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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yay!!! The New Appliances Are Finally In!!! Come And See!

This is a post I've been wanting to do for a long time!! I am so excited to show you my new appliances! Yipee!! I am so pleased with everything...they make the kitchen look so clean and fresh. Speaking of clean...I'm sure I will be cleaning lots of prints off of these babies...lol. Oh well... they are worth it and really update the kitchen!

This is a before pic with the black appliances...the black did not look bad, but since we had to replace the refrigerator and dishwasher anyways, we decided to go ahead and replace everything with the stainless steel to give the kitchen an updated look. This is our old refrigerator. We have had it for 13 years and has held up well. Would you believe it used to be white?? Yep...we had it painted at an auto body shop when we moved in. We were already maxed out and could not afford to buy a new fridge at the time, so that was our only option. The pantry is a whole other post...lol. The paint looked great...but they could not paint this part so I spray painted it with plastic spray paint. Unfortunately it chipped alot and always looked bad...I also had to paint over the "water" and "ice" buttons...lol. This was one of the reasons we replaced it, but the water and ice recently stopped working too, so it was definitely time!

Ahhhhh.....fresh, shiny and new!!
This is our old dishwasher...you know the thing that spins? Well, it broke off! And...it only worked on quick wash so nothing was ever really clean. Yuck!

Much better! And my dishes are clean now!!
Nothing was wrong with the old microwave and stove...we are selling them to a friend. These look so much better though!

Here is another picture of the whole kitchen. Would you believe I have taken back at least five rugs to go in front of the kitchen sink! lol...Still looking for the perfect one.

More angles...



Now that we got the new appliances in everything else looks bad! lol...Isn't that usually the way it is?? I am going to replace all the cabinet hardware and add another coat of glaze to the cabinets. I've been meaning to do that for a while anyways...so now I am ready! Any suggestions for hardware??
I have thought about painting this island for almost a year now! lol...In fact, some of you might remember the post I did about it. I am still thinking green with a glaze. What do you think? I need to get Kara over here from Elements Interiors! She is awesome at painting and glazing...pay her a visit if you have not already!
I have also been wanting a new kitchen table and chairs...however, since we just bought the appliances and I want to do some things outside, I better wait! But...what do you think about painting this set a dark brownish black and glazing it with a lighter color. I just feel like this set is floating in here. Everything is the same color. I also want to get a rug...still looking. I might look forever!! lol...
I think painting the lights the same color as the kitchen set might look good. I need more contrast in here! I also want to paint medallions and attach them around the lights. I'm tired of the green swirls I painted.

Now that the appliances are in and spring is coming I am feeling inspired! I am ready to get busy on these projects! I also have a CUTE spring giveaway coming up soon. Not to mention lots of new Etsy items!! Keep checking my store for arrangements, frames and tassels. Have a great week!!
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35 comments:

Donna~One Simple Country Girl said...

Awesome!! Everything looks great. And I am coveting that rooster arrangement on your island! Love it!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Oohh...all new appliances all at the same time!! That is exciting! Enjoy them!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Kristen, your kitchen is just gorgeous! You must be so proud. I want my cabinets painted white..but I'm afraid I have a long wait as my husband is dead set on keeping them dark oak. Very pretty but no windows in the kitchen and it is always very dark.

Your kitchen looks so light and bright and sparkling! Just lovely!
Your appliances were a great choice..

Hugs,
Mona

Liz said...

Everything looks amazing!! In regards to painting the island....I say DO IT!! I'm sure Kara will have some great suggestions. =) Your kitchen is gorgeous the way it is, but the contrast will be stunning! XOXO ~Liz

Melissa Miller said...

Very fresh and pretty Kristen! It really updated your entire look and feel of the kitchen. They look awesome! I think I would add black scroll hardware and maybe paint or glaze the island a dark color like black or green. Adding a colorful rug to the dinette area would look fabulous as well. You have such remarkable talent. I know it will all be so beautiful in the end. Show us the process of how you do your cabinet glazing. I'm really curious to see that.

Enjoy! ~Melissa

Melissa Miller said...

One more idea...since you said green for the island have you thought about painting your walls green? That would really give some contrast and changes to the entire kitchen. It would probably be easy to do as well.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your new appliances. They look fabulous. Your kitchen is beautiful. I think the green island would look fabulous and doing the dining set darker would be awesome also. Isn't it amazing how something new just spurs us on the change things. Hugs, Marty

Stacey said...

That looks wonderful Kristen. I'm so jealous! We need to do the same thing. We've been in our house 11 years so I know the time is coming.

I love Melissa's ideas. Wouldn't get rid of that table and chairs or the chandelier. Try the paint first and see if it makes you happy. :)

Dear Sweet Home said...

