Sunday, May 1, 2011

Kitchen makeover and beach find...

Hello everyone!
Hoping you're all enjoying the weekend!

I'm finally posting my newly painted kitchen cupboards, yay!
I had wanted to paint these cupboards since we moved into our house about five years ago but was afraid to take the plunge.
Hubby decided to finally start the job and we finished last week.
We used my favorite white by Ben Moore called "cloud white".



This is what they looked like before:

Since we moved in, I had done the backsplash, put beadboard around the peninsula. changed the countertop and changed out all the appliances to stainless steel. We only had the painting to do.

We had also put a new sink and faucet in when we changed out the countertop.


I put a little linen skirt under the sink as I wanted to wait to put the newly painted cupboard doors in there. I wanted to give the paint time enough to cure and this is such a high traffic area with the garbage and recycling, I didn't want the doors to be ruined. I'm kinda liking the skirt there now though.




Another view.


I love limes!


This is my beachy find that hubby and I saw washed up along the shore while going for our walk the other day.
I think it's part of an old wooden pallet.
Hubby dragged it home and managed to get most of the sand out of it, I just love the weathered grey look.




Love it with my beach mason jars.


Of course lavender and hydrangeas! lol.





You can see the tip of the old "boob" fixture here. We are getting rid of that fixture and putting two new pendants over the peninsula along with some pot lights. I'll post that when it's done. So excited to get rid of that light!


Hope you  enjoyed my little kitchen makeover and beachy find!

Thanks for stopping by,
Be blessed!

I'll be partying with these ladies this week:
Visit thecsiproject.com

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm
Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Good Life Wednesdays @  Beach Cottage
POPP @ Domestically Speaking
Transformation Thursdays @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show andTtell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest


116 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pretty kitchen. I love the skirt under the sink and your ironstone collection.

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  2. Your kitchen looks awesome! It's really an impressive improvement! Thank you for sharing. Chris

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  3. Much better, Kim! Love the sink skirt.

    Sue
    xo

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  4. Oh Kim, your kitchen is gorgeous! I love it!! The white cabinets make such a huge difference! Your photos look like they came out of magazine!!!

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  5. I'm sure you're thrilled with the results! It is staged so beautifully, too!

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  6. I love what you did, what a difference! Don't you just go in there and stare at it now!?? I loved all the pictures you shared.

    ~Shanon

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  7. It looks great! It really makes those pops of colour stand out beautifully too.

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  8. Kim it's beautiful, I swear we have almost the exact same kitchen, subway tile, french door fridge, similar faucet. And so lucky on the beach wood find, love me some pallets any day. Good luck with the boob light!

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  9. Your kitchen looks so light and lovely!! It's beautiful!! I also like your beachy find. It has such great patina and texture. It's very cool that your hubby goes along with your projects!

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  10. wow..i can not BELIEVE how a coat of paint and some small changes resulted in THIS! It's soooooo french farmhouse GORGEOUS! Seriously...you must have wished you did this sooner? it is sooooo beautiful! my jaw is on my keyboard.

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  11. Kim your kitchen looks amazing!! I love white cabinets, and love your beachy find too! Everything looks so pretty, Martina

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  12. Hi Kim-

    Everything looks wonderful all the way down to those limes. What a beautiful change. I love the pallet you found too - a great find. You made me laugh out loud when I read how are going to get rid of the old boob fixture. I had to go back and look at the photo - it is a boob light. Very funny :)
    My best-Diane

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  13. It looks Wonderful, so so pretty. I love the white with the stainless. Everything looks bright and fresh, and the pop of green from the limes is perfect. The beach find is awesome, good for your husband! He's got a good eye! Your house is always one of my favorites.

    Cindy

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  14. It's beautiful! Love the white!! Loving your blog as always!

