Wednesday, July 22, 2009

ta da!

i wasn't ready to show you the kitchen just yet.

we still have a few projects to do before it's finished, BUT...since nancy and nana keep hounding me, here you go.

here's our before. a sea of honey.
and now that i look at it, kinda mountain-like. am i right?


and here is our new kitchen.
we were going for a classic white coastal/cottage look.
and i think we got it!


you can see our new apron front sink and goose-neck faucet in this picture. one day we'd love to get new appliances and maybe a few glass-front cabinets, but for now, this will have to do.


this picture shows little, but important, details.
like new brackets under the cabinets to look more like pieces of furniture (well, that was the intention anyway), new under cabinet lighting all around, and new hardware on the drawers.


the island isn't done yet--do you like my masking tape? i'm trying to get an idea of what type of moldings i want to add.

our friend is going to paint it a blue grey color and distress the daylights out of it. the goal is for it to look old and well, different. first we need to do the math on the moldings and get that tacked up. then she'll come over and go to town.

and like i said in my last post, i'm struggling with my accessories too.
i think, like with any space, it'll take some time for me to decide what needs to go where.

overall, we are really happy with it. it's so much brighter and so cheerful.
and it flows so well with the rest of our home.
hope you like it as much as we do!

23 comments:

lisa said...

I love the idea about distressing the island in a blue-gray (heck, aqua would be fantastic, too!). It will really tie everything together. It all looks great!

Kara said...

It looks just fabulous! I love the brackets under the cabinets!

Joanna said...

I LOVE your kitchen! The subway tile is fabulous as well as your cabinets!

Heidi said...

no way, you've done this all yourself? three cheers for you, it looks beautiful.

Lisa Shatzer said...

Wow, it's gorgeous!!!

Kammy said...

So pretty , you should be soooo proud !
Hugs ~ Kammy

TheOldPostRoad said...

I love it!!!

Stephanie said...

I love the idea of color on the island. And your sink is to die for!

kellymac429 said...

WOW GIRL! Don't ya love it when a plan comes together...LOVE IT! You guys did a great job, now I want to come hang out & have coffee w/ya : )

Katie said...

This is really, really gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you end up with for the island.

michellejohnnie said...

I'm a little jealous right now!!!

Twice Remembered said...

Just beautiful! Wonderful!

Sara said...

I literally gasped when I saw the first after picture. This kitchen is sooo beautiful. If it were my kitchen, I think I'd have to sleep in there for a few nights just so I could look at it longer! Fantastic job.

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love it, just gorgeous. Your countertops and the backsplash are just awesome and I love, love, love, white cabinets.

...Nancy said...

wow-wee. super job! :-)

Kristi said...

I hope you win the giveaway...this is my favorite diy project so far. The differences in the befores and afters are incredible. Can you spare a little front door paint advice?

Becky said...

It is absolutely beautiful! You definitely got the coastal/cottage look you wanted. I love it! White cabinets just looks so sharp and fresh to me. Especially in comparison. I have wood cabinets just like yours. Oh, how I'd love to paint mine. But we have only been in this new house 5 years and I just know my husband would quake at the though.

Gorgeous!!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

It is incredible!! So jealous of your beautiful kitchen!! Gorgeous!

Trudi said...

Your kitchen looks great. Would you mind letting me know what brand of paint you used and the color. I'm planning to paint my kitchen this fall and your's is fab.

Melissa said...

I can't wait to see it in person! It looks sooooooo good! My complments to the designer and the installer!

meg duerksen said...

WOW!!!
amy this is so good. it looks great. you are awesome! great great job.
i love the countertops.

Mrs. 5C said...

It looks BEAUTIFUL!! :)

Kasey said...

looks beautiful.
xo