Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sneak Peek

This kitchen makeover is taking much longer than I had anticipated. That would probably be due to the fact that I have two busy little boys at my feet at all times. It is coming along though, so that is good. I have one more valance to make, and a few more cupboards to paint. My goal is to wrap all this up by the end of the week, but this week is a very busy week, so we shall see what I actually end up accomplishing.

I am loving my new table and chairs, and the bright colors in the kitchen. Remember the crazy yellow light fixture, above the table? Well, when I painted the walls, it looked just awful and didn't match at all, so my dad scrubbed it and painted it bright red, which turned out to be a great accent color. I also found the most perfect cherry print material, and proceeded to dust off my sewing machine and make some valances.

The telephone - - I had Steve move it down to cover the unsightly hole that I'd discovered beneath the paneling, but soon it will be going away for good. I've found a great looking retro desk phone (in red, of course) that will look perfect on the little telephone stand...must hurry up and order that.

Here is the original kitchen, for a little comparison. I do not miss that wood paneling at all. Or the wall paper, for that matter.

16 comments:

Cheryl said...

Wow! What a gorgeous dining nook! You certainly did a fantastic job-its so cheery and warm. The dining set is so perfect! Great job.

Lisa said...

What an amazing transformation! Great work! Can't wait to see the cupboards.

Margaret said...

OMG Heather! What a huge difference. Its absolutely gorgeous, can't wait to see the rest. What a tease!!!

Cocoa said...

I so love the transformation.

kirsten said...

Well done!!!!!!

Jen said...

Looking good!

Anonymous said...

VERY NICE!

LIKE SOOOOO much the work you have done!



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Heather said...

Thanks, everyone! It is hard for me to get motivated to paint (because I really do NOT like cleaning brushes, rollers, and paint trays) but once I see the difference a little paint can make, I want to paint EVERYTHING. Alas, I didn't end up doing any painting today...hopefully tomorrow I will get off my duff and finish things up.

Melissa said...

It looks wonderful!

Linda said...

It looks so cheery (or should I say cherry :))? Really nice job! Love the way your home page looks now, too!

Jean said...

Your kitchen looks like springtime, Heather. Nice job

Lisa said...

Love the new look of your blog! How can I tap into some of the creativeness you have!?!

Jen said...

Looks great Heather! Yellow is such a happy color. Maybe this will motivate me to do some of my painting projects. Been meaning to paint the unfinished trim upstairs for two years now...

Cheryl said...

Love the new look of your blog, Heather! Great photos.

Rebecca said...

Oh it looks great! You and I have similar taste. I have cherry curtains in my kitchen that I made and I decorate with yellow and red. :)

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Susa said...

Nice job.

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