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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

the new kitchen, so far...

 (we had to stop working on the house altogether, back in december.  long story short, the whooping cough was just the start of something ugly for me-ugh.)

anyway,  i thought i’d show how the kitchen looks… so far.

here's the ugly before picture.

this room used to be a
a breakfast area with a pantry on the left and the door on the right went to the garage.


you can see below, the left wall with a pantry was removed, opening the kitchen up to the dining room.

on the right wall, we moved the garage door location down 4' and put the refrigerator in it's old place.


the new garage door (to the right of fridge) still needs painted and trimmed.  just to the right of that door will be a  walk in pantry.

my husband built a cabinet around the fridge.


the big window replaced the smaller window.  we trimmed out all of the new windows and doors with larger moldings, which i love.



it's a fully functioning kitchen, but, we still need a final coat of paint on everything.  

there is a hood that needs to be installed over the cook top and subway tile backsplash added. 

the flooring needs replaced, and the pantry built.  and then, decorations.


 there’s a bead board ceiling and crown moldings.  we used the ikea farm sink, and  faucet, and menards wood counter tops and added a new disposal.

we reused the old cabinets, (which have been sprayed with white primer),
old hardware, and our 3 yr. old appliances.


that gives you an idea of how the kitchen looks today.

here's what the old kitchen looked like.  it was located next to the old breakfast room, and will be the walk in closet soon.



and if you are local, you might want to find time this weekend to go to the french market at horton's of tipton.  it's sure to be fabulous!


sharing with ivy and elephants

34 comments:

  1. Wow Lynn, it looks gorgeous! Love the bead board ceiling, first thing I spotted, it is all so beautiful! Love the built in refrigerator your dh gave you too, it looks like it belongs in a magazine! Hope you are finally feeling a bit better. ~Diane

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  2. What a transformation, Lynn! It all looks just gorgeous :)
    Susan

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  3. your kitchen looks awesome. what a great change. so bright and open. you and your man did that great. many greetings from Germany
    Tanja

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  4. Oh Lynn it looks so great. I knew it would. It is so open bright and pretty. I but you are just loving it. How was it to do the beadboard ceilings. Terry and I are thinking of doing that in the dining room and my office. Looks so great. Love it all.
    Kris

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  5. Hey Lynn,
    your kitchen look so nice!!! All is so beautiful. Perfekt!
    Many greetings
    Kerstin

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  6. Wow Lynn, I can hardly believe it is the same room. You did a fantastic job! Love your kitchen!
    Hugs

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  7. I love that kitchen opening into the dining room. Looks much bigger - doesn't even seem like the same house!

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  8. I think it looks wonderful so far, Lynn! I actually thought it was done. : ) I like the wood countertops and Ikea farm sink. I'd love to know what you think of the wood countertops. We still need to do ours and maybe, instead of quartz, wood might be a good option.

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  9. Its really beautiful. I do not understand where the actual kitchen was before. We will be painting our kitchen white soon too. We've chosen Martha Stewart paint. We are beginning with the laundry room and then bathrooms to see how we like the paint.

    See you at the Where Bloggers Create Party.

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  10. You've done an amazing job Lynn, it's unrecognisable from the before picture. I'd like to do up my own kitchen and put tongue and groove on the ceiling, but I don't suppose it's very easy. I'm sorry that you've been so unwell, but now you've just got the best bits to do, the finishing touches.

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  11. Your kitchen looks amazing Lynn. But then I did not doubt for one minute that it wouldn't! Looks so much bigger! I know that you must be proud thus far of the accomplishments that has been made to your kitchen. Even with things still to do at least maybe you can see a light to the end of the kitchen tunnel huh? WHOOPING cough? You know I have not heard about people getting this for years and lately I have heard of more and more. Bless your heart. Asking the Lord to bring total healing to you sweet lady. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  12. Oh my! Your kitchen is looking wonderful.

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  13. What a beautiful transformation!!! It must have felt so dark compared to all the shabby whites in the rest of your home. Now you have a BEAUTIFUL white kitchen!!!! Your stainless steel frig and appliances look so nice in all the white. I am so happy for you. I do believe I will see you featured in Romantic Homes some day.xxo

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  14. So fabulous! I love all the white of course. And that sink! I love it as is because I am going through this minimalist thing, but it will look adorable with all your decorative touches. I hope you are now 100%!

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  15. Oh Lynn - you must be beyond thrilled! It all looks just beautiful! I love the white against the raw wood. Fabulous job!

    xoxo laurie

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  16. Great work, Lynn! I swear, I could look at it and know it was yours!
    Kisses for Bailey. :)

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  17. Your kitchen is really looking fresh and bright and so pretty, Lynn! I sure hope you're back on your feet by now.
    Mary Alice

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  18. First of all, I hope you are finally feeling better, Lynn! Just walking into your newly renovated kitchen has to put a big smile on your face! It's looking gorgeous and it's not even done yet. How lucky you are to have a hubby that can make the big changes you've made. You 2 make a good team!

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  19. Fantastic kitchen! I love the cabinet around the refrigerator!! Have a nice weekend!

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  20. How beautiful! Love the transformation from dark to light and airy. The double window an molding are gorgeous! You've pretty much created my dream kitchen! xo Kathleen

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  21. Hi Lynn,
    Wow what a wonderful redo. You two have done a fabulous job. It already looks so great and your not even done. Love the cabinets. You must be so excited. Hope you are fully recovered. Can't wait to see more.
    Hugs

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  22. Whooping cough....It makes my ribs ache just to think about it!! Your kitchen is gorgeous, It does not even look like the same house! I love the cabinet around the frig and the huge window! Great job, glad you are on the mend!

    Carol

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  23. What a beautiful kitchen! HGTV has me hooked on white kitchens lately! They need to put your re-do on one of their shows!

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  24. Fresh, pretty... and just plain gorgeous!!! I'd find all kinds of reasons to spend my time in THIS kitchen, Lynn! Congratulations on an incredibly beautiful job!
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  25. Oh, my stars! You built a totally new kitchen!!! And your old kitchen will be a pantry? Amazing. It's looking beautiful - love the trim, the ceiling, the sink, and if I could do a new kitchen, I'd like white subway tile too, I think. I knew it would be good...and it is. Can't wait to see your new floors and your decorative touches, Lynn.

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  26. Lovely transformation. Thanks for all the inspiration.

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  27. Oh my goodness! I am loving this shabby chiccy kitchen. I don't think I've seen any that I love any more than this one. Love the little shutter thing. It is all so adorable.

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  28. LOVE what you are doing with the kitchen, it looks soooo good, and it's SO you! You've thought of every detail.
    As wonderful as it looks now I can only imagine the finish. Gorgeous! Can't wait.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  29. So glad that you are over that darn whooping cough. I've heard it can be very rough. Love what you have done! What a talent both you and hubby have. The cabinet around the fridge is fabulous! What a terrific make over Lynn.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  30. Wow, you did a great job! Can`t wait to see how you are going to decorate it... Have a nice weekend... Alexandra

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  31. That made a wonderful looking kitchen that also must be so functional! Did you plan it all? Great job! Nancy

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  32. I have to say I had to look at the pictures several times to be able to tell it is really the same kitchen! Very inspiring--it looks amazing now!

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  33. Hi Lynn,

    Just beautiful, what a great job on it. Loving the wood appliques, they just make everything perfect.
    Hugs, Lynnie

    www.cottagegalstyle.com

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  34. Your new kitchen is just amazing! I love the change. It is just wonderful that you have a husband that can build so much for you.

    Thank you so much for your sweet comments on my blog.

    ~Shanon

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