Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Kitchen Cupboard and Kitchen Reveal.......FINALLY!!!!!!


I hope you guys are ready for a DOOZIE  on this one...Our kitchen has always, and I say...
ALWAYS been under construction or redecorating. Since we have moved into this house back in 1998. We had a new baby..Our daughter who is NOW 14, and NO money.
So we did things bit, by bit, by bit.
ABOVE you see what it looks like now...but over the years, I have found a FEW pictures..
and when I say a few, thats what I mean because we finally figured out that our kitchen has been painted at least 10 times since 1998 and the cupboards have been updated with trim and painted 5 times...WHAT???? I don't have a problem. :)
Our house was built in the heyday of the 60's when; REALLY, there was no STYLE.



 If you can see from this picture when we moved it. We had tons of cupboard space yet...the kitchen had a window but .... as you can see..we were completely shut off from the rest of the house.

See the china cabinet...the first thing I did while hubby was at work was rip it out..to open up the room a little bit...I mean REALLY....look at all the cupboards and work space..yet the table was crammed in on the OH SO LOVELY brown carpet, to match the original brown linoleum in the kitchen.Here is my baby girl...
 sitting in front of the wall that now has a passage way into our living room...
Its funny cause my kids grew up used to construction always going on in this house. :)

 here we are  later putting in the hardwood floors.. that now go ALL the way into the kitchen.
 and here is  a picture of when for a few years I had red bottom cupboards and cream top cupboards..
I loved this look but then everyone started doing it, so I HAD TO CHANGE..If you look on pintrest there is a picture that has the exact same colors I had in my kitchen back in 2006-2008
then I went to cream and cream and we had gotten new counter tops and we put in the faux tin backsplash about 4 years ago...

So now it was time for a change again...I got out my new fave...Ce Ce Caldwell's "smokey mountain"
and started painting. I loved how fast I was able to get my kitchen cupboards painted...When they were dry I put on the Ce Ce Caldwell's Satin finish and they LOOK AWESOME....


well, if I am painting cupboards...then I have to paint walls...:) Out with the pumpkin orange...

and in with the creamy yellow..

ahhhh...:)

add all of my either Goodwill finds or Home Made artwork....

and we are getting somewhere...

Here is a shot of the back splash we did..I love it...

My sunflower painting
and one of my very first blog posts..my half table

My kitchen signs up there on the bulk head..

my old French roadsigns made from cupboards..

and the finished dining room......GEEEE I wonder why it took me so long to get this post done....if you look closely you can see the pass through we put in.
GOSH I am tired...LOL!!!
I hope you enjoyed this little history of my kitchen...I am sure it will change again someday, but for now...I am enjoying it....DONE!!!
Have a BEAUTIFUL day.
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41 comments:

Janel@hatingmartha said...

It looks great! I put the faux tin backsplash in my kitchen a few years ago as well. Love the bottom cupboard colors...great job!

Jamie said...

Your kitchen looks great! I love the paint color on the cabinets, the counter top, and the back splash. All of your vintage finds looks so cute set up. That scale is too cute! Have a great day! ~ Jamie

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

Karin it looks wonderful and so embodies "you", right now :) I got a little peek at the lower cabinet color the other day and was wondering if you were going to share? The back splash is wonderful. I really like all the charm and interest it adds! You have some great projects under your belt! So much talent!

Love the little cheeky pic of your baby too! Squeezes on those cheeks! Even though I know she is a big girl now ;)

Serendipity Refined said...

I love the color on your bottom cabinets! Nice transformation from the plain white! Happy Tuesday!

Jessica Culp said...

Love it! Yay! The thing with my cabinets has always been that they are flat, which just made them boring. My husband painted them with a color edge (like a rectangle) but the paint is always chipping off. Ugh!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

It may have took some time..but wow what a pretty transformation! I am loving the color you chose and the cupboards look great! That Backsplash..I am in love!

Bliss said...

Wowza!

~Bliss~

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Love Smokey Mountain too! Must be nice to have a room full of it. Nice job.

CK Mangold said...

Looks great! It's come a long way -- I love your makeover! Three Mango Seeds

Full Circle Creations said...

What a great makeover! Love it! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!

Holly

Laura said...

Your kitchen makeover is fabulous, I love it. I also live in an old house, and I know how it is to always be under renovations. Patience is not one of my virtues, but I can see some progress being made. You did a great job with all of your artwork, signs, and accessories.

Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

It is beautiful Karin. You can really tell you put your heart and soul into it. Wonderful!

Calista said...

