Tuesday, March 12, 2013


**Please excuse the quality of the pics. I'm afraid my lens or camera is about to go toast, but you'll get the idea anyways.**

I thought I'd share another "passion" of mine besides card making. I love to remodel and decorate. We recently did our kitchen. And, so, welcome to our home.

First off, a look at the kitchen before (taken the day after we moved, so randomness is everywhere):
It wasn't quite my style...so, my dearest hubby scraped off wallpaper and painted and painted. I helped paint the walls, but that wonderful guy did the majority of the work himself. I just "guided." ;)

I don't have everything quite the way I want it, but I'll show you where we're at so far.
I'm wanting new lights above the sink and some kind of covering for the window, but not sure what.
I would also like to replace the fan. The chalkboard is quite large. I found the frame 90% off at Hobby Lobby and grabbed it. I was originally going to paint it white, but the gold is distressed and not quite as bad, so we're leaving it for now.
The door leads to the basement and still needs some more paint. We're a little painted out right now, so it'll eventually get done. LOL
Hoping to find some material for curtains to go along with the plates.
We found the cabinet handles at a surplus store. They were gold and ugly, but cheap. So, he just spray painted them oil rubbed bronze. The drawer handles came from Hobby Lobby 1/2 off. (Which reminds me, I still owe you $ Becky for finding the others). He added beadboard wallpaper to the cabinet doors and then painted over it. Changed the look dramatically! 
I painted the sign out of an old cabinet door.
We painted the counter tops with counter top paint. So far, it's holding up. We shall see.
Shew! Major picture upload, huh?! 

So, just a recap...

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Wendy L said...

Looks alot bettter. xxxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Jenn
Fabulous kitchen ..., love it
Hugs Sylvie xx

Diane said...

Wow...you did a fab job...love the clean and bright look of it..amazing what a little "elbow" grease and some paint can do isn't it...beautiful!!

Ashley Rodgers said...

Oh my....you are SO talented! That kitchen is all-white heaven, I love it!

Skye said...

The kitchen looks fantastic. The white colour scheme really opens up the room. I love it

Pam said...

What a beautiful job you did on your kitchen! It's lovely! My husband and I are in the process of moving (closer to his job, he has a 4 hour drive total every day) and it's not fun. I can't wait until I can get everything in it's place. I won't even be able to make cards for a while. Luckily, I made my Easter cards early. I love decorating too.
Keep up the beautiful work!

scrappymo! said...

I think it is looking good!