Thursday, October 16, 2008

~The Kitchens Done~

Okay here it is all done, well I'll have to admit not much changed other than the wallpaper being removed and I took out some of the colorful items and went with a more garden decor to match my dining room. I took the large picture from my foyer I've always loved it, so now I get to see more of it as I'm always in this kitchen. LOL! You'll see it better in the picture below.

I took that little plant stand from downstairs and if you notice I also swapped the out the chairs with some I had down stairs to give a more out of doors feel. Remember the cream bowl that I found at the Salvation Army Thrift Store, that's it sitting on top of the plant stand. I pulled the birdhouse from a box in the garage. And I have embellished the candle holders that I got from Dot with lush greenery. LOL!!!!

I love these little signs, I bought two from a local store for 3.99 each, the other is above the sink area.

This is a view from over by the stove. I thought about doing a mosaic on top of my little make shift island, maybe that will be a project for the future. (Yeah right!) But it's a thought, I also thought about doing one on top of the kitchen table.

Remember I'd said I was going to leave everything the same over here, but after I was done it looked as if I had this dark hole over here so I painted here as well. I have lights under the counter but the bulbs have burned out and I have to get some. I went the other day but forgot to take the bulb with me and didn't know what size to get, they are very small and flat. My husband has some recess lights that he's going to put in the ceiling over by the stove. Let's hope all that is done by the holidays. All white appliances are in here but, I don't think I will be changing them anytime soon the way the economy is now. The only way would be if the stores put on some Mega Blowout sale because they are hurting also.

Over by the sink area, I think it looks so much better that the color of the walls has a continuous flow. Before I started to leave the Formica wall panel that matched the counters but I am so glad I didn't. The plate rack use to be in my country den, so I thought I'd use it here and I searched and searched around different stores trying to find decorative plates to go on it but just couldn't find what I had in mind. Then it dawned on me just this morning to use my everyday plates.

Here is the other sign placed above the shelf over the sink area. The cherub Joy what-nots I've had forever. I bought them for Christmas decorations and never took them down. The Lord wants us to have Joy always, right? Added a little lush greenery and I was good to go. lol!

Closeup of the plate rack and a few decorations in this corner.

View from the dining room, I kept my same curtains, I couldn't find any that I liked better or maybe I will think about adding bamboo shades later. Got to make do besides, the curtains are in perfect condition and I always say: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"!

Last, this is what I chose to do with the cloches, I just love this cow and although you don't find cows in the garden you do find them in kitchens. This cow and a little basket with the milk bottles used to sit on a shelf in the old kitchen but, I think this turned out to be a great spot for them now. I'm sure during Christmas time I will use the cloches for Christmas decorations to make it festive in here. Well I'm done now, I know it's nothing to scream about but with the green counters I'm limited on what I can do, plus I didn't want to have to change my dishes and all my accessories because they would so not go with any other colors other than green or something neutral. And if I ever have to sell the house, the color would already be what they're looking for, at least in the kitchen.


Jenn said...

Hey Chickie!!!

I LOVE it! Everything looks perfect in its place:) I love love love your cow sitting on the counter:)

nikkicrumpet said...

You did such a marvelous job. Everything looks "done" Which in a kitchen is kind of hard. I know mine could use some's just a kitchen. I love the look of the eating area too. WELL DONE!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful! You done a great job!

Wendy said...

It looks great!! You did a terrific job!! Its alot of work but so worth it in the end! You must really enjoy being in there. Have a great day!~Wendy

Twice as Nice said...

The changes look great!! I know taking off wallpaper can be a real pain but look at the results. It's like a whole new kitchen and that's a lot of fun. It's like a face lift. (Boy if I have the $$$ I woulld get one)

Ruthie said...

Deb, It's beautiful! Very inviting and such a nice relaxing place to cook and eat. You have a flair for decorating - it all looks great. I especially like the cow corner. (I have cows in my kitchen also - they remind me of the country).

Connie said...

Deb, I truly love the transition, honey pie!!! It looks so fresh and like there is more room. Not so busy with the wallpaper. It's amazing, sweetpea, truly.

Deb said...

Thanks! Everyone I would have loved to have new counter tops and tile backsplash but, that wasn't in the budget. But I am happy that I don't feel as if I'm in a cave of flowers anymore.

Bella Casa said...

Hi Deb! Hooray!!! You got it done! I love it...looks like a pretty and warm, cozy place to have coffee in the morning, I love the bay window in the eating nook!

I also love your chef dude with the menu board and your cloches with the milk bottles, so creative :)

I am typing this at my kitchen table...where my walls still have torn down wallpaper, lol...what's it been, almost 2 months now? But, who's counting? ;)


Kindra said...

Deb, I think your kitchen turned out WONDERFUL!! Great job! I bet you are thrilled that the hard work is over with. :) I love your little signs, too. :)

Ma'dame French said...

Looks great Ms. Plumbward;) French

Savvy Mode SG said...

very nice....

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Deb I love that you lightned your kitchen greatly, you must be so proud! Thhis is a kitchen I would gladly cook in, it looks so complete and pretty!

You have just the right amount of decorative pieces!

Your garden theme fit in so nicely, you really have a flair for this!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Hi Deb!
Everything looks so nice. Love those signs ~ it is so good to have positive messages surrounding especially those giving glory to our Lord.

I gave Colton your hugs and he loved them! I always appreciate your sweet and thoughtful notes. You are a precious sister!


Jan Parrish said...

Love your word plaques and the color is so nice and peaceful. Looks great.

Bo said...

Hey Deb...Looking good girl...I think it is neat seeing the trellis outside through your windows...and those glass-fronted cabinets are wow! Oh-oh, someone changed their mind, didn't someone???...I didn't see the cannister set...LOL ;-) Bo

Picket said...

