Kitchen Makeover

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Earlier this Spring I was tired of staring at my old painted yellow kitchen walls and dated decor.

I got to the point I didn’t feel as happy and inspired while cooking in my kitchen.

I wanted the room to look brighter, fresh, and happy.

It’s been a long slow process of re-doing the kitchen, but I am thrilled to say that it’s finally the kitchen I’ve dreamed of.

Along the way I got frustrated with not knowing what to do for window treatments, or how to cover up the ugly TV when I have friends and company over. Plus, not being able to find the perfect wall clock for my kitchen.

So, I got creative and came up with a few DIY projects that solved my problems and look terrific.

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The kitchen is fairly large. It’s more of a long galley type kitchen. Lots of room for creating pretty vignettes.

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I used Benjamin Moore paint for the walls. The color is named Mayonnaise.

Too funny!

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I wanted very minimal window treatments. I didn’t want heavy treatments to block  the natural light. My desire was for open and airy.

I got crafty and used a vintage white petticoat to softly decorate the top of the door window. 

Gives it a pretty romantic touch.

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Believe it or not…the tablecloth is actually TWO ruffled window treatments from Urban Outfitters. I purchased them awhile back to use in my living room and ended up not wanting to use them. The package sat on my desk waiting forever to be returned for credit, until I had a brainstorm idea to use it as a tablecloth for my kitchen.

Looks cute huh??

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I purchased a brand new crystal chandelier online. If you are in the market for one I will give you my source. They have a huge selection!

This is the PRETTIEST chandelier with brilliant crystals and was VERY reasonable in price! 

Well worth the money!

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This cabinet I purchased for $100 and gave it a fresh coat of paint and slight distress.

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This gorgeous old cabinet I painted a powder blue.  

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It’s filled with fun vintage collectables.

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I display vintage tins underneath my wine house. 

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I love this pretty wall of pink and green.

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I framed a few pieces of my photos.

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Kitchen countertops full of retro sweetness!

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I had fun playing with the windows above the sink.

I ended up using vintage embroidered tea towels as the treatment. I adore the vintage and whimsical look.

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My personal favorite is the Southern Belle tea towel and directly above a clock from Home Depot that I altered.

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I searched all over for a vintage inspired clock to hang directly above my sink.

I had no such luck. So, I decided to purchase a $20 clock from Home Depot. Paint the clock and use these super darling cake/ice cream/cupcake images from Everyday Is A Holiday. Jenny and Aaron so graciously allowed me to use their artwork images for Vivian’s play table and chairs. I thought the images would look perfect decoupaged inside the clock. 

Swwweeet!!!

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I wanted my kitchen to feel cozy and welcoming. It kind of  has that “Grandma lived in feel” to it. 

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I found this oak mirror with roses etched on the glass. I purchased it and gave it an instant makeover.

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Looks pretty with the millinery hats.

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This little corner turned out lovely.

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I repainted the kitchen bench from a green color to a pretty aqua blue shade.

Also added was a resin rose garland to give it more of a shabby look.


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The lightbulb went off to cover the water bottle with one of my birdcages. 

Looks MUCH prettier now doesn’t it? 😉

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Above my kitchen door I did another DIY project by adding darling embroidery 

to make a valance.

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I can use my fingers to roll up it or down.

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My favorite make-over of the entire kitchen was this built in cabinet.

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I first took off the glass cabinet doors. In order to give it more of a cottage victorian look I added decorative wood bead trim, wood millwork corners, clear glass knobs, and resin flower baskets.

Last but not least painted it PINK!

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I didn’t want to spend a lot of time and money trying to cover up the kitchen TV & cable box. 9 times out of 10 it’s not hanging up. The children enjoy watching TV in the kitchen while eating breakfast and snacks.

However, when I have friends or company over I think it looks much nicer hidden behind the ruffle white petticoat. 

I must give a huge plug to Sealah tape. I used it for everything.

I LOVE this stuff! 

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I adore Mr. and Mrs. Humpty Dumpty S & P shakers.

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How fun is this phone??

I purchased it on Amazon.

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I played around with styling a bit and created a little breakfast table.

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I hope you enjoyed viewing my kitchen make-over, and maybe were perhaps inspired to try out a few DIY tricks of your own.

The ONLY thing that would REALLY complete and truly make it the kitchen of my dreams was if I were to win the Loto so I could purchase these.

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FABULOUS huh???

Oh well…Maybe one day!:)

Thanks for stopping by! 

See you soon!!!

Hugs & Kisses,

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Marcia

WOW!!!! I absolutely love your kitchen, it’s amazing! Beautiful! I love all the adorable vintage cuteness, the colors, the decor, everything about it. Great job! And I have wanted those pink & aqua appliances for a long time too. Right now my kitchen is full of vintage also but red & yellow are the primary colors, when I re-do it you’ve inspired me to go pink & aqua! Thanks for sharing :)

delora

Hey girl I’m absolutely going crazy about your chandelier over your table where do you find it??? I have been looking for years and I would die if you shared a link so I can buy one :) thanks and love you kitchen pretty perfect!

Nancy

I love everything about this kitchen!!

Mary Mckeever

I Love this I’ve been seeing it in posts. It’s my favorite kitchen !!!! <3 <3 <3

Beth Davis

Fabulous! I’m pea green with envy! :)~

I had a delightful time viewing your kitchen this morning! So light, bright,pretty AND cute! You must really enjoy being in there.

I love your use of vintage linens on your windows and doors. I’m wondering what you have in your valance that allows you to roll it up?

christy

Perfection. Once again, you have inspired me.

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