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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Kitchen before and after.....

We have lived in our home for 9 years. 
And I think it's safe to say that the kitchen has changed A LOT through those nine years!  We did a HUGE project last year when we ripped up our tile floor and put hardwood down in the kitchen.  At that time we didn't think our land would ever get approved (it had been 6 yrs of waiting).  And of course literally THREE DAYS after putting it in, we got the call that all was approved!  I simply laughed (because I wanted to cry, lol) and said, well hopefully it will be good for resale!    We already had it in the DR and LR so we were trying to "match" prefinished to the finished on site we already had.  It's not perfect, but I'm fine with it and LOVE my wood in the kitchen!  And will put it down again (darker stain) in the new house!

During the process of taking out the tile, the display end of my island was broken.  So instead of ordering a new end, we put in a pine bookshelf and painted the whole island black!  I still can't decide if I should distress it or not.  It's been like this for almost a year and I love the black.

Some of the after pictures are dark, sorry about that!  It was sunny all day and I took my camera out and the clouds rolled in!  I knew I couldn't wait for tomorrow because it is CLEAN today, lol.  And five minutes after taking the pictures I was fixing dinner, so you know what that means!

Anyway, I'm going to post a "before" picture, but it's really when we moved into the house.  My kitchen has been decorated much differently from these pictures, but when my computer died last year, the pictures went with it! :(      And I have never shown my "completed" kitchen yet.  Hope you enjoy the tour!  Here it is!

Before...


             




















And after...




This is the view from the foyer walking into the kitchen









The "old" wood floor (site finished 9 yrs ago) is in the DR and then it meets the new floor (prefinished) in the kitchen.  It's a little different but works fine I think (and hope)!!!






























                           


That little toile bag on the pantry holds my daughters bibs!  She gets them herself when she wants to eat! :)

Hope you enjoyed the tour!
XOXO

Edited to add that some details about the kitchen can be found here!

I am linking to Metamorphosis Monday At Between Naps on the Porch, also The Boardwalk Bragfest, WooHoo Wednesdays at Always Nesting, Transformation Thursday's at The Shabby Chic Cottage, Friday Inspired By at The Inspired Room, Home and Family Friday at Home is where my story begins, Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home and Feature yourself Friday at Fingerprints on the Fridge! come and join in on the fun! :)

43 comments:

Jennifer said...

Oh my!!!! My mouth just dropped to the floor!!! Your kitchen is just beautiful!!!! I think I want to ask you a million questions!!! First, where did you find that beautiful rug at your sink? Thank you so much for stopping by!!! I'm going to be your newest follower!!! I just love everything!!!
~Jennifer

Daisy Cottage said...

Good Morning Kristi!!

Your kitchen is as beautiful as always! Love it! Such a warm and inviting yet elegant space - something that is hard to achieve and you have so masterfully.

Will you be taking your roosters with you to your new home? If not, I know where they'd love to be! LOL ;-)


xo,
Kim

Between You and Me said...

it's all so beautiful....love the rolling pin collection and the olive jar collection that you have....

you've done a beautiful job with your home!

Janet said...

It is gorgeous and I think it should sell in a heartbeat ;-)

Angie said...

Thank you sooooo much for posting these pics of your FABULOUS kitchen. You are totally inspiring me and giving me some great ideas for my own home. I painted my foyer, dining room, and kitchen a gold/yellow that turned out too bright so I may have to repaint in the same color as your kitchen. It looks like a nice warm neutral with some gold which is what I want. I really hate painting and all the mess so who knows when I'll tackle that project. I love your window treatments. Did you make them or have them made? I would like something fancier than the valances I use on my windows. Love your beautiful accessories on your counters and above your cabinets. I had space above my cabinets that I could decorate in my previous house, but not in this house. Well, I'll shut up now, but I could go on and on about how awesome I think your house is. So glad I found your blog!

Barbara said...

This is just gorgeous! So elegant and yet practical too.

gena said...

Elegant is the perfect word for it ! So warm and inviting and yet .... elegant.

I love the name of your blog btw - my Papa used to call him "gitana" - gypsy... so I've always identified with the word !

Thank you for sharing !

gena
www. thehouseonlavenderhill.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

I was also wanting to know about your valences too!!! I love everything!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

LOVE your new kitchen!!!! Wow, it's gorgeous!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I knew I would love it when you first said you were showing your kitchen, and I do! Love the black island and the black table. The hardwood looks fabulous, and all of your accessories are perfect. As a matter of fact, I'm going to take another look before I leave your blog. laurie

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I had to come back to tell you that I LOVE your window treatments! I see that the table isn't black, but the chairs are - perfect combination. laurie

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Kristi, so you are moving?! I remember your kitchen so well from GI and it really has gone through some great changes. Love the new floor, it looks wonderful and the whole kitchen feels so warm & inviting. I can't wait to see the house you're gonna build.

