Sunday, August 15, 2010

Paint Your Wagon, Um, I Mean 'Kitchen'

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, I'm going to show you a little change to my tiny kitchen today that I started last October!! I wanted to change the color of my walls from red to soft yellow so I'll be showing you my kitchen walls and also lead you on a little tour of the both the kitchen and breakfast room. Now I must warn you ~ picture overload!! I got lots of 'em so get ready! But I do give you permissin to leave but I hope you'll stay awhile! :)

Here we go...


I climbed up my little ladder just for you to take this snap!! And guess what? I didn't get any 'wall' in it! :)


I wanted to show you a few befores. These photos were taken at night so they're a little dark.

I have loved my red walls but after about seven years it was time for a change! Yes ma'am!

Here's a before and after ~ walking from the breakfast room into the kitchen.


Ta Dah! The lights have been turned on now! The yellow color is so much softer than it shows here. The sun was shining so brightly outside it looks a little glowy in here!


Since Mr. Precious retired in January, he's been helping me paint. We repainted the cabinets too. They looked white before but they were really a creamy color and when I repainted the walls yellow the cabinets screamed, "We look so nasty!" And they did!! :)


Notice anything here? I don't have an island but a tiny little peninsula and I wanted to paint it a different color! I did and the color of choice was a pretty soft green!!



Here's the cooking side! I'm loving it!


I showed you my little tea towels that I made for the Rooster Party a few weeks back ~ the bottom ones! But what I'm really showing you here are the little rods. I knew I wanted a couple of rods to hang some little towels on. Everywhere I looked the rods were too big and would have stuck out too much that my tiny fridge door would be knocking them off every time I went to pour myself a glass of diet Cherry Dr. Pepper! I was getting so upset! I took a deep breath and went to Ikea! Guess what I found? Rods? No no Nannette! Cabinet hardware! Yep, that's what these two little rods are - those slinky dinky moderny looking cabinet hardware that hang on the sleek modern kitchens that are totally not my style. They were absolutely perfect, only a little over two inches deep! But they were shiny silver! No no Nannette, I couldn't have this! That wouldn't work. So I took them outside and spray painted the socks off of them and now they sing my praises!! I love them! I know, I do get excited!! :)

Here we're looking toward my double ovens and pantry! I keep saying I'll show you my little pantry some day ~ it's really neat and you'd be surprised at how big it is inside, or rather how much it will hold! Anyway, you can see the little red plates I hung high upon the wall.


Wanted to bring you back to the sink side a minute to show you something. Now our house is olden, 1970 olden to be exact! And this kitchen has some olden amenities! Ha! If you can call them that! Bothermenities is more like it!

We do have a wonderful lazy Susan here under the cabinet! No no, Nannette, we didn't paint inside the cabinets. I guess we should have and the contact paper is what I put on over 13 years ago. Still is in good shape so it stays! As you can see, I poke dishes down here among other things!:)


Oh, Mr. Precious better eat his bananas before they turn to mush!! Sweet little platter and bowl is always filled with some kind of fruit. Now that's a sweet thing but it's not the real reason this little platter and bowl sits here. This is why...

...a very olden doomajiggy! The was the base for a mixer and blender. Just pop the appropriate one down and whrrrrr away! We were even gifted the appliances to pop on here when we bought our home. I played with it a couple times and then got rid of those big old bulky things. But we're left with this eye sore!! Bothermenities!! 1970s bothermenities!! I beg your pardon, I never promised you a beautiful modern kitchen or was that a rose garden! :) You know me and songs!


Very olden bread box made by a friend with whom I played with in my neighborhood when I was a little girl. I've had this since the 70s. It stayed wood stained for years and then I spray painted it and sponged on some little leaves and flowers. I probably should do something else to it, but for now it'll stay sponged!


Oh, I'm so good! I saved Mr. Precious lots of money by spray painting the olden knobs! I think they look just fine! Now the hinges were another story. As I said ~ olden house ~ and the hinges had been painted over and over so many times they were not coming off. So they stayed!! Just painted right over them like they weren't even there.


