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June 1, 2009

From 1939 Sad to 2009 FAB ~ My Kitchen!

Phew! I’ve just spent the weekend re-painting our kitchen – it went from a pale sickly yellow to a warm yellow called Powell Bluff (Benjamin Moore)… and I think it looks fantastic! A great big thank you to Maria Killam from Colour Me Happy for her help in choosing this lovely colour!Butterfly

In the great big scheme of things though, changing the wall colour of our kitchen is small potatoes compared to it’s original transformation a little over a year ago! And since this is Monday – the very day that Susan from Between Naps on the Porch hosts her fun and popular weekly blog party Metamorphosis Mondays – I thought I’d share the complete and dramatic before and after of our kitchen!

In the beginning (2008) there was a little bungalow built in 1939 with an original and pretty damned ugly kitchen!

Here’s the evidence… photo taken on move-in day:

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The same view this evening…

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I’m CRAZY about my farm sink!!!!!!!

How about this…

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HaHa! Move-in day again. And my old pup, Simon… he likes to hang his head in my photos!! :-)

Again… same view…

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Hey… I’m not done sharing yet! Here’s another angle of the room, transformed!

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If you’ve read my “Project Overload? Never!” post you’ll know that we’ll be installing a window in that far wall sometime this summer and I’m so looking forward to being able to look out to the backyard while sitting at the little bistro table! Once the window is installed we’ll complete the paneled wainscoting on that wall (if you look closely you can see that there’s nothing there except the originally sickly yellow wall paint).

So… Do you like what you’re seeing so far?

How about some pics of mayhem??!! LOL!

[07Dec27] Kitchen Tearout 4 [07Dec27] Kitchen Tearout 8 [07Dec27] Kitchen Tearout 10

[07Dec28] Kitchen Tearout 6 [07Dec28] Kitchen Tearout 8

And some photos of us putting it back together…

[08Jan] Drywall 1 [08Jan] Drywall 3

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This is a fantastic photo of my brother Brad and his partner Shelley… the were so unbelievably helpful during the drywall phase of our remodel, sanding until they were almost unrecognizable! Ha! Love you guys!!

 

Below… photos of me happily tiling and my handsome Brian installing the stair railing.

 

 

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Enough of that boring tear-out and rebuild stuff… you’ve come to see and read about a metamorphosis!

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See… there’s my Simon, hanging his head again! HaHaHa!!

While I’ve got you looking down… like my tiling handiwork?

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Again… same view:

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And this is the view of the kitchen from the dining room…

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I’m a little sad… the transformer in one of our beautiful stained glass pendant lights has been damaged and has to be replaced. Until that’s done, only one of the lights works… so I can’t show you how pretty they are when they’re all lit up. :-( Well… I can show you the one light!

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I love our back door and I’m soooo looking forward to the day when it accesses a fan-tabulous back deck! I still have to paint the exterior side, but I haven’t decided on a colour yet! Maybe a dark red like the front door??

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My granite – Crema San Marco. Love the colour and veining!

My backsplash is a combination of taupe subways and glass listellos (not loving my backsplash) :-(

And a last look at the breakfast area…

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So.. now you’ve seen one of the largest transformations in our little house to date. The space was so much fun to design and remodel… and equally fun to share with you! It’s time for you to head back to Between Naps on the Porch so you can visit the other metamorphoses found in this week’s blog party… that is, after you’ve said “hello” to me in a comment of course!

Thanks for dropping by!!

Victoria from Edin Interiors

49 comments:

Sharon said...

how lovely is your bistro table!!This is a great make-over. I can't believe you did the tiling job all by yourself-WOW.

Linda/"Mom" said...

* MAGNIFICENT!!! Sincerest CONGRATS on an incredibly well done job! ("WOW!")~~~ Simply stunning, as is your most ADORABLE, PRECIOUS "PUP"!!!

Warmly,
Linda in AZ *

mbkatc230 said...

