Saturday, October 24, 2009

Keeping track of kitchen decisions!

Thank you Chari for the Sunday Favorites postings. Here is where you can see all the participants at Happy To Design:

My "new" hutch!!!! To go in my new kitchen scheduled sometime in January!

The hutch will go on that wall where the old cabinet is with the breadbox on top. Of course, they'll be no more paneling. No more anything! GUTTED!!!!!!

Oct. 24th
Today was the exciting day that I bought the hutch for my kitchen that I found on Craigs List!!!!!!! (That's saving me about $5000.!!!!) It's pictured above.

This post below was originally put on in August of this year. I have made some big decisions with my contractor since then. I am definitely doing an entire kitchen re-do : )) I am having a white tin ceiling. The flooring will depend on whether the original flooring under many layers of stuff is salvageable. If it is, I'll have it refinished. If not I'm having a wood floor laid. Stainless appliances. A window seat under my kitchen window. I've picked the white, distressed custom cabinets with inset doors that look like the period. And most importantly, I secured the loan!!!!!!! Still many more decisions to make. Like lighting. Soapstone or granite countertops, etc.

Here's the August post.

It's Metamorphosis Monday. Thank you Susan for hosting this terrific event. Somewhere to show people ideas who might just understand! So everyone go to BNOTP to see the participants. Just click this:

See this kitchen? It's not mine!! This is sort of the idea I have for mine. Below this picture are photos of my kitchen now. Don't get scared, it's not a pretty site.

I hope there's a metamorphasis coming here! I have been pretty careful not to show any photos of my kitchen. It is not good. It doesn't go with my 1850 house at all. I have had a contractor out that I want to use and I've had the first meeting with the kitchen designer. I just want the kitchen to look like it goes in my century farm house! I have lots of expensive ideas so I hope I can pull this off. Everything needs changed from floor to ceiling; from cabinets to lighting. Oh My. Gives me palpitations just thinking of it.

My lovely refrigerator loaded inside and out!! And that's the door to my little kitchen porch.

This is the island with a little sink and my dishwasher. You can also see part of the half wall that looks into the family room.
Now, that's all you get to see of the old kitchen. I don't know when (or if) this will all get started but The kitchen designer has some great ideas so we'll see. (If I don't chicken out!)
If I go ahead with this renovation, I will take lots of photos! I want to be one of the ones with the sledge hammer like on HGTV!!


  1. Hi Shirley!
    Wow, nice Craigslist find!

    I am very excited for you in your kitched redo! It looks like you have some good space to work with and will be able to do some fun things.

    I will keep my fingers cross that your floors are salvageable.

    Have a wonderful Sunday!

  2. That hutch is a great piece of furniture! I bet you'll be happy to see that paneling go. You'll have to show the progress and results.

  3. Hi Shirley...

    Oooh...I'm so excited for you, my friend!!! There is just nothing more exciting than to have a room remodeled and made the way you want it!!! I'm so glad that you posted photos of your kitchen now...the way it is! You'll want them to compare all the "befores" and "afters"! Hehe! Ohhh...please do keep up posted! I really do enjoy seeing the transformation process! Don't forget to take photos "during" the process! Oh my goodness, just listen to me...I don't mean to sound bossy at all...I really am excited for you, Darlin!!! I love, love, LOVE the photo that you shared with the creamy white color and style of those cabinets! Ohhh...and I'll keep my fingers crossed for you when they get into the flooring! Wouldn't it be fabulous if the original flooring is there and salvagable? Shirley, you are going to have so much fun!!!

    Now...about this hutch that you found on craigslist. My friend, it's gorgeous and sooo perfect! The style is just perfect to go with your 1850's farmhouse! Again...I'm so happy for you, Darlin'!!! Thank you so much for sharing this post with us today for Sunday Favorites...what a treat!!!

    Have a super Sunday, my friend!

  4. That hutch is the perfect period piece!
    I can't wait to see the finished product!

  5. I am anxious to see the finished product too. Looks beautiful from what you've shown.

  6. A kitchen redo is such an invigorating thing. It gets us cooking, baking, canning. All kinds of yummy things and we feel so content. How exciting.

  7. Oh wow -- you will be SO happy with a kitchen that snuggles into your home and BELONGS there!

    We are also trying to bring our kitchen back from the late 20th century to the 19th -- not going to do everything, but we'll do step by step until we erase the awful and add some nice.
    Good luck!
    keep the pictures coming.


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