Thursday, December 17, 2009

The Kitchen

I wanted to finally share the kitchen with you! I'm so happy with how it turned out. Not that I hated our old colors but the new, white color scheme seems to flow so much better with the rest of the house. We still have some trim and finishing details to do. I need to decide on curtains, etc......but if you've been following my blog you know how completely impatient I am, and I couldn't wait any longer to show you!




To see photos of how the kitchen looked before, click HERE !

And here is the after:


































































































































I'm linking up for Met Monday. Go visit Susan's place for some great Before and Afters!

http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/

I'm also linking up to the Before and After party at Thrifty Decor Chick! Lots of other great projects to be seen over there.....

http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2010/01/before-and-after-party.html

58 comments:

Claudia said...

Oh Michelle, the kitchen is beautiful! What a wonderful transformation. You must be thrilled. It is warm and inviting - I love all the details!

xo
Claudia

Sarah said...

Looks great Michelle!! I like what you've done with your counter space. :)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Michelle, your kitchen looks so pretty, amazing how paint can change the whole look of a room! The dresser looks great in there too and I love your doggy pictures with their bones in the canister bleow them (:
Hugs~Kelly

southerninspiration said...

oh girl, how pretty is that???? I love the way it looks now. You must be so excited....and you got it put back together for Christmas! Yay!

Suzanne

Katrina Chambers said...

Oh you truly have it going on! I am so jealous of all your lovely jars and bits so purposely sitting there with spoons and sugar etc. Right! You are my insipration and need to get some more STUFF happening in my kitchen. Well done. Love that shabby side table too :)

English Cottage in Georgia said...

LOL!!! What timing...I was in my kitchen wondering if I should paint my kitchen white or off white. Your kitchen remodel has been "really" wanting to get away from the green.
Your kitchen is beautiful and serene.

Your cool friend Cheryl said...

So pretty! Our kitchen is almost entirely white, too, and I love it.

ps. I love your birdie salt and pepper shakers...I have the smae ones from Target!

Nancy said...

Love.It. You couldn't have made it any sweeter, any more beautiful. It should be in a magazine spread! Good job and enjoy!

Nancy

Rachel said...

I love your kitchen, our kitchen will be getting a makeover starting next year and I've been going back and forth over painting everything white. But this makes me want to just do it! Your kitchen looks simply amazing!

:)Rachel

Darlene said...

Michelle I absolutely LOVE it!! The dresser looks great as a counter space. LOVE the white color. All of it just looks fantastic and I can see why you are so excited about it!

Jamie said...

You have done an amazing job! I love every little detail. The dresser, the trash bin, the floors....it is all amazing! What great light you have coming in through those windows! I'd be standing in there with a cup of tea soaking up that sunshine!

Christina said...

Love it! Your rooms are always so beautiful!

LuLu said...

Gorgeous!!!
xo,
LuLu

Susan said...

Looks so good. Your floors are beautiful. I'll be showing this to my husband after the holidays in hopes we might pull up all our downstairs carpet. Fingers crossed.
Merry Christmas!

Amy said...

What a cozy kitchen! I love it.

Renee' said...

Michelle, i love your kitchen, how did you do the floors they are just beautiful.

My Vintage Modern Farmhouse... said...

Hi Michelle,
The kitchen looks fantastic. You guys did a beautiful job! The floors are ahhhhh!! We are getting ready to have our living room/dining room hardwoods redone and I can't wait!!

LeAnn

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, how beautiful. I can't wait to go look at the before pics! So wonderful that you are finished! Have a blessed evening!

Blondie's Journal said...

Michelle~~~

Your kitchen is exactly what I would love to have... I love all the chippy whites, and white on white. It is just perfect. Just re~did my kitchen but couldn't get away with any of this with hubby's blessing! lol!! Just love yours!

Happy holidays! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Anna said...

very nice! I love the wood floors with the white.

shamrock fields said...

Michelle-
Thank you for visiting my blog, and for your sweet comments. I love your blog! Your kitchen is gorgeous!!! I love older homes!!! Merry Christmas!!!
Molly

Melissa Miller said...

It's so beautiful Michelle!

The island is absolutely stunning! Love the soft colors and all the changes.

~Enjoy the season! ~Melissa :)

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

a wonderful tansformation, I was drooling over your centre dresser

Sarah

Jen Kershner said...

It's absolutely delicious! I love every little detail. You did an amazing job.

june@craftyniche said...

So cute and cozy! Love it!!

Rue said...

YAY!!!!! You finished it!!!! AND it's gorgeous!! The floors look amazing and I'm officially green with envy. Love all the little details you added and the white is perfect against the dark bead board. It makes the floor stand out even more :)

Congratulations you two! You should be thrilled and very proud :)

Merry Christmas!!

xo,
rue

tara said...

oh girl, it looks lovely...the light color is just perfect. The island is wonderful and an unexpected touch, I also love the plates on the wall and the little touches here and there! Excellent job, happy weekend!

