Monday, November 16, 2015

Farm House Kitchen Update!

Thank goodness I can now get back to enjoying my kitchen! It was fine to begin with but was starting to look tired.  Mind you it was 15 years old and the glaze was wearing thin in many places, plus my four legged family members did a real number on the cypress 10 inch plank flooring!so after much thought, I kept the kitchen traditional but made it clean and neutral.  

Next reveal will be the Butler's pantry when I can get a hold of a great camera  for tight shots! Remember we love doing E-Design as well, just incase you have Kitchen conundrums you need a bit of assistance with!

Remember the Before?

After

The cabinets received a fresh coat of paint , Edgecombgray for the surround and Kendall Charcoal for the island and mud room, both paints are Benjamin Moore Advance.  Jacob at the TileBar has such a great selection that it made choosing the 3 x 12 clean edge subway tiles an easy choice for the backsplash.  I have alot of counter space so to cut down on cost I did Carrara Marble for exterior countertops and kept my butcher block for island but added a varnish to it for easy clean up. 


I always wanted Iron clad windows but since that wasn't happening I did the next best thing, painted them dark! The window trim received Kendall Charcoal as well as the island.
I loved the range hood but didn't like the chunky stucco so I sanded and skim coated it with white spackle  and sealed with a matte sealer to make it look  like smooth neutral plaster.



The lighting was from Visual Comfort, Darlana lanterns for island and Flemish Linear for table. I was so excited to finally have lanterns over my island. I knew no glass because I wanted something I could clean easily .


The window bench seat was upholstered in Pindler indoor /outdoor fabric and the pillows were from Etsy done in Princess Pyne's Schumacher fabric. 

Hardware was Top Knobs German Bronze which has a dark burnished brass tone. The handles are 7 inch to give a more substantial feel. They are simple and clean.

See why I did indoor/outdoor fabric on bench!!




This old pot belly stove and vintage brick area I just couldn't demolish as it has been with the house for so many years 

The floor was refinished in a mix of Provincial and Early American stain.

21 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is so beautiful. Looks like a kitchen you would see in a magazine, just better! ;-))

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    1. Wow that was some complement thank you so much Brandi! xo

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  2. Looks refreshed and totally stunning. i adore your lighting choices.
    xo,
    Vera

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  3. Karolyn! ..your kitchen looks wonderful! Nicely done:)

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  4. It looks fabulous! I just redid my kitchen too and it took forevvvvvvvvvvver. Love all your color choices. And I think the mix of marble and butcher block is so warm and lovely.

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    1. Thank you Stephen kitchens can take so long to finisih as you want to get them just right! xo

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  5. Karolyn.. It looks gorgeous. Just in time for the holidays. Enjoy every moment in it!!

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  6. Karolyn, Brava! everything you have created in your transformed kitchen is wonderful, the lighting is amazing and the range hood, dark painted trim. The flooring! Love it all!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    The Blink of an Eye

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  7. Karolyn, Brava! everything you have created in your transformed kitchen is wonderful, the lighting is amazing and the range hood, dark painted trim. The flooring! Love it all!

    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena
    The Blink of an Eye

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  9. WOW!!!! Love it, everything is fabulous and perfect..from the dark island to the lighting. You nailed it...i bet cooking never felt so great!

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  10. Karolyn, I love everything you did in there! Love the dark windows, the lighting, the new colors...It's gorgeous!
    Cheers! Shelley

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  11. Wow Karolyn, it's beautiful!! Love your fabulous lighting! Happy cooking! :)

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  12. I am thinking of using the Darlana lanterns over my kitchen island. I was wondering which size you used over the island. Looks great! Thanks

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  13. Your kitchen is amazing! Love it!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  14. I've been wanting to do a mini-makeover like this for awhile now. I love my kitchen, but the paint on the cabinets is looking a little tired. I'd love to trade in our builder grade granite for carrara and change out the tile. What you did looks great - thanks for the inspiration!

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  15. I adore it all, Karolyn! What a creative idea with your windows-I love the color you chose, it really makes them pop!. You are all ready for the Holidays now, how perfectly wonderful!
    xo
    Jemma

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