Kitchen Aid & Kitchen Update

This post is for Barbara. We were chatting the other night and talking about the wonders of Kitchen Aid mixers and realized we had the same one. I purchased mine after the 1994 Northridge earthquake as a replacement for my old one that had been destroyed literally with the rest of my kitchen. That was 14 years ago. 2 years ago when we moved to this old house, the original white just stood out like a sore thumb, but it was in perfectly good shape. I couldn’t justify a new designer color. So I purchased a $5 can of Copper Hammer paint and did it myself!
The copper color goes with my new “old” country style kitchen. I had just finished a cake so it may be a bit dusty.

I had done the stark white kitchen with everything behind a closed door. With the forced remodel of this kitchen and the new open space I now have the room to leave things on the counter. We still have to finish the ceiling, trim molding and eventually a floor, but for now my fake counter, painted subfloor and so-so color scheme will do well.

With the opening of the wall into the old sun porch, the kitchen is now about 225 square feet larger than it used to be and kind of “L” shaped, giving us like 6 corners to photograph from. We spend a lot of time in this room so we decided to make it warmer in color and easy to use.

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The only thing missing is a couple of people enjoying a cup of coffee and chatting. It’s fun seeing all the little things you’ve shared in their places, like the spice rack Your kitchen looks so cozy and I just love how your mixer turned out! Doesn’t take much, just a little imagination.