Thursday, June 23, 2011

Kitchen Party!

Well I have had this post started for awhile now, but with Sarah having the perfect Kitchen Party over at her place, Modern Country Style, I thought today would be the perfect day to get this posted to you.  I am also posting to Debbie's Newbie Party.  I am getting close to 100 followers and Debbie hosts a party for new bloggers to meet one another.  Pop on over and give her a visit.  She is also going to be hosting another exciting party on July 1st.  ...  aren't you curious now!  Check it out!

Demo started back in January and the goal was to take out the chimney to give us a some more wall space.  I really wanted to have the stove and fridge wall as a feature wall as it is the first part of the kitchen you see when you come in from the entry.  Definately wanted to get rid of the microwave over the stove and have the microwave built into the island instead.



This bank of cupboards served as a breakfast bar and gave the feeling of a hallway where the stools were.  We thought with taking out the chimney and removing that little bit of wall it would open up the kitchen a lot.

Before

Making progress


Let's see...dreams for my feature wall would include:  slide in range, pot filler, decorative range hood with a shelf, and subway tiles.........

How did we do!  I love, love, love this wall now!  All up to date and modern country!







This side of the kitchen didn't change a whole lot, the layout of cupboards and where the dishwasher was stayed the same.  A new industrial sink and faucet are the special newcomers!  I never in a million years thought I would have granite countertops...Darrell pulled out all the stops on that one!   I guess one good thing about having a small kitchen.  Those countertops sure shine!!


Before:



After:


 Taking out the corner shelves by the window makes it feel more open and gives cleaner lines.  I think the pictures and the little shelf help fill the space.  Last minute Darrell used up leftover moulding and created two little corner shelves off the end of the cupboard.


I love the range hood area and can't wait to decorate it for different seasons


 We put the microwave in the island.
Love, love the island  :)


The office is just off the kitchen.
The office used to be the boys bedroom.



The dining room is off the other side of the kitchen.
We thought about taking out the walls between the kitchen 
and dining room,,,I am glad we didn't




There you have it!!  It is small, but has everything I need and a 
few extras that give it some wow factor!



Thanks for stopping by...as you can see there were too many things to just list my favorite thing in my kitchen.  I guess my all time favorite would have to be my hubby!!  He makes all our "big ideas" a reality and I love him!!!  I find him in the kitchen a little bit more too these days, he is happy with the results.  

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47 comments:

Anna said...

LOVE the new kitchen! It looks great!

Behind Margery's Daw! said...

Just popping over from MCK.

That is one lovely kitchen. I'm fascinated by the tap above the cooker, did you say it was a pan filler? I have NEVER seen or heard of one of those before, but what a good idea.

Love Marge x

Debbie @ OtRD said...

So lovely!! Love the before and after pics and that you put your microwave in the island. What a great idea and smart for more counter space too.

Just love how it all turned out!!

Lorrie said...

Dawna, your kitchen is beautiful! I love the countertops, and all the little details that you put in, like the pot filler, the stove hood, and the beadboard paneling. I'm sure you're very happy to be spending time there now.

You inspired me to get my own kitchen post up. I was planning to do it this week, anyway, but when I saw the kitchen party linky, I thought, today is the day!

Isn't it wonderful to have handy husbands?

Pamela Gordon said...

Beautiful! You did a great job with your reno. We're just finishing our complete demo and it's one big job! ~ Pamela

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Your kitchen is so pretty! I love that backsplash soooo much! I love the whole kitchen. Great job on the reno!

Marilyn said...

WOW!! You have a great kitchen. Just the right size for me. ♥♫

michele at hellolovelyinc said...

BRAVO. it's stunning. i love the materials you've used and the balance of modern with traditional.

partying with you at sarah's today!

michele

Content in a Cottage said...

Dawna...What a wonderful transformation. Your new kitchen is beautiful. You must be sooooo happy with it. xo, Rosemary

Liz said...

Does this just make you happy every morning? It would me. I love it! :)

~Liz

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Ooooooooh, it's GOOOOOORGEOUS! I am literally drooling over your tiles. They are lovvvvvvely! And the island and the worktop and the lights....and.....and....I love it all!!!

Thank you SO much for coming to my Kitchen Favourites party. I'm SO glad you linked up!

Sarahx

Chookie said...

Lovely -- so warm and welcoming. And I totally agree with you about the little shelves and moulding around the window!

poindextr said...

Nice job - lots of hard work but the results are astonishing. You have a truly pretty and wonderfully roomy kitchen!

