The cabinets are not original to the house. The original cabinets were metal. Apparently, the man that lived in my house in the early 80's decided to do some renovations. He was a real "woods man" and tried to turn this little built in 1950's house into a log cabin. If you like wood (like my Dad) you might not want to see what I did! Please advert your eyes now...because I painted the wood...if it makes you feel better, I still catch hell from my Dad about this to this day. The guy that lived here also ripped out the bed room on the second floor to create the open beam loft feel...I'm telling you this guy wanted to live in a log cabin and that's exactly what he did do when he sold this place in 1986. I hear stories about this guy all the time! I live in a small town and when I give people my address they say..."oh, you live in Jerry's cool old place". After Jerry sold the place to go live in his log cabin, DeluxeVille passed through a lot of owners. It got foreclosed on at two different times, the last time being when I picked it up. I kid you not, I have randomly run across not one but two people who owned my house at different times after Jerry.... I have yet to meet Jerry but I know were his log cabin is! :)
I was living in the house for about a month in the pictures below...I painted, cleaned, got the really bad smell out and that was about it at this point!
This place was so dark inside from all the dark wood, it was like being in the womb! I hated it! Please notice the built in place for the microwave...microwaves were sure big in the 80's! Ha...Yup demo!
Over the stove top was a really BIG hood that wasn't an exhaust hood but rather a light...very stupid...what the hell were you thinking Jerry?? I took that down. There are some things Jerry did to this place that were not good design choices but I try to work around them. When I first moved in, you could often hear me mumbling, "Jerry what the hell were you thinking"??