As you can see, I was living with the original stove ( 1964 GE Aqua Electric Range) and original counter top that was white with gold specks. The gold specks have all mostly 'disappeared' and I was constantly having to clean them with bleach to remove coffee/tea stains. We've been living here since 1984 and the last 8 years or so the stove's heating elements kept having to be replaced and if chicken ordinarily had to be cooked for one hour, it took over two hours in mine. Cakes only cooked on the top and outsides, never in the middle. I'd been BEGGING for a new stove for years but hubby insisted this one was 'fine'. My daughter Carey and her husband Ammar moved into their newly built home 4 years ago and recently purchased a new ceramic flat top stove and granite counter tops. They gave me their old ones and Ammar installed them for me last week.
Ammar put up ceramic tile for me today. There's still an area between the sink and kitchen window that needs done, and that will be finished tomorrow and then everything grouted.
I hope to get started on painting the cupboards this weekend. I bought my paint this morning along with the sanding block, sponge rollers and denatured alcohol. This way I already have them in the house when I'm ready to get started. Below is a sample of the paint color and the hardware I'm going to use.
I will post a couple more photos once I get started on the cabinet painting. Wish me luck, this will be my first time doing this.