We said goodbye to Parsley Farms last week. It was 4 days of long hours and lots of sweat and tears. What felt so incredibly emotional and difficult last week, somehow feels like a deep exhale this week. We loved this house. We are also very relieved that the process is over.
So we are officially homeless! We pulled out of the contract on our would-be house on Friday due to appraisals and negotiations and what just didn’t seem right anymore. We were already anticipating a gap between closings and made plans to stay in a friend’s guest house. We are finding the tighter quarters to be both challenging and joyful. The process of getting everyone fed and dressed in the morning (with one bathroom for the 7 of us) is quite comical. Now that this process will be longer, we will probably move into a rental next week. Through it all, God’s grace is enough. We are learning to be together longer, to work together better. There is a sweetness in this season.
So back to the fun! More before-and-afters coming your way…
The kitchen was in pretty good shape when we moved in. Granite countertops, massive island and higher end cabinets.
The walls were gold, so that and the off-white, dirty trim were the first to go.
The space for the range was such a specific size–it could fit this one model or one for $8000+. We weren’t interested in busting the budget on one appliance, so we found this one, second-hand, in Orlando (about 2 hours from us). Thanks to the hubs and father-in-law for driving to pick it up!
My mom and Brad installed the white, subway tile backsplash.
When we moved in, there were 2 large cabinets on each side of the island, presumably for a microwave and wine cooler/mini fridge.
We wanted to remove those so that a) it wasn’t ugly anymore b) we could sit all the way around. We had a friend visit who is incredibly handy and he removed the cabinets and installed legs instead.
A little paint and glaze and the island was complete!
We installed new lighting over the island and the dining nook.
Our square table and rug fit the space perfectly. So perfectly, in fact, that our house buyers negotiated them into the contract!
This kitchen was a dream–plenty of room for cooking, prepping, eating and partying!