Tuesday, April 28, 2009

YIPEE...MY KITCHEN IS DONE!

This was going to be a before and after post until I realized that all of my before photos are stored in my other computer. So, I'm going to do this backwards. I'll start with all the after photos and tomorrow I'll post the ghastly before photo!! I feel like I finally have a kitchen that I love!! Yes, it's small, but it's very functional and works well for our family. I tend to like cozy better than gargantuan anyhow!! I moved the window treatment way up!! In fact, it's only covering about an inch of the window. I love it that way because it gives the illusion that my window is much larger than the dinky size it really is and I'm not blocking any of the natural light that brightens up the room!!
I had to put the rooster in this post just for Tracey!! Oh, and my gorgeous Johnson Brothers platter...my most recent junk store find!! MMMMM...and that candle you see is from TJ Max. It's a Yankee Candle normally around $15 for a jar that size. I paid $7.99. I burn candles every day...hence the title of my blog!!!

There's those tablecloths turned curtains again!! I love the way they look against my new picture frame moulding/paneling.


Plates, plates and more plates!! If you haven't noticed by now I love plates!! Hubby still thinks it's goofy that I hang them on the wall.

I found this rug at TJ too. I love the brown and blue combination. It also has a wee bit of red/burgundy in there which ties into the colors of the family room.
I love my three storage jars!! I keep flour, sugar and cereal in them. With such limited cabinet space it works out great and I love how they look!!
I still haven't decided if I'm going to leave the doors off or on this cabinet.


Well, that's it!! My kitchen is finally done!! MMMM...besides the window trim that is. I'm thinkin I'm gonna tackle that later this summer. I'm planning on doing a nice wide sill for my plants to sit and look pretty!!
Stay tuned for those before pics of my kitchen.
Goodnight!!
Jen


22 comments:

Sheryl said...

It looks great! I can't imagine ever saying my kitchen is done. Or any room in our house, for that matter.

Odette said...

clap, clap,clap!!! you did a very good job and your kitchen looks very pretty.
no, leave shelves open. they look just fine the way it is.
you truly should be proud of this feat!
xoxo

Tracy said...

Wow! It looks just beautiful! The colors are so pretty and calming. The whole kitchen looks elegant. You've done such a great job. Can't wait to see the befores!

P.S. I love the cabinet open. ; )

Queen B. said...

a definite STANDING OVATION !
SIMPLE AND GORGEOUS !

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Beautiful. So inviting.

Renee

Susie said...

It turned out so beautiful Jen! You should be very proud of yourself.

Jeni said...

Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! Enjoy!

Nancy said...

I love, love, LOVE it! You did a wonderful job! It really looks clean and crisp; and really classy looking. Whenever we decide to remodel, I'm calling you! lol!

Nancy

Janene said...

I love kitchens...and your kitchen is actually bigger than mine!
I love the white cabinets so much better than the plain wood ones...it really brightens it up! As for the open cabinet...I think it looks great!
You did a fantastic job!

Lisa said...

OOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHH MY GOOOOODNESSSSS!!!!!!!!! AFTER I SPIT OUT THE LITTLE BIT OF UPCHUCK FROM THE BEFORE PICTURES, I LOST MY BREATH WITH THE AFTER PICTURES!

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!

SO AWESOME!!!

HUGS FROM MAINE

Kimberly said...

Great job! It is so pretty! And I am so with you on preferring a more compact yet functional space...I am falling in LOVE my kitchen with its 8 feet of counter space. I know there are still things in there I don't use and once they are all cleaned out I will have a great compact functional space.

Enjoy your lovely kitchen!

Angie said...

Your kitchen looks great. And I love that shade of blue.

Christina said...

Your kitchen is fabulous. Love the calming blue color. It is just all so pretty.

Dawn said...

I love it, I love it, I love it! In other words, I love it!

What an amazing transformation!

niartist said...

Jen, it's GORGEOUS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that blue, and the plates on the wall! SO PERFECT! And what a transformation - I caught the before picture post ebfore I read this one! WOW! Great job! FANTASTIC!

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

I absolutely LOVE it! I saw your before pictures, and what you have done could be in a magazine! It is truly amazing! :) You deserve a nice rest to enjoy all your hard work for sure! :)

Joy said...

OMG, love the re-do. Did you paint the cabinets or get new? I am a big blue and white fan myself. I love the plates on the wall too.

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Jen, Your kitchen looks lovely. Isn't it amazing what paint can do? Quite a difference from before to after- Great Job! I love your wall color too..

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Yay!!! It looks fab. It wasn't bad before, functional but a bit bland. I like that your kitchen may be "cozy" but it opens into your eating area and I really like how you've got that little peninsula there.
Good job! No wait. GREAT JOB!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Oh forgot to say, I still think it looks great with the cabinet 'open'. You know I've a thing about open shelving :0)
Enjoy your day!~

Susan@The Cozy Chickadee said...

I love love love it! I say leave that kitchen cabinet door off. It totally lookd custom and is really a nice touch to the room. Cheers!

Dirt Princess said...

I like the door off the cabinet. Th emakeover is brilliant. I adore it. I have recently deciced to paint my cabinets as well. My kitchen needs a well deserved makeover!