drawers where I used to have a cavernous space jam-packed with stuff that was so hard to get at, I dreaded having to reach around in there to find what I needed.
I'm not really sorry to see it go. But sniff, sniff...first the big red 15-seater van, my old house on wheels that was perpetually filled with an assortment of candy wrappers and empty Mt. Dew cans, the dirt of a thousand football fields, and the faint odor of sweaty lacrosse gear--and affectionately known as the "garbage scow"; now the world's biggest--and some have said, most hideous--bulletin board. I'm saying good-bye to a messy but happy era. A wonderful, although not always picture-perfect, part of my life is truly coming to an end!
But there is a consolation prize: a pretty new kitchen. :)
Well, for those of you who said you were excited to see the "after" pictures, I hope you enjoyed these. For those of you who weren't all that interested in taking a tour of my kitchen, sorry 'bout that. But I'll leave you with this: if you can't afford to do a complete renovation but would like to give your tired old kitchen a whole new look, have your kitchen cabinets refaced--I can't recommend it highly enough. Home Depot was so great to work with on this project, every step of the way (and they're not even paying me to say that!).