oh, there’s way too much wood in the kitchen … let’s fix that

No one liked the cabinets. It seemed as if there was way too much wood in the kitchen. So, J&R were going to have it torn out and replaced with something new. But it was a perfectly fine cabinet and with the right shade of paint, it helped make the kitchen sparkle brightly. They spent a long time selecting the colors and the cabinet knobs but in the end, it all worked out perfectly. Props to Queen Anne Painting for a great job! Take a look!

kitchen, june 2013
Kitchen After. June 2013
Kitchen Before. Jun 2013 #greenlake #seattle
Kitchen Before. June 2013


how do you wrap a house? very carefully #greenlake #seattle

Here is a photo of one of Queen Anne‘s marvelous painters giving me a thorough wrapping one summer day when Seattle was blissfully sunny and warm. Come back, sun! We miss you!

A020 18 Oct 2011

sad cat looking out a sad window #greenlake


Mrs. C.’s daughter checked on me from 2004 and 2010 but no one actually lived here. There were no laughters, no music, and no noises in the kitchen. I was a lonely shelter, sheltering nothing and no one but stale air and memories.  When my current residents came to live here in 2010, I was in a rather sad state. See, even Strabo, the cat that came with the family looked sad at my wretched state.

entrance and front window, march 2010

By 2012, the old windows have been replaced with triple-paned windows for energy efficiency, and light fixtures have been repaired. Oh, and I got a new door. But most of all, I got a new coat of paint! Done by no other than the marvelous people of Queen Anne Painting. Yellow as mellow yellow .. tadaaaa!!

Front Window Mar 2012
entrance and front window, March 2012