Wednesday, November 16, 2011

KITCHEN REVEAL

I know that I have showed you bits and pieces of the kitchen redo but I thought it was fine time I showed you some overall views. I found out yesterday that the kitchen island I ordered from Williams Sonoma will not be delivered for another 2-3 weeks. I was waiting for that to show you a complete reveal, but we will just have to wait. Bummer.

So this is the kitchen now...
...and this was it 4 weeks ago. We kept the original cabinets as you know, but had them taken off and revarnished and new hinges put on. New granite counter tops replaced these green things that I had for 20 years.
We went with brushed nickel knobs and pulls to blend in with the stainless steel appliances. Try as I might, I can't help but have a little {lot} of clutter on my counters. Some of it is even functional! Next on my list is to take down the hideous wallpaper border and paint. It went well with the green counters but not these.
I think you have seen the built in spice rack that I love, it's opposite the stove and so handy. Now, if I had a place to hide that humongous bag of dog food. My apron hangs on a little broom closet that was extra space and above it is a wee little cabinet for plastic bags.
This is the little peninsula that looks out into the living room. Most kitchens adjoin a family room, but this house was originally only 2 bedrooms and an addition was made in the 1940's that included a family room that is at the other end of the house.
This looks from the sink area to the dining area and the living room beyond. The fireplace was made by the same carpenter that did the cabinets, all in pine. It looks like a lot of wood but I just tossed the big cream colored area rug I had in the living room and have something else ordered. It looks a lot cozier with the rug.
Sorry...this is a repeat picture!!
And this is a final picture looking from the living room. As you can see, I have plenty of room for that island and I just can't wait. Did I mention that it has a marble top for rolling out dough? I have been stocking up on all of my favorite baking ingredients and implements. It would have been fantastic to have had in time for the holidays, but hey, this isn't too shabby!

I have new counter stools ordered, they are distressed white chairs with backs and upholstered seats in a gold/yellow. I am also looking for blinds. In the spring I am going to rip off the nasty wallpaper above the cabinets and paint it a nice cream color along with the walls.

So, there we have it. I'm really happy and so happy that it turned out this well. I'm joining in with a couple of parties: Potpourri Friday at 2805, Feather Your Nest Friday at French Country Cottage and a kitchen linky party with Jennifer Rizzo. Follow the links to join in and have a Happy Week! :-)

117 comments:

Toni said...

Jane - Your redone kitchen looks awesome. I am in love with that granite. And your spice rack is really great. I know you can't wait for the island - now we are going to expect to see lots of yummy baking going on! Enjoy your wonderful kitchen.

sissie said...

Hi Jane,
I love your kitchen redo. The counter tops are so pretty and the spice rack makes me envious. Can't wait to see your new center island and the bar stools.

Have fun and enjoy cooking in your new digs.

hugs
Sissie

d e l i g h t said...

It looks just wonderful and clean and organized. It must be enjoyable to cook and bake. You have a very lovely home.

Jeanette said...

Very nice! I love how open it is!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous. Love that wonderful spice rack, wow, how cool is that. Beautiful granite too. Hugs, Marty

A Cozy Cottage in the City said...

Wow, everything looks great! Thanks for sharing. We are redoing our kitchen cabinets {painting} + plumbing issues = no sink! :( Now I know how you felt when you had to wash dishes in your bathroom...that is me right now! Anyway, have a great day!

Hugs,
Jessie

Kerry said...

What a difference the lighter counters make...I'd love to do that at my place too. And I love the view from your kitchen to the living room. It looks like a lovely home to spend time in Jane.

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Wow! Looks wonderful. I can't wait to see it with the wallpaper gone. That's really going to take it up another notch. The granite is just gorgeous! Love all your little nooks and shelves. And the breakfast table is adorable! Overall, a very warm and cozy look.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh my gosh.. girl it is gorgeous! It is so open and bright. Your new island is going to be the icing on the cake. I'm looking forward to seeing it and those new bar stool chairs... hugs ~lynne~

Claudia said...

