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Monday, August 20, 2012

Kitchen Tour

A few things have changed in my kitchen since I first revealed it here on the blog back in February of this year.  I figured it was time to take some new pictures.   It's mostly the same, except for a few accessory changes (like the framed print I showed you last week and my brass bear lamp), a new rug for the "working part" of the kitchen, and my new breakfast room table and chairs - oh and the stool I spray painted red.  Enough with the talky-talky - here's how she looks now (as in I took these photos last week).

Okay, wait, let's look at how she looked before we bought the house.  (Humor me  - mmmmkay?)


Then we moved in and gave her a quick makeover.





(Side note: As a blogger it's so hard to look at old posts and see how terrible your pictures were.  Not that I'm any better now  - but geesh!)

Then we had some water issues, ended up having to replace our floors, and decided to give our kitchen a real make-this-kitchen-our-kitchen makeover.

our fifth house - kitchen tour

our fifth house - kitchen breakfast nook

You can read all about the deets involved in this mini-renovation including distressing and adding moulding to our kitchen cabinets, taking a cabinet down to bring in a range hood, adding a back splash, and taking cabinet doors off to build in a microwave and wine cooler in this post here.

And now we're right back where this post originally started.  Here's how she's looking as of last week.

The breakfast room -
breakfast room table and chairs
Table and Bench - from Pottery Barn, Chairs - from Crate & Barrel

crayon centerpiece

The breakfast room is open to what I call the "working part" of the kitchen.

white kitchen cabinets

kitchen cabinet moulding

distressed white kitchen cabinets

white kitchen cabinets marble backsplash

ballard designs rug
New Rug  - Ballard Designs (Indoor/Outdoor Rug) 

 The mail center/ drop spot -

mail center
Brass Bear Lamp 

kitchen mail center

chalkboard labels

kitchen renovation

From the other direction - 


Little details - 

marble backsplash

DIY Gold Leaf Frame
marble kitchen back splash

stainless kitchen sink

martha stewart chalkboard labels
Do your kids love Pirate's Booty as much as mine do? 

That's the end of the tour.......until I make some other changes.  ;) 

distressed white kitchen cabinets

It never really ends does it? 




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52 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I'm in love! Now you've got me wanting to make changes in mine!

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  2. I'm loving all the changes. Your kitchen has come a long way, baby!!

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  3. i could move right in. you got room for four more peeps, and 2 more dogs? :) i love the rustic and industrial elements the new table and chairs add!

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  4. Love the glazing, love that table and chairs and I really, really love what you did with that pantry cabinet!!!

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  5. Love those perfect pops of red here and there to give it a fun & unique Carmel twist! :)

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  6. Such a beautiful and welcoming kitchen! I love the new floors, the tile backsplash and that awesome wine fridge! I would love to redo my backsplash and the tile around my cooktop, but have a hard time justifying the demolition of perfectly good tile for my own aesthetics! So, it will wait for awhile. :-) But I do love yours!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love everything about this room!! Especially love all the pops of red throughout....it's so Carmel! :)

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  8. I love the changes you've made over the years! Your backsplash is so totally awesome, plus the trim you added to your bottom cabinets - I love how custom that makes them look. Also I LOVE how you infused your personality into this space and made it your own!! (side question: do you use a toaster oven? I have a similar kitchen layout and I'm trying to find a place to hide mine….my tween/teens use it all the time but it's so hideous.)

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    1. I don't have a toaster oven just a regular toaster. Maybe try to cover it up? Or buy a new one that you would want to display on your counter? I don't really love the look of our ginormous Keurig, but we use it everyday so it sits proudly on the counter top. Sometimes it's about they way you live right?

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  9. I love it all. I may have just pinned something as it's just so pretty in there.

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  10. Love it! Love the touches of red too!

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  11. I never get tired of looking at your kichen :) I love those roman shades with the black trim and the red and the bear lamp.....that always makes me smile :)

    blessings,
    karianne

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  12. Um, yeah. Just when I was taking a break over obsessing about wanting to take a sledgehammer to the wall that divides our kitchen from our dining room, you post these pictures. Great. Someone may need to come physically hold me back. I'm pinning a bunch of these pictures. It looks so dang pretty.

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  13. It looks fabulous, and now I'm wondering if I can convince my husband to add a wine cooler to our kitchen when we redo it in a few years...

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  14. I can definitely vouch for the never-ending part :)
    Love every one of your changes. That is one "swell" space now!!!

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  15. No it certainly doesn't.. I'm always tweaking, but I love that part of it. I LOVE the new changes. The new chairs are my favorite part! And since I'm a semi-new reader, I also really love your back splash and new oven. They are gorgeous!

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  16. Love your kitchen! I have a kitchen layout that is almost identical except it has cupboards above the peninsula. When I finally get around to remodeling I would like to get rid of the peninsula and have a small kitchen island going parallel to the two walls. This give me great ideas though. Pinning it for future reference. :)

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  17. Your kitchen is so, so gorgeous!

