Sunday, September 5, 2010

My Newness of Kitchen!

Hello, Dear Ones! I have more to share with your today about my kitchen. First I want to take you all the way back to 1997 when we bought our 1970s home. The kitchen was painted all a light cream and it was boring...I took a picture of a picture so it's not very clear.

I stenciled a little border up at the top of the room. I used to love to stencil.

If you visit me often you know I posted a few weeks back about painting my little kitchen from red to soft yellow. You can read about it HERE if you'd like or you can look at my sidebar and click on Kitchen.

I've been enjoying the change very much. But there's been some more changes! Woo Hooness! I'm so excited because now I have new countertops, backsplash and under counter lights! :)

Ta dah!! Do you love it? Oh, I love it to pieces! Did I tell you I'm excited? :)

It takes some nasty to make some pretty! Do you see the bottom left hand photo? The cabinets used to be that yucky green color. Now I never got to experience the avocadoness of this color - hallelujah!! :)

Newly laid boards for the countertops and purple sheet-rock! The color purple! :)

Yay! I'm loving this so much. Do you like it? Have I asked you before? :) The granite is called Giallo Ornamental and the backsplash is beadboard! Here the beadboard is installed before it was painted. It comes in white and looked pretty good I thought.

Woo Hooness! I've said that too, haven't I? I love this stuff!

I'm going to share one of my dirty little secrets with you because I love and trust you! :) See that big ole hole? Well, in 1997 there was a huge old ugly nonworking Jenne Air grill here. Also had a Jenne Air cooktop with only two burners working. So we did get a new cooktop and had the installers take out the grill leaving me this nice square hole. So I went out and found a big Boos Block cutting board to cover up the hole and it's been there ever since! :)

But now ~ no more hole! I love it! I'll keep my Boos Block for when I want to chop chop chop! :)

Here's a close up of the countertops.

Here's a look at the beadboard all painted out in pretty soft yellow like my walls. Mr. Precious did not want beadboard. He wanted tile like most folks have. I didn't so I begged and pleaded and cried and guess what? I got my way! :) Works every time!! :) I'm so good!

Okay, here's the kitchen window now. Do you love it? I do!!

I got a new Moen faucet with many charms. I'm in love with my new faucet too! Can you love a new faucet with many charms? Well, you bet your tiny dripping hands you can! :) You know I'm a silly! ;)

Isn't my new faucet so very sleek and pretty? I've just been captured by her charms.

Smile honey, here's your closeup!

Her lovely little head pops almost off and her neck stretches out and with the poke of a button you can spray the water or you can just let it flow. Faucet love, yes siree Bob! :)

New window sill all prettied up and level unlike my Formica before!!

Got a new undermount sink and thought I had better keep my little red sink mats to protect it from scratches as long as I could! :) I still love red!

Nice deep corners to play on! :) If you know me, you know I love stuff! Lots of stuff! And I like to poke it around all over the place! :)

I previously shared with you that I painted my little peninsula this soft sweet green. There is really a lot of room under these cabinets so I keep my pots and pans in there.

Mr. Precious came up with the idea of poking the microwave under here and I'm loving it! With the microwave under here I have more room to poke stuff on my countertops! :)
Yes, I know, you're seeing tea towels placed between my frying pans. I do that so they don't get scratched! I'm so creative you know! :)

Thought I would show you that I have these very nice drawers under my cabinets and it's so much easier for me to get to things instead of getting down on my tiny olden knees and searching for things. I'd have a hard time getting up anyway! :)

Decorations! I just love to play! :)

See where the breadbox is? Well, that is where my red box of a microwave was. The breadbox was in the corner and now it's freed up so much more space and I can play in the corners now! :) I'm still loving this stuff!

I hope you've enjoyed seeing a little transformation in my tiny little kitchen! I'm in love with her, are you surprised? I may just bring my pillow down here tonight and climb up (with help, of course) and sleep on my countertops! Nah!

I'm joining our Dear Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Met Monday,
our Dear Cielo at The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday.
our Dear Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday.

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

Shake, Rattle and Roll

Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans
Get out from that kitchen and rattle those pots and pans
Well, roll my breakfast 'cause I'm a hungry man

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Well, you never do nothin' to save your doggone soul
Wearin' those dresses, your hair done up so nice
Wearin' those dresses, your hair done up so nice
You look so warm, but your heart is cold as ice

I'm like a one-eyed cat, peepin' in a sea-food store
I'm like a one-eyed cat, peepin' in a sea-food store
I can look at you, tell you don't love me no more
I believe you're doin' me wrong and now I know
I believe you're doin' me wrong and now I know
The more I work, the faster my money goes
~ sung by Bill Haley