Robin said...

Amazing! It's beautiful! Your island is amazing and I love your wall of plates. Amazing job. Love it all.

mycitycottage said...

Dear Michelle you made a wonderfull kitchen. When i saw your pictures i felt myself just looking a decoration magazine:)

a little bit vintage said...

Oh.My.Goodness, Michelle...I LOVE it!! LOVE your island, LOVE the plates and the shelf above the window...LOVE it all! I really like the white, too! :) Happy weekend!

Smiles,
Rachel

Janean said...

such a beautiful white kitchen!!! yay! i'm off to read more of your blog.

Kristin and Rob said...

It looks great! I like how you kept the dark beadboard behind the white cabinets. It is a nice contrast. :)

Wendy said...

It looks lovely!!

beth said...

I LOVE it!! Your kitchen looks so beautiful, Michelle. :)
Hope you guys have a very Merry Christmas! Beth.

Lynette said...

Hi Michelle - love what you've done with your kitchen! Everything looks fantastic!

Can I chime in on the Santa ?'s. I remember asking my mom about that - I was about 9 or so. She sat me down and told me that a long time ago Santa used to come to all the houses all over the world until there got to be so many houses with so many kids that it got to be to many for him that he sent a very special note to ALL the moms and dads in the whole world and asked them if they would help him and deliver the toys for the children for him on Christmas Eve. I totally believed her - it made perfect sense to me at the time. Of course, the same story got told to me about the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy and she made me promise to never tell my younger sister until she asked my mom on her own. Worked for me and I thought (still think) it is the sweetest story.
Maybe you can somehow use a story like that? Whatever you do I hope you and your family have a great holiday!

Raru said...

Oh... The kitchen is adorable. If I had such a kitchen I would learn to cook.
Thanks for sharing. Have a great Sunday.

Raru
79ideas.org

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Beautiful!!!! I could look at these pictures all day...great work!

Shannon said...

Your kitchen is BEAUTIFUL!! I absolutely love it! I love the white with the wood beadboard. Everything looks great!!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

So beautiful, Michelle. So clean, crisp and completely elegant. Great job!!
Merry Christmas,
Mary Lou

Rene said...

Very pretty.

Sue said...

Michelle, I really like how you used the dresser as an island. The white on white and chippiness is simply elegant to me. You should be very proud of what you have accomplished. I straddle so many different styles. This so-called shabby look is a favorite of mine, but I only have a snippet of this style in a guest bedroom. Your room is just amazing and I always enjoy visiting your site to see what new things you've implemented.
Merry, Merry!
Sue

Kirsty said...

I am in awe. I saw the before and that was great, but now. It is far more perfect. I love it!
Thanks for visiting today too!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

It is lovely!! How is it possible that I was not a follower of your blog already? I just remedied that. I absolutely love the choices you made in your kitchen to make it personal and give it a history and soul. Come visit me when you have the chance.

Ellie Mae's Cottage said...

So incredibly gorgeous!!! I love the dresser that you used for an island! How creative! I never would have thought of that but it works so wonderfully. Your kitchen should be in a magazine!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! Did I tell you that I LOVE it??? Soo fresh..reminds me of a sweet french kitchen in the country. What white did you use? Have a fab and merry christmas!~ cherry

Valeree said...

Hi Michelle,
Love your kitchen! Your island is fabulous. Great job!

KarenSue said...

What a difference! I love the white, it really makes the space look bigger. That island dresser is awesome! Good job. Who needs curtains?

Dawn said...

Oh, Michelle! Your kitchen turned out so beautiful!!!!

Merry Christmas!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This is my dream kitchen. Lucky you!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

Wow, Michelle, this is quite a transformation! What a pretty kitchen. I just love your style. :-)

1 Funky Woman said...

Wow, your kitchen is amazing. In fact your house is amazing, there is nothing I wouldn't want. How calming it all feels when I look at it. You are one talented gal. Love your craigslist dresser. Don't you just love CL?
Just started following your blog, yea!
Megan

Michelle said...

Looks nice. You have so many pretty things. Love the basket on the top shelf, the chalkboard, and your big glass jar. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed my visit.

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

I love all the details.
See- THIS is a kitchen I would live in! My family would be well fed! LOL
Beautiful job.
~Amy

Victoria@WhimsybyVictoria said...

WOW...just beautiful!! I am in love with so many of your details and the white is just dreamy! We are in the middle of our own kitchen makeover and yours is truly inspirational!

Hugs to you,
~Victoria~

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

It is beautiful! You did a great job - love your blog!

kath@retromantic antiques said...

So,so,so CUTE. I am still in someday with my kitchen so its nice to see one done and dream.

Little Lovables said...

oh wow, it is truly stunning, so french country!

glimpse of my world said...

so loving the kitchen!!! pOp over and see me!