Thursday, February 9, 2012

Mom's Kitchen Makeover

 Mom and Dad's house has been a work in progress since they moved in last April. We have tackled almost the entire home now. Most recently, we spent a weekend working on beautifying this space:


Yes, so bland and boring, but lots of natural light and great bones. And here's our after:









We started by painting the space Salt Glaze by Martha Stewart. The table and drapes were purchased from IKEA and we scored the chairs on sale at World Market. They were not fun to put together, but worth it in the end. They have a high end look while being very affordable.  
I threw together the gallery wall with a couple of the same pieces as in my kitchen. You can get the details here.
The builder light fixture is next up on our plan to yank and replace with a new chandelier. Mom already owned the ladder so we accesorized it with the pink goblets from my late Grandma and other finds from the kitchen cabinets. It's always nice to use what you already own!
I hope you have enjoyed this space as much as we are! I can't tell you how much of a difference it is walking into the house now and seeing this completed space. I told mom I need to eat dinner at her home more often just so I can sit and stare!





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32 comments:

  1. It's lovely great job! How fun for your parents to be so stylish!

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  2. It looks absolutely fabulous! What a great job. :)

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  3. LOVE IT!!! Fab job! Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing today over at Passionately Perfect!

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  4. I love this! I just found your blog and I love your style!! I am your newest follower from over at NestLoveDesigns.blogspot.com!

    <3 Michelle

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  5. looks fabulous! so much brighter and more fun.

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  6. This looks fabulous. It looks real, usable, and stylish all at the same time. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

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  7. Stopping by from the Tatertots & Jello party - this before/after is fantastic! Great job!

    sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

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  8. Great job. The space looks warm and welcoming. I'm sure they will love it.

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  9. Your makeover is so lovely. The wall-leaning shelves are great, & I love the simplicity of the apothecary jar with pears for your centerpiece. It looks lovely.
    CAS

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  10. I love every detail!!!! It looks professionally designed!!! Come do my house next? =)

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  11. Very pretty! I just love all your glassware. What a change! I am a new Pinterest follower visiting from The Gingerbread Blog. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE! I love that you used some color. So many kitchens are being transformed all white, and I just love that you have grey in there. I love your picture wall too. Great job! winks, jen

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  13. Great transformation! I would love for you stop by and link up at my linky party via: http://ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com/

    Mrs. Delightful
    Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  14. This is beautiful! I love all the changes! Great job!

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  15. Holy Smokes! That is amazing! There are so many little design elements that catch your eye! I love it! Thanks for sharing at Between U & Me! :D

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  16. Looks great-love the gallery wall. I'd love for you to link them up to my party-you can win a chance for free jewelry just for linking up: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2012/02/will-craft-forfree-jewelry.html
    Hope to see you there. Tara

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  17. This is great! Those chairs are stunning!

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  18. Looks so lovely. A great place to dine, drink some wine and chit chat with family and loved ones!

    Did I spot a pic of you and your mom on top on that gallery wall? If so, you are both beautiful (and mom looks very young!) ...

    :)

    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  19. Beautiful job on your kitchen makeover. I'm now a follower, would appreciate the same. Thanks

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  20. Looks beautiful. LOVE that "Chin Up, Buttercup" print!! Thanks so much for linking this up with Mop It Up Mondays at i should be mopping the floor last week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  21. Great makeover! I'll bet you mom is thrilled with the results!

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  22. This turned out AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!!! Can't wait to see what you link up this week!!! Just in case you haven't entered, my giveaway for 1000 full color business cards ends tonight at midnight!!! Glad to be following you!! XO, Aimee

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  23. Found you through Tuesday Treasury @ Boerman Ramblings. Love this finished product! Wish I had a kitchen like this!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

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  24. WOW! You did an amazing job. I would love for you to Link up at my Linky party via: www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  25. Nice work! I particularly like how you used the ladder shelving...looks elegant and inviting! Love those peach goblets too!

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  26. Love the wall color! Looks great!

    makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

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  27. I love your parents' dining space! :)
    Shannon
    (www.akadesign.ca)

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  28. Looks beautiful! Love the paint color and how you styled it!

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  29. I have the same chairs but I got them from world market.

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