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  15. Wow! What a difference! It's so bright and cheery and PRETTY! The limes are a perfect touch and match so well with the wallpaper, your white shelves look fantastic with the white cabinets and the beach find is awesome! I LOVE your beach find! :)
    It really looks beautiful...you should be so proud of yourselves. :)

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  16. Kim, your kitchen looks amazing! You definitely made the right decision in painting the cabinets white. I'm jealous of your beach find... it is very cool. Love your pictures. Eveything is so pretty!

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  17. Kim..... Love it WOW amazing.. what else can I say, I'm falling behind with my kitchen I have been working non stop on cabinets painting is taking forever... So pretty... What kind of range do you have? looking for a new one liking yours. what an awesome job...

    Pattie

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  18. Kim, it looks so good!!! I bet you're loving your new kitchen now that it's complete. :)

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  19. Love your kitchen makeover and wish it was mine!

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  20. Gorgeous!! I love everything about it! You should be so proud!

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  21. So very pretty...and I LOVE your beach find! Lucky you :) Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  22. KIM!!!!!!!!!!!I love it...sooooo pretty,you guys did a great job!! WOW!!!! x0x0 p.s. think we are heading to Aberfolyle next week!!

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  23. It looks amazing Kim and that beach wood is so gorgeous, I'm going to have to start going to the beach in addition to the thrift store. I'm missing out on some good finds.

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  24. Your cabinets are wonderful and I love your kitchen. So perfect!

    That piece of wood that you found is just great. I love how you are using it.

    And, I so understand the "boob" lights. Why oh why would people make those. Must have been a man. lol....I have them too and am trying to rid myself of them.

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  25. I'm itching to paint my cabinets. Any tricks of the trade you can offer?

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  26. Hello,

    Gorgeous kitchen... Love white kitchens.
    Thank you for sharing and I am a new follower.
    Claudia

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  27. it's all so pretty. love the linen skirt and white subway tile. i hope to get the subway tile someday. so fresh:)

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  28. Looking gorgeous!! I was just linking a project to Between Naps on the Porch and saw your link. I thought hmmm, that looks like Kim's kitchen...but I didn't know her cabinets were white?! Lol. Very very nice job. :)
    xo,
    Shannon

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  29. It looks awesome!! We did our kitchen cabinets back in December & I am so happy with them! It made such a huge difference in our kitchen! I'm also loving your little skirt under the sink...I think you should keep it!!

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  30. Amazing! You and your husband did a wonderful job. And, what a fun beach find =)

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  31. Kimberly it all looks so beautiful. We put the bead board on our peninsula also. Just need to bite the bullet on the paint. Did you spray or roll? I love your beachy find. It is perfectly weathered.

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  32. Hello Kim,
    I enjoye your BIG kitchen makeover too much! It´s perfect work:)You are perfect team with your husband:)))I love limets too they look amazing on the white plate.Your new parf of a palet is...I don´t ...Amazing.
    I like yor pictures with flowers.
    Have a nice day Vlaďka

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  33. Your kitchen is gorgeous, don't you just love how fresh the white is? Good find on the driftwood, it fits right in. I love how your pictures are always so nice, great job

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  34. Wow, it's so light and bright. Don't you just love walking into the kitchen, now? I put the cabinet doors on a few days ago, but we are still waiting for the hardware to ship and finish the backsplash. I love the way it opened up the space. I think your new look flows so nice with the rest of your house. The bead board looks awesome!
    Love the weathered piece that your husband brought home for you, too. I like thoughtful gifts like that. I bet he knew you would make something great out of it.
    Looks really really good, Kim!
    :) ~Michelle

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  35. Gorgeous makeover!
    have a nice day
    Mari

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  36. Beautiful makeover!!! What a wonderful transformation and it's so peaceful looking. Could make me want to cook more if I had a kitchen like that.
    Cindy

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  37. Nossa tudo muito lindo,maravilhoso,um abraço...

