As you can see by the decor, this was taken around the 4th of July (more of pics for COTM).
Five years ago my husband and I completely gutted our kitchen and removed the old white wash cabinets and mint green tiled countertops. In the center of the kitchen was an enormous cabinet that held the microwave-hood unit. The big box was over the island and prohibited anyone from seeing who was on the other side of the island. You literally had to bend over to talk! Being almost six feet tall, you can imagine what a headache that was for me.
My dream kitchen was white....white subway tiles, white beadboard insets and backsplash ~ really fresh and cottage looking. However, hub won and you can see that the look is opposite of my vision. That is a long story in itself, however I am grateful for the new kitchen and am proud that we did most of the work ourselves (except for the building of the cabinets). I still have my foo-faw, which hub pretty much lets me do as I please in that department.