Morning turned out fantastic...everything looks so pretty and fresh and yet it still has such a warm welcoming feeling to it...I love it! You did good lushy stuff and all! lol Have a great weekend!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Deb!
Oh how pretty your wall color is! Everything looks so gardeny (is that a word? Well, I've made it one, if it's not. LOL) so pretty with the just looks so fresh and I love the plates. They are perfect in here! The view from the windows really makes the room have a garden feel too with the lattice wood work in the view. Congratulations on finishing it you can rest and take a break!
Have a great weekend!

Jenn said...

Hi Deb!!!!

Sign ups will be closed Mon night and Ill draw names to partner everyone up on Tues and send out info then. We'de love to have ya:)

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-what a transformation!! I do love the homely, cosy atmosphere here, you can tell this is a room loved by all the family!! Well done my dear, good job done!

Nnairda's said...

Love your new kitchen! The color is beautiful and it looks so open and spacious. I especially like your little chef on the island. So cute! Job well done!!!


Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Your kitchen is looking great!!! It is so much more bright and fresh! You did a good job.


This Country Girl said...


That kitchen looks so nice! I especially love those signs that I see in there! I wish I could get my kitchen to the "done" stage! It will take time to collect what I need, so I must be patient!

Have a great weekend and thanks for all your sweet comments on your visits to my blog! I enjoy them all!


Anonymous said...

Deb! Your house is such a beautiful home!!! :)

How have you been? I hope you get around to making the wings!

Keep me posted! '


Rick said...

Just surfing through. You have a very lovely place. I noticed the T.V. by the sink. My wife has one there too. She's watching it right now!!

Manuela said...

You did a great job and I love that you repurposed things from your other rooms!


Rue said...

Hi Deb :)

The kitchen turned out fantastic!! I actually like the curtains in there, so I don't think you need to change them. Darling vignette with the cow :)


PS No boys at my baby girl's party. Rich would have to hold his shotgun the whole time LOL

Pearl said...

Hi Deb... Your kitchen is lovely! It was fun seeing how you "re-decorated"... Your shopping trip with your cousin looked like a great time! I really enjoy your posts... you make me feel like I am right there along-side of you! Hope your weekend was a good one and that all is well with you... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


Kathi said...

Deb, I love your kitchen, it's so inviting. I wish I could hear you talk. I'd love to hear all you southern gals speak with your accent. Kathi

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Deb, your kitchen looks beautiful, your home is lovely. This is my first visit to your blog, its fun meeting and visiting new people. I read your profile and blog, what great love and trust you have in the Lord. Its great meeting you!

Sweetie said...

Hi Deb - it has been a long time. I added you to the blogs that I am following. You really do a wonderful job on your kitchen. There is so much attention to detail. I really like your cupboards. I'd like to try to do a mosaic also. I especially like your sign.

Mrs. B said...

Hi Deb! The kitchen looks great! It must feel so good to have it done! Your video is cute. Hope you're getting lots done this week!

Joy said...

Hey Deb your kitchen turned out awesome! Love all the special touches you added..that little ceramic chef is adorable!

Sharon said...

It is just beautiful! I love the color, it is so cheery and warm! Your cabinets are gorgeous, I especially love the glass fronts. You have wonderful accessories too. I would love to come over and sit there with you over some coffee!

Hugs, Sharon

Cora from Nelia's Primitive Place said...

I really loved looking at allthe pictures and it all looks so great, cozy,and inviting. I especially loved the sign, Teach Me Thy Ways, Oh Lord! Just perfect!

Thanks so much for visiting today and for your continued prayers! I so much appreciate that! You'll never know how much!


kari and kijsa said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Just stopping by to wish you the happiest of Halloweens!


kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

Deb, your house looks perfect!!!!!!!!!! I miss you!


Kathi said...

Hi Deb, You've been kind of quiet. I hope all is okay with you.

I just wanted to say that although the election did not go the way I wanted it to go, I'm truly happy for the Black community. The positive changes for you all will be seen. If McCain was Black I would have voted for him just like I did, being white. I look forward to seeing different artwork in the White House. I look forward to seeing the Black community getting to shine and show history from their perspective. I'd like to see Dianna Ross and Denzel Washington being asked as special guests to the White House. I'd like to see lots of little Black children on the White House lawn hunting for Easter eggs.

I'm sorrowful over many of the moral issues, as I was with the Clintons, but I choose to trust God and to know He put Obama in place. I will support our new president.

I just really wanted to say this. Hugs, Kathi

Homekeeping Heart said...

Hi Deb,
Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. Your home looks absolutely lovely, your photos really exhibit that.

Responding to your comment about the empty nest: My chicken, really is a sweetie. I guess the problem mostly stems from her husband suddenly not wanting to be part of our family when they got married. Strange behavior, he portrayed himself differently than what he actually is before the wedding. I was very hurt by it and I still struggle with it. But I've decided to give him all the space he wants and leave him to himself. My husband prays he will come around but is disappointed, as well. I get weepy, if I haven't heard from my daughter in a few days or so. I try not to let her know how I feel because she gets so upset.

Anyway, I wrote you a book in return. Sometimes you just have to let it all out. Right?

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Your decorating is awesome!

Somewhere In Time- Christie (yardsalequeen) said...

Hey Deb,
I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I have gone private on my blog. I wanted to add you to the list of approved friends, but I didn't have your email address, (don't see a place on your blog to contact you) which is what I'd need to add you on the permissions page. I will be checking back by. I wanted you to know what was going on, you have been a sweet friend to me. Hope you Have a great day sweetie!