7.18.2012

Finished cottage kitchen redo!

Seven days.....that is the time it took us to take this:
Original kitchen....before 1st chalk paint mini-redo....

after first chalk paint mini-redo....
to this:




We tore out the existing upper cabinets....



Built and installed two new, deeper cabinets to flank the stove....




Tied that in with some open shelving in the corner....



Which gave us more of a cohesive look to the kitchen, without being all open shelving or all closed shelving....

This is the view from the far corner of the kitchen...windows are behind me in this shot...







Side view....


We opted for a new faucet with a more industrial look....










This is the eat-in area of the kitchen.  Table is an old French antique and chairs are from World Market.


Now the kitchen ties in a bit better with our laundry room design....





I collect Emma Bridgewater pottery : o )  A nod to my English roots...


This is the view of the kitchen looking in from the living room....





Paint colours:  Annie Sloan chalk paint:  Country Grey & Pure White
Appliances:  GE Cafe
Cabinet pulls:  Martha Stewart Home Depot
Light Fixtures: Pottery Barn
Faucet:  Home Depot
Contractor:  Hubby ; o )





















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68 comments:

  1. looks fantastic! how was the sanding....did dust cover your hold house??

    what a difference!!

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  2. Thank you! Most of the sanding was done out in the garage...still a trail of dust went from the back door to the kitchen! Still cleaning up a bit around the construction site : o )

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  3. Just Splendid. Love the open cabinets. I do not have open cabinets but that is my goal....one day.

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  4. Fantastic! Your hard work has really paid off! It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Potpourri Friday!

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  5. Really pretty!! What a wonderful job!

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  6. Olive- Thank you, we really do find them easier to deal with in the kitchen!

    Honey- Thank you so much : o )

    Buttercup- Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Your kitchen is beautiful! So fresh and bright. I love all your attention to detail.
    Mary Alice

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  8. What a wonderful transformation! What were your steps in refinishing the cabinets. I love all the details. I'll be following you and can't wait to explore your blog more!

    Angela

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  9. Just lovely! It really changed the look of the whole room. So very pretty! Thank you for sharing! Visiting from 2805. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/07/make-it-pretty-monday-week-6.html Wishing you a grand weekend! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  10. Angela- Thank you so much for stopping by! I will put a step-by-step up : o ) ASCP is so easy to work with, and involves very little to no prep. I will break it down in another post.

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  11. Kathryn- Will do! I am all linked up : o )

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  12. I love your kitchen - it's so bright and cheery! Good job on the makeover!

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  13. WOW! What a lovely kitchen and laundry room! 7 Days?! Really? I like the open shelving! Thank you for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  14. Tammy- Sorry! No, only upper cabinets in 7 days, the rest was done prior. I'd be pretty impressed with myself to pull that off, lol!

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  15. Nif- Thank you so much! We are really loving it : o )

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  16. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  17. Kathryn- My pleasure! I love your blog : o)

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  18. Oh my your kitchen transformation is unbelievable! Loving the open shelving and the whole room. I don't think I've seen someone use chalk paint in your kitchen. Your hard work is really showing with you ending up with such a gorgeous kitchen! Wow, that about says it all! Fingers and toes are crossed you'll share your creativeness over at Sundays' Best going on right now - sharing is a good thing!

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  19. You keep everything so neat - impressive with how many live there. And done so quickly! Great work Travis! And good design to you!

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  20. Love the new shelving next to the fridge! Such character!
    -Trish

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  21. Stopping by from the deadicated house. What a beautiful kitchen. So pretty and bright! Thanks for sharing it :)

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  22. Cathy- Thank you! I am linked up to Sunday's Best : o )

    Joe- OCD at work ; o )

    Trish- Thanks, we really wanted to give it some interest, not just the same ol builder grade look ; o )

    Becky- Thank you!! With four kids I spend way too much time in the kitchen. I need happy & bright, lol!

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  23. WOW! Just love it! I am seriously considering painting my kitchen cabinets with ASCP. My hesitation was I wanted it to look clean and crisp, not aged. After seeing your kitchen, it looks like you achieved that. Any tips you learned on how to?

    Thank you,

    Leanne@TheBurlapCottage

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  24. Leanne- I painted them with two coats, then applied a clear top wax. They are not distressed (but could be ; o ) ASCP is a very forgiving paint, so I used a brush (not a roller) and just went with it!

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  25. Awesome! Love your kitchen. Visiting from Make it Pretty Monday :) I'm your newest GFC follower! Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

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  26. Very Pretty! I love open shelving in kitchens!

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  27. Pernilla- Thank you so much! My daughter Anne has a boyfriend from Australia. Love his accent and he laughs at our Texas Twang : o )

    Megan- Me too. So much easier to get to things and put those dishes away!

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  28. i just love your kitchen!! love the open shelves--they are the best i've ever seen! tfs!

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  29. Lynn- Thank you so much! Really it is all my hubby's handiwork. I just design and paint : o )

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  30. absolutely B E A U T I F U L!!!!

    You (and hubby) did an amazing job, what a gorgeous transformation!!!

    ~ Violet

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  31. Thank you Violet! (my grandmother's name btw! love it) We work pretty well together. 12 + years on the job ;o )

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  32. What a great job. Love everything that you did. Congratulations on your new kitchen.

