Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Tour Tuesday - Kitchen

It's kitchen day! Oh the kitchen...the heart of the home. We have been doing some minor updates lately and finally this weekend we have finished. We took out a bar, got new counter tops, had to fix the backsplash, new sink and fixtures, new light fixture, added pulls and added a shelf. I am so pleased with the changes and just love, love, love the granite and undermount sink. My kitchen gets tons of use because I love to cook and bake so it is a very important room in our home. Hope you enjoy!


The view from my breakfast nook! (Sorry about the pictures...took after daylight hours.)

The view from our hallway.
Our breakfast nook. The two clocks are to represent the time here and the time wherever my husband is. Only they are never set and I have wanted them to have "Here" "There" under them for a very long time.
I got this antique island at Canton. It is an old basin from a hardware store. They used to store different types of nails and screws in it and the drawers pull either way. I love it and cannot imagine my kitchen without...it is so functional.
Love my aprons and my Dr. Pepper.

Our very simple kitchen curtain.

My first tassel that I ever got.

This is how the shelf turned out. Still not distressed but I will get to that soon. Thanks Hubby!

Here is my version of the family sign floating around blogland. I love a copycat.

Due to space I needed to figure out a way to hang my pots. Kitchen is too small for a potrack. So my husband and I came up with this. I had seen something like it in a magazine. Not my favorite buy very functional. The OPEN sign is an antique I found in Waxahachie.

Just a good view of the granite, pulls, and backsplash. Also, my beloved KitchenAid and the best little sign that is quite appropriate because I am a cookie making lady.

The wonderful towel that I got from Bev at VillageMonograms. She does amazing work. And my Ballard Designs rug that I think is fun and whimisical.

16 comments:

Brittany said...

I have never noticed the Dr. Pepper sign before! I love that my candy jar made the pics! Too bad the letters keep falling off! Also, I LOVE how the shelf turned out and what you put on it... IT LOOKS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!

Brittany said...

By the way, if you want the words painted under the clock, why don't you trace chipboard letters? Way easy!

TRT said...

Looks good baby, am boy am I glad it's done. And I did get to ride my motorcycle today.

Glitter and Bliss said...

Oh my goodness... I love your kitchen updates. I would love to have granite countertops. They look fabulous!!!! You have such a happy home. I love your colors. Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Sandy Toes said...

Where do I begin? Just wonderful..what wonderful and unique things in your kitchen that make it so special!
-sandy toes

Jessica said...

cute kitchen! I love the rug!!!!!

Ms. Tee said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous! I love everything!!! It turned out so pretty. :) That rug is just adorable.

P.S. We watched Charlie Brown, too, and also the Mayflower one. I never knew a lot of that stuff, either.

Sarah @ ThriftyDecorChick said...

Wow, that looks fantastic!! I love the clock idea! What a great idea. We may have to try that too. You didn't see my big honkin' S wreath? Go here...http://thriftydecorchick.blogspot.com/2008/11/holy-canoly.html

It's so easy to do!!

HD said...

LOVE your kitchen. I like your idea of taking out the bar too and making it level; very cool! I love the big OPEN sign and the pans on the wall; it's super cute:) And I totally need that cookie sign; not b/c I make them but b/c I love to EAT them:)

Angie said...

Your kitchen is too cute! LOVE that awesome island and rug! I love everything really!

The Graves' House said...

what a beautiful space! love your kitchen - can't wait to see the rest of your nest...
~nicole

sherri said...

What a beautiful kitchen! Colorful and ecclectic without being *too* much. I especially love the Dr. Pepper sign and the kitchen island. Well done.

Bev said...

Betsy, everything looks wonderful. Such a beautiful kitchen. And I love that rug!

We need to think up something embroidered for your HERE and THERE signs. Any ideas?

BTW, I'll be contacting you about the cookies when we return. Happy Thanksgiving!

Kelli said...

I wonder if I can get a sign that says Coca Cola???

Nikki said...

You kitchen is beautiful. I love all of the details.

Heather said...

I wouldn't exactly call what you have done to your kitchen "minor"! I love the undermount sink!