Thursday, November 10, 2011

Update on Kitchen

I wanted to take a minutes to update you with a few sneek peeks of our kitchen redo. It's still really hectic around here, between trying to get purse orders out to my customers, making things to take to Laurie's store for the Canton show, my kitchen redo, and I also have decided to do some major decluttering. I've been very stressed lately..... so I haven't been by to visit much lately but have really missed everyone. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon. I say normal, it's really never normal here as I stay really busy, but I know as the kitchen is almost finished, and I have got out a lot of my orders out it will be much better. So here are a few pictures and I will be showing a lot more as soon as I get the last details finished.

This is what our cabinets and counter tops looked like before. The guys have already tore out the back of this which had the same green formica on it as the counter top. What was I thinking when we built our home. I really never liked those counter tops or the color of the cabinets. I might also add what was I thinking when I picked that wall paper. At the time I thought it was wonderful, not the case anymore.

This is the new color of our cabinets. I had to add the french details here, and I just love it!
Daniel painted our cabinets out white and then went over them with a glaze to get this look.

After..... I'm really pleased with the way the painted walls turned out. It was a bit scary at first as they were not looking at all the way that I wanted, but after working with Daniel only a few minutes he figure out how it needed to be painted.
This is Daniel and he is super talented, he can do just about anything. He has a florist shop, he knows all about air conditioners, he remodels homes, he even use to decorate Christmas trees and put up Christmas lights for people. We had him buy and decorate our Christmas tree one year and he did a beautiful job, but by the time we had him do ours he was already getting a little burned out with that job so we only were able to use him for a couple of years. Now I just get my small tree down. The one that Daniel decorated for us was so huge and very tall, I just don't have the energy or the time anymore to decorate something like that. Speaking about his florist shop Daniel can fix the most beautiful bouquet of flowers you have ever seen, again this guy is super talented.
Back to the redo..... this is a few of our new stainless appliances. I just love them!!!
Another peek at the new cabinets, painted white with a glaze over them!
The old cabinets
This is my favorite thing all... the Limestone top for the island. There is also a peek at the new stove top. When they put the Limestone on the island I didn't want to cut it to put the stove top in because it was so beautiful, we actually looked for another place to put the stove top but couldn't find a better place so the limestone was cut to put the stove top in and the stove looks great there, so all is well.
The rest of the pictures for today is just the guys working.

This is the worst part of all of this, the dreaded mess. I can't stand for my house to be torn apart and in such a mess, just look at my concrete floors, but the guys assured me that they would get all the paint off the floors. You wouldn't believe how much stuff I had in my kitchen that had to be taken out, (YES I AM A HORDER) but hopefully not for long, by the time everything was out of the kitchen my whole house was a mess, as I had stuff every where. I will tell you though not much is coming back in, yes I'm decluttering my house. I will have a lot more pictures to share with you of the entire redo later on. I'm still looking for one of my antique chandeliers that I wanted to use over my kitchen table, but haven't been able to find it yet, it's lost somewhere in my storage building I'm sure. I'm also going to get a different table out of my storage building to put in the kitchen, still have to put up the curtains, just small details left. Know get ready we will be having another giveaway soon, our countdown to Christmas giveaway. I also wanted to thank everyone who has joined as new followers , love having you here. So sorry that I haven't had the time to visit much, but soon as I can I will be by.
Blessings~~~ Daphne


Debbie said...

You truly have some very talented friends. The redo looks amazing!!! I really like how you were able to save the old cabinets ad a few details, some paint and glaze and WOW new cabinets!!!
Can't wait to see the total finish, keep up the good work!!

Shabbyfufu said...

VERY NICE.....and I don't say that lightly! xo, Janet

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hi Daphne... it looks pretty before but I really love it now!... just beautiful!... I hate having things torn apart too, but the end result is always so rewarding... I never thought I would like stainless steel appliances but we have them now too and I love them!... hope you can de~stress... now, go get yourself a cup of coffee and look at your gorgeous new kitchen!... xoxo Julie Marie

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Your Kitchen is turning out beautiful Daphne, I'm anxious to see the final results. I just moved and I have these dreadful oak cabinets and I'm going to paint mine as well with also a little bit of a kitchen redo. I just know with the peeks of your kitchen photos it's going to be a wonderful inspirations for many of us to see.

I haven't been around much at all either because of so many projects going on in my own home and with my computer taking so long to visit other sites it's almost impossible to visit much not to mention commenting like I want to.

Just think before you know it.... you'll be able to enjoy your home to the fullest.

Wishing you all the best with your home!!!

Oh, one more thing I would like to mention.... one of these days I do hope to get one of your gorgeous bags.


Mari said...

Hi Daphne~Wow breathtaking :) Can't wait to see all completed!!!


à la parisienne said...


Your new cabinets and walls look gorgeous! I can only imagine how anxious you are to have your brand new kitchen completed! Beautiful design choices.


Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Daphne...

Ohhh...what great fun, my friend! I am still holding out for a total kitchen remodel! I love everything that I'm seeing at your place! The cabinet finish really is gorgeous and I love all the french moulding details! Sooo beautiful! I know that you must be excited to have it all finished! Can't wait to see it, my friend! Thank you for sharing the process with us...soooo exciting!

Warmest autumn wishes,

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Hi Daphne,
Your kitchen is looking pretty already. I love the finish on the cabinets. You are such a tease. I want to see more of the whole kitchen.


Cindy Adkins said...

WOW, it's all looking fantastic! And I think it was adorable before too! But, you will be thrilled...We bought a home here in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and completely renovated it from the ground up. I have the same color cabinets!!!

Rhonda said...

OMG, Daphne, it is going to be crazy gorgeous girl!!! I love the cabinets and that limestone is beautiful.
It sounds like it will be done in plenty of time to cook the turkey in your gorgeous new kitchen.

lvroftiques said...

Oohhhh Daphne your kitchen is looking gorgeous! I LOVE all the choices you've made so far! I can't wait to see the finished project.....You must be so excited! Vanna

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Your kitchen is going to look stunning! Good for you...hang in there it is worth it.

Vicki said...

Your kitchen is going to look amazing. Love the colors you are using. I'm sure things will be back to normal soon. Hang in there. This is worth it

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I AM TOTALLY IMPRESSED AND INSPIRED that after seeing that part how you added that French scrolled piece, I RAN TO MY DINING ROOM HUTCH and opened a drawer where I have had a piece VERY SIMILAR TO THIS sitting in my drawer. It is painted gray with touches of gold...I immediately took it to the kitchen...yes, JUST NOW....and I have temporarily hung it on to the French style hood above my kitchen. CONFIRMED. I am painting the wooden cabinets that are actually vintage maple, FRENCH GRAY. YOU HELPED ME DEAREST!!!!!!!!!!!!

And thank YOU for coming to dance a little CHOPIN and to know that YOUR WINGS can get stronger and stronger.....thank you! Anita