Jenna's post has inspired me to start thinking about how I will make over my kitchen. It needs alot of work. It very useable, it's just outdated and needs some repair. Apparently, the people who lived here before did alot of the work themselves when they did any kind of repair or renovation. As a result, the kitchen floor needs to be totally replaced. I have dark cabinets and want to also do something to spruce them up. I cannot bare the thought of painting them white because the girls are forever putting their messy hands on the walls and other things that show dirt. The thought of having to wipe them down everyday almost gets me. LOL!
The ceilings are all popcorn and I just don't like them. I'd love to scrape them down and make them smooth. I've never done this and it would be so much work. I'm not sure it's something we can tackle on our own. The popcorn texture seems to trap every piece of dust in the house. I do want to replace the lighting with some kichler lighting. There's currently a ceiling fan over the table and a fluorescent light on the cooking side of the kitchen. I want to make it look more elegant but comfortable.
Have any of you come across any Web sites that might help me with this? How about magazines that have good pictures of kitchen makeovers? I am not good at pulling the entire look together and I need some really great resources to help me in this area.