Your kitchen is gorgeous. The spice rack is inspired. I bet you can't wait to get that kitchen island!

xo
Claudia

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

It turned out wonderful Jane! The island is going to be the icing on the cake!

Sherry said...

Jane,
I love your kitchen redo!! Your cabinets and counters are gorgeous!! I really like your choices. Really pretty. It flows so beautifully with your living area too and the view of that fireplace. Great makeover!

Susie said...

LOVE THE NEW COUNTERS.THEY BRIGHTEN UP THE KITCHEN. GOOD JOB. SMILES, SUSIE

Tricia said...

Your kitchen is looking so good, Jane. I like your countertop. I can't wait to see it when you get your new island and stools. I found a cute yellow garbage can for our dog's food at Homegoods. It's metal, that old-fashioned looking kind.

Life with L said...

Hi Blondie,
Your kitchen re-do is awesome. You must be so happy. Congratulations on your wonderful new "look."
I bet you cannot wait for the island. Your new bar stools sounds lovely. It will all come together.
Enjoy ~ XO Linda

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Oh my Jane! You have to be loving it. Your new kitchen is gorgeous, and so functional too. The counter tops are de bomb!

Theresa said...

WOW, Jane... it was worth the wait:) Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the counter tops! I know you had much frustration having to wait but it is all done now, well... except for the island! Can't wait to see that too! Have a blessed day in your beautiful kitchen, HUGS!

GLENDA CHILDERS said...

I am so happy for you, Jane. Kitchens are so important and when you like your kitchen, it is just so much better.

What a lovely pre-Christmas present.

fondly,
Glenda

Bella Vista said...

Hi Janie, oooooo, so pretty and I am so happy for you. I know you are beyond thrilled. The wood color is lovely and so welcoming. I love the counter tops and the wine rack. Just gorgeous, sweet girl. Enjoy it.

Hugs, Barb ♥

Cozy Little House said...

You lucky girl you! I love the space for spices. How convenient!
Brenda

A Vintage Chic said...

It looks so wonderfully warm & inviting, Jane--love what you've done!

It's so hard to wait for things, isn't it??? That island will be there before you know it!

Wishing you a lovely day, my friend!

Julie

Donna said...

So much wonderful storage! What a warm and welcoming kitchen.

French Basketeer.com said...

How wonderful to have discovered your blog and see your beautiful new kitchen!! Stop by tomorrow for some spice info for holiday...and thank you for your comment on the tomato sauce; hope you will try it some time!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

GORGEOUS JANE!
I love it all...from the refinished cabinets to the countertops to the spice rack and the island will be the icing on the cake!
Sorry we couldn't get together for Galena but the spring will be nice too.
Also you two could venture up to our house too! Remember bears hibernate in the wintertime! lol.
Think about it!
Big Hugs,
Cindy

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Jane -- Just in time for Thanksgiving -- what a DELIGHTFUL kitchen for you to work in!! Congratulations sweet friend and enjoy your time there :)

Blessings!
Gail

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Hello Jane,
Well it looks outstanding!!! Love the granite that you went with...looking forward to seeing the island.

Blessings,
Linda

Ginger Zuck said...

I love your new kitchen. Looks like a totally different room. I know you will be even more excited when it's all complete.

laurie said...

oh my gosh what a beauty, thats a lovely home you have, its wonderful! I think the dogfood should stay,, looks like a real home,, not a magazine, its lovely, I think my apartment would fit right in there.I once had a kitchen something like this, now I have a tiny galley with no cupboards or counter space to speak of,, I will come and look at yours and drool,

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats a terrific kitchen Jane. your new counters are soooooooo pretty..
I've never seen a spice wall like thst and what a great idea it is. I have to hunt mine in the lazy susan every time. Its so great you have windows and light too.
I cant wait to see the barstools you choose. I need some new ones but I doubt that happens this year.
I know you GRIN every time you look at it~!!!

xoxo
Sonny

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Jane your kitchen looks FABULOUS and I know I said this before but I LOVE the granite you picked! I can't wait to see the island! Martina

Divine Theatre said...

