Short answer: No.
Long answer: Painting the kitchen took a little longer than I expected. We used enamel paint that I had bought for the bathroom about a million years ago and that stuff takes a while to dry and the subsequent fumes may or may not have driven me right.to.the.edge.
So, I'm really really sorry for not posting for a week. The guilt overcame me though, and so I took a few pictures of what I could without showing the whole room since frankly, all of our dishes are still sitting on the dining room table/floor waiting to be re-washed. I don't really mind not having a dishwasher most of the time but this week? This week it would have been handy. So, we painted the kitchen a nice, shiny white and after some careful consideration of three different Martha Stewart for The Home Depot drawer pulls I decided on the brass ones (i.e. the ones on sale for $3.78 each).
They look...how do I put this? DELICIOUS. The fact that they were also cheap, bonus!
All told, the drawer pulls and hinges were probably the biggest expense in the entire "Accidental Kitchen Remodel" coming in around $75. (I'll detail my expenses when we're all finished).
Here's an instagram picture I took of a whole row of drawers all done.
P.S. If you followed us on twitter you'd be privy to awesome shots, like that one, of our kitchen goings on and whatnot even when I'm being a bad blogger. Just sayin'. Do it.
During this trip to The Home Depot I also came across some Edison style bulbs that were a little lower wattage than the ones we tried the first time. They are also very gorgeous when lit. In spite of what this terrible picture I took might tell you. Trust.
We also put up a curtain that I've had since my single, apartment-livin' days. Very noice.
And my new pride and joy, this picture that Conan found in the back of the store he works at. He blew it up and we slapped it in a frame I got at the D.A.V. thrift store.
Look at those cowboys! They really do look like a rough and tumble bunch when you see them in person. And I mean, what kind of Kansas kitchen would this be without a picture of some rough and tumble, Dodge City types?
Love it so much. Thanks, Conan! Oh, and speaking of the potential geo-scientist in our midst...
Conan finished the second semester of his first year in hot pursuit of a Masters in Geology. Which is WAY more impressive than any project I could ever complete. Congratulations, Conan. You're awesome!
Now I've got to get in there and get our dishes off of the floor and onto the newly painted shelves so you guys can get some real deal After pictures.