OK, folks, this is the before and after of the kitchen. Notice again, as in everything in this house, it was Coca-Cola brown and orange. There was a strange kidney shaped table built in next to the stove but it cut off the kitchen from the pantry, and it covered half of the doorway into the dining room. So, as you can see by the mess, (this was moving in day,) that table was the first thing to go. It opened the kitchen into a space I haven't ever had in a kitchen, not in 41 years!
Friend Barb said, "Why haven't you blogged this bathroom???
We took out the steps when the carpet was torn out but discovered they must have been original to the house design because the side of the tub wasn't glazed. So, my idea was to do a mosaic in the broken Polish pottery that didn't survive the move. Taking the steps out increased the size of the room considerably, too.
So, that's it! As far as we are concerned the only thing to do now is dust and vacuum. We are done with what we are going to do to make this house ours.