See this? There was hardware here and above the lazy Susan door that did nothing but aggravate me ~ more bothermenities! So I took them all off and found these cute little wooden medallions. I painted them the same color as the mini island (peninsula) and now I'm happy! I know, we need to touch up some places. I've already chipped some doors and drawers!! Shh...don't tell Mr. Precious. Very olden doors with little paint drips and oldeness all over them.


Kept my same little curtain that I had before. I love this fabric and added a little band of plaid that's the same as my chair seat bottoms in the breakfast room. Got my red Rooster clock above and sink along with a couple of Rooster plates found at Marshalls! Love that place! Oh, and Roosters abound in my window on those little glass shelves. Love the yard birds too! ;)

See the little corner cabinet door to the left of the dishwasher? Well, I'm not going to open it to show you, but it holds platters, cookie sheets and muffin pans. It has dividers and works well. Didn't paint the inside of it either! My so bad!!! :)


Here we are peeping into the dining room.

Peeping into the kitchen from the dining room! :)


This is the breakfast room and you've seen it many times. I love my tiny little breakfast room! That tiny little hutch brings me such joyness! It's my favorite toy and I'm always changing out the contents! Playing is fun ~ even when you're as olden as me! This is where I started painting last year! :)


I had bought some new fabric to make new little curtains. Excitement was welling up inside me! I made one set, hung them up and just hated them! So, I went back to my olden curtains. I think they look fine with the yellow, don't you? I just love this fabric. The reason these little blinds are always closed ~ the sunporch is behind the middle one and the left hand side one. The right window actually looks out to the driveway but it's covered, so no light!

Peeping from the breakfast room into the kitchen. The little louvered swinging doors lead to the laundry room.

Peeping from the breakfast room into the dining room.


You've seen this desk area before too! I blogged about it here if you're interested.


Even little Chloe Dawn has her special little spot in here. She's usually a very neat little diner but I see little crumbs of doggy food on the floor. I'll have to tell her to grab the broom and dust pan!


There you have it, Dear Ones. My tiny little kitchen repainted!!

I'm joining our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday
Our Dear Sally at Smiling Sally for Blue Monday
Our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Your Cottage Monday
and
Our Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tablescape Tuesday


Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Paint Your Wagon

Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold
Gold!
Gold!!

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon
And come along

Where am I goin'?
I don't know
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain
All I know
Is I am on my way

When will I be there?
I don't know
When will I get there?
I ain't certain
All that I know
Is I am on my way

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon
And come along

Where am I goin'?
I don't know
When will I be there?
I ain't certain
What will I get?
I ain't equipped to say

But who gives a damn?
Who gives a damn?
Who gives a damn?
We're on our way

When am I goin'?
I don't know
Where am I headin'?
I ain't certain
All that I know
Is I am on my way

When will I be there?
I don't know
When will I get there?
I ain't certain
All that I know
Is I am on my way

Gotta dream boy
Gotta song
Paint your wagon
And come along

Where are we goin'?
I don't know
When will we be there?
I ain't certain
What will we get?
I ain't equipped to say
But who gives a damn?
Who gives a damn?
We're on our way!
~ sung by Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin

104 comments:

  1. Hi Sheila,
    I just enjoyed the kitchen tour so much! What I love is how you incorporated the old with the new so nicely! And the red just pops with the soft yellow paint.
    Love the curtains and all your pretty kitchen decor. And that island girl is just the right shade, looks so good!
    Hugs,
    Cindy

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  2. Sheila,
    WOw...what a difference the yellow paint made, and the soft green you painted your "island"...perfect. You have a lovely kitchen and breakfast room and the rest of the house looks just as wonderful! Beautiful job!!!! It makes me want to get started on my ugle yellow piney cabinets!!!! :)

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  3. Very pretty Shelia. Love the change. The yellow looks great with all of your accessories. Love that desk area too.
    Sherry

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  4. Oh, and now after the rooster party, I am having rooster envy! Love your roosters!
    Sherry

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  5. Hi Shelia
    Your kitchen makeover is great. I like how the yellow brightens it up so much and the green island is a great touch! Thanks for the tour!
    Hugs, Rhondi

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  6. Hi Sheila,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comments about the little chair and settee! Love the colors in your kitchen- Yellow and Red are favorites of mine too! They always look fantastic! Great blog!! :)

