Friday, May 1, 2009

My Kitchen

Kelly over at Kelly's Korner is having a Show Us Where You Live Party!  Since it has been forever since I have posted and have been on somewhat of a "bloggy break", I thought it would be fun to get back in the swing of things by showing off my kitchen!  Every Friday, she will focus on a different room of the home... how fun!



This is a picture of my little kitchen standing right beside the kitchen table.  Our kitchen is small, but I love it!  The cabinets were white when we bought the house.  I antiqued them and my husband put in the granite countertops.  There was also a lot of fruit/floral wallpaper everywhere!!!  I ripped THREE layers of it off and textured the walls.  My handy husband & his dad put up the beadboard for me.   Much better!

This is the view looking in from the formal living room.  I scored big when finding this antique table at Canton while shopping with my sister!

This is the view from the kitchen area looking into the eating area.  Formal living in on the left and the family room is on the right.

This is my area.  I found this desk on the side of the road with a free sign on it!  Of course I had to snatch it up and paint it... it was in pretty bad shape!

As you can see, I LOVE to decorate!  I am always changing out everything.

This is one of my new favorite areas.  The door to the left goes out to the garage.  We use the baskets to keep our keys, sunglasses, etc...

The view of the cooking area... I would love to get a new black smooth cooktop & a new sink, but it's fine for now.

I have my kitchen radio playing all day every day.  Love, love, love it!!!

The area where the black cabinet & desk are is where we used to have the kitchen table.  It was a tight fit, so I decided to move it into the open part & we like it much better!  It made room for the black cabinet (which holds all of my daughter's art supplies) & my desk!

22 comments:

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

What a BEAUTIFUL kitchen!!!! I love your cabinets!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

LillySue said...

You did an awesome job on those cabinets!! A very warm and cozy space!
Blessings~LillySue

P.S. Click the "LillySue" link at Kelly's and come visit my kitchen!

Maridith said...

I love the black!! I would love a kitchen like this. Very very nice!! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

I love your kitchen. I too have white cabinets and I would love to know how you did yours. Please email me at wagsrg_707@hotmail.com with the information if you have time.

Thanks
Shelly

Sar(Mrs.Teddy) said...

What a great space, you did a wonderful job on the cabinets & teh beadboard! So many nice touches, the mirror with hooks & baskets are a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

LuAnn said...

Love the curtains, little red lamp, (want that) cupboards ... I could go on. Thanks

FiDesigns said...

Beautiful kitchen and super cabinets!! Love them

blessedmomto7 said...

Well don't the PARKS just got it goin on? PURELY BEAUTIFUL kitchen, I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!

Nikki said...

Love it girl!! Very French!

Sugar's Mommy said...

Thanks for the comment. I love your cabinets. I want something like that on mine. I think mine are too dark. I also like the black.

Cheri said...

Very pretty! You guys did a great job!

Deanna said...

You are just so talented Jill! I have always loved your house. Looks like everyone else thinks your great too!

pumpkinpatches said...

Your home is beautiful!!! I am going to have to get some ideas from you to decorate/copy LOL! Thank you for opening up your home.
-Ash-

Pam said...

So cute. You have great taste.

Christie C. said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love the colors :) Thanks for stopping by my blog, I hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Love the cabinets!!! As another poster stated I too have white cabinets and have been wanting the look of your cabinets. I would love to know how you did it if possible!

Thanks,
Ashley
apike@raider.k12.ar.us

Jillian said...

I hopped on over to your page because we share a similar name!! And I just love your kitchen!! It looks like one you would see at a display home! Beautiful!!

Angie Seaman said...

Very stunning! Love the cabinets with the black. They look like Kelly's cabinets. Found you thru her blog. Anyway, you kitchen is such a unique and fun look! Thanks for sharing!
Blessings, Angie Seaman
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Andrea said...

Fabulous job. Your cabinets are GORGEOUS! You should be very proud. Thanks for sharing!

motherof3fellows said...

Thanks for the comments on my kitchen... I love your table, I'm on the lookout for one similar. I have been wanting to go to Canton!! :)

Tickled Pink Talk said...

What a great kitchen! Thanks for commenting on mine :) I love the new placement of the table. And the black (which is a complete contrast to mine!) I hear you on being a stay at home "wife" as opposed to "mom" Mine (2 boys) are in school full time now too....
Gabi

Jocelyn said...

Very cute kitchen... I'm getting new grantie counters and a travertine/glass backsplash in my kitchen next week and can't wait!!