As you may have spied from the new dining room photos, the new kitchen now connects to it. Before, the old kitchen was towards the back corner of the house (now the master bedroom) and not in the best location. The new kitchen space was once used for storage, but it is in the heart of the home, has the big double-sided fireplace, and connects to the back porch (a soon to be al fresco dining area), so it seemed like the perfect spot for a new kitchen. Another bonus - it is the biggest room in the house.
One early morning, I was cruising Craigslist and found a posting for a free kitchen sink. If you have any experience with Craigslist, you know that a "free" posting is basically the start of a race to see who can get there first. I showed Brian, told him it was probably already gone (the pickup location was about 40 minutes from us), and then started to take Lola for a walk. Five minutes into the walk, I couldn't get the darned thing out of my head, so we ran back (literally) to the house, jumped in the car, and headed downtown to see if it was still there. Miraculously, no one had picked it up yet, so we hauled our VERY heavy new sink back home.
You guys have no idea how exciting it is to have an actual before and AFTER of the Myrtle House! I mean, as much as I love renovating (and I do), three years is quite a long time and we are ready for this baby to be ova! So, even though the bathroom is missing some paint, I'm writing it off as D-O-N-E. Finished, friends. So let's talk a quick walk down memory lane, shall we?