Thursday, June 23, 2011

~A Few Changes in my Kitchen~

I've been busy lately changing a few things in my kitchen.  Nothing too major. I started by changing what i had up above my cabinets.  This has always been a hard area for me to decorate.  Previously I had lots of different sized white pitchers, but wanted to simplify a little.  I also wanted to add a darker color to the mix and went with wicker baskets and wicker covered glass jugs along with a couple wood boxes.  

I also replaced the table that we used as an island with a smaller one and I added a new shelf filled with white pitchers above one of my cupboards.  I'd really like to strip this cupboard down to the original wood, since it is a yellowish cream color right now, but it's so much work....maybe it'll get done this Summer:-)


This last photo is showing an area into my dining room which is next on the list to be redone.  Not too much  more to do in there and I'm really liking all the architectural pieces I've accumulated .  Hope you enjoyed touring my kitchen!  xoxo  K.

63 comments:

  1. What a pretty kitchen, Kathleen. It looks so big. I love all the white and your bead board cabinets.

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  2. I love your kitchen. Tops of cupboards are one of the hardest places to decorate. We have an "L" shaped kitchen, with overheads on both sides, but I only have things on the longest side. The short side doesn't look right no matter what I put up there. I really like the style of the cupboard doors you have.

    x

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  3. Hello~I Love my space above my kitchen cabinets and would miss having them.I like to move things around myself.Yours looks great with the wicker bottles and wood crates.I also have a Paris wine bottle crate just like yours under your island.You have great style~Cheers Kim

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  4. Hey Kathleen....your kitchen is just so wonderful....love it. I never get tired of baskets and nice wood boxes....looks great with the white and your wood counters.

    Blessings,
    Susie

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  5. Kathleen it is all so wonderful
    I just love how open and airy your kitchen is.
    What a great space to gather in.
    Amy

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  6. I enjoyed your tour very much. I love your wooden countertops and your table that you use as an island. I really like your farmhouse sink and the open cupboard with your collection of white pitchers. We hope to do a kitchen redo in a year or so, and I've gotten some wonderful ideas from your kitchen.

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  7. Beautiful Kathleen, Oh how I would love to come and visit you and hang out in your gorgeous kitchen. Sending you lots of hugs

    xo
    Kate

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  8. Hi Kathleen! You have such a wonderful kitchen, so spacious and such a great place for displaying all your gorgeous "whites". Love the texture that the wicker and the crate on the island bring in. Have a great weekend!!
    xoxo Debra

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  9. I love what you have done. I agree that decorating above kitchen cabinets is so hard. I have pretty much cleared mine off completely. I am trying to tell myself that simpler is better. At least it's easier to clean.

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  10. I LOVE IT! I think my favorite is the wood countertop...I've had wood before but can't remember why I don't in this house...it is on the list though...very farmhous-ey!
    rene

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  11. What time is breakfast? If I left now...... :D

    xx
    z

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  12. Your beautiful kitchen just makes me want to get busy doing something with mine, but it's too small. I love how open yours is with so many vintage touches, and of course the white. Kitchens aren't usually as pretty as the rest of the house. But yours certainly is.

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  13. Lovely and inviting! Have a fabulous Friday. :) Tammy

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  14. Your kitchen is so beautiful, would be lovely to bake in here :)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

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  15. Kathleen,
    Your kitchen looks pretty darn good to me. Love the way it's laid out and you've put every square inch to good use without a lot of clutter...just well loved things. Love it!
    Debbie

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  16. I love it! What a difference, the white is beautiful!!! I love the way your home looks, love the architectural pieces...so nice!
    Hugs,
    Margaret B

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  17. I like how the kitchen is looking too. I love the piece you have hanging above the peninsula.

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  18. Your kitchen looks just beautiful!! I keep going back to the pictures so I can see all of the details ~
    Thank you for sharing with us!

    xoxo
    Lori

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  19. Really beautiful! Well done.
    xo~
    Karen

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  20. Oh Kathleen!!
    I want to come over for coffee this morning and just sit and admire!!!
    Beautiful!
    Beth

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  21. Wow! Your kitchen is soooo lovely! As I was enjoying the photos, I was already thinking...what can I do to give my kitchen a similar feel? It is calming, beautiful, and a wonderful blend of earthiness, with the elegance of white, and your delightful collection of white wares and vintage yumminess makes it sooo cozy and welcoming.

    Lovely balance! We are finishing a makeover on my daughter's room, then I am repainting our guest bathroom, and then I might be able to get to the kitchen!!

    Thanks for sharing! I feel inspired!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Becky

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  22. I LOVE your kitchen Kathleen!! Can I move in with you?? Pretty please!!! :)
    Blessings~

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  23. Beautiful. I love the white! I'm a big fan of a simple background so my 'stuff' can shine.

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  24. Your kitchen is so pretty and homey. I love it! Nice additions and changes in your kitchen. Thanks for sharing! Your kitchen is truly inspiring!

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  25. Love the little changes, I just adore your kitchen, I need a new stove and well everything and they need to be white, May I ask what you have in yours? And the little island is what I am looking for I can't have one any bigger than that.. So charming..have a good weekend

    Pattie

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  26. What a homey, lovely place to gather...perfect and yes, I am jealous... I love the table and chairs in your breakfast room.

