Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Our Kitchen Redo

I can’t believe it’s been so long since I posted! Days led into weeks before I knew it. Just like you, I’m sure, I’ve been busy with life and my kitchen redo has filled all my days recently. But I have missed everyone and can’t wait to catch up.

island view best

Sheila’s Heart of the Home Party was just what I needed to get back in the swing of it. Sheila, I can’t believe how timely your blog party is for me! Thanks for pulling me back in. :)

One of the advantages of having an interior designer for a daughter is just this – a kitchen we love! My daughter, LDS Design, held our hands and guided us through the whole make-over. A big thank you goes to her!!

The first thing we did was have a local carpenter extend our existing island adding the bookcase you see. He also added bead board on three sides of the island. Doing this instead of installing a new island was extremely cost effective!

Then we had it painted black and distressed.

The perimeter cabinets were painted ivory and distressed also.

New wall paint is Sherwin Williams Latte.

before 2 Here’s our kitchen before. You can see a little of the island.

Below is our island in the making.

island in the making copyLove the distressed detail!

bookcase Notice the cook top below is renewed from the before pic above?

Electrolux chose us as a test kitchen and installed this wonderful cook top…


and a double oven.

Thanks Electrolux! We love them both!

island top view

sink We replaced our Corian with a granite called Persian Cream.

We also replaced our knobs and handles with old style cup drawer pulls

and knobs in oil rubbed bronze.

faucet New Delta faucet in the same oil rubbed bronze finish.

desk view

On our desk area, baskets serve to hold bills, stamps, etc.

insets For our backsplash, we chose a Travertine tumbled tile

accented with a tiny bronze tone marble inset.

desk 2 before copy Before pic…


and after.

dining area We also changed our breakfast room chandelier

and installed a pendant light over the sink.

kitchen view copy We love our new kitchen.

There are still many things I want to add or change, but there always is, isn’t there?

Also linking to Shabby Chic's Cottage on Transformation Thursday.


Natasha said...

This is stunning-what a transformation! I love everything you have done and the colours you chose are gorgeous. I will be bookmarking this post for sure!

Best wishes,

Debby said...

Love it. I have missed you.

sissie said...

Your kitchen is sooooooooo beautiful!!
It does remind me somewhat of mine only yours is so much bigger. I love the chandelier over the breakfast table and all the fabulous details. The cookbook area at the end of the island is a wonderful idea.

thanks for inviting us inside.


Glenda/MidSouth said...

Love, love your kitchen! I need to go back and take another look. Thanks for sharing your beautiful home with us.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Your kitchen redo turned out just outstanding! Love the cupboards, the rubbed bronze pulls and the gorgeous countertop!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is stunning. I love everything about it. Beautiful cabinets and the colors are fabulous. Beautifully done. Hugs, Marty

Allison Shops said...

Wonderful transformation! You and your daughter selected some beautiful things. Congrats! I hope you'll drop by Atticmag to see our kitchens - it's a three for one!


SmilingSally said...

Hi Marsha,

I love your kitchen, especially that travertine tile!

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Marydon said...

What a marvelous makeover. Love the tile & colors of your decor, so warm & welcoming.

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Kim said...

Be still my heart! This is exactly the kitchen I would install if money were no object. Cream glazed cabinets, black distressed island, ORB handles. My, oh my. I may have to bookmark you just to get a "fix" now and then :).

podso said...

Wondered if you were ever coming back! Love your new kitchen. It's beautiful. Looks like you had good decisions. I really like the color of the walls.

Deanna said...

Every detail terrific.

Enjoyed my visit in your sweet Kitchen.

God bless,
d from homehaven

Robin said...

I am in LOVE with your kitchen!! GORGEOUS transformation!

Debbie said...

Ohhh I just love your long Island and that faucet is so pretty. You must love your new kitchen, as I know I would.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Great transformation. Very pretty kitchen!!!

The Inspired Nest said...

