kitchen

Before...
Totally tubular I know. That white tile floor makes me wanna break out some of my Breakin' Two Electric Boogaloo moves. Yes, I have moves. I didn't mind the wallpaper...for a while. And I'm a loyal fan of classics, like the white/black combo but updates were certainly needed. And the patchy lighting can be blamed on the single light for the entire kitchen.





...and After(ish).
So far we've replaced the wall tile with bead board (is that one word or two?) and trim, added many pot lights, replaced the impossible to keep clean white tile with hardwood floors, replace the black lament with butcher block and removed some extra cabinets in favor of open shelving. The 'ish' represents the list of items still needed to complete. Replacing the cabinet fronts, patchy stove and the worlds worst dishwater etc. You know the drill, there is always etc. in my home.










21 comments:

  1. So much lighter! Please tell me it's not always this clean. Your kitchen is a lot like mine--old house, small kitchen. Where'd you get your metal table? Not sure it would work in my space though. Love all the improvements! --Kristyn (Rose)

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  2. Thanks Kristyn - and hell no is it always this clean. :) The stainless steel table came from Sams several years back. Its just a restaurant issued type of workstation. We love it!

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  3. Hi again! Thanks for your email! Is it weird that I am calling you my first St. Louis friend? :) haha. Your kitchen looks great! It actually reminds me a little bit of ours...I need to update links on my new blog. I had pictures of it on my old one...anyway, I'll email you some questions about St. Louis soon :) Thanks again!

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  4. Only as weird as me calling you my frist blog friend! :) Can't wait to see more pictures on your site!

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  5. It's so pretty!! What a big difference already! I love the new countertops. Wow, even just replacing the cabinet knobs made a huge difference!

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  6. You know who... LaurieMarch 11, 2012 at 11:56 AM

    O.K. so I just replaced my butcher block countertops with the "granite look" but that's o.k. I had my butcher block for like forever !! Needed a change . You really need to consider opening up your own Interior Design firm.....

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  7. You are so right Elizabeth!! Our kitchens are VERY similar! Great minds! Love what you have done....it looks SO good! I even have brackets in mine, though mine are iron instead of wood. We must have been separated at birth....and I ALWAYS have another project in my mind to get started on.

    New Follower!

    Lou Cinda :)

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    1. I love it Lou Cinda! Can't wait to see what else you have in store :)

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  8. wonderful kitchen transformation!
    Nancy
    Powellbrowerhome.com

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  9. What a great job you did! I love the corbels and the open shelving as well as the contrast of the stainless island with the wood counters. Fantastic transformation!

    -Lane

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  10. My fav parts are the open shelves instead of that big closed cupboard and I love the new stainless everything that ties it all together. Congrats on a fabulous new kitchen. Now come help me with mine!

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  11. Wow! It looks really good. I love the butcher block counter tops!

    ~Stephanie

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  12. Well done! So clean and sleek and classic and pretty!

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  13. Enjoying the light, bright, and airy yet still homey feel! Great choices!

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  14. Where did you get your small kitchen lamps on your counters? Need some! Love your kitchen!

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  15. Where did you get your brackets?

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    1. Taylor, I got the brackets at an architectural salvage store here in St. Louis but they came from New Orleans.

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  16. We are in the planning stages of a remodel of the kitchen and I really like that you used the beadboard for the back splash. How is it to keep clean? Seems I have a lot of messy cooks and dish washers and am worried it will stain.

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  17. Thanks Carrie! The backsplash has been very easy to keep clean. I just wipe it down and it's good to go. :)

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  18. I love that navy rug-can I ask where you got it?

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  19. Hi I love everything about your house. Did you list the names of the paint colors anywhere? I would love to know the color of the living room walls and kitchen walls.

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