Friday, November 4, 2011

My new kitchen

Happy Friday, everyone!

First, let me thank you for all your wonderful comments about my scrappy trivets and potholders I showed in my last post. I am so happy to say that my kitchen is almost completely finished (and I'm happily using my potholders as well as trivets), there is still a pantry door that needs a coat of paint and I need to make one more curtain, and maybe a small quilt to be hung above the door, but that's about it.

So, ready for some pictures? I thought I had some before pictures, but can't find them right now, so I'll just start here
This is what our kitchen looked like on October 10th, first day of reno. Horrifying and exciting at the same time.

October 13th, cabinets and appliances in, no sink or counter tops. Washing the dished in the bathroom sink for 1 and a half weeks is really no fun.

This beige was the original color. I chose it and painted the kitchen this horrid shade of khaki about a year ago and hated it every single day. Lesson I hopefully learned: If you don't love the paint color you chose, stop painting and run to the store to get something you like. Even though you can't return the first paint to the store, it will still be worth it.

November 3th, almost a month after the demo day, here we are. I'm in love!!!!

Our breakfast area. OK, so it might be a form of self inflicted torture to have so much white with 3 children and a cat in the house, but I love white and light airy colors and I was in no mood to compromise and go darker.

I really like our new curtains. I bought fabric at Joann's (Waverly brand), cut it, hemmed it, and the easiest curtains ever were done.

So, that's my new kitchen. I am sooooo happy with the way it turned out, even better than I imagined. It did take a long time to get here but it was definitely worth it.

You've probably noticed I did not show you the other side of our galley kitchen. It's the part with unpainted door and missing curtain, so I'll show you the pictures as soon as those last projects are done.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Svetlana


  1. I love your kitchen, so bright and airy :)
    you are a brave woman with all the white but I honestly would've done the same thing!

  2. Your farfalle quilt looks perfect with the paint color, white furniture, and new curtains. I love the backsplash, too!

  3. Awesome!! I love a white kitchen and this is perfect!! Your personal touches just make it HOME!

  4. Just found your blog via flickr and am so excited to read more! :)

  5. I'm so envious! It looks amazing. :)

  6. Gaaah! Its gorgeous!!! I have the same white kitchen table but its very clean-able so who cares if you have kids and cats?! It looks awesome!
    I think we have the exact same taste in kitchens! ;-)

  7. Ooh, that looks fab, love the light and airy feel

  8. Ooh Gorgeous! Love your backsplash!

  9. Oh, it looks so fabulous! Love the bright and airy look, and your quilt looks perfect on that wall. This looks like it should be in a magazine!

  10. The light colors are good. They set a very good mood around your kitchen, which works really well in keeping a light atmosphere. Mm, that place was done well.

    Herb Koguchi

  11. Love the kitchen! Where did you buy the cabinets? I really like them!

  12. That was fast! You were able to finish almost half of the reno in a matter of days! And you did it beautifully. The outcome is definitely lovely and charming. The white paint made the kitchen look clean, spotless, and beautiful. And I like what you did to the breakfast area. Using a different color strategically separates it from the kitchen. A very simple yet effective technique.

    -Terence Watthens


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