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  33. Tricia,

    Love your kitchen, but cannot tell from photos where you used the country grey versus the pure white Annie Sloan paint colors. Asking b/c I started painting my cabinets with the country grey and did not like b/c it "blended in" with my SS appliances Found your blog through Mod Vintage Life and so glad I did!

    Thanks,
    Gina (in Texas)

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  34. Kate- Thank you : o )

    Nita- Thanks, love the pics of the weenies on your site! We have one too : o)

    Gina- The lower cabinets are in the Country grey. I don't see much of a blend with them...but could be because of the material/colour they were painted over?
    I know that this paint looks different depending on the time of day/light/camera etc... It does have a bit of a greenish hue to it in my home. Glad you stopped by! I'd love to see your cabinets as well.

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  35. Tickled pink you joined in on the fun. Your kitchen is no less beautiful than the first time I saw it. Really a beautiful and incredible transformation! So glad you shared your creative inspiration with Sunday's Best - you helped create a successful party!

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  36. Thank you, Cathy : o ) These parties are fun! Love to see what other creative folks are up to!

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  37. You are featured today at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

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  38. Honey at 2805- Woot! Thank you so much : o )

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  39. Looks great! I just voted and you are leading! Yea!! Thanks for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  40. OMG! Thank you! How exciting!

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  41. AMAZING!!! What a beautiful trasformation!!!

    We are in the midst of our own kitchen reno right now! I love how yours turned out, and I hope mine looks half as awesome!

    xo-Lisa

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  42. Newbie here from Ohio found you on the Potpourri Friday love your kitchen and laundry area its just beautiful looking forward to checking the rest of your blog

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  43. Your kitchen looks so beautiful!!

    Kathy

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  44. Oh wow Tricia, your kitchen is beautiful. I love your laundry area too. Such a beautiful makeover! Well done!

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  45. Looks amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing!! I am a new follower!!
    I hope you have had a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  46. Hi, Just wanted to let you know this will be featured tomorrow at The Winthrop Chronicles! http://thewinthropchronicles.blogspot.com/

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  47. Michelle- Thank you so much! Headed over to check out your blog now : o )

    Sarah- Thank you!! So excited!!

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  48. The whole kitchen looks wonderful! What a big undertaking!

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  49. Love your kitchen. I love your statement - living big in a small house. I love living in our little cottage. I'll be back.

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  50. Art & Sand- Welcome! So glad you stopped by : o )

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  51. What a gorgeous kitchen! It looks so fresh and bright now, love the open shelving displaying your beautiful accessories. It turned stunning, great job. Found you via The Winthrop Chronicles.

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  52. It looks FAB.U.LOUS. How wonderful that you have a hubby who can do that sort of thing. :-)

    Blessings,
    Spencer

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  53. Kristel- Thank you!! I love playing around with what can be displayed. Already changed the pig over the stove out for a vintage painting advertising sign : o )

    Spencer- Yes! He is my better half : o )

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  54. Wow amazing! Your new kitchen looks fantastic. Gorgeous

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  55. Absolutely beautiful!! Love your kitchen makeover~ what a difference!! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  56. LOVE! The perfect combo of muted colors!! Thank you so much for linking up to our party!! :)
    Karah

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  57. I LOVE it! Your cabinets and everything else in the kitchen look amazing. We recently painted our kitchen cabinets white as well and we love how much brighter the kitchen is now. Love your dinette set, it's gorgeous.

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  58. I'm a white kitchen gal myself - all the better to show off our collections!

    Love your Emma Bridgewater pottery!

    So glad you joined our Color party!
    Kelly

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  59. Love, love, love this! Gorgeous kitchen!!

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  60. Very nice. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

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  61. Wow, what huge difference. I love the open shelving in the corner, its amazing how much bigger the kitchen looks with this and the white. (i think we have the same countertops too!)
    Thanks so much for linking up and grabbing a button. Be sure to like us on facebook for contest updates and winners!
    https://www.facebook.com/OneProjectCloser

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  62. Fantastic job! Featuring you on Burlap & Denim today as the One Project Closer winner this week!!!
    http://burlapanddenim.com/2012/09/best-before-and-after-opc-50-gift-card-winner/

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  63. Congrats on being the 14th and final weekly winner of our link party supporting Habitat for Humanity (featured on Burlap and Denim). My hubby, Ethan will be in touch soon about your gift card and voting will begin in the next week or two to select for grand prize winner! :) Good Luck and thanks for linking up!

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  64. I found you on Burlap and Denim also! Your kitchen is fantastic! I'm getting so much inspiration from all of the changes that you have made. How has the Annie Sloan paint held up so far? I'm wanting to repaint my kitchen cabinets soon and the only thing (other than time) that is holding me back is deciding on what type of paint to go with. I'm so glad I found your blog. I love your style! And we happen to share the same name with the correct way to spell it! Lol!
    Tricia

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  65. Tricia- Annie Sloan has held up very well. I have gone back and done a few touch ups here and there (very few) and just dabbed a bit more clear wax on them. I love the chalky matte look they have and that they change according to the light that strikes them. So glad you found me!

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  66. I keep trying to respond to your comment that you left me on Shabby Sweet Tea but it keeps bouncing back. So here I am!

    I agree, ASCP works great in the kitchen! Best choice I made. I love how you created open air shelving. Very impressive! We both started with such blah cabinets...

    Thanks again!
    Elyse

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Thanks so much for popping in. I appreciate all of your lovely comments...Tricia