Thursday, February 18, 2010

Kitchen Before and After

When we bought this house in the spring 0f 1992, the first thing I said when I saw the house was, "Oh, I will have to paint those kitchen cabinets white", to which my hero replied, something like, "over my dead body, those are beautiful oak cabinets"! Well, for years I just let it pass. Then last year I brought it up again, explaining to him, that the kitchen was so small and dark that I thought it would really look a lot bigger and for sure much brighter if the cabinets were painted white and............

Ta da.........what do you think????

Oh, I luv, luv, luv it!!!

Once again, a little paint and a little time and a whole new look!

As you can tell it was fall when I took these pictures. Don't you just luv the my little hen, she is so adorable. T. J. Maxx, baby!!!!


And here's another chick from T. J. Maxx! I also Luv this photo of my Poppa and Grandma, it was one of the last ones I took of them together.



And here is the table I bought from Lou. She gave me such a good deal on it.....I feel like I kinda stole it!


And this Hobby Lobby pumkin holder just brought all together.

Thanks for dropping by for a visit. Come back again soon.


Blessings!


25 comments:

Mildred said...

I love the new look Becky! Painting the cabinets and changing out the table made the room so much brighter and larger looking. It's all very pretty - thanks for sharing the before and after pics. Hope you have a nice weekend.

Kelley said...

I absolutely love it! It made the room look so much bigger. I luv me some TJ MAXX too.

Susie said...

Looks just as good in pics as it does in person. Those little chics really are cute!

Faith said...

Looking good! What a huge difference some paint can make. We painted our cabinets as soon as we moved in and I love the way they turned out. Your kitchen looks great!

His Doorkeeper said...

I have been wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets white for a while now. They are beautiful custom maple so it scares me a little but I do think they would look good white. Now to convince Hubs!!

Your kitchen looks absolutely FABULOUS!!

Picket said...

Ohhhhh weee I LOVE IT!!!!!! Oh girl they turned out gorgeous!!!! I remember when I wanted to paint our solid oak cabinets at the other house..lordy I thought Bill was gonna need smelling salts! lol But It turned out to be better than I could have ever imagined...it just gives your kitchen a whole new feel!!!! Great job girl!!! Enjoy your new room and have a great week! ~Picket~

Jacquie said...

LOVE IT!!!! And you did GOOD at TJM! I'm lovin' the chicks!

Love Being a Nonny said...

WOW! It looks great! I did it a few years back. I love how it lightens things up! And I really like the new table and chairs! Good for you!

nancygrayce said...

It's gorgeous and it did make it look so much brighter and bigger!

Shelia said...

Hi Becky! Man! I've been wating a long time to see this!! Your kitchen looks awesome! Amazing what a little paint can do! I love those white cabinets and your new table and chairs! Everything is so nice!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

The Doxie Diaries said...

Wow Becky. . .it looks awesome!! Don't you wish now that you'd done it years ago? It really did make the room look so much larger. Good job!

Kat said...

Beautiful!

Hugs!
Kat

LCS Class of 2010 said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today and reading about my Miss Kitty Rose.

I just gotta tell ya, I love BOTH of your kitchens - - - the before and the after. The before is cozy and warm, the after is all immaculate.

Fun blog.

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

HI Becky!

I LOVE the new look! It looks fabulous! And that table...love it. Love the fabric on the seats, what fun! TJ Maxx rocks!

Nancy said...

Becky!!! That looks so great! I know you will love them~ Nancy

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I need to paint my cabinets....Have missed you......I have 2 GREAT GIVEAWAYS that I will draw for on Sunday night...so hope you will stop by.....

Teresa

Shelia said...

HI Becky! Thanks for popping in to see our little Carter!
I'm sure you're really enjoying your pretty new kitchen! I love it!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Shelia said...

Hey Becky!! Oh, thanks for the visit. Don't you just love that Carpenter song?
We flew into Dallas and then home. I was hoping I'd see you! Maybe one day.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

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sanjeet said...

It's all very pretty - thanks for sharing the before and after pics. Hope you have a nice weekend.
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Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

I have missed your posts...Hope all is well

nannykim said...

Nice! My old kitchen is white--I think back in the 40's and 50's a lot of them were!! I can't believe you waited so long to do this!! We often fly Southwest when we go to Seattle (I saw you work for them?). They are a fun airline.

Your family looks as crazy as ours! nice to meet you.

Simple Southern Happiness said...

See, its the same thing with men all over. Even Sheila had the same thing, she wanted to paint the den paneling. 10 years it took.

Your kitchen has taken on a new life. Paint is the quickest way to change a room and you sure did a bang up job. I too had dark cabinets. I got some paint when hubby was out of town and the rest is history. I have my white kitchen. Now I am still working on him on the den. Sheila of Note Song said to keep working on my hubby.

I love your family, you are blessed and I see you have a sweet furry one too.

I see you love the lord too and Chocolate. If you can find it, try Dagoba Organic Chocolate, Its awesome. You can google it or I have a link on my side bar. I have tried chocolate from many places. This is by far the best and they have so many unusual flavors and very very dark chocolate.

Good meeting you.

Simple Southern Happiness said...

OH! one more thing, Is that an aluminum tray on the top of your frig? I collect aluminum trays, takes me back to my past. If that is one. I have never seen one like that. Aluminum trays are called the poor man's silver. I love the handles on these trays.

sanjeet said...

I absolutely love it!
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