Here are a few shots of the kitchen before, after I moved the fridge to accommodate my new washer/dryer that hooks up to the faucet and doesn’t use a vent.
(There’s a lot of photos here. So get a cup of coffee or tea.)
I’d have the maintenance man take the dishwasher too, but he said it’s hooked to the garbage disposal, so they can’t.
This kitchen is small, and it is hard to get photos of everything. Above you see the washer/dryer, which is next to the doorway going into the small dining area.
I glued and painted that wood applique you see just beneath the counter top underneath the sink.
And can you see what I used for counter tops and back splash and covering the dishwasher? Contact paper! Water resistant! Cheap! I used black contact paper for the counter tops, and the black and white checked on the walls and dishwasher.
Remember, you can remove contact paper.
It’s the one my daughter almost threw out that the former resident left behind at the little blue house, and I quickly saved. It has been my coffee bar. And now it is my cooking area. It has gotten a lot of action!
I spray painted the hardware red. This is an old blogger trick, in case you haven’t seen it. You poke holes in the bottom of your box.
Then you screw your handles from inside the box, and then the paint covers the area in one swoop instead of having to turn them over when one side is dry. Wonderful trick that saves you time.
I spray painted an old rusted rake red and now it holds vintage cooking utensils that use to be in a drawer, unseen.