I'm so excited to finally see this kitchen! We've seen "glimpses" in other pictures that hinted at how gorgeous it is. This does not disappoint! Just a beautiful transformation. I know how much work went into this, but the payoff is so worth it. I love those pendant lights. You're not happy with the backsplash? I think it's beautiful. And I love the new color. Great post Victoria. Kathy

qerat said...

I love to do things at home, but I envy people who actually have the patience to actually do it :)
Great job Victoria looks great and seeing it being transformed is amazing

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Victoria,
first of all my apologies - the last time I commented I did not realize that it was not Kelly I was commeting to.
Your kitchen transformation is adorable. Oh my, this was a whole lot of work but the result is a little miracle. Looks very very cosy and warm. I love that little breakfast corner that looks a bit like a French Café.
Greetings to Kelly too, Petra from Munich

SilverLining Designs said...

WOW!!! What a beautiful makeover! You must be thrilled and must never want to leave that room. I did a complete kitchen makeover a few years ago and was so happy when it was completed. The mess and trying to live through it all was very stressful.

Paul Anater said...

Wow Victoria, thanks for the tour. Your kitchen is beautiful --you guys did a fantastic job. That you did it yourselves must make is doubly satisfying. Bravo!

Christy said...

Victoria - it's stunning! You should totally submit it to a magazine. And I love how your dog shows up in a couple of the photos - too cute! It makes me wonder - do you have to keep a ladder handy to reach the top cabinets? And that sink - swoon. Lovely!

Boosalis Bloggle said...

What a stunning makeover! I love it all!!

Lisa (aka) French said...

WOWZA!!! this is stunning what a transformation!! Love it all;) French

Michelle said...

What an amazing transformation!! That was quite an undertaking!! You and your helpers did an amazing job, I love the picture of your brother and his partner...posing like they weren't covered in dust! Funny! Great post!
Michelle

Susan Lang said...

What a great post showing your before and after and your DIY photos which are inspiring. Looks great. Happy Cooking... and Dishing washing in your farm sink!

Maria Killam said...

What amazes me is that you took all these 'before' photos BEFORE you started blogging! I have been so bad at taking before pictures (not these days though now that I have a place to post them).

Your kitchen really is a beautiful transformation! And great colour too :)

Kathy said...

Gorgeous transformation! I love everything! I'm surprised you can tear yourself away! : )

Fifi Flowers said...

Your transformation is FAB!!! I LOVE the farm sink... I have one too and it is one of my favorite features! ENJOY your new kitchen!

Melissa Marie said...

WOW! Talk about a transformation!! This looks incredible! And I am beyond impressed that you were doing the tile work!! Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous... you should be so proud of yourselves! :)

Really Rainey said...

I just loved looking at your post! You all did such a wonderful job and the pay off is incredible! What great friends to help too!
Have a Happy Week!
~Really Rainey~

Gayle said...

That is an amazing transformation! Beautiful!

Lynn said...

I love what you have done to your kitchen. The transformation is unbelievable!
I just enjoy before and after photos so much...What can I say.

Tiaa @ EYInteriors said...

OMG....This is stunning! All the hard work was totally worth it! I would NEVER leave this kitchen!

Velvet and Linen said...

Well pick me up off the floor!
What a fantastic before and after.
The farm sink is beautiful. Love the shade above.
You should be incredibly proud.

xo
Brooke

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Looks like a magazine photo shoot. Fabulous!

Renee

Shelia said...

Oh, Victoria! Envy, envy envy! This is so gorgoues! This is a totally different kitchen! I love the cabinets and subway tiles, the light fixtures, your farm sink (I want one!) - just everything! It's truly beautiful!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Awesome Sara said...

Its like looking in a magazine!!! stunning!! can i live with you? i'll just live in a cabinet in your beautiful kitchen

The Bloom Girls said...

That transformation is too awesome for words! Wow! It looks fabulous!

Karyn

Maya@Completely Coastal said...

This transformation leaves me speechless, really. Loooove the farm sink too..., and the open shelving..., and everything, including the eat in nook with the bistro table (yes, I love bistro tables too -they remind me of bistro gardens in Europe). I will have my brand new kitchen soon (I hope).