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  38. Kim I love it, it came out so well. Looks like a magazine! Enjoy.
    Dannyelle

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  39. I love it!!! It turned out soo beautiful and looks perfect! I like the skirting under the sink too :)

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  40. I think I'm in love! Love the sink skirt, love the weathered pallet. Actually I love it all! What great inspiration for my own kitchen. Thanks for sharing Kim. I'm bookmarking this post for sure!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  41. You totally crack me up calling it a "boob fixture". My husband thinks I am so weird because I kept telling him all the "boob lights" in our house had to go. Hahaha!

    I *LOVE* what you have done. I am sending you an email now...check your inbox. ;o)

    Mary

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  42. Oh, my goodness!! Kim! I love it all! Where do I start?! :)
    The white cabinets are so much nicer. I just LOVE white painted cabinets. I don't think I have lived in a house that I didn't paint the kitchen cabinets white. It just makes such a huge difference!
    I love the little skirt, the beachy find, the flowers, the accessories. I love it all!!
    Hope you have a wonderful day.
    Beth.

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  43. oh my gosh AMAZING! the whole space changed when the cabinets went white. great pictures, too.

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  44. Kim, your kitchen looks so fresh with the white cabinets! I can tell you had fun decorating and taking the photos--the camera loves that space. Oh, and your limes make me think of key lime pie. We had a bowlful so I made two pies Friday night. Delicious!

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  45. I'm. dying. It's so pretty! Your kitchen is almost the same as my dream kitchen. I love seeing new posts from you in my reads list. Thanks for sharing your beautiful kitchen.

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  46. Your kitchen looks beautiful and I love your new beach find! Even better that you saw it wash up on shore :)

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  47. Your kitchen is beautiful! I like the sink skirt, too!
    ~Amanda

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  48. Your kitchen is gorgeous Kim! I love the white cabinets and your beach find is perfect!!!! So lucky! :) Your vignettes are beautiful as always my friend.
    Enjoy!!!

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  49. Keep the curtain at the sink...it looks awesome - as does the entire kitchen. Boob light...LOL!

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  50. Looks beautiful Kim!!! What a difference paint makes!

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  51. Great make over! You take amazing pictures and I love the Farmers Market sign. Cool beach find too!!!

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  52. Stunning kitchen - I just love white cabinets! I wish I could convince my husband to paint our kitchen. Ours are light oak or hickory I think - anyway, they have turned kind of yellowish and look awful! I LOVE how yours turned out!

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  53. GORGEOUS!!!!! I'm in love with it all! That beachy find is awesome! You have such a good eye. I'm lovin' that linen skirt too. SO SO jealous!

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  54. That is a beauty! Isn't is amazing what a little paint can do? We did our cupboards, too - it was the very 1st thing I did when we moved in. What a chore, but so worth it! I would love to have your kitchen!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

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  55. This is an amazing change! The room looks so light and airy now. Perfection!

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  56. Just Beautiful! I love white.

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  57. Your kitchen looks so beautiful! It looks so nice and fresh. Paint is so transfomational, isn't it? I love the skirt under the sink.

    ~tricia

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  58. Your kitchen looks great! I'm sure you're glad it's all done. Your home is just so beautiful! You are so talented and have great ideas for decorating. Can't wait to see what you do next!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  59. Leave the skirt! Leave the skirt! Leave the skirt! I love everything that you have done! I have my spice jars attached to my refrigerator they way you have done. (Space is an issue in my kitchen!)
    You have really got it going on, girl!

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  60. It is perfect...as I knew it would be...love it...love the drop cloth skirt under the sink...may need to do that as well....enjoy your new kitchen!!!!
    xo, Mariaelena

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  61. Kim ~ your style is so perfect! I just LUV what you've done in your kitchen! It looks so fresh and beachy! Doing dishes in there must be a joy! lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  62. Hi Kim, Your Kitchen is an Amazing Transformation, What a Cozy Place~

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  63. Wow. Great kitchen re-do and I love that beach find. It's fantastic. Especially love how you used it.