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  7. Hi Sheila
    I LOVE how you re-painted your kitchen. It looks great with the new color scheme. I enjoyed the wonderful tour very much. I felt like I was right there with you being shown around your beautiful home.
    Lindsay
    x

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  8. Hello, Dear One, Sheila:)
    What a wonderful difference. I love your new wall color. (I'm kinda partial because most of my walls are painted a soft yellow)
    I think it makes all the things hanging on your wall just "pop" (as they say)
    D

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  9. It looks wonderful! So sharp and clean! You did great job, S!
    I have done that with curtains! Liked the old better than the new! But you should show us and we will can all vote! Then you can do what you want anyway! :)

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  10. Love the make-over! Nice, bright and cheery! You and Mr. did a great job. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Beautiful! I adore Yellow have it everywhere myself. Your kitchen is so much brighter and cheery now...I liked the red, but this is a refreshing change. Make you smile I bet every morning pouring your coffee.

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  12. Shelia, I love your kitchen. It is just wonderful and I love your new yellow walls. The breakfast room and the kitchen are fabulous together. Your accessories are so pretty. You really do know how to make a space look inviting and gorgeous. Great job. Hugs, Marty

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  13. Oh Miss Sheila, what a showstopping make over! Your dining room and kitchen are brimming with fanciful touches!I love that you kept your curtains, they look just perfect with your yellow walls! Oh, I know you must be thrilled with the great new look and should be!

    Nancy

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  14. Darling, sugar! I love yellow also and am starting to put some in with my pink house. Little by little though. I really like the cabinet below the stove top and the soft green and little accent piece there. I may have to try that on some of my pathetic cabinets, chick, and see how it will look.
    xoxo,
    Connie

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  15. Believe me, I know how much work it is to paint a kitchen. But, your efforts were worth it!! It looks wonderful. Sally

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  16. Sheila, your kitchen is so warm, cozy and inviting. I love the soft yellow of the walls now with all the red and green accents. We have the same colors in our kitchens. Great minds think alike.

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  17. Hi Shelia
    What a great tour of your new kitchen! I really like the colour of the walls and the cabinets look so clean and fresh and it is so bright in there. Wonderful. That was a great idea to use the shade of green you used. It makes the cabinets stand out so nicely...they stand out but blend beautifully. Love it.

    Everything is so pretty. What colour white did you use for your cupboards? Are they a high gloss? Very nice.

    Your curtains still look perfect!
    thank you for tour and have a wonderful rest of the weekend.

    Judi

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  18. Oooooh Pickle I love seeing your wonderful kitchen once again girl..it was one of my favorite's on RMS and still is...Love the Red curtains you made and all your Roo's are just great...must be nice to own a Roo...I won't let my Dawna see these or she will steal them for sure ha ha!!
    How clever to use a cabinet hardware as a towel holder...how on earth do you keep this all so clean is beyond me girl..oh I know how Len don't live there ha ha!! Thanks for the fun tour my Dear Pickle..Oh and I just seen Carter's pictures what a beauty she is and she does look like you girl...I wonder if she'll be silly also..Hugs and smiles to you my Dear friend..Gl♥ria

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  19. Oooooh Pickle I love seeing your wonderful kitchen once again girl..it was one of my favorite's on RMS and still is...Love the Red curtains you made and all your Roo's are just great...must be nice to own a Roo...I won't let my Dawna see these or she will steal them for sure ha ha!!
    How clever to use a cabinet hardware as a towel holder...how on earth do you keep this all so clean is beyond me girl..oh I know how Len don't live there ha ha!! Thanks for the fun tour my Dear Pickle..Oh and I just seen Carter's pictures what a beauty she is and she does look like you girl...I wonder if she'll be silly also..Hugs and smiles to you my Dear friend..Gl♥ria

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  20. Oh how beautiful. the new color shows everything..I loved the red but the yellow is just as awesome. Nice job!

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  21. Shelia, I love your cheerful and beautiful kitchen. I got rid of a red room recently, so I understand! Oh, the draperies definitely work with the yellow. In fact, my living room walls are painted a mustard yellow with a valance I made from the same material. We have similar taste! Linda

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  22. Shelia, your kitchen is so pretty and welcoming. I went from beautiful red to soft yellow in my dining room. It's a great change, isn't it? I love your green peninsula and all the great accessories. Oh, it's so neat that you have room for a little bookshelf in there!

