Monday, April 11, 2011

A Reveal? The kitchen reno is done!!

4.11.11 : 101/365

First things first, we finally got around to framing the two gorgeous paintings that we bought in Saint Tropez on our honeymoon, last year. I must say they look great, now we just have to figure out where they are going to live!



Now for the kitchen! There are a few things left to be done (mostly just paint touch ups - you may notice some spots in the pictures), not to mention that this may be an ever evolving project, but for better or worse, here is our newly renovated kitchen revealed...

 Before:



After:
The coffee/hot beverage corner (next purchase - stainless microwave)
The kitchen is so much brighter now, especially with the new under cabinet lighting.

These drawers make me so happy, we have a huge amount of storage now. Also the new cork floor is amazing!!


'Baking/prep Station'

The beautiful built-in that mister made. It's now the home of the pretty cookbooks (you know the ones), a plethora of kitchen items, and some vintage/family heirloom items too!)

Still need a couple bar stools, we're currently on the hunt.
Breakfast bar/ Chef's desk also built by mister (reclaimed barn wood table top)
 So that's that! Isn't she gorgeous?? I know it's maybe not design magazine worthy but it's perfect for us, and totally suitable for real life yet still esthetically appealing, win-win!

If you are interested in the gorgeous prints we have around the kitchen they can be found on the following fabulous blogs. These are some extremely talented ladies, I highly recommend that you go and check them out and feel free to tell them I sent you.

I love us print - Eighteen25

Things to do print - Eighteen25

Do what you love print - How Joyful

The world go round print - Brooklyn Limestone

Menu planner - Ollibird


 Thanks for checking our reno out, we hope you love it as much as we do. Let us know what you think... be gentle!! :) 

(Can I just tell you how nervous I am to hit 'publish post' on this one?!?)

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6 comments:

Janny A. said...

Why are you nervous?? I LOVE it!!! I seriously want to move in! lol It truly is beautiful!! :)

Krystal said...

You're prep station/bake station is gorgeous! A lot of love and detail went into redesigning the kitchen. Amazing!

Jen@eighteen25 said...

it looks awesome!! and we are so glad we can be a part of it!! thanks so much for sharing with us.
jen :)

Henson said...

Great post. I am about to start painting my own bi color kitchen, but I am hesitant on the color for the lower cabinets. Black? But what black/ grey? Yours look great. What color is your prep station on the bottom?

Rymistri@la vie en fuchsia said...

Thanks Henson!

The prep station drawers are from Ikea. They are the Nexus Brown-Black, but I would call the colour espresso.

Good Luck!

~M

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