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  64. Your kitchen looks amazing Kim...love the sink skirt and all your stylin'! Painting cabinets is a big job but so worth it! ~Deb~

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  65. Gorgeous kitchen! Love the white cupboards and the sink skirt is just cute! Thanks for adding your link to Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays.

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  66. Just found you at Apartment Therapy - your kitchen looks so beautiful! You did an amazing job!!!

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  67. It looks great! Do you need special paint or anything to do the cabinets? You inspired me to try it on my own.

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  68. Love the before and after! Amazing transformation with all the changes.

    Do you have any Tips for any of us (like me) procrastinating on painting cabinets? Type of paint, prep work, sanding, etc.? I've read some info on This Old House and Young House Love and elsewhere, but I'd still love to know what you found especially useful to get that nice finish.

    (my cabinets are really old, in a 1970s era condo, and I swear, I really think they're the original cabinets; they're painted white, thank goodness, and the prior owners did a decent job on the exteriors but really did a slap-dash job on the interiors, which I'll need to do some putty-fill, sanding, prep, etc. to, to get looking decent. I'm also tempted to fill the holes for the adjustable shelves with caulk, since I think the holes look cheesy. Honestly, if I had more $$ and hadn't lost so much in equity on the place, I'd spring for entirely new cabinets -- but if I could rehab these myself for the being *or* for "all time," so much the better!)

    Thanks in advance for any suggestions you may have --

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  69. I love those glass containers near the over, gret for flour and sugar! Where did you find those?

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  70. You may want to make a correction to your post. You typed "seen" when you should have typed "saw" (referring to the old wood found on the beach). : )

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  71. Love it! Curious ~ did you add the beadboard, as well?

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  72. Hi! I was wondering what you used to prime? I want to paint mine too but I'm scared of the the paint scraping off the sides where it's not real wood. Looks awesome and I might use your photos to convince my hubby to let me paint too.

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  73. HI! I just saw your kitchen on AT and I had to come over and congratulate you. And then I was excited to see you're from Ontario, like me.

    It's absolutely beautiful. And close to what I have planned for our new house. (I'm going to link to you in a post on May 11).

    I can't wait to read more of your blog. :)

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  74. Looks so beautiful! My cabinets have been 3 different colors now and I am going to white, it just looks so fresh and clean, and the find! OMG how cool is it! Great job.

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  75. I am trying so hard to get a client to paint her cabinets white, but of course the husband is against it. I'm going to show her these photos!

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  76. Your kitchen is just so gorgeous! I know you're so proud of it and you should be. Now don't cook in there - you don't want to mess it up!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  77. Hust found your beautiful blog via Urban Farmgirl - your new kitchen looks fabulous. The details are so well thought out and pretty. Love the damask walls. I'm a new follower and will be back again soon.
    Bon weekend,
    Mimi

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  78. beautiful job!! and very nice to meet you :)

    xo+farm blessings,
    Anne Marie

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  79. It is FABULOUS. Love the skirt under the sink. Completely charming. I am looking at houses in Florida and on our budget they all have awful kitchens. You have inspired me to see what lies beyond the crappy dark cabinets.

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  80. I also love the changes to your kitchen. So bright and fresh and beachy too. Great styling of your photos! Love the skirt, subway tiles, hydrangeas and pillow, little carpet...everything looks fantastic.

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  81. Hi Kimberley, I recently painted my kitchen cabinets also. Amazing the difference. Your kitchen is wonderful, LOVE that damask wallpaper! come for a visit when you can, xo Debra

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  82. Your kitchen will go in my inspirational file because hubby and I will be painting our oak kitchen cabinets white this year too. You did such an amazing job...and I just love those beach finds don't you...it's as if God had it waiting there for you. ox

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  83. Your kitchen is just beautiful! I love every detail of it. I would love to know what you used on your cabinets. I know you mentioned the paint but did you do anything before that? Did you prime it? I have the same cabinets and have wanted to take the plunge too.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely kitchen photo, you both did great!
    Debbie

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  84. Love your kitchen makeover. Can I ask where you got your large glass jars that hold flour, sugar etc...