WOW! That's beautiful!
I cannot imagine how happy it makes you every time you walk in!

Andie

Pat said...

Looks beautiful Jane.

Loving the granite!!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

A cozy kitchen to cook all that yumminess!

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

Love it! I am sooo jealous of that spice rack/cabinet. Love your new granite, and a little jealous of it too. It looks so cozy inside your pretty home.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It's lovely, Jane! All shiny and bright! Love your granite. The island will look great once you get it; I'll bet those 2-3 weeks will go by quickly and you should have it in time for Christmas cookie baking! There's always those little finishing touches we want to do.

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Jane! Your kitchen looks lovely and cozy too. What a wonderful spot! Can't wait to see the island.

Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Debby said...

Your kitchen looks great. I like how it all flows into the dining room and living room. The new countertops look so nice.....love the spice rack too. Enjoy.

Paula said...

It looks wonderful! I love the update with new knobs and countertops. Revarnishing your cabinets makes them look new. I know you are so happy to have a functional kitchen again.

Marigene said...

Your kitchen came out beautifully, the lighter colored counters really make a huge difference! I love the roomy spice cabinet...I have a tiny little cupboard and a rather large lidded box I keep mine in and have to dig through to find whatever spice or herb I need.
Can't wait to see your new island!

Terri said...

Wow, look at all the bloggy love! I think the kitchen is remarkable. Those countertops make a huge difference. Do you walk by them and pass your hand over them lovingly? I would!

Low Tide High Style said...

Jane it looks so good! I know you will love having that marble counter on the island to make all of your wonderful goodies. And who knows, maybe the elves will find a way to get it to you early!

Kat :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' the great new counter tops Jane, so pretty with the cabinets! Wishing I had that spice rack. I'm sure you'll have fun this Thanksgiving:@)

Our Country Bungalow said...

This is really lovely! What a warm and inviting room. You're going to have a great time cooking for the holidays!
~cathy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Hi Jane, It looks great~I think with the walls all painted a warm white you will be in heaven! I love the layout of the kitchen to the family room.

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Nice photos of your kitchen....Just love the spice rack...Looks great!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Jane
Well just getting rid of as you call it .. 'the green thing'.. makes it all so much brighter.. and cheerier.. Like the sun shine has been invited in!! You must be so pleased with the result and the kitchen island will be so useful.. and in time for xmas I hope..

Thanks for popping by.. I think You asked me last time if Positano is from Under The Tuscan Sun.. and yes it is.. it's where they filmed the beach scene.. I just love that place..

Ok.. Have a great week.. ciao xxx Julie

Stacey said...

Wow that looks fantastic! Your cabinets are beautiful. You were smart to keep them. I love that area over there where fridge is built in and the spice cabinet is on the side. It's all just right!

NanaDiana said...

Jane- Wow! It looks GREAT! The difference is night and day and it will be even more so when you get the wallpaper removed and the island in place. LOVE that you are getting a marble top for the island. I wish you had it in time for the Holidays, too! xo Diana

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Jane, Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting, I can just picture you standing at your island with your apron on rolling out pie dough. Enjoy your new kitchen during the holidays and I can't wait to see your island when it it done!
Hugz,
Kim

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Jane.....your kitchen turned out so well! You must be over the moon happy!

xo

Jo

Tracy said...

It looks fabulous Jane! The new countertops really brighten it up, don't they? I envy you those wood floors too though I'm sure a rug does give it a cozy look. I am so sick of my carpet and I'm dying to put wood floors in, but they are so expensive. Just another thing on my list! Enjoy your holiday baking!

~Country Lady~ said...

I love your new countertops. Your pine cabinets just pop! I always enjoy your posts even though I don't always respond. You are so real, and it's a true joy to read what you write. Thank you for sharing! Nice job. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Susan said...