I am in love with your kitchen! You are very lucky to have a talented designer in the family. I love the travertine tile and may have to remember this when we go to install our backsplash! Just gorgeous!

Liz said...

I just love all the black accents... it really pops with the all the natural neutrals. Very elegant looking!

Shelia said...

Oh, Marsha! Your kitchen is truly fabulous! I love everything about it! I'm so glad to know I was a little inspiration to you and so we could see your most gorgeous space! That chandy is so pretty and your island - I'm coveting it! ;)
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for coming to my party!
You are a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Andrea said...

Beautiful reno! I love the new island!

Pinky said...

Oh my goodness, what a GORGEOUS transformation! And lucky you that Electrolux picked you!!! I love your granite! Beautiful, as is everything!!!! Great job! XO, Pinky

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a gorgeous kitchen, Marsha!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

It looks incredible! I'm sure you're loving it. I'm so glad you're back!

DHS said...


Anonymous said...

It's beautiful, just gorgeous!!

Atelier de Charo said...

What a beautiful transformation, love the new colors!

Congrats for your pretty kitchen!


Anonymous said...

Everything is absolutely beautiful and especially the island.

Kim said...

My goodness do I love your blog! And why didn't I find it sooner??? I'm here now and I can't wait to follow you. I love your style and your kitchen is spectacular! So glad I found you!

Kim said...

My goodness do I love your blog! And why didn't I find it sooner??? I'm here now and I can't wait to follow you. I love your style and your kitchen is spectacular! So glad I found you!

Courtney said...

You guys did such a great job! It is stunning!

Lisa said...

Wowser! What a remarkable transformation! I know you are thrilled with the results!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. Love the transformation!

Lavender Cottage said...

My but your kitchen turned out nice! The island is to die for and I like the backsplash you chose.
How I wish we had this party before our kitchen started - could have had sooo many ideas.

Adrienne said...

Beautiful! Your new island is worth it's weight in gold! Thank you for sharing your kitchen with us.

mishebe said...

wow, what a beautiful kitchen. Love your choices.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Gorgeous kitchen and an amazing transformation. Love the finish on the island.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful warm kitchen! I loved your before kitchen too! You will be inspiration for me! Happy new follower!

Take care!

erin said...

wowza! marsha, your new kitchen is divine and my hubby sure could cook up some good meals for me there!! i have been wondering about you, sweety. glad you're back!

bj said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love your choice of color for your cabinets and the island is breathtaking. I am amazed at the transformation. Wonderful job!!

Becca said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is absolutely fabulous! I love everything, especially the new island. And, your chandie is stunning! Again ... wow! Thanks for sharing, *Becca*

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Absolutely fabulous, Marsha.... You have a gorgeous home... Congrats!!!!

We have missed you...

BailiwickStudio said...

Beautiful! We recently redid our kitchen too and it's sure a job, isn't it? I love the extended island. And your granite looks exactly the same as what we put into our master bath. ::Jill

Creative Decor by Brooke said...

That is a beautiful kitchen. The tile on the backsplash is gorgeous. I love all of it. I want to be a follower but couldn't find your followers. Great job on the kitchen. I could move in and feel very comfortable.

Melissa Searle said...

just beautiful! :) I love your kitchen! so sweet. :) My favorite is the chandelier, and the island bench! I would love a chandelier in my kitchen. :) Hehe

Sailing Simply said...

Marsha you have such a gorgeous kitchen. I love everything you have done! It is just stunning!

The Tablescaper said...

Stunning. Just beautiful. It was lovely before, but just magnificent now.

- The Tablescaper

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Marsha, Marsha, Marsha, I missed your kitchen post and I love every square inch of it. How nice to have a daughter in the design business. How lucky to get those appliances from Electrolux. Love your counters, tile, and colors chosen. Great accessorizing. I love the lamp with the black shade!

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Love your kitchen redo!!! Everything looks great! Is the paint in the foyer SW Latte also? I love your dining room, too!