    Enjoy your weekend:-)
    Kathleen

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  85. Absolutely breathtaking! I wish I could see if for myself!! Congrats on your accomplishment!!

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  86. Just discovered your blog and loving it. YOur kitchen is adorable. Am a big fan of blues and whites too :) Jane (NZ)
    countrystyledownunder.blogspot.com

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  87. Wow! Your kitchen makeover is just stunning! What a difference! I love the skirt beneath the sink, and the mason jar candle holder is perfect. Looks like you belong in a magazine!!

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  88. Your kitchen looks so wonderful! I found you via Mary Urban Farmgirl ~ going to follow you!
    :) Lara

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  89. WOW! I'm speechless, just amazing! You and the hubs did such an increadible job!! I'm featuring it tomorrow!
    XOXO
    Kristin

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  90. Lovely every photos you have shared. I really like the design of your kitchen.

    Arrielle P

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  91. It's looking lovely in there! Great job! It's always a good thing when you can get rid of a boob light ;-)

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  92. Your kitchen is beautiful. I love the wallpaper color and design. I have always wanted to use wallpaper but have been afraid of the what if I don't like it, it is easier to repaint in my mind. What a refreshing change white can be.

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  93. I love, love, love, love your blog! Your home is just beautiful and you--well--are amazing!

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  94. Wow! Absolutely, positively gorgeous!

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  95. You are an inspiration! I,too, am working on a kitchen makeover. I posted your kitchen today (May 19) (with credit to your name, and a link to your site) as one of my inspiration ideas. Thank you for sharing your beautiful, inspiring, creative ideas with us.

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  96. P.S. And would you let me know if you do NOT want your kitchen on my post? I can take it off lickety-split if it's a problem in any way...

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  97. LOVE IT!!!!!
    Oh, please, do tell me how you finally got up the nerve to paint your cupboards. I want to paint mine, but am overwhelmed with the thought of it.
    Right now I am clucking like a chicken.
    Deanna

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  98. Your kitchen looks so beautiful! Glad to find your blog.

    I love the blue and white paisley fabric. Any chance you could tell us what it is?

    Kimberly

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  99. Hi there! I was looking for pictures of open shelving and knew I should check your blog! Sure enough a gorgeous photo! I just love your kitchen! I was going to feature your photo with a link back to your blog of course for my Friday post, would that be okay? I was trying to inspire my cousin to do open shelving in part of their kitchen, I think your photo will help convince them :)

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  100. Your kitchen is simply gorgeous! I love it all and your touches of blue - gorgeous! Your open shelves are so lovely! You did good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  101. Love the open shelving and all the natural light! That's my ONE complaint about my kitchen...the lighting is not good and being on the bottom floor of the house (with a bedroom above) there's nothing I can do to make it better! Boo!

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  102. I love how your kitchen turned out! The sink skirt is so sweet and all of your special touches really "make it." Well done!

    Miss Mustard Seed

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  103. it's gorgeous ~ i love your towel rack....is that an old ladder? great job!

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  104. The white cabinets really brighten up the room! Also, love your decorations!! So beautiful!

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  105. LOVE the wallpaper!! Your kitchen is so serene!

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  106. Hi, Kim! I just came across your blog and I am your newest follower!!! LOVE everything you've done! I am getting geared up to do a reno in our small kitchen and my husband is going to do the work...I will be painting....LOVE EVERYTHING! You've given me hope for a finished look! Also, we picked out stainless..do you love them, or what? LOOKS AWESOME!

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  107. Great kitchen. What kind of countertops?

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  108. Where did you get that beautiful chalkboard?! I absolutely love it!

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Thank you all so much for taking the time to leave a comment! Ilove reading each and every one.
Kim