It all looks beautiful Jane! I love your new granite countertops - they're not cluttered at all - very functional. I can't wait to see the island, too. You will be in your glory in here!
Enjoy,
Susan

Olive Cooper said...

Jane, the counter tops are off the chain. I know you are beyond ready for the island. Joe and I take forever doing any reno. We have been working on a master bedroom for a year with no end in sight so this kitchen of yours has been very fast for me. I am excited about all the baking you can get done. hugs♥O

Daffodil Hill said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the wallpaper, too. Such lovely layering! I'm going back for another look.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Jane, it looks wonderful! What a difference those lighter countertops made-everything looks so bright and pretty. And oh, that spice rack is the BEST idea! I need one of those. I'm looking around the kitchen right now to find a blank wall, but I'm not having any luck. That island is going to make a huge difference too. laurie

Faded Plains said...

It looks great...what a difference the counter top made.

Charlene said...

Your kitchen is FABULOUS!!!!!! Oh Jane it is sooooooooo worth all the work, mess, people in the your house... It turned out so pretty! YOU WILL LOVE IT! I LOVE IT!!!!

Enjoy!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Jane, your kitchen looks great! Love the new countertops! Your spice rack is very unique! That new island is going to look wonderful....bet yoou can't wait!~Hugs, Patti

High Street Cottage said...

Jane it's wonderful!!! I have the same brushed nickle knobs and I love them, especially the cup style drawer pulls.
I love the rich look of the wood, and the counter tops amazing! Not to mention there's so much room!!!

Jacqueline said...

Jane it looks just beautiful. I can't believe the difference. It is amazing what a little redo can accomplish - like a whole new kitchen.

I have never seen a spice rack like that, it is just incredible. Hope your new island gets here quickly and is in for Christmas. That will be just perfect in that space. Have a wonderful day!

Shelia said...

Hi Jane! Oh, I love your new kitchen! The granite is so beautiful! Your cabinets look new!
Oh, now don't mess it up! ;)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

sharon said...

what a lovely friendly kitchen Jane, and with the island it will be perfect. You have a beautiful family home.
xox

Blog Stalker said...

Great looking Kitchen! I know how exciting it can be to redo things "just the way you want". congrats.

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

What a difference those lovely new bench tops make Jane! Can't wait to see it all again with the island in place.
Amanda x

Karen said...

Beautiful job, the new granite makes a HUGE difference in the vibe.. your home is warm and inviting, Jane :-)

April said...

Jane...it is absoltely GORGEOUS! I really love everything about it! Your countertops are definitely a favorite of mine. Looks like the perfect place to entertain!

Lori said...

Yeah for it being complete!! Cannot wait to see your island ~ it will be perfect I just know it. Maybe Santa will deliver it??!!

Laurel said...

Looks great, so warm and inviting!!!Just in time for the holidays...enjoy :) Laurel

The Tablescaper said...

Your kitchen redo looks great. You hit the nail on the head about the border. I've been thinking it's time to pull the ones down in my home too. It's funny how we love them when we put things up, but after time....even decorating with classics need freshening. Hope the island you ordered comes soon!

- The Tablescaper

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Jane! Yay...aren't you so happy? I love your kitchen. It is warm and I love how open it is to the other area of the house. Wow...your home is beautiful...just like you my dear! Oh I am so thrilled for you. Well maybe you will get your island by Christmas...early to celebrate! So happy for you.
Blessings,
Debbie

Maggie said...

The makeover is wonderful, the new counter tops really make a difference and even a small change such as drawer pulls is noticeable too.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow..the new counter tops have really lightened up your kitchen. It's so amazing how just changing one thing can make such a huge difference. I long for a new kitchen but it's not going to happen..so I will just come and visit yours! Your description of the island and your new stools was great. I know you must just be so impatient for it all to come together.
I love seeing views from a distance. It gives us such a different and more realistic idea of the home.. LOVE it. You sound so pleased and proud! :)

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Jane!
Your kitchen is beautiful!
It will