Great job!

Melissa Miller said...

Kristi your kitchen is my dream! I just adore it down to every last detail. The new hardwood floors and all of the warm colors are so beautiful. It really warmed it up with the wood. The curtains and lighting are gorgeous as well! It's a very welcoming look!

Did you used to be on RMS? Your kitchen looks familiar to me. I was on there a few years ago and thought I might be remembering yours. Your home is stunning!

Thank you very much for your kind visit and encouraging words about my weight loss. I really appreciate your understanding. It's been hard hitting a plateua but I will keep on going with my plan. It feels wonderful to be eating such healthy foods.

I hope you stop by for a visit again soon. You are always welcome anytime.

Blessings, ~Melissa :)

Jen Kershner said...

So gorgeous girl! That black is the perfect choice in there and that light fixture is gorgeous! I think your house is going to show so well when you put it up for sale. Some smart cookie will snatch it up quick!

Kansas Amy said...

OMG, it's just beautiful! Great job!!!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Wow your kitchen is so huge and just gorgeous! I love the black island. Putting a bookcase there was a good solution and looks great! Just beautiful remodel!

Manuela

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

OK -- I'm going to need a list of everything you did in order to complete this marvelous transition! I keep going back and forth and can't keep track of it all. Your kitchen is just beautiful! Thank you for sharing your ideas. I'm going to try to snag as many of them as I can

Crystal said...

It looks amazing!!! Way to go!

kim said...

Love, love, love your kitchen and I read you new post too about your wonderful finds. I love lamps, too and that coffee pot one is to die for. That window treatment is super!! What a wonderful mix of fabrics. Love all your rooster stuff. I am a rooster nut, too. I have even thinned some of mine out. Have a super day.

Sailing Simply said...

I am joining you from Transformation Thursday. Love your kitchen redo, it is stunning! I love it! I'm adding you to follow too!

Always Nesting said...

Woo Hoo! Your labor of love is stunningly gorgeous. You are very, very talented and I thank you for linking this awesome post to Woo Hoo Wednesday.

Nancy said...

OOOH MY GOODNESS!!! What a difference! I am just in AWWWW of your home!!!! I'm so enjoying my visit with you today....I've got to get up from here and get busy with my house cleaning today...but I'm coming back this afternoon for another LOOOONG visit!!! Nancy

Kenzie said...

Gorgeous! I am so jealous, I can't believe how much prettier it is just by changing the floor!

Becolorful said...

Ooh la la. It is gorgeous and I love those window treatments. How exciting for you.
Pam

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Very nice! Love your lighting & your window treatments! Looks like a wonderful home to live in & should definitely be good for resale!

Remodelaholic said...

I absolutely love your bouquet of rolling pins! How clever and fun! I think it all looks wonderful and must make it so nice to cook in there. I would love to feautre this on my blog if you are interested, just let me know! ( you should be able to respond to this comment!)

Becca said...

I LOVE your decor choices. This is fantastic! I'm your newest follower! Thanks so much for linking up to Home and Family Friday. Keep the great ideas coming!

Becca

Marie said...

Hello sweet Kristi - I am a new follower of your blog via The Inspired Room! I love your kitchen makeover. Wow what big changes you made! That island is so fabulous. So many beautiful things. Thank you for sharing!

Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

xinex said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! Amazing transformation! I really like the valances....Christine

desiree said...

Nice job! It's so inviting and warm. I didn't think your kitchen before was bad until I saw your after photos. You've done an amazing transformation.

the Garden Register said...

Love your kitchen! Where did you purchase your chandelier? Enjoy your great space and thank you for sharing it!

Katie said...

Visiting from My Romantic Home, and all I can say is WOW!! Beautiful

Kim@Simply Domestic said...

Your "new" kitchen is beautiful! I love the black island and the color on your walls! Thanks for sharing. I'm new to your blog. Can't wait to look around...

mishebe said...

Beautiful and i love all your window valances!

MySweetCreations said...

Beautiful! Looks totally amazing!

SHARON WOOD said...

I love your kitchen, especially your floor!!

LiLi said...

beautiful.

...and i did enjoy the tour.

edie said...

It is wonderful--love the black island and the vintage rolling pin collection! It's all gorgeous my friend.
loves,
edie

Farah said...

Kiristi its a great transformation, really you did a fantastic job, its 100% changed and the new look is GRAND.. congrates for such an effort...

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Tawnya said...

everyone is asking about your window treatment. Did you make them? will you share pattern, fabric or store where they came from. I love themmmm! The entire kitchen is out of a magazine. It is wonderful.
Tawnya
tawnhuntid@yahoo.com
tawnhunt.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

What a huge difference! Love it!!!

Michelle said...

I absolutely LOVE your kitchen!
Thanks for sharing!
:)
Michelle

Mykhailo said...

LOVE your new kitchen!!!! Wow, it's gorgeous!

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