Very pretty. I recently used the same backsplash in my kitchen redo and stared and sighed contentedly for days like a teenage crush. Love the look! I know you will enjoy your updated space.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

WOW wonderful transformtion thanks for linking up.
XO
Kristin

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

What a great makeover it looks so rich and cozy now big difference from the blue and white
RaNae @ Ewe Creek Cottage

andrea@townandprairie said...

You really turned this room around... I'll bet you all LOVE to spend time inhere now! How cute and vintage!

Lindsey Ralls said...

Love it!! The the combination of the granite, tin and cabinet colors. Y'all did a great job

Jessica said...

I love what you did with your kitchen! Everything looks amazing and so well put together! Thank you for sharing!

Cindi @ Rustique Art said...

love it all! and we are in the same boat as you, always doing something, but for us it never really finished. i hope to fix this problem real soon. we are in the midst of kitchen redo DIY style and now we are at the back splash and countertops. can't afford granite. our son and DIL had their laminate counter tops recovered. a crew came in and striped the old laminate off and glued down another laminate that i swear looks like granite. kind of just like yours. so pretty. is this the route y'all took too? by the way, I love the new color of your cabs. very pretty.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love it!

I am now following you on Pinterest.

I also wanted to invite you to my blog. I just began a new linky party entitled “Friday’s Favorite Pin” where you link up your favorite pin of the week. And yes, it can be your own creation.

Have a lovely weekend.

Kim @ Too Much Time said...

Way to go girl! I am loving the look of a different color on top and bottom. I always think about doing it to my cabinets but it looks like so much work!
If you get a sec I would be jazzed if you stopped by and linked up at my party {Get Schooled Saturday} going on right now!
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Kim @ Too Much Time
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Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It is absolutely fabulous and what a labor of love. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House!

Crafty Mischief said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! What a transition!

Nicole Estes said...

I bet you are tired! But WOW what a great kitchen and I LOVED reading the entire story. It reminds me of so many of my own projects and my babies that are all growing up so fast! I have a 13 & 10 year old. Anyway, thanks for linking up at Doodles & Stitches. I absolutely LOVE the kitchen and all the details you added. You are so talented. I'll be featuring you next Friday. Thanks again for linking up.

Toodie said...

I'm totally drooling over your kitchen. Just lovely. I love how you've changed it.

Jessica Kielman said...

Oh my gorgeous! I just tackled my foyer floor, but have been terrified of my cabinets! I think this may be the push I needed...beautimous!!!

Jessica @ Mom 4 Real

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Well, it is just perfect! Love the backsplash. Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Mod Vintage. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-9.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Abigail Guegain said...

Oh my goodness this is an amazing transformation! I love the cabinets!

Jennifer said...

Looks fabulous, great job! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pretty Things Party! I hope you'll be back next week!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

That looks so beautiful!! Megan

Admin said...

Wow nice kitchen very beautiful. have a nice day.
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Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Love all your kitchen make-overs Karin. You definitely remind me of someone.... hmm, yes that would be me. Is there nothing we can't do with a bit of paint!
Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday

T!na said...

Your kitchen looks wonderful! If I had to pick a favorite, it would have to be the tin backsplash; I love it. Y'all did a great job.
Visiting from Meet Me Monday.

Becolorful said...

So fun to see how it has evolved into the gorgeous kitchen you have today. We did a similar backsplash in my mom's kitchen and I think it is so pretty. Love the granite and the colors of the cabinets. Thanks for sharing this week on BeColorful.
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Cynthia Myers said...

OK, Ouch!
The statement that the 60's had no style? Kinda hurts, since my home is all about Mid-Century Modern.
Such designers as Charles & Ray Eames, George Nelson and Eero Saarinen make my heart sing.
But then again, it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing.
I did have to wipe away a tear at the thought of the "china cabinet" being ripped out. I wish I had been there to snag it up! LOL!
Hopefully you took it to the ReStore or Goodwill? Unless you listed it on Etsy or Ebay and made some big money off of it!
But Kudos to you for bucking trends and going for what you like. That's what it's really all about, surrounding yourself with what you love.
:D - Cindi

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Oh I love your kitchen!!! What talent you have. And those cabinets are to die for. I've wanted to try the CeCe Caldwell paints. Are they easy to use and is the odor strong?
Thanks for sharing.

MONICA LIVAS said...

Your kitchen is fabulous! LOVE the paint color on the cabinets!

Anne said...

how is the paint holding up? Are you glad you used chalk paint?
love the colours and the look - just gorgeous!!

Four Marrs and One Venus said...

Good God Gorgeous! WOW!

Michael Helander said...

What a warm space! Reminds me of my constant changing dining room space... I haven't been able to get it right since we moved in 5 years ago!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

had to come over and check it out, thanks for the comment on FB! I love the kitchen with the two colors!!!!!
XO
Kristin