A Lived in Home said...

Wow! It turned out gorgeous!! I love all the moulding!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Oh my gosh it gorgeous~! What a wonderful transformation. Makes cooking fun right?

the cape on the corner said...

wow, that's fantastic! i love how open your space is, and that island and the backsplash are my favorite parts. great work!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

Absolutely beautiful!! You did a fantastic job!! I love the colors in your kitchen!! I'm sure it is worth all the blood sweat and tears you went through!! :)

PaisleyJade said...

Wow! Looks amazing - can't wait until we do our kitchen!

Renee said...

Wow - what a gorgeous kitchen - I'd be so happy with that if I were you!!!

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Wow, Dawna!!!!! Your kitchen looks amazing! All of the finishes work perfectly together. I think the island is perfect and the little shelves are adorable. You are one lucky girl with that kitchen. :)

Pünktchen said...

oh WOW!!!
your new kitchen ist BEAUTIFUL!! I fell in love with it! :-)

greetings from austria!
nora

the fishermans cottage said...

your kitchen is wonderful.. I love your island and those row of jars with the numbers really catch the eye x

Laurel said...

I LOVE your beautiful kitchen...now that's the "Big Girl" kitchen I hope to have someday :) Think I'll follow along too...chat soon, Laurel

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Wow... your kitchen is just gorgeous- you did an excellent job! Your hubby's a real keeper ;)I love those gleaming black counters combined with the beadboard... I also really like the island stools you chose. Have to say I'm envious of the pot filler over the stove!

A Rosy Note said...

Wow! Your kitchen looks great, Dawna. What a wonderful transformation. I really love the little stone tiles you chose for your backspash. They give the kitchen a little bit of a modern feeling.

Did you try to figure anything out on Picnik for your header?

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Okay, I have to confess that I've come back for yet ANOTHER snoop around your gorgeous kitchen. Do we get any details? Please say yes!!!

You really have done an awesome job. Yours is one of the loveliest kitchens I've seen.....

Sarahx

Gina said...

Dawna, your kitchen is beautiful! What an excellent transformation.

Kim A said...

Wow!! That is one gorgeous kitchen! Having stayed at your B & B I can say that you deserve it. You are an amazing cook. Enjoy your new kitchen Dawna.

Marianne said...

Your kitchen came out beautiful....i'm seriously jealous! The countertops are just gorgeous and I'm loving all of that beadboard.
marianne :)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

Just amazing! I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing.

My Cottage Charm said...

Hi Dawna! I'm SO glad you liked my laundry room...I LOVE it! I swear to you, I go in there and stand in the doorway and just stare and smile! lol :)
Your kitchen is GORGEOUS! I love how your wall turned out...so pretty!
have a great week!
Missy

Fabiana said...

Looks great! I am now your 70th follower! Check out my blog too if you can!

ciao from Newport Beach

CAS said...

You have a beautiful kitchen. It's such a lovely transformation, and I love the black granite.

Robynne's Nest said...

Love your new kitchen..it's great to get that microwave out of sight...we put ours in the island at home in Aust....and a few open shelves are great fun for some 'decor' opportunities. Robx

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Your kitchen looks amazing. Love the island and love your backsplash. Would love to have you join my party tomorrow night called wow us Wednesdays.

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

What a nice renovation. Your kitchen looks beautiful and functional. I love your new stove area with the tile and decorative hood/ledge.

Terry said...

This is crazy gorgeous. Congrats on such a successful makeover.

Doreen Grace said...

Love your kitchen redo! The tile above the range is awesome. Thanks for sharing. :)

Tonya said...

Dawna!!! Your kitchen renovation turned out sooo good!! I LOVE it!! Congratulations on a job well done!!

cndesigns said...

Beautiful! I can only imagine all the work..but well worth it. How was it that you could remove the chimney, functionally speaking. (I'm new to your site so maybe you addressed that earlier.) At any rate, it's all fabulous! Love it!

Samantha Lynn said...

Great kitchen! New follower :)

Marianne said...

What a beautiful renovation. I just love your backsplash tile!
Marianne :)

Dawna said...

Thanks to everyone for all your great comments and for just taking the time to stop by! Here's to DIYers!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Gorgeous. I love everything. Such beautiful cabinets and the design is fabulous. You guys did a great job. Hugs, marty

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Stunning transformation! The cabinets are great!
Adorable backsplash tile. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Michelle said...

I love the range hood area too! Fabulous job on the kitchen, I love it!

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wow, it looks so fantastic!

Warmly, Michelle

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