I am so happy you got new appliances. They look great! I think your kitchen table would look great painted - I have painted the same kitchen table like 3 times because every time I get ready for a new one, something else needs my attention! So, paint is a great band-aid! Also, regarding the island...I say go for it - it would look really great! And, I did ORB hardware here in our new kitchen - Hob Lob also has great hardware. Whatever you do, I know it will look great!

LC said...

I love the new appliances! Everything looks terrific. I do like the idea of painting the island, I think it will look fabulous. I painted my iron kitchen table a few years ago. It went from silver to a oil rubbed bronze color. It fits our style better. I say go for it! The ceiling medallions would be pretty, too. I like all of your ideas.
enjoy cooking on your shiny new stove!
have a great day~ L

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

YIPPEE! It looks gorgeous! Soooooo fresh and updated! You must be thrilled! Sooooo worth it!

I am loving all of the ideas you have for freshening things up! Your table and chairs would look gorgeous painted black...like the one in my friend's house! DO IT;)! I also think the chandy would look great painted black too! Don't you love that I am filled with suggestions of WORK for you...so sweet of me;)!

I am still talking about painting my island too...I wonder if I will ever really do it...maybe if you do yours I will get inspired! I can't wait to see what all you end up doing...I KNOW IT WILL BE GORGEOUS! Everything you do turns out beautifully! Hope you are planning a trip here soon! Take care and have a wonderful Sunday!

Gypsy Heart said...

Kristen, it all looks fabulous! I think it really lightens the kitchen area too. Appliances are so expensive now...I'm sure you are beyond thrilled with these.

By all means, paint the island and the furniture...light fixture, all of it! :-) My daughter painted the island in their kitchen red and it just pops. Painting yours black would be great I think.

I look forward to seeing the new items in your shop as well as the giveaway! Keep us posted on the additional changes in your kitchen/eating area that you decide to do.

xo
Pat

Allyson Pecilunas said...

They look so good Kristen! I love stainless. Everything looks so pretty

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

wow- it looks terrific Kristen.. I know you are over the moon with all that beauty in your kitchen. Your ideas about the rest of the redo sound fabulous too.. cant wait to see~!!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Looks so good.....

Lesha said...

Kristen, they look beautiful! I just love how new appliances can make you feel like you have a whole new kitchen! I am sure whatever you do next in there will only add to it...you have great taste! I had to delete my blog, because of a sweet hacker friend, oh well..I plan to still read and comment! It's always fun to see what you do! Have a great week!

Becca said...

I love your new appliances! They really kick your already beautiful kitchen up a notch! I still think doing your island in a green with a glaze would be fabulous! You're right in that Kara will have fabulous ideas though. I can't wait to see what you do! Hugs, Becca

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

The new appliances look great! I bet you love having a dishwasher that works now too.

Pam

Girl with the Curlz said...

Everything looks wonderful. Love the new appliances.

Martina said...

Hi Kristen, your kitchen looks fabulous with the new SS appliances, but your kitchen looked perfect before to!! I have stainless in mine to and love them. Have a great week, Martina

m.cristina said...

bellissima cucina e superdotata di elettrodomestici
ciao
Cris

Anonymous said...

All new stainless. I just don't understand it. I think the black looks so much better. Now I would change the countertops and of course the "in" thing is the granite countertops and all the other "fad" stuff. How about laminate flooring?

Raegina said...

Your kitchen looks awesome!! Even though it looked great before, I know you have been wanting new appliances and I am so happy for you! I am also glad that you're inspired because we all learn new and exciting things when you get more and more creative! Keep up the good work!

Raegina said...

Your kitchen looks awesome!! Even though it looked great before, I know you have been wanting new appliances and I am so happy for you! I am also glad that you're inspired because we all learn new and exciting things when you get more and more creative! Keep up the good work!

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

Isn't it amazing what new appliances do for a kitchen? I love your idea about painting the island green. I will check back later to see what all you have done. You have so many good ideas. This is my first visit to your blog. I came via BNOTP.

A Hint of Home said...

Your appliances are gorgeous in your kitchen. How exciting to get all new things. It does update things when you get all new and matching items.
Can't wait to see what you do next in the kitchen and eating area.
Hugs!

Wanda said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful! I know you must be very excited to have all new appliances..... FUN!

Jena @ Involving Color said...

The new appliances look great in your kitchen! We just got new appliances as well. Just came across your blog and I'm a new follower.

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Stacey said...

I love the new appliances!! I agree, it does update the kitchen a lot. Enjoy all of the painting. :) Sounds like a project to me!!

Ed said...

Loving the new appliances... I also think the kitchen set and medallion dark paint/contrast idea is WONDERFUL.. I love this rug from Ballard Design: http://www.ballarddesigns.com/french-bistro-comfort-mat/15008?defattrib=&defattribvalue=&listIndex=0 Best of luck with the rest!

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You have a Beautiful Kitchen :)

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