Wednesday, May 14, 2008

A tour of the kitchen may be fun

I thought it would be fun to show you my new kitchen in a before-and-after style. The first photo will always be what that area of the kitchen was like before . . . and the following photo (sometimes there will be more then one) will show what that area is like now.

Da-da-daaaah! Drum roll please.























Those bare creamy walls will soon have 5 vintage seed packets adorning them. First I have to scan the seed packet image into my computer. Then, I'll use Photoshop to enlarge them to 11x14. Then, I'll have them printed and mounted on 3/4" standout board. There will be 3 on the wall directly behind the table and 2 on the adjoining wall. Won't that be perfect? I knew you'd agree. Afterall you have such good taste.




So there you have it. My new kitchen.

I love my house.

-dana

44 comments:

laura said...

Oh my gosh. Awesome. Seriously, awesome.

Diannia said...

Wow it's wonderful! You all did great work! My mom used to have red step stool like yours in the last photo...I wonder if someplace still sells them?

sarah, rsm said...

Looks wonderfully warm and "homey" ~ inviting, too!

Kelsi said...

I love the colors!! It looks amazing!!

sewstylish said...

What a great kitchen looks like it should be in a magazine. Please make sure to post a picture of your seed packets that sounds really cool.

aSprinkling said...

Wow! What a big difference a few small changes can make! I would love to see a close-up of the hardware that you used on your cabinets.

Kim Langston said...

One word: Gorgeous!

One Shabby Chick said...

Is that red on your ceiling? I love it!! The kitchen is so cute!

Shauna said...

I pop on over to your blog every once in awhile but now I am hooked! And I love, love, love your home! Congratulations, I am sure it feels so nice to be in that kitchen now!

Kristi said...

It looks great, is that an antique sind top, I love it!

First City Events said...

love it.awsome.sweet.dude.sweet. U and RZR rock!!

Bloggy Mama said...

Wow. I love how the colours make it so bright!!

capello said...

it looks awesome!

and omg, i'm so jealous of your sink!

Tine said...

I love that red ceiling! And the zink , and your table and chairs....and....and.... It's awesome!

Valerie said...

Super cute! I think my favorite touch is the red ceiling -- who wouldn't love a red ceiling?!

Jaimee said...

Oooo, I love it!
Amazing what white paint can do, isn't it?

...and the new cabinets look fantastic. Our kitchen was brand new when we moved in but not exactly my style. Now, I'm sooo itching to remodel!

Amy said...

So cute! Love the red ceiling. Also great table and chairs!

Anonymous said...

i think the red stool can be found in home trends catalog.
www.shophometrends.com
1.800.810.2340 fits in well doesn't it.
papa

Stacy said...

f.a.b.u.l.o.u.s. :)

Handi Dandi Mandi said...

You've really brightened it up without taking it's coziness away. Excellent job

Anonymous said...

Your kitchen is Gorgeous its so warm and inviting you wont want to quilt you will be to busy cooking LOL.
Hugs Mary.

susan said...

grand! i am getting a kitchen makeover this summer...i cant wait! this weekend the wall shelving unit in spare room so i can get some floor space freed up in my sewing room. plus the rest of big boxes of fabric to the basement. i love my little house too! i love the fact that, together, we are making it our. :-)

Lori said...

It's beautiful! Lucky you! I love the dark cabinets and the wide white sink.

Mom said...

Love it - love it - love it. How about figuring out the next step in our kitchen??

Lene said...

Oh my I am so jealous of your sink. And then I saw it -- your ceiling is red. I am breathless.

Marie said...

Jealous! I need to get out some paint!

julie (jane's apron) said...

Love it all...especially the two different colored cabinets on top and bottom and your red ceiling. I have the same red stool in my kitchen!

dana said...

From one Dana to another---your kitchen looks terrific! I love your amazing vintage table and chairs!

Amy Ellen said...

Your kitchen looks lovely. I love what you did. Thanks for sharing.

Sarah Pead said...

Absolutely Beautiful!

PamperingBeki said...

Oh it looks beautiful!!!

I posted pictures of a kitchen today on my PamperingBeki blog... Somehow your's are much better. ;-) Haha!

Elizabeth Cranmer said...

Oh it turned out so charming! I love the red ceiling, the cook book shelf, the lighting must be a thrill, and I am so glad you kept the pot rack, I love pot racks! Well done, you must be so pleased with the transformation. it's so great when people decorate for themselves and really let their homes speak about what kind of people they are. Simply love it!

Dandelion Quilts said...

You must be pleased. This looks great. :) I'm jealous.

Kris said...

LOVE it!!!! You did a great job Dan, Mark and Blade!

Stacy A. said...

Dana, it looks beautiful. So nice to have after all that work. Can't wait to see your seed packet decorations. Tell the hubby and company they did a really great job. Enjoy.

Renna said...

I love it! It looks like a kitchen I could never grow tired of cooking in. :-)

Whitestone said...

Nice redo! We redid our K three years ago and I, too, love my house. I love my kitchen. But I can't say it has made me love cooking. LOL

purplegiraffes said...

Amazing! Looks absolutely fabulous!! Well done!

Julie said...

Beautiful!!!!

I have a question about your cabinets. Are they laminate that you painted -- or wood? We have the same exact style, in laminate, with slightly different handles, and I so want to modernize them. Yours turned out great.

Em said...

Wow - that really looks great! Wonderful job!

Kim said...

I love what you did with the kitchen. I'm glad to see you kept the neat cabinets and the sink. Tell "Razor" he did a wonderful job and of course your sense of style is Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Love to the girls, they have a place on my mantle so I can look at them daily.

Love to all,
Kim

Cheryl M. said...

Wow! I love the kitchen transformation - I especially love the sink and ceilings....sigh...;)

Alicia said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful! I especially love your sink. I would love to have a sink like that! Just discovered you blog and I love it! I'll be adding you to my blogroll!

http://smalltowngirl-alicia.blogspot.com/

Aimee said...

Hey Dana, just perusing some of your old entries. Just love your kitchen, it looks AMAZING after that redo. Very awesome :)