Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My Kitchen - Part of Show us where you live!

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner hosted a Show Us Where You Live Friday Carnival and even though I am a tad late, I thought I would show you all my kitchen! (and I am ready for the Living Room edition this Friday!)
This is our kitchen a few weeks after we moved into our house (built in 1969) We had already replaced the fridge and replaced the carpet (yes, carpet!!) with wood flooring.

Before....

(I just realized there is stuff everywhere! We were still in the process of moving in!)



And AFTER......

We had the cabinet doors painted (and painted the rest ourselves). We extended the counter at by the stove so the boys have a great place to eat breakfast, we replaced the stove, and got rid of the ugly hood. Unfortunately, last summer a bathroom upstairs leaked into the kitchen, but fortunately that meant we got to replace the ceiling (no more popcorn!) and add some recessed lighting and the pendants over the stove. I have to say, now I LOVE my kitchen! Oh, and we covered the "island" with beadboard as well as the soffit over the cabinets. We live near the ocean, so we have tried to have a bit of a beachy theme throughout the house.
Looking in from the dining room
my cake plate that was a gift from John and next to that, our fish, Wakefield. (who is 4 1/2)
How I make sure we are where we need to be! This is a life saver!
I have found these copper tea pots at various places. One was even trash picked! I love the plate above, it is from the late 1800's and has a picture of Nantucket on it. And the poem underneath, it is a verse (underneath the "Love") from Corinthians that we had read at our wedding. It was painted by Jen at Laineybug Creations. It is a great reminder to me just about every day!
This is a calendar that I get from Santa every year for Christmas. It is Susan Wallace Brown. I love it. (thanks Santa!!)
My favorite part of our kitchen in this rug. We got it at Claire Murray on Nantucket this past fall. It is a scene of town and the harbor. The only downside is that it is under my kitchen table! I really love it though! Thanks for visiting! Looking forward to having you over again on Friday to see my Living Room. :)

10 comments:

shelby1232 said...

WOW the remodel is amazing!!! Its beautiful, cozy and inviting. I love your covered cake plate...too cute!

kkrowan said...

What an amazing after! It looks like a different room! I love all the white!

sportzmom said...

Beautiful! What a difference. I love your cake plate!

Jill said...

Wow... amazing before and after pictures! Love it!

Sugar's Mommy said...

Thanks for the comment during the kitchen tour. I love that cake plate.

The Morris Family said...

The look does give you the beach atmosphere! The before and after are amazing! I love the rug too!!
Cindy

Tori said...

What a difference the white cabinets made! It turned into a really fabulous kitchen and I love the rug! Can't wait to see your living room!

The Stain Family said...

oooh, ahhh! Your remodel looks wonderful!! I like the beadboard too...we have paneling on our soffit, so when we paint I may suggest we stick beadboard on top! I'm too scared to take it down...it's an older home and you just never know what you're getting into when you start "exploring"...kwim?? ;)

Andie said...

Love your kitchen table (and rug!). It's just what I've been looking for. Where did you find it.

Jocelyn said...

Cute (and what a dramatic difference)! I'm redoing part of my kitchen this week (new counters, back splash, sink and faucet) and I'm so excited!!