designs by Joy

Studio J Decor


The Kitchen @ Knight Lane

January 28th, 2016


​​​I decided to take a chance on this blog thing...ya know, you hear so much about it and I'm always trying to find pictures of real remodeled houses that real people live in, and maybe I could get some good realistic ideas that I can implement in my own house. The operative word here is "real" 

I see so many pictures of houses that just don't seem realistic, especially for the budget. I love so much about houses, updating them, remodeling them, painting, and just plain 'ole making my house a beautiful, perfectly imperfect, comfortable home, where my friends and family can relax and feel comfortable. 

So, I thought I would share my journey with you. My husband and I purchased an older fixer-upper home a little over a year ago. The interesting thing about our home is it had never been updated, almost everything in the house was original, (there were a few updates such as new appliances, and tile) but...everything else was original, even the carpet! Oh, did I mention that the house was built in 1977? 

So today I wanted to share with you the story of our kitchen, as you can see from the before pictures it was in need of some updating...