House and Life

House and Life

Monday, November 17, 2008

This Old House Part Two

If you can remember...

This is where we started out. Were we crazy? In some respects, yes.







And now..........






This is where we are to date. So many of you have asked for some updated photos. Sorry it took me so long. As you can see, we took out the wall between the dining and kitchen, got rid of those double arches (one not seen) that brought you into the original kitchen (yes, it was that small). Now a small open pantry and powder room fall in that area which leads you to our new back entry. The cabinets were built by a fantastic woodworker in our area, Jim. Painted in a Ben Moore green grey, trying to find the swatch to note the color. The new built in "hutch" takes the place of the first arch (the doors are meant to have chicken wire inserts, but we'll get to that later.) It's a great piece, basically taking the place of upper cabinets for storage. And I need it! Thanks to my friend Jen for her idea to build it. All the hardware is from Restoration Hardware and the lights are from School House Electric. I went with a very blue grey marble, I love it. And yes, I have already stained it and I don't care. The floor is a tiny hex which after searching high and low, found a pretty affordable variety at Lowes from Merola. The french doors have to get painted. Hate the handles the contractor threw on. But for now, they stay. Hope you like.

11 comments:

OLIVEAUX said...

What an amazing transformation the space is so much bigger now. Love the marble & that you are not to precious about using it. I am sure you have been enjoying using your beautiful new kitchen! Looks fabulous. Amanda x

Pink Wallpaper said...

it looks sooooo good!! i love seeing what you have been up to! hope you are doing well!

hello gorgeous said...

This turned out beautifully! The gray-green looks like my bathroom walls, Coastal Fog.

Patricia Gray said...

Well Done!!

A-M said...

OMG what an amazing transformation. It's just beautiful! I love the tiles, benchtops and lights... oh and everything else! A-M xx

The Steel Magnolia House said...

WOOOOOOW!! I love it, I love it, I love it! First time to your blog and will for sure return -- beautiful reno!
Kara

Carolina Eclectic said...

Oh wow!! Your kitchen is fantastic. What a great job!

jess@thehomebound said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. You did an amazing job!

Anonymous said...

just wondering if you ever found what the color was for your cabinets from benjamin moore? i love it!

Your House and Life said...

I promise to dig the paint can out of the basement to find the color for you tomorrow!

Britt said...

Looks great!