Monday, March 18, 2013

Kitchen Pictures

Finished the kitchen window valences yesterday and here is my finished kitchen!

  
I'm going to show some before and after pictures and try to explain in a few words what changes we made.

before

after

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after

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 after

Brooke, Taylor and Brittany....sanding away!

We needed to sand all the cabinets, baseboard, trim and mouldingAll our hands were raw after all the sanding!


 Here is the start of me painting yellow on the walls.  I had to two coats for the walls and two coats for the ceiling.


 Jared sprayed the cabinets with an oil paint.  The paint color is Sensible Hue by Sherwin Williams.  I really love this shade of gray and how they turned out.  Jared professionally sprays stains and paints on pianos and the spray gun he used only takes oil paint.  That's why we used an oil paint rather than a laytex.  

After searching the Internet for painting ideas, we decided to paint all the trim and molding the same as the cabinets.  

We had to tape off the floors, windows appliances before Jared spayed the gray.

 

  Found the darling canisters at Macy's yesterday!  I thought they matched my yellow tin really well!

 While my mom was here this last week, we snuck away a couple of times and picked up some fun accessories.  Found a darling table cloth and mirror at Target, a couple of Teal (pops of color) vases at TJ Max and some candles at Hobby Lobby.  

We also changed the light that went above my table.  I found the new light at Lowe's on sale for a really great price some time ago!
 


...and here are my new valencesThese are the 4th ones I've had in my Kitchen.  I really wanted to give them more of a modern look this time and again....after looking for ideas on the Internet, thought that horizontal pleats would give me the look I wantedI picked up the fabric at Pacific Fabrics.  Made my pleats first, left extra on the top to make a loop for the rod, added a lining by sewing right sides together and then flipping it right sides out.  Pressed really good and then folded and sewed the extra fabric I allowed for the loop.  They were very easy and fast to do up!  

Next up is our little bathroom that sits off our kitchen. ;o)
 

Ty is just over a month now.  He's all limbs right now, long arms and long legs.
 We are having so much fun with him!

~Jenny~ 

 

26 comments:

Abby / Linda said...

Beautiful! Gorgeous! Turned out great! But the best thing in this whole post is the baby! Aren't
they wonderful!

Esther said...

Love your new kitchen, it looks so fresh and cheery. What an undertaking with a new baby and all, I am tired just thinking of it. Ty is beautiful, thanks for posting some photos, and I hope more will follow.

Sherril said...

I am so happy that I was there to participate in the venture. It was exciting for me to be there when you chose the fabric and some of the accessories.

MOST OF ALL, I KNOW THAT MY DAUGHTER KNOWS HOW TO WORK AND IS VERY CREATIVE AND DISCIPLINED.

THE BEST PART WAS TO HOLD AND CARE FOR TY AND TO INTERRACT WITH TAYLOR, BRITTANY, BROOKE, TRAYTON, TOBY AND TY. ALSO MOM AND DAD!

Auntie Pami said...

Wow! Amazing paint job. That is a nice yellow.

Frog Quilter said...

Oh to hold a baby again. LOVE!

LindaLouQuilts said...

You really did a nice job on the kitchen. Looks so nice and clean and bright. Love the pictures of all your kids helping with the sanding and the baby is just too cute!

Natalia from Piece N Quilt said...

It's fabulous Jenny!

Judi said...

The kitchen looks amazing! So fun to have all the kiddos helping. Ty is a gorgeous baby! I hope you are doing well.

knitandpatch said...

The kitchen is wonderful, looks much more friendly with the yellow.

Tammy said...

Wow, Jenny, it's gorgeous. The yellow paint color is perfect!

kitty said...

Wow, you all did a great job!! You've chosen a very beautiful shade of grey and I love your valances! Ty is such a lovely baby !! Thank you for sharing all these pictures!

Alicia said...

Love the look you've created! It looks fantastic!

Melia Mae Quilting said...

Your kitchen turned out great and your little man is sooo precious!

Lee said...

The kitchen looks amazing, and Ty is so adorable! : )

Susan Lawson said...

Looks very nice, your gonna love the oil paint, incredibly easy to clean. But what I find amazing is how much your able to accomplish with a little one!

Rebecca Grace said...

I can't believe you managed to tackle a project like this while caring for a newborn! Your kitchen looks fantastic. The valances and color scheme are fresh and perfect -- I think your kitchen matches your blog design now! Also I think that oil paint, while more challenging for most DIY-ers, gives a harder and more durable finish for cabinets, especially in the kitchen. Latex paints can get kind of tacky and sticky when it gets hot and humid, long after it has supposedly cured. Great job!

jojo said...

Fabulous!

QuiltyGirl said...

So lovely! I can't believe how much your accomplish - and with a newborn! :)

Lora said...

I love the yellow & gray combo! And Ty is SUCH a cutie!

Melissa Corry said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous and your little guy is just adorable!!

Jenny said...

I've been wanting to paint my kitchen/dining room yellow for quite some time...(i think several paint swatches have been in my purse for over a year! ugh.) maybe this will be the year! i just might end up with Optimistic yellow. love it!

Patti said...

The whole kitchen looks amazing, and the valances are the icing on the cake!
Ty looks like the perfect baby on his quilt!

Karin said...

the kitchen looks amazing! I am trying to work up the courage to paint my cabinets.... they are horrible laminate (faux wood), but they do have wood frames on the doors at least..... I want to paint them a really really really pale aqua - and maybe glaze them, but I'm chicken!
Your little man is just so adorable! I can't wait for someday to have a grandbaby! Someday!

ROBERT YOUNG said...

we are in process of new carpet /paint ceiling and walls and some much needed dressers (18) yrs old and i decided after i already had paint stuff out i would paint the bathroom cabinets did you know the drawer fronts only fit one way and if you mix them up you spend 2 hrs redoing them ###### many bad words applied here yours looks great !!
diana y just a thought you should make custom dies of your ruler for accuquilt

Maureen Clifford said...

What an awesome job! You have quite a talent for decorating! And with everything you have on your plate as well! Your baby boy is just beautiful! I miss those days!

Leila said...

Beautiful! You are one busy woman!

How do you like your tile counter tops? We are looking to replace ours and my husband thinks large tiles would be a good idea, but I am worried about installation and cleaning the gout. What has your experience been like?