My stupidly expensive, huge, over-done kitchen.
Did I get your attention?
Bet you can't wait to see what comes next.
Remind yourself I'm seldom P.C. I won't strain myself by attempting that cowardly behavior at this last stage in my life. This post isn't about me and my extreme, most admirable creativity. I'll save that for another rant.
I'm going to let off some disgust steam.
If you're going to show your kitchen, show it.
How big it is or how much you did or didn't pay for your work is inconsequential (correct me if I'm wrong) unless it's in relation to how the heck you pulled it off. Granted, less is usually better and ingenuity is applauded, but it's the function and detail people look at. It's ideas, people! Ideas!
If you're that insecure about how big or how much you did or didn't pay for your kitchen, let me help you: suck it up and show your goods without useless, boring and silly disclaimers. Save 'em for your RL visitors who will admire your kitchen as well. No one pays undeserved compliments here, nor do they post (generally) if they don't have something good to say. (Those folks don't last long on any forum.) But I think you'll all agree that we all want to see the eye candy.
I recognize that the people posting the disclaimers evidently do care, but it's pretty unproductive, don't you think? If you're embarrassed about any element of your kitchen, why would you reveal? Come on. Just gimme give us the eye candy and spare everyone the necessity of reassurances and pacification. Enjoy the compliments and pat your own bad self on the back. You deserve it, even if it's for merely, actually finishing the darned thing.
Remember: E.Y.E. C.A.N.D.Y. Forget chocolate, kitchens.
There. I'm done. Show me the kitchens. Feed me.