Michelle said...

What a beautiful before and after Victoria. And to have done the work yourself...the best!! It's even more rewarding that way. Looks like the lighting would make it very inviting in the evening as well.

Thanks for your nice comments on Ivan's blog...so sweet of you both !! :)

Marc said...

Your renovation is fantastic - the new kitchen looks amazing.

Lorna said...

Wow, what a transformation - those photos of the lathe and plaster brought back memories - I love your belfast sink and wall tiles especially.

Kammy said...

Such a beautiful remodel ! We did ours but still have the floor to finish....I love the kitchen now - so easy to clean and fun to cook in - I am sure you are getting the same from yours !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS said...

You've made some really nice choices -- I particularly like the roman shade, floor tile, farmhouse sink and back splash. As my grandmother used to say, "Use it in good health!"

Diane said...

Oh gosh I don't know where to begin commenting! I love the cupboard doors, the pendant lights -- very unique, and the vastly improved overall look. If you ever saw the before/after photos of my kitchen you'd see a big difference what colour can make. When we moved it EVERYTHING was start white, not cream, not off-white but stark white (walls, ceiling, cupboards, and an off-white floor! Talk about white overload. I hated it even though I happen to like white.

Sheesh, how did I get onto my kitchen? Love seeing your before and afters!

Diane said...

Oh oh, just me again :) I also love those bistro chairs, that back door!! wahoo, and the roman blinds. Sorry, told you I didn't know where to begin (or end apparently).

Kim @ Manning Family Tree said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a transformation. I love your kitchen redo. And I really love your farm sink. I want one!!!! Can't believe it's the same kitchen. Pat yourselves on the back, you've done good.

Danica said...

Wow! This is amazing. I think transformation may be an understatement, this looks like it's in a different house(and much larger!). I have to admit, I did like the original tiles in the backsplash. Hopefully you were able to save them and give them a new life somewhere else.

The more I see those farm sinks, the more I want one, they are gorgeous!

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

No way! My jaw dropped when I saw the "after" photos. This is an amazing makeover. And I really like the idea of adding the window that you mentioned. Beautiful! I'd like to feature it on my blog if that's okay. I'd show a few of your photos and then send them over here to see the rest. Thanks! -J

Ryan and Julianne said...

OK, this kitchen is AMAZING. AMAZING. My favorite parts are:

- Tile -- it looks really great with those different sized shapes.
- The open shelving on the cupboards on the sides of the sink. Terrific.
- The opened-up stairwell going downstairs

But my most favorite thing is...
- The bench at the little bistro table! WONDERFUL!

And now I'm asking myself, Why haven't I thought of that before, DUH!

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

just came over from hooked on houses. i said it there and i'll say it here. it's stunning!

Jen said...

Your kitchen looks amazing! I love everything you did, it is so beautiful. You must be tired of tiling, what a job!

Anonymous said...

Great makeover! Just found your blog.

Gina

Kim said...

What a great job! It was such an inspiring transformation. Thank you for sharing.

Jenny said...

I'm visiting from Hooked On Houses and I love what you did with the kitchen. It looks great!

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Just amazing...It is truly night and day. Love your backsplash!!

Anonymous said...

I have to say I really love what you did with the kitchen...amazing !!! Very clever where you hung the TV

I just came over via Julia (heart her)...

Nice blog and nice to meet you !!!

Kathy :)
jokaj@comcast.net

Exquisite Accessories said...

I follow Julies blog from Hooked on Houses & she mentioned your blog, so I have droped in & wow you did that all yourselves, how talented are you guys! you must have worked off your butt's, I love it all I hope you enjoy your view once the window is in Elaine :)

Porch Days said...

A lot of work but well worth it. You did a great job! Saw your pics at Hooked on Houses.

TheOldPostRoad said...

I am majorly impressed! Thanks for the great pictures.

ginger said...

very nice make over - especially like the stained glass and bistro eating area...

Cher said...

Speechless. Just...wow. I adore your kitchen!

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