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  27. What a beautiful home you have, love the crate on the little island I bet you love cooking in this kitchen! I would
    Sherry

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  28. ...such a lovely, creamy white kitchen!
    I like the color of your cupboards, they play off all your other white pretties perfectly!
    ~ and that petite island is so farmhouse romantic with those ruffly dish towels hanging off of it and your ironstone pitcher of flowers...LOVE the open feel.
    xo, Rosemary

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  29. Kathleen, your kitchen looks gorgeous. I love all of the textures you've added! The ornamental piece hanging is so so cool. That is the perfect sized island. The tall ladder in the dining area is just perfect, too!
    I love your home :)
    Blessings
    Becky C

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  30. Everything looks great! I love that little chalkboard and also that fret work hanging over your penisula, oh and that bakery sign too!
    xo
    Caroline

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  31. I LOVE your kitchen and everything in it. My house, when I bought it after my divorce 11 years ago needed work, but I knew it had a lot of potential. My son and I have worked on a lot of things, but the kitchen is still in the "hold" pattern! And as you know, I LOVE architectural pieces, and yours are the best.

    Take care, Sue

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  32. Kathleen I love the remodeling, So open and clean. I wish I would have chosen lighter tiles when we remodeled.
    Have a great weekend Ciao Rita mammabellarte

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  33. oh yes..i enjoyed the tour very much! when's the next one and what's for dinner?? :)

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  34. You managed to improve on something that was already perfect!

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  35. Your kitchen is really nice with all the sweet decorative touches. I love your 'island' table and that long architectural piece hanging above the counter!

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  36. What a lovely warm and welcoming kitchen, I'd be very happy if mine looked like that.

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  37. What a pretty kitchen! I especially like your floors and your island!
    :)
    ~Becca~

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  38. wow!..It all looks so welcoming and fresh & I love all the pieces of furniture you have there!

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  39. What a perfect kitchen! A dream! I just LOVE that island of yours, and all the architectural pieces.

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  40. What a beautiful kitchen..Great job..Have a great weekend..
    Janet

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  41. Great job, Kathleen! It looks so open and airy, yet cozy and inviting, too! You definitely have a knack for decorating, girl! :)

    xoxo laurie

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  42. Your architectural pieces add great character to your beautiful kitchen. What wonderful treasures you have!
    xo
    Cheryl

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  43. I love all the architectural pieces you've accumulated too! Love the crate on the bottom of the island!

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  44. GOSH....I just want to come over and have some breakfast or even just a cup of coffee/tea!!
    Soooooo beautiful and even though bathed in white, very inviting.
    Just what I would've imagined a kitchen you owned would look like.

    Can't wait to see around the corner into the the full dining room. Looks awesome!

    Totally Jealous, but Totally Inspired!!
    Thanks

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  45. Your kitchen is sooooooo cute. I love the architectural pieces too they totally make the space so charming.

    Cindy

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  46. Love the wooden boxes in your island table!

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  47. Gorgeous kitchen Kathleen, it is just perfect!!
    I love what you did.
    Have a beautiful weekend.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  48. I want a new kitchen! I am not much of a cook, but now that I'll have more time, I want a big kitchen with all the amenities and yours has so much charm!

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  49. Love, love, love your kitchen! It was just so fun to look at all the photos. Simply perfect!

    ~Shanon

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  50. I've so enjoyed looking at your lovely kitchen. Thanks for sharing.

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  51. Oh my... I just love your kitchen Kathleen! What a big beautiful airy space to work in. The crate on your new little island is just the perfect touch and all of your architectural pieces make it so warm and homey. t. xoxox

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  52. Your kitchen is beautiful, I love the island table and your collection of white pitchers. Thank you so much for the tour!
    ox~Cathleen

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  53. Wow, it's gorgeous! I love that cupboard that you want to take down to the original wood, it's wonderful as is but I bet it would be awesome in its original state.

    I love architectural pieces and have just started collecting some. I have a pair of very heavy solid oak (dark-ish wood) columns I got from Miss Mustard Seed that remind me of the ones seen in your pic #5. I've got them standing on my fireplace hearth, but your pic has given me inspiration to use them as interesting plant stands! I'll have to put them up high to keep the kitties away!

    Best,

    Kimberly

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  54. very nice and cozy, love it!!!

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  55. Hey Kathleen
    Love the architectural elements you used in here, it all looks so welcoming and beautiful.
    Next time I am in town I'll stop in for a cup :)
    Have a great week
    Blessings
    Rebecca
    PS And the bedroom is yours if you are ever down this way...

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  56. Love, love your shelf with the white pitchers, actually love every thing....
    Great change up in your kitchen.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Michele

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  57. Love the pretty gingerbread piece that serves as a divider between kitchen and dining. Your kitchen is what I want my kitchen to look like someday!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  58. oh, I know exactly what you mean, just freshen it up!! and its gorgeous!!!

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  59. I love your kitchen and all your photos. Thanks for the inspiration as I am doing my own kitchen makeover. I need all the help I can find. Many Thanks!

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  60. So many people do not like white kitchens, I love them. Yours looks so crisp and clean exactly the way I like them.

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  61. Hi Kathleen! Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!!
    We are in the process of redoing our counter tops to the butcher block. May I ask you a few questions? Waterloks was the recommended treatment for them, but I am nervous about getting an undermount, and/or an apron sink due to water effects. What's your experience thus far? Anything you'd do differently??
    Thank you!! And again... GORGEOUS!!! Truly!! :)

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