If you've followed the saga of our attempt to purchase a 1930's bungalow, then you know that it's been a long road!  There was trouble with our bank and we ended up homeless for a month! (Meaning we stayed in cheap hotels while everything we owned lived in our friend's garage!)

So, now that we have closed, and we're in, it's time to really make it our own!

It was a foreclosure, but most of the house was in really good condition.  We had to scrub and clean until our fingers truly bled!  The house was vacant for almost 2 years, so the dust was incredible!

We painted a couple of rooms and fixed some minor issues.  But we waited for this summer to attempt the big stuff!  Yikes!

One of the things that drew us to our new home is the fact that almost all of it is original.  All of the original woodwork is in place, and hasn't been painted.  There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout the house (that will get refinished - stay tuned for details!) a lot of the light fixtures were original, and the bathrooms and kitchen had almost remained unchanged!  I don't know about you, but I love old stuff!  The craftsmanship is unparalleled, and the look is so classic and elegant!

The vintage kitchen will now be our project for the next couple of weeks, so I thought I'd write about it!  In the style of HGTV, I do love a before and after!  Plus, there will certainly be some minor damage along the way, and I want to share the pain with you!

Here are the before pictures -

Photo - Bethany

Click here to see what our plan is with this little beauty!

Wish us luck!  We're gonna need it!