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  23. Could anything be more cheerful and Sheila-like??!!!

    m ^..^

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  24. I think your new wall color and your whole kitchen are just lovely.
    And very clever with the towel holders.

    Janet

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  25. Oh Shelia, your kitchen looks beautiful! I love the more subtle colors. It's so fresh and sunny! I really like the touch of green on the peninsula.

    Kady
    Life on the Edge

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  26. Sheila,
    I just love the new colors! You know how I feel about yellow, red and green! Great job!

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  27. Love the colors you chose!
    Paula Grace ~

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  28. If I thought my kitchen cabinets would look that good I would paint them.....you have a lovely kitchen. Trish

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  29. What a cozy kitchen! Love the colours, the plates, and the roosters everywhere! Thanks for the tour and I know you're going to enjoy playing in there. Have a wonderful week.

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  30. Wow! Shelia...this is a big change and I LOVE it! Doesn't it make the space feel a lot bigger, too. I loved seeing it from all the different angles. I love white cabinets and yours look great with the yellow walls. Is Mr. Precious threatening to go back to work so he can rest? LOL I see he is staying busy in retirement. :) Fun busy, though!
    Your kitchen and mine are designed sort of the same. I don't have an island, just a penisula. I never thought of painting it a different color...now you have me thinking! I love that idea! What a fabulous transformation! Thanks for all those great pics...really brought it to life.

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  31. I love the new colors, Shelia. Your kitchen is so much brighter now...Christine

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  32. I almost forgot to answer your question. I never found out what went wrong, I just wanted to go back to the room and go to bed, lol.....Christine

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  33. Hi Sheila, oh you have a beautiful home..I love the yellow with the valance fabric, red and yellow is so well matched. love the light green peninsula! You have great style!

    Barb

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  34. Sheila-I know this was a LOT of work--but SO worth it! It looks fabulous! I love the green peninsula and the way the green medallion looks. This kitchen is happy and just YOU! I love it. I really love the corner with the cannisters and plate. I see that I missed a post below about Carter. I am checking that out when I leave. I am behind--have had computer problems. Can't wait to see that sweet baby girl!

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  35. What a cheerful change to your room! I love your details with the green peninsula and bright yellow walls! Great job. Dee Dee

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  36. Hi Sheila, I enjoy very much the tour, love the new colors and every detail you put in there.

    Hugs
    Charo

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  37. I sooo want to paint my kitchen cabinets but I've been afraid too. Yours looks so good. I really like the yellow too.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  38. Your kitchen is just beautiful! The new paint looks great and I really like the accent color you painted that penisula. It's perfect. The pictures were fun to look at!
    I'm one of your neighbors over at Met. Monday. ;)

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  39. I just LOVE your kitchen! That's exactly the kind of yellow I have been looking for. I showed your pics to my hubby and he agreed we need to do the walls in that yellow and paint the cabinets white. Yipee!! I'm so glad you posted about your kitchen and the great paint job!

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  40. Love your "new" kitchen. You've been so creative. Thanks for visiting at Buttermilk Cottage today and please come back often.
    Susan

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  41. This is the happiest kitchen I have seen!! Oh Shelia, it's so pretty! It has so much personality! Love the colors. Love the fabric for the windows. Love everything about it!! I could hang out there all day!

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  42. Hi there...I have missed you! I love all the freshness of the kitchen, you two have been working so hard! What a good idea for the tea towel rods..and I love the little bread box! :D

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  43. Your beautiful kitchen is "YOU"...and I sure enjoyed the visit!!!

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  44. Love yellow! I have a lot of it in my house, in different shades. I was wondering why you didn't paint the backsplash? Enjoy your new paint.Kathy

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  45. Love love love this color - so crisp, yet warm and inviting. This looks so great :)

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  46. Painting is so wonderful. It's like having a brand new kitchen. Yours looks fresh and great. Thanks for stopping by Shelia. Jane F.

