Monday, October 25, 2010

Kitchen Reveal

Brace yourselves, as there are lots of pictures.

Our new kitchen isn't for everyone, I know.  BUT for us it is perfect.

It is warm.

It is cozy.

It showcases some of my collections(I held back on putting a lot out.)

AND last but not least hubby was able to show me some of his hidden talents like painting
and working with power tools.  I love being married to a soldier but I have found being
married to a man that knows how to use power tools is quite nice too!


Lets begin the tour and I'm going to let the pictures do the talking(mostly!)
You can click on any picture to enlarge.


Before



Nice kitchen but not really what I wanted.  Definitely needed to replace the counter tops.

After










We added:
glass doors to the cabinet above the sink
painted the walls a lovely shade of green
added bead boarding to the walls in the dine-in-eating area
new granite counter tops, uba tuba

Also, found at Goodwill a larger table and chairs and refinished and painted it all black

before




After



More shots of some of the decorating



















 




















We love our new kitchen!!

Our washing machine broke this weekend.
Our dryer has been trying to go on to its great reward for a year or so.
We purchased a new set yesterday.  Thursday is the delivery day.
Between now and Thursday I hope to have the laundry room painted.
Soon I'll be showing everyone the before and after in that room.

For now, we rest...


remnants of all his hard work is still visible on Oliver's face!!

Fondly,
Ann

16 comments:

Briarside Lane said...

Ann... it is WONDERFUL! I love every part and especially the beadboard... love beadboard. I had DH put it in our DR in the other house.

The green walls look so nice with the cabinets. And the table and chairs! WOW! Great job with those. (Glad you changed the light fixture.)

Beautiful, beautiful! Only have a sec, but I'll be back to look again at all the pics!

...Karen

...and don't be too hard on the little guy. They just like to "help." :-)

...and your appliances in the kitchen look new so there should not be a "suicide pact" amongst the appliances. Seems when one goes, they all follow.

The Inspired Nest said...

Your kitchen and breakfast room looks great! I love the color scheme! The baskets stacked in the corner and wonderful. And that collection of rolling pins is awesome. You left no detail untouched! I hope you are enjoying your new home!
Lacy

~ Pink Flamingo ~ said...

Oh Ann, the new kitchen is totally and completely CHARMING! The special details and especially the references to Georgia and home are subtle, yet so meaningful. Well done! I cannot wait to feel the effects of your cozy kitchen in person. xoxo

Julie Harward said...

LOL, I love his tongue hanging out! Cute. I love love love your home and how you have put it altogether. You have such good taste in collecting and knowing how to lay it all out together. It really looks wonderful! :D

La Vie Quotidienne said...

This looks beautiful. I like everything. The color pallet is so fresh - never though of using that combination in a kitchen but it works beautifully. Table and chairs: great, the black is a perfect accent. You certainly have interesting and varied collections, it must be nice to be able to put them all out now. It looks to me that you as well as Oliver need a little rest.(-: Super-duper job by all!

Dena E's Blog said...

Wow Sis,, this is soooo gorgeous!!!! LOVE the cabinets and the counters and the warmth in the wood you have around.. The white and green walls are beautiful as contrast.. And the red checks,, soooo cool!!! And ohhhhh the neat strawberries too!!!
As you trust in Him~~~
May the light of our Savior Jesus Christ continue to shine through you Sweetie!!!
Blessings and Hugs Dena
Hugs to Oliver too

Gracie's Cottage said...

It's beautiful...what a welcoming space!

Jan

me said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! OMG, IT'S PERFECT!!!!

Linda said...

It is so YOU!!! I am so happy that you have it the way you want it (for now!!!) Looks great, Ann.
The table looks great and fits the space so nicely. Good job on the beadboard. Looks like it has always been there. Way to go Ron!!!!
At least now, you can enjoy each holiday and not have to focus on the Christmas decorations so early in the fall................

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Ann, congratulations on your new kitchen! You've found some very creative ways to display your collections, and I always love that... Good luck with the laundry room!

Crystal said...

Oh...I just love it!! There are so many things that I love about it I cannot even tell you. I love the little stack of fabric. Weird, huh? That I would pick that out of all the gorgeous things. No really, it is super cute. Oh, the rolling pins. LOVE those!! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Kim said...

Pure fabulousity!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

Oh my goodness...you have so many of the things I have and love!~ I could move right in and feel like I was home...I Love Love Love it! Did I say I love it?

Angela said...

Oh my goodness Ann,,,,I can't tell you how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen....My goodness girl, you and I are SO similar in tastes its FREAKY...I sat here and looked at these pics..will be going back again after I post this comment actually..I was just FLOORED. I was like,'Lord, that's it. That's my kitchen and diningroom. Lord, she even has the curtains..and oh my..that china cabinet and the vignette's she made..yepper..Lord, I think she has been in my head"..lol I'm telling ya girl..this IS it..will have to show hubby now and tell him..'this is what I want hon'..

Janet said...

I just LOVE it; so much personality...reminds me of a cross between Mary Englebreit and Kim of Dear Daisy Cottage and maybe a touch of Tina from Cherry Hill Cottage...just perfect!!

I hope you know their blogs, if not, check them out. I know you will love them.

Regards,
Janet

Rene' said...

Love the buffalo check drapes!! Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your sweet comment!! I am a new follower.