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  18. Sorry,but I liked it better before, especially the eating area.

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    1. No reason to be sorry - we all have different taste - that's what makes decorating/design so interesting!

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  19. What a great and inspiring reveal, thanks for sharing!

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  20. Your kitchen and breakfast room are definitely some of my favorites. You've done such a great job making it look beautiful!

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  21. Carmel...I am one of those people who thoroughly enjoy your posts and often smile while reading them, but do not often post comments. My bad. : ). I do want to say that I love how much you follow your heart in your decorating, and inject such fun and whimsy into your rooms. Beautiful! I will try to post comments more often. I really appreciate you and your blog!

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  22. Carmel...I am one of those people who thoroughly enjoy your posts and often smile while reading them, but do not often post comments. My bad. : ). I do want to say that I love how much you follow your heart in your decorating, and inject such fun and whimsy into your rooms. Beautiful! I will try to post comments more often. I really appreciate you and your blog!

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  23. It looks great Carmel! So fresh & airy now!

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  24. Carmel~ I love your kitchen redo. We just finished our kitchen redo and it's a lot of work but SO worth it. Great job. I love your punches of color. Enjoy!! ~Linda

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  25. It really looks great in there. You've done such an amazing job with the colors- mixing the white and black with just enough red. Bravo!!

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  26. Absolutely beautiful! My favorites are your dining table and the crayons-in-the-bowl-centerpiece! so sweet :) would be blessed to have you share at our Heart&Home weekly link up at http://www.mercyinkblog.com/category/hearthome-link-party if you have a minute to share with us :)
    have a fantastic weekend,
    lauren

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  27. I found your blog by way of YHL in the post about today's Pinterest challenge. I am obsessed with your entire house and all of the pops of red, blue and gold with the black and white. Your kitchen reminds me of mine - and I love your curtains! Were those a DIY project? I currently have the cheap Vivan white curtains from Ikea on all my windows and have been trying to find a way to dress them up a bit.

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    1. Yes, I just hot glued some black grosgrain ribbon to the edges of some cheap-o Target panels.

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    2. Ok, so I used iron-on hem tape to apply the black ribbon to the edges of my white curtains and it looks great - as long as the curtains lay right! The edge with the black keeps folding inwards so that you can't see it. Does that make sense? Maybe my curtains are too lightweight...Any tips?

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    3. How are you hanging them - with ring clips? If so, try to turn the ring around on the rod or reverse the clip. That might help.

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  28. wow. i am seriously inspired. i don't comment on a lot of posts but this blew me away. we have almost the exact kitchen/dining/formal dining set up. i am so inspired by what you've done. thanks!

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  29. Hi! I signed up to follow you by email. ;) I found you through "I Heart Organizing". I love the changes you made to your kitchen, especially the "drop zone". We sooo need one of those! I'm a newbie blogger, just getting started, and I hope you will stop by some time for a visit! Have a great day!

    Amy
    www.homesweetthriftyhome.blogspot.com

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  30. Where did you get your roman shade for the window above your sink?

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    1. It was a simple little diy project - no sewing - just a little hot glue.

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  31. SO I am like totally obsessed with your kitchen! Well, your house actually. Your style is just like mine and I find myself constantly coming back to your site for ideas! :)

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  32. I love all of this!! What kind of toaster do you have? We've been trying to find one and just have not come across the perfect one yet; I love how yours helps keep your kitchen looking classy without being an eyesore!

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  33. Hello Carmel!! Where did you get your pendant light above the sink? I have been looking for something very similar and haven't found it yet- hoping I can get one like yours! Thanks :)

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    1. The one you see in these pics is from Lowes - it was a recessed light conversion kit.

      I now have a different pendant - it's from Ballard Designs - http://www.ourfifthhouse.com/2013/01/new-kitchen-lighting-lantern-over-sink.html

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  34. I love your kitchen! Where did you find the chandelier above your dining table??

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  35. I'd find a nice shelf unit or nice cabinet unit that would fit the spot. Then put furring strips horizontally across the space one for top, and one for bottom.
    http://www.allevaconstruction.com/services/kitchens.html

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  36. What color wall paint did you use in your kitchen/dining room? I am loving that color! The redo looks gorgeous!!! :)

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  37. Very lovely kitchen, well done! Can you please tell me what the distance is between your peninsula end and the counter on the other side (eg. the passthrough between the peninsula and the fridge-wall counter/cupboards)? It would be very helpful in my own kitchen design. Thanks!

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  38. Love your new space. Tell me about the wood floors? What brand and color.

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  39. Love the morning room area!!! Where did you get those white/black curtains? They are just what I need!

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  40. Could you please share the color/stone of your countertops? Thank you!

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