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  47. Isn't it nice to have everything fresh and clean? Your kitchen looks like you!

    Happy Blue Monday!

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  48. Sheila, your kitchen is beautiful with the lovely yellow and pale green. The cabinets look so soft and creamy and I think you did right to paint the hinges. I can't even see them. The pulls look brand new. Ahhhh the beauty of new paint. This was a huge undertaking and it turned out just gorgeous. Your personality just shines throughout your beautiful home. Especially with this lovely makeover in your kitchen. I love ALL OF YOUR PHOTOS. Smile!

    I do not have a new post up for today. I just combined PS into today's blue. I rarely do this but I wanted to share our dtr's room as much as I can. She will be pleased with the many comments.

    Have a lovely day and enjoy your hard work of making your kitchen NEW again.

    Love, Jeanne

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  49. Oh, I loved being in your kitchen. Thank you for the tour and for the inspiration to get mine finished the way I want it. Of course you know my kitchen is yellow and white with touches of blue and when you painted yours yellow I suddenly felt so at home (but then I always do when I visit you!). Love what you've done and can't wait to see more of your lovely home again.
    ~Adrienne~

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  50. Yellow is perfect in there. But the icing on the cake is those adorable valances in all the rooms. Just love them... Mishelle

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  51. Hi Shelia - Your kitchen looks so adorable! I love all the details you've added and you and Mr. Precious did an awesome job painting it. You have a lovely and cheerful looking home...very welcoming. Thanks for sharing it with us. Stopping by from SOYCM.
    -marie

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  52. I love everything you've done! How refreshing to see someone work around things they don't feel are perfect rather than think it all must be ripped out and replaced with new. Today's new is going to be old tomorrow. Most people can't keep on replacing the way TV's design shows lead us to believe we should (rolling eyes).

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  53. Loved the tour of your bright, happy kitchen. You and Mr. Precious have done a great job!

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  54. Shelia, Your home is lovely! Yellow is my favorite color for a kitchen, and we'll be working on ours in a few weeks.
    The little glimpses of your dining room looks lovely, too.
    Love your color choices!

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  55. Love, love, love the yellow, Sheila! I think the red as an accent looks so good with it. I need to find your towel post ~ I missed that!

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  56. Shelia, -- I was wondering if you wouldn't mind grabbing your tape measure and telling me two measurements: the distance between your sink and the cabinet near the stove and then the depth of the counter where you stove is? I ask because I'm spatially challenged, but I'm wondering if your layout would solve my kitchen problem! Thanks!!

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  57. I love the green and yellow! It just perked everything right up. I was looking for towel rods the other day, and then looked at drawer pulls. Maybe I'll do drawer pulls. Everything is so pretty and fresh!
    Brenda

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  58. I love how cheerful and sunny it looks now! :)

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  59. I love your kitchen. It looks so much bigger painted yellow. The red made it seem too closed in. I love all of your cabinets and your curtains too. I know that it took a lot of work but it was so worth it. It is beautiful.

    Hugs,
    Lee Laurie

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  60. Sheila, this is beautiful! LOVE the yellow! LOVE IT!! And that fabric!! So LOVE that fabric!! And the ikea handles? I have been looking for a towel bar too for my itsty bitsy island that wasn't too big and you just solved that dilemma for me! Thanks!!!

    You just crack me up! I laughed all the way through this post. Olden! SO funny!

    Hope you have a great day and thank you for sharing all of your beauty-ness! LOL

    Lou Cinda :)

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  61. This is gorgeous! What a beautiful job!

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  62. Hi Sheila! Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my blog and for becoming a "follower"! I did the same for you and I just love your kitchen transformation. We are kindred spirits when it comes to color palette!
    Blessings,
    Vanessa
    http://southerninmyheart.blogspot.com

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  63. Your kitchen is "cute as can be"! (I remember one of those built in mixer/blender things in my mom's kitchen (1965). It also had some sort of built in grill thing and a wall intercom. Dori

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  64. You chose a very pretty shade of yellow. Your kitchen looks so warm and cheery!

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  65. Sheila, I loved the red but the yellow really brightens and opens the space! Your kitchen is so cute! I love the green on the pennisula and I love the embelishments you added! You did a wonderful job on your cute kitchen!

    Manuela

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  66. Shelia, your kitchen looks fabulous! It always amazes me to see what a change of wall color can do to a room, and your kitchen is no exception. The red was pretty, but the yellow just opens it up and makes it feel bigger and brighter. (Listen to me, sounding like I'm standing in the middle of your kitchen-your photos were so good that I do feel like I was there!) You are so smart to paint the peninsula green. It makes it "feel" more like an island. (Sounding like I'm there again!) I like the red curtains with the yellow walls. All of it is perfect. laurie

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  67. I really enjoyed the tour! Love the yellow. So bright and cheery and looks great with red. You and I have similar tastes for sure.

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  68. our kitchen used to be red too! amazing how paint can open up a space huh?

    thank you so much for your sweet comment on our guest room. loved having you around my blog. :)

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  69. Your kitchen is amazing, I really like the yellow. good change!

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  70. Hi Sheila,
    It turned out so pretty. I love the yellow!
    Valerie

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  71. Love, love, love all you did Sheila! It looks absolutely wonderful!! And so much lighter and brighter! Your home is so pretty , so welcoming, and so warm feeling! A nice combo, for sure!

    Hope your week is divine, gal! Thanks for sharing your decorating joy with us!
    Love ya,
    Becky

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  72. I really enjoyed the tour of your lovely kitchen and breakfast room. I love the pretty yellow on your walls -so sunny.
    Wow! you are coming to the Island-it would have to be Charlottetown which is only 15 mins. from me. It would be fun to meet -send me an email if you would like to come for tea.
    Carolyn

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  73. Shelia, honey- I love the new yellow color on the walls. It is so bright and cheery, and I'm sure it makes the area look so much bigger, too. And your addition of the color red for the accessories is perfect. Of course, gotta love those roosters... Bright idea on the IKEA handle for your towel holder. I've never seen a blender thingamabob before! What were those people thinking? ha ha
    The kitchen tour was a delight.
    hugs, Sue

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  74. Oh Shelia! I love your kitchen re-do! I think all kitchens should be yellow...so cheerful! and of course your accessories are perfect! Good idea to paint your peninsula a different color! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

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  75. OOO, I am LOVIN' your pretty new kitchen. I adore the yellow..such a soft pretty yellow. The reds look so good with it.

    Love your whole house, Shelia!! It is so pretty.

    I laughed when I read your comment on the vineyard..."posta". hahhah...I love how you "get in the mood" of things...
    Have a fun day...
    xo bj

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  76. Sheila: Love the paint job. We just did the same. As soon as I get all back in order, I'll post as well. I love the contrast paint on the island. A little daring. A big impact!!

    Best,
    Bonnie

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  77. Oh everything looks so prety Shelia! I love the bright sunny yellow!

    Hugs,
    Dena

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  78. What a fabulous update to your "olden" kitchen, Shelia...it looks wonderful! I love the cheery yellow on the walls and I love the red curtains with the yellow walls! Everything looks so fresh and pretty!
    Have a beautiful day~
    ;-D Kathleen

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  79. I like the lighter wall color. Your kitchen is so pretty and welcoming. Love the chicken accents. Not the blender thingie so much.

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  80. Hi Sheila,
    Your kitchen is so bright and pretty. You've done a wonderful job. I get such inspiration from all of you talented ladies. Isn't it so much fun to see what others can do and how they live and how they decorate? It makes me want to re-decorate every time I see a re-do like this. I'm always amazed at the beautiful ladies with such talent in Blogland.

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  81. I'm sure I cant say anything that hasnt been said.. You deserve Every compliment you've gotten and all the applause I can stand and give you. Your's is a kitchen to be appreciated, admired and spend quality moments in. its so very YOU..
    Warm- cozy- inviting- sweet and loving.. YES if a room can be Loving, this is definately the one.

    hugs
    Sonny

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  82. Hey sweetie, what a beautiful transformation you've made in your charming home....I love it!!!!

    God bless ya and have a terrific day sweetie!!!

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  83. WOWEEEE!!!! Shelia everyone loves your gorgeous yellow kitchen and I am no exception. It is warm, welcoming and just plain cozy! Great job my friend! *Smiles*

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  84. I LOVE your kitchen! The yellow works so well with the white cabinets & all the decor. You must enjoy cooking in such a bright and cheerful space! Thanks for sharing!

    Smiles,
    Carol

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  85. The changes are wonderful, Shelia. Your kitchen and breakfast room are beautiful.

    What I like best about your home, besides being gorgeous...is your authentic style! Fabulous!

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  86. Good Morning Sheila
    Have you made Mr Precious his english breakfast yet?
    It's always a treat for us when we are away. We just have cereal and toast at home usually.
    Hope you are week is going well.
    Lindsay
    x

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  87. Wow! You did an amazing job on your kitchen I love the transformation! The butter yellow walls go perfect with your white cabinets. Looks like it should be in a magazine.
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  88. Love the new paint color!
    And the green on the "island"..perfect!!
    I'm a new follower!

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  89. Hi Shelia, I just love your kitchen. It is warm and so completely inviting.

    You have such a way with vignettes. Totally charming!

    Hugs, Barb ♥

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  90. Sheila!!! This is to DIE for!!! I absolutely LOVE,LOVE,LOVE IT!!!!! I am not just saying that either! I will be doing my cabinets the same color and probably the yellow at the top too. What a wonderful job you and Mr. Precious did! Gorgeous girl!!

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  91. Hey sweetie, I just wanted to thank you for the sweet comments you always leave and hoppin' on my blog. I sure hope ya enjoy the ride. Please drop by often, the door of the Ponderosa is always open.

    God bless ya girl and have yourself a glorious day!!! :o)

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  92. Hi, Shelia!

    I love it, love it, love it! You did a great job. From the pretty new paint to the way you repurposed your curtains to the little dishes for sweet Chloe Dawn, GREAT JOB! That took a lot of work, and I admire you for it.

    I'm checking in from my break to see how you are and to tell you I miss you! Hope to be back by September. Still waiting to get test results on Mr. Magpie, but hopefully, we'll here tomorrow. He had another kidney stone attack. OUCH! And houses are jealous mistresses, demanding time and attention. Like I said, I hope to be back by September!

    Love you...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  93. Good grief girl you are popular. I am like the 93rd commentor! It's no wonder everyone likes reading your blog, you have a wonderful, whimsical writing style and your sparkling personality shines right through the words.

    I adore your kitchen. It is so you! Love the pretty yellows and reds. You both did a wonderful job and you have created a warm, inviting and snuggie place to linger.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  94. You and Mr Precious have certainly been working hard! Love your butter and soft greeness in your kitchen -- when you finish up, can you come do mine?

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  95. Oh I just love it! Looks so much brighter in yellow!

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  96. That was a huge project and well worth it... so clean and bright now... and you are a rooster girl too?? love them..

    Thanks for taking the time to comment on my new blog... I so appreciate it!!

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  97. Worth waiting on, it looks great. I am wondering how anyone gets this many comments... if I get 15 I think I am flying. Thanks for sharing.5*

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  98. Oh, I just love your pretty home - maybe because our color choices are similar. I love my sweet yellow kitchen and my white cabinets, too - and it's still fun to accent with RED, isn't it! I just helped my daughter with her kitchen a bit - and she has added chickens to her decor. She has a chicken coop outside, too! This was a fabulous post, and I just had to tell you so!
    Hugs, Patti

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  99. Wonderful
    and lovely, Shelia!!!

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  100. Everything is so inviting. The nice thing about yellow and red is that they go so well together you can switch things in and out easily, like the curtains in your breakfast room. The rods/handles you found are perfect, who's going to look at the style when your roosters are hanging from them?

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  101. I just loved reading this post, Shelia! Of course, I was singing to myself all the while. I can just see Clint Eastwood on that wagon. "Where ya goin'? I don't know. When will ya get there? I ain't certain. All that I know is I am on my way...."

    Love your kitchen! I think it looks wonderful--so homey and bright and cheerful. Great job with your updates!

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  102. This is a marvelous transformation of your kitchen, and I enjoyed your home tour here.

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  103. I love your roosters, how beautifully you have them displayed. Thank you for sharing. Blessings, Janet

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