September 6, 2008

A kitchen update

We are in the middle of a kitchen re-do and fluffing. A couple of weeks ago, we got the walls and cabinets painted. You can read about that here and here . I've been waiting two weeks for the cabinet/crown molding guy (he works out of town during the week) to come and get started on that. Friday he came and installed the crown and bun feet. I am a little disappointed in how the bun feet look but I was not able to find any I liked that would fit underneath the existing cabinets....cabinet guy had to cut the ones down I bought and I think he liquid nailed them to the bottom of the cabinets.

Here's the crown molding he installed. He said because my ceilings are low, I didn't need to get anything over 2 3/4" but I think I could have gone a little wider. The painter man will come back and cover the nail holes and caulk.

Here are some of my plates

Installed these roman shades at the bay window

Here's the room looking toward the table (yep, that's 11:45 at night on the clock, I was bored!). Also the little black framed "picture" is going to be joined by two others. I think I've finally decided on using the white linen slipcovers in here which of course will be monogrammed! See the different colors on the back of the black cabinet? I've been trying out different colors there and today I finally decided on what to do to the back of the'll have to come back to see that!

I got this wall sconce this summer and hung another of my creamy platters over it - you can also get a little peek of the rope trim we installed at the plate rack

I love these appliques! I changed out the hardware to round knobs and painter guy will have to caulk the old holes and paint over that. These cabinets are s-o-o-o old but right now they will have to stay

Here's the bun feet that I'm not feeling too happy about but after they get painted I'm hoping I'll like them a little more...the cabinet hardware has yet to be painted

Picked up this pair of sconces Friday afternoon at a flea market...they will get a fresh coat of paint and be installed underneath the plate rack cabinet

You can see where we're at on the re-do. We have a lot of little things to do but the big stuff is almost complete and the cabinet guy will be here next week to build and install cabinet over stove.

I also want to share a few pictures of our mahogany chest in the den. For some reason, I could not sleep Friday night and after hubby went to sleep, I went around snapping pics of the vingette on the chest. I got a little iron sheep at the same flea market the sconces came from and of course, that called for a complete revamping of the top of the chest....

Here's my "little lamb" sitting on top of Mary Carol Garrity books

How about these pear bookends? They came from Hancocks - on sale!

Close up of little lamb

Too much stuff? Not for me!

Now ya'll know what I do at midnight when I can't sleep....I had to completely rearrange the top of the chest and for now it will stay like this. Isn't it funny how the addition of one little piece can change up everything?

Ya'll be sweet and have a great Sunday!


Susan (Between Naps On The said...

Hi Judy,
Love the pair book ends! I have most of the Mary Carol Garrity books, her style. BTW, I have a little award waiting for you over at my blog...please stop by and pick it up. :-)

Linda said...

Everything looks beautiful!

I just bought those pear bookends myself. I love them!

Unknown said...

Hi Judy,
The pear book ends are great. I would love to have some of those. Love all your attention to detail!
Everything looks straight out of the pages of a magazine!

Deb said...

Your kitchen is looking so good. I love the plates and the little picture underneath it. And those bookends are the cutest. Nice whimsical detail.

I totally am coveting those sconces. They are so nice. I'm sure they are going to look awesome in there. Nice job. Can't wait to see the finished kitchen.

Nole House said...

surfin around and discovered your blog. what a treasure.

i adore the little lamb.

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Everything looks beautiful! Nice job on the kitchen re-do and love your arranging style.

Justabeachkat said...

Hi Judy

I'm cleaning closets this weekend, but I sneak away periodically to read a few blogs. (Hey, a girl needs a break every once in awhile! Especially from a job I don't all.) It's been fun catching up with you. It's exciting to make changes in our nest, isn't it? I hope you're having a good weekend.


Kathysue said...

Hi Judy, Isn't it amazing what paint and moulding will do to a room. We have the same cabinets and somewhat the same ideas. I posted my 70s update on RMS to show people it doesn't always take a complete redo. Now that mine is done even if I could afford a complete redo, I wouldn't change a thing. I am sure you will feel the same about yours. Thankyou for sharing I enjoyed my visit here. I was sent over by Susan. fondly Kathysue[rm

Nancy Rosalina said...

Hi Judy, I love those pear bookends....our Hancocks closed down...:( I miss that place. Everything is looking good. Blessings, Nancy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, girl! It's looking great! I love the cabinet color and the wall color. I bet you got with aqua in that corner shelf...just my guess. :)

all your pretties look so good.

duchess said...

It's looking beautiful.
Nice bookends & love the little shelves.

PAT said...

Judy it all looks wonderful!

I love the lamb on MCG's books. Fabulous!

Tara said...

Hi Judy

I just LOVE the wall cover--that slight tinge of gold in it is fabulous, brings it to life---you have great taste, such a comfy home!!

Left you an award on my blog as I so enjoy visiting here all the time!


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