Thursday, December 2, 2010

house tour: part II

Welcome to my new kitchen!
New french Tolix chairs and stools from Sundance Catalog and Design Within Reach.
New light fixtures from Restoration Hardware, one bought at a local Downeast Home outlet at a discounted price...score!
LOVE!
I LOVE the painted table.  The new antique distressed white brightened up the eating area for a nice clean feel.
I took off the old curtains, and will eventually sew some new ones, but I like the bare windows for winter, letting in lots of light.
I had painted the accent cabinets black when we moved in, but I wanted to brighten everything up, so I painted over the black for all white cabinets. 
New polished nickel hardware was bought on ebay for $1 each.  I drilled in the drawer pulls extra tight, as many of our drawer fronts were loose or falling off altogether.  Much more sturdy for the many little hands that pull and hang on them.

I organized my herbs and spices, using IKEA shelving and containers.  I previously had them stuffed into a small cabinet, and every time I reached for a jar, everything fell out!  So, now I have the ones I use most filled and in view.  Perfecto!
I removed the black drawers and replaced them with our tea cup collection.  They were just too pretty to hide any longer.  Tea anyone?
That's all for today...more of the home tour to come?
Well, there is more in the works, but alas...December is upon us, 
so I must turn my creative energy toward gift-making!

22 comments:

Stephanie said...

I love it! I love the simplicity and beauty of your make over. Although before was beautiful too. You are a creator of beauty. :)
Love ya!

Tami said...

Beautiful! I love seeing your aprons. :-)

The Yosts said...

You have been one busy momma! Love the light fixtures and the new look. Makes me motivated to clean and organize AND paint (that's been on my list of to-do for a Loooonnnng time.)

Dan and Alli Ralphs said...

You are seriously amazing!! Where do you find the time to do all this, and it looks like it belongs in a magazine. Love it!!

Katie said...

Love the new look, Tricia! I just painted my front room blue, and I love the light blue in your entryway and stairway. So nice and refreshing! Can't wait to see it in person one of these visits to Utah . .

Erin said...

Everything looks so great!! I LOVE your spices! I am working on a new look for a craft room (on hold in December :) and I love those jars for decor and organization. Sad to miss seeing you over Thanksgiving! I'd love to see you soon though. I hope things are going ok with Sam, I was so sad to learn how hard it's been...Love you!

melissa said...

What a dream kitchen. I'm particularly dreamy for your kitchen as I live in a rental with orange tile, orangish cupboards, orange everywhere ahhh! But since it is a rental in England, I guess I can't complain too much...

Carolyn Peeler said...

I found your kitchen through someone's Pinterest Pin and wanted to take a moment to thank you for posting your images. Your kitchen is great, so fresh and modern, yet classic at the same time.
Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Would you be so kind to tell us where you found such a fantastic table?

Katie said...

Would you be able to tell me what paint you used on your kitchen walls? You have inspired me to paint our hideous cabinets finally, and I want to use the same wall paint as well.

Mareike said...

What a lovely kitchen! So much space!

Greetings from Germany (where everything is a little bit smaller =) )

Ellie said...

Gorgeous kitchen! Love the spices, the floor, the chairs... Thanks for the inspiration!

Mrs.B said...

Found this on Pinterest.
I'm a little bit jealous.
;)

Anne said...

I found this on Pinterest also - what a lovely space, you must be so thrilled!

Anonymous said...

Could you please tell me what your floors are? I love them? And your paint colours? Gorgeous!

Crystal @ Ordinary Days said...

LOVE your kitchen! Do you mind telling me what kind of counter tops those are? Thanks!

Katie said...

Care to share the name of the wall paint color?

Marian (Sweetopia) said...

Oh, I love it all! May I ask (random question here), where did you get the wicker basket 'panel' in the 2nd last picture please? Thanks so much!

amanda said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love your dining chairs.
Our styles aren't the same (I love that everyone's are different, as they should be) but I see many underlying similarities to my own kitchen. :)

Janice Jackson said...

Hi:

I am a homeschooling mom to almost 5 - due in October. Loved your Ikea shelves and spice jars.
Question: Do you remember the name of the paint color on your walls and also the paint color on your cabinets. I am hoping to paint my kitchen soon and yours in a very good color and model.
Thanks, God Bless!!
Janice

Tricia said...

Hi Janice! The paint color here is Benjamin Moore's Hollingsworth Green, and the cabinet color is oil-based White Dove by Benjamin Moore.

Harbor freight tools said...

I like all your shelf space. I need some more space right now. Things are beginning to expand and it would be good to have a little more storage space to put it.

I like your hooks as well, so convenient. I know just where I would put a hook, or three.