Monday, April 23, 2012

Kitchen Renos Before & After

It has been 10 months of constant work, ripping out flooring, cupboards, bathrooms, painting...and evidenced from these renovation photos. We are tired but elated at the progress we have made. I felt really good posting these before and after photos...its kinda weird to look at them and think of all that we have done in the last few months. A bit of a visual diary... 

When we moved in we had decided to live in this home a while before we started to do anything...but alas the reno bug hit and I couldn't sit still. So out came my thinking hat and I started to plan and scheme.
 My hubby said go for I did...and he being the wonderful husband that he is became my carpenter, plumber, tile setter & electrician...and so much more...thank you honey for all you have done. We worked hard and made a great team!

 Antique reproduction grey cabinet from Donald Kirkby's 18th C Atelier. The cabinet holds my collection of white Medalta farm bowls that I have been amassing for some years now. 
The small white cabinet is an antique kitchen piece which I purchased back in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. On the wall is a old grain sifter...I have placed a nest, shells and feathers on the inside rim. The ceiling mounted chandelier is from Pennsylvania. Everything sits on our new slate floor.

Antiqued oil rubbed black kitchen cabinets and island with Walnut butcher block top.
 Doing 98% of the work ourselves allowed us to splurge on the kitchen. I have never been a fan of those all white kitchens...I prefer warm and cozy...dark and rustic. 


We put in a gas stove, stainless steel appliances, white apron farm sink and a granite counter-top. A tile back-splash will be installed at a later date.

Home Sweet Home

Thanks you so much for your comments...sorry if I haven't gotten back to you...spring has sprung and I have been busy in the garden as well as unpacking all the stuff that has been in the garage for the last 10 months.
Have a sunshiny day!


Charlene said...

I LOVE all the things you've chosen for your redo. We are just about to get started with major redo's ourself & I'm not looking forward to it!!!! Thanks for sharing. I especially love the flooring you chose & the bathroom sinks are 2DIE4!!!

bayrayschild said...

Susan, all of you and your hubby's hard labor has payed off BIG TIME.
I LOVE everything you have done!
The color choices are perfect!



Brynwood Needleworks said...

Just beautiful, Susan. I think it suits you perfectly! You guys did a great job.

Melissa said...

O you lucky girl - all so lovely! Your DH did a wonderful job!

WoolenSails said...

I love your new kitchen, my kind of style.


Unknown said...

Wow! Rich and Rustic flavors... Beautiful! :-)

~ Deb

Debora Hoffmann said...

Oh, it's beautiful, Susan! Wow!

Michelle May-The Raspberry Rabbits said...

Looooooooooooooooove!!! Love the cabinets!! Totally in looooooooooove with the floor! So gorgeous!!!!

Kays Kids said...

What a wonderful warm feel you have given to you home. You must both be worn out but thrilled. Well done, you live in a little piece of heaven.

Catherine said...

Love it! Very beautiful and inviting!

jerilanders said...

It is just FABULOUS! Your husband can join the hall of fame for DIY'ers like my husband. It is so satisfying to accomplish all of this on one's own, all that hard work is so worth it. I'm with you, I care not for stark white rooms, give me cozy and warm any day. You have a wonderful kitchen now! I love the antique cabinet and the candle chandelier from PA. We have one of those in our kitchen too. LOVE IT< GREAT JOB!

Maggie said...

It is just amazing! I love, LOVE, everything you chose for the room. It is just so inviting. And I love the walnut countertop on the island. Did I say that I LOVE this room?

Kari from Meadowview Farm said...

Beautiful redo...every step was/is just so thoughtful!

Kim said...

Looks like a little piece of heaven.
Everything looks just the way I'd like my home to look. Beautiful job.
I hope you enjoy it for many years to come. Thanks for showing us :0) you must be so happy to have it over and done with!

Any little mice about to be born?
Happy Sewing

Theresa said...

LOVE!!! LOVE!!!! The redo on your kitchen. I showed Hubby and he says you guys can come visit and redo our kitchen...LOL. Beautiful job!!!

Carole Campanile said...

Gorgeous!! I really love the flooring. I remodeled my kitchen in late 2010/early 2011 and went with the dark warm tones. The designer tried to tell me the trend was towards the while, but I don't "trend". My cabinets are rubbed with dark stain, but still retain a wood tone; I wish I had gone a bit darker now that I see how fabulous yours are. Thanks for Sharing.

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