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Old 03-29-2008, 06:43 AM   #1  
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I've been asked to share a picture of my new kitchen that inspired and was the reason for this card Kitchen Thanks.

First a wee story. My husband and I are missionaries in the inner-city of our city (Regina, Saskatchewan). One of the churches that support us is just on the south end of the city and they love to get involved with projects with us.

In December one of the small groups from the church gave me a While You Were Out type make-over of my kitchen. We had been talking about a kitchen reno in several years when we had saved up enough money. This small group asked my husband to arrange for me and our girls to stay somewhere else for a long weekend (Thursday through Sunday) and they came in and worked with him to do a total renovation of our kitchen. There's all new cabinets, new built in dishwasher and microwave (with a fan/light attached, yeah!), new flooring, and they moved my sink to under the window instead of under the cabinets on the opposite wall.

My dh did have to tell me because he couldn't figure out how to get me to go stay at a friend's only a week and a half before Christmas on one of my busiest weekends of the year. Even knowing to expect something, it was still a surprise to walk into that much change! I never knew my kitchen could look like that!

Anyway, here's what the kitchen looked like before:
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And here's the after:
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wow!!! this is just so pretty you probably wake up thinking you are in the wrong place How sweet! Thanks for sharing your story/pics..
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Fantastic! You are very fortunate to have such loving friends
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What a lovely bunch of friends. Enjoy your "new" space!
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So pretty! I love the new cabinets. I have been after my DH to do something with our tiny kitchen. I hardly have any cupboard space. my kitchen & cabinets are about as old as the house - 101 years! Time for an update!
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what a beautiful makeover!
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Wow, it looks wonderful!! Almost makes you want to do the dishes now, huh?? )
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What a great story! Your new kitchen in Beautiful!! TFS
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Wow. That is a great story. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on your new kitchen.
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Thank you for sharing this wonderful story! I used to live in Regina and like hearing news from there. Your friends did an excellent job with the layout -- the new kitchen looks so much more efficient, spacious, and accessible! Not to mention very classy and elegant!
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Wow! What a nice surprise! You made a wonderful thank you card too.
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Love those cabinets! That was so nice of them to do that for you.
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Just came across your card linked on someone's blog and then read this thread
on the kitchen reno story. It brings tears to my eyes. They did a wonderful job
and you deserve it! I hope you're enjoying your new kitchen. Glad you shared your story!
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