Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Kitchen Reveal!!!

When I started the kitchen re-re-redo I thought, along with my hubby, that I was crazy to do this again...and again, but I have to tell you I LOVE my kitchen!!! I love how clean and cozy it looks now. We seem to spend a lot of time in the kitchen so now I feel like I can really relax, unwind and visit with family and friends here.

Here is what it looked like about a month ago (I liked my beachy kitchen but I just needed something a little different)

beach inspired kitchen

And now...

I absolutely LOVE the wall (see here how I did it and at Miss Mustard Seed Creations is where I got the inspiration to do it)

I still need to finish the cabinet above the microwave. I am not putting the doors on it again but I would like to put either curtains up or I have been eye balling some barn wood frames that would fit perfectly up there!

I used cheese cloth towels for the curtains here and

I don't sew very well but I can at least sew straight lines! I tacked the lazy suzan curtain up with furniture tacks.

I ended up painting the ladder the same color as the hutch and I like it better than the blue.

I still need to add some soft touches, a couple pillows here and some rugs there, but I am really happy with the way that everything turned out!

I kept a lot of my beachy pieces and displayed them already and some I will transform to fit the new kitchen or find a new home for them somewhere in the house!

I just want to thank all of you for your kind comments and suggestions through my kitchen transformation.

Bloggy friends are the best!!!


Red Door Home said...

It always amazes me how little changes can make such a huge difference. I love that this is a re-re-redo. I think that is the current state of my entire house. My husband has finally learned that things are never really done.

Seawashed said...

I have finally made it to your blog! I want to thank you for all of your visits to Sea Cottage and all your lovely comments. You have cheered my day so many times. Thank you. Now I will have to take a look around. Your new kitchen look is wonderful. I am doing much of the same...more white, sand, and grey...less blue and aqua...and pink. I will have to keep that drop cloth idea in mind~amazing!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's gorgeous! I love it!! I 'm sending you a e-mail!

Deborah said...

So pretty Michelle...everything looks so great! You did a fantastic job!
Enjoy your weekend and get some rest :)

Deborah xo

Elizabeth Ann said...

I agree with Red Door Home, it is amazing that just a few changes can make such a difference. When I saw the before pictures I was thinking what else can she do or would even want to do. But I do like your changes. I really like the gray you added. I've been eyeing a few pieces that that I'm thinking might need a coat of gray.

Thanks for visiting my blog, hope you'll come back.

Elizabeth Ann

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

I really love the new look with the neutral colors -it feels quite elegant!

Holly Lefevre said...

It is gorgeous! It looks fresh and relaxing and I want to come visit and have a cup of coffee! I think I am going to like hanging out at your place!
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The Frosted Gardner said...

Look at all of your work! It looks so pretty! I still cannot believe how quickly you did everything. You have been a busy girl! Well Michelle - it turned out lovely. I cannot wait to see what your next project is. Hope your day is going well! :)

Noble Vintage said...

just beautiful! Great job! I immediately recognized your wall treatment from Miss Mustard Seed! :)

René said...

You must be loving that beautiful kitchen Michelle! You have worked so hard and the hard work is paying off. Great job!! Love those topiaries by the sink. Did you make them?


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Drawn to The Sea said...

Well, let's try this again... don't know if the first one stuck.

I'm loving the calm colors, the hutch, & the overall vibe of your gentle redo. Your kitchen says "iced tea, or lemonade?" What a joy it must be to cook in this pretty space.

Bella @ Bella before and after said...

Look incredible, and your sitting area is to die for. Im relaxed just looking at it, wow, it turned out SUPER, and doesn't look like it was much work, more rearranging, and removing drawer fronts. Very clever. Michelle I am hosting a new party, so if you are up to a new one, gosh I would love to consider linking up to mine also. Thanks for the refreshing reveal, its great. :)

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

Mmmm...that soft blue color looks so dreamy and yummy. Very calming.

Melanie @ Addicted to Homes said...

I'm working on my kitchen now as well, yours turned out amazing! I just love light kitchens! (what mine will look like when done)

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

It all looks so pretty. I am trying to envision where the scale might go. Can't wait to find out. I can't imagine why you don't want it to be bright green! : ) I am about to go send it now.

Lisa said...

Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful and relaxing place. All your little accessories and trinkets make the room perfect : )

A Whole Lotta Magic said...

Looks great! Lucky you to have such a lovely, big kitchen!

Sue @ Beach Bungalow

Unknown said...

Loving the gray on the hutch--what color is that?

Anonymous said...

Oh, your kitchen is gorgeous!! I love everything you've done and the hutch color is gorgeous!
I found you through Tracy's blog.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Don't mind me. I'm just lurking around your blog. I love the two different colors on the cabinets. What is the name of the blue? The gray hutch is pretty awesome too.

It's a Wannabe Decorator's Life said...

It all looks so good! Love the two colors on the cabinets. I can't wait to explore your blog and thanks so much for visiting me!

sandra said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment! I absolutely love everything you've done with your home, it's gorgeous! I'll follow you if you follow me!! LOL. I keep seeing ruffles on all the great cottage blogs, they are definitely growing on me! I'm thinking of making a ruffled shower curtain in a while linen. Your ruffled duvet cover is perfect! Love it!


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