Saturday, March 13, 2010

The Reveal, Before & After

I'm listing this post with The Shabby Chic Cottage for her "Transformation Thursday" also.

I am happy to join Susan for this post of my before and after kitchen. Please visit her wonderfully inspiring blog at "Between Naps On The Porch". You can click on her site here:
Go visit for her Metamorphosis Monday party and see all the other transformations!

The Before

In case any of you forgot what my old kitchen looked like, the first five pictures are to remind you!!

The After
The Big Reveal!!!!!!!

This post is quite photo intensive. But I couldn't stop taking pictures!!

For any of you that haven't been here before, The whole entire redo is on my earlier posts.

Looking from dining room.

That's a reproduction noodle board sitting on top of my stove. It has that primitive look I like and gives you more counter space when you're not using your burners.

I positively love my window seat. I will eventually make a cushion for on there. Right now it's just a folded up quilt. My cats love it here too as you can imagine!!

This is the cupboard I got on Craig's List for $150.00!!!!!!!!!

The first little nail was hard to put in the pristine wall but after that, no problem : ))

The little copper sink in the island is really nice. I found it on eBay at "Copper Depot" and at a good price! The faucet too.

All ready for my Eggos!
Love, love, love this soapstone!!!!!

Thank you God.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed my big adventure. It wasn't near as stressful as I thought it would be. It took about a month. Being without plumbing in the kitchen and having to wash dishes in the bathtub was probably the worse part. And oh yeah, a "little" dust : ))
Next my builder is going to put new walls and ceiling in my dining room.
OK, now I've got to start cooking again!!


  1. Shirley,
    What a big change. Your kitchen looks great. I love that window seat, too. Great job!


  2. I absolutely love the after - - - it is really spectacular. But you know what? I still love the before too!

  3. G'eve Shirley ~ As we have followed this construction journey with you ... all that is left to say is AWESOME RECREATION, my friend. It is just beautiful.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day
    Have a great weekend.
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  4. Shirley! Congratulations on your new kitchen.

    It sure turned out nicely and I know how much work it is putting all the elements together for the final outcome. You did a great job!

    I hope you love your farm sink, as much as I love mine. It's the one thing I wish I had done several kitchens ago!

    Enjoy the beauty,

  5. Oh Shirley, I absolutely love your kitchen. I think everything just blends so well. I think you need to be in a magazine for sure. And I love the basket with the dishtowels in it. I'll have to try that in my kitchen. I looks so beautiful even down to the pictures on the walls. Enjoy it, but then I know you will.

  6. Your new kitchen is the prettiest thing, wow I love it, the floors are so cool and the white bead board around, the whole thing is beautiful and I bet you love spending time in it, I sure would...Phyllis

  7. Shirley your kitchen is so beautiful wow! Our home is over a 100 years old too! I just love what you've done.xo rachel

  8. Shirley- Thanks for your very nice comment on my blog. I cannot even believe this is the same kitchen! Amazing transformation. Love, love, love the cabinets- they're perfect.

  9. I am so happy for you. Really really happy. You have made beautiful choices Shirley. I am sure you will walk into the room and turn the light on to have a look around over and over again just smiling from ear to ear.

  10. What an awesome transformation. Love all of it. Lezlee

  11. WOW! What a beautiful transformation. Your new kitchen is absolutely beautiful and could be featured in a magazine!! P.S. Thanks for the comment love on my blog post! Rebecca

  12. O Shirley ! I love it all - no wonder you got picture happy ! I bet cooking and just sitting in your new kitchen is pure joy ! Our kitchen remodel took a few months - don't want to do that any time soon :o) Thanks for sharing and I will have to go now look at your earlier posts !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  13. Your new kitchen turned out fabulous! I love everything about it! The countertops are so beautiful! The beadboard backsplash! I love it all. I'm so proud for you and I'm not jealous a bit! No, I'm really not! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Gorgeous transformation! Your kitchen turned out so beautiful!

  15. Your kitchen turned out gorgeous. Loving the farm house sink, soapstone, and especially the copper sink. Love that one.

  16. What a beautiful metamorphosis! Your kitchen is just lovely and your choice of soapstone is just the perfect touch!

    Susan and Bentley

  17. What an amazing transformation! You must be giddy over your beautiful new kitchen! The ceiling is to die for!!

  18. I love this kitchen redo. You did such a great job. Very modern, but traditional. Love the ceiling too and the green color of the walls. I really like the soapstone. That's such a great window seat. I know you must enjoy it.

  19. Shirley I love your kitchen. It was so worth it, I can imagine how much the cats are in love with the window seat! I'm in the middle of renovating my kitchen too, and just got the sink back in. Talk about hardship! lol

  20. Congratulations on your new kitchen. This turned out the cabinets, countertops, tin ceilings. Actually I think I love everything
    about the kitchen.

  21. this looks amazing ... from 80s country to high chic. i love the tin ceiling, the window seat and the sink ... but really the whole thing looks amzing.

  22. I bet you can't believe it is real! Quite amazing to see the old and the new! On to the dining room now, eh?

  23. Shirley, your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous and what a transformation! We have very similar tastes, and I love your cabinetry as well!

    Kat :)


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