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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Kitchen Remodel · Retro Style


Ever since we moved in years ago, we've never been sold on our kitchen.  It was just so character-less, dark, and well, boring.  The cabinets were new when we moved in, so replacing them wasn't necessary or really justifiable.  We tried using our decorating scheme and wall colors from our old house, but it just never really clicked.

Dark, boring, lacking in interest....

We eventually resigned ourselves to it and started ignoring the room, but then the Retro Kitchen Need became apparent.  You know, the one where every day on Pinterest you find pictures of darling 50s style kitchens?  And cute retro color schemes keep catching your eye?  And you start thinking about how much you'd love cooking if ONLY you had such a darling workspace?  Yeah, that one.  So, the scheming began.  Amazingly, we all hated the kitchen enough to go through all the work of painting the cabinets, walls, replacing the door pulls, and making and putting up new wide, white trim.  Even more amazingly, we all think it was totally worth it in the end!

But really- how could this not be totally worth it??
Every kitchen needs a red coffeepot, and every room needs a bunting. :-)
Yes Little English Villages, I love you for showing me how much I love bunting!!


We had this shelf before, but it got a fresh coat of paint to coordinate better.  The little vintage tins add a nice touch. :-)
We've still got a few more details to add to the room, but we all agree that it is a delightful room to be in!  Now, if only it magically made us love cooking, too..... ;-)

"After" pictures by Kathryn.

9 comments:

  1. 500% better! LOOOOOOVE it! Jealous, actually.

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  2. Nicely done, ladies! I'm sure that was a lot of work, but the result is delightful. I love the bunting, too (no surprise). :)

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  3. {it's my first comment on your blog, Lily :)}

    gorgeous beautiful kitchen!! Great work! It is a little similar to ours (done last summer), same color walls & cabinets!

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  4. I just discovered your blog. Your sewing is beautiful! Terrific post about your kitchen makeover. Truly a fantastic transformation.

    -Sarah

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  5. I've said it before... but SO CUTE!!! :)

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  6. Y'all did an awesome job! I just love it. :D

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  7. This is stunningly beautiful! I absolutely adore the color scheme, bunting, retro touches, and {of course} the red toaster. :) When I saw the first "after" picture I thought it was the inspiration from pinterest. =) Wow, the project looks beautiful!

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