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Friday, April 1, 2011

The Kitchen Is Done...For Now..



The kitchen is done!! For now...if your like me your house is always a work in progress. However, as far as major stuff goes I am done in here. Later on in a year or two I will get new counter tops, but right now I am satisfied with everything. If you have been following my kitchen updates then you will know the first thing we did was get new stainless steel appliances. Next, I reglazed the cabinets to darken them and add more character...then I added the new hardware. Next, I tackled the island and painted and distressed it in green. What you haven't seen is the newly painted light fixtures, new curtain, and rugs. I am doing this backwards...this is the after pic.
This is the before with the black appliances, lighter cabinets, and old hardware.

Here is the after with the new rugs, curtain, stainless steel appliances, painted light fixtures, and painted island. It feels so much more cozy and warm! This is the before...best picture I could find.

I am really loving the island! At first it looked like it was just floating in the room, however when I added the rugs and curtain it helped to ground it. I have looked for a rug ever since we moved in this house! Seriously! I needed a 7 round...nothing else would do! I was in The Home Depot the other day and spotted this one. I couldn't believe when I saw it said 7 round!! Oh the excitement!! I also had decided I needed something with black and tan because I have so many colors going on in here. It is an indoor/outdoor rug made by Martha Stewart.


I painted the light fixtures brown and then went over them with metallic gold. Your not going to believe this, but I didn't even take them down!! I just laid down newspapers and spray painted them! I did use a brush to paint the top. I know I'm crazy! Hubby was afraid to take them down, so I had to do what I had to do! lol...
This is a no sew curtain. Everything is hot glued!! lol...I left the coral material underneath...it is gathered and hanging from clips. It had beaded fringe on it, but I took it off added the ball fringe. I wanted to add more green to tie in the island so I added the green fringe above the ball fringe. All done with hot glue! Then I found the black fabric and draped it over and tied it to the middle. I knotted the ends, added the tassel and hot glued the edges of the black fabric. This is one rigged curtain!! LOL!
Isn't that fringe pretty? The black fabric and all of the fringe came from Hobby Lobby. Love that store!
This is a no sew roller shade. I have had it on my door since we moved in and was going to change it because it was coming apart. However, I decided to just re glue it and add matching fringe. I was actually going to go with a bamboo shade, but didn't want the long string hanging down.


This is the view from the laundry room.




Thanks for checking out my kitchen!! I'm sure glad all of that painting and glazing is done! Whew! Do you see my little bird oil paintings? I need to do a post on birds soon. I am drawn to them and have them all over my house! lol...They make me think of spring! I hope it's warming up where you are. It's supposed to be 80 here tomorrow! Yay!! I am ready to work outside. I bought some beautiful yellow flower hanging baskets today. Oh, and you might remember I had pillows made for the patios in that pretty striped fabric...well they are beautiful and BRIGHT!! I don't know how well hubby likes them around his manly fire pit...lol. They look like little rainbows! hehehe! He will just have to get used to them! Have a wonderful weekend!!

I am joining Carrie at Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday.

33 comments:

Barbara said...

IT IS BEAUTIFUL! I can only dream. I would take your old kitchen.

Gail said...

Oh Kristen, your beautiful is beautiful! I've been thinking about glazing my white cabinets in the kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration.

Enjoy your day,
Gail

Paula said...

Beautiful! Your hard work really paid off.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks beautiful, Kristen! I'd probably be in it just looking around; forget cooking! : ) Love the rug, what a great find and I love the colors and pattern. Very clever with your window treatments. If you ever get the time, I'd love to know how to do the shade.

Dear Sweet Home said...

I love it! It all looks so pretty. I like your decor style because it is so timelss! And, please tell us more about the bird oil paintings -I am also drawn to birds :)

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Hi Kristen your kitchen looks beautiful!! I absolutely LOVE the island green and the new curtains are fabulous!! Have a great weekend, Martina

PS-- Stop by and ck out my giveaway, tomorrows the last day!

Janet said...

love your kitchen. Everything came together so well. You are something with your glue gun, the curtain as fabulous.!!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Your kitchen turned out beautiful. I love the fabric on the windows and that rug!!

Melissa Miller said...

Hooray Kristen! Wow, it really turned out pretty! Isn't it amazing what adding little things will do for a space? It all looks gorgeous! You did a wonderful job on every single detail. LOVE the new scroll area rug and window treatments. What fantastic additions to your dinette area.

Warmly, ~Melissa

Gayle said...

Kristen,

Your kitchen remodel turned out just beautifully! I love the island. I too love birds, and will look forward to your post on the birds you have in your home.

The Bigger the Bow the Better the Mama said...

I love the bird prints with the chunky gold frames! I've been looking for some myself. You did a great job on everything!

Janet said...

This is SOOOOO Beautiful!!!! Your table what beauty! You must be so Overjoyed waking up to this everyday! xoox

Melissa said...

It turned out beautiful!

Many Blessings,
Melissa

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Kristen it is GORGEOUS!! I love your new rug and your new window treatments!! they look so custom! Great job girl! Everything looks beautiful!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous. I love it all. So pretty. Love the island and the new rugs and curtains. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

A Hint of Home said...

I love the warmth the rug and new curtains bring into the room. The light fixtures turned out great in brown. They look alot like mine.
I showed hubby how your glazed cabinets turned out. I may get him to help me with mine someday. lol
Enjoy your weekend!

Gypsy Heart said...

It just looks fantastic! The window treatments look like a custom job ~ love them and the rug. That rug is perfect to go with my colors too. :-) LOVE the entire kitchen ~ and I could really enjoy spending time in there. Thanks for sharing!

Pat

Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Your kitchen looks great! I love the changes you made.... the green on the island, the no-sew window treatments, and the new area rug is to die for! Have a great weekend!

Shelia said...

Hi Kristen! Oh, I love your kitchen. Looks so wonderful! Love all you've done to it. Now that it's all spiffed up you have to come to my cupboard party.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nancy said...

Just Gorgeous!

All That Glitters said...

I just love visiting your blog! Your kitchen is gorgeous!!! You are such an inspiration!!!

Have a great weekend!!
Jennifer

Jeanette said...

Your Kitchen looks great,you worked so hard. Enjoy It!

Linda said...

You have an awesome kitchen Kristen. And very good taste in decorating. I loved it.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Anonymous said...

It came out great Kristen, love that RUG !!!!

The fringe looks amazing, and I never would have guessed your curtain was glued it looks fantastic.

How did you make that roller shade on your door it (I am not a fan of the bamboo shades, I like them in a bathromm or sunroom) ties in so nicely !!!

Happy Sunday to you,
Kathy :)

Designs By Pinky said...

Your kitchen looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!I love the island, the curtains and the APPLIANCES!!!! Great find on the rug! And the light fixtures, you are GOOD!!!! XO, Pinky

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Beautiful Kitchen! All pics are so stunning!
Have a great week ahead..

Sanghamitra.
http://rainbow-thecoloursofindia.blogspot.com

Michele Smith said...

Your kitchen turned out beautifully. I love the new rug and curtains. You have such an amazing eye for decorating.
I mentioned you on my blog in my latest post since the frame I bought from you is in it.
I just wanted to let you know.

Michele

LC said...

What a lovely job on the kitchen. Everything looks so wonderful. The new rug and window treatment are perfect in there. All your hard work sure did pay off! Beautiful!

have a happy Monday~ L

Phyllis said...

Your kitchen and dining are so nice and I am loving the "after" photos! You have done a beautiful job ......the round rug really does add warmth and cozy it all up. I like everything you have done.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looking good...love the green island!

Blessings,
Linda

Farica said...

Hi, Kristen. Just wanted to stop in and say hi to you. I'm new to blogging, but not new to your site. I have been blog stalking you and a few others for several years now!! BUT...I finally took the plunge, and I'm officially one day old!! YAY!! Wanted to say I love, love, love your kitchen and all of your creations. Just wanted to introduce myself and confess my blog stalking ways! LOL!

Take care,

Farica (Southern Charm)

Sarah at Finishing Touch Interiors said...

It looks stunning great job

Garyylhu said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous. I love it all. So pretty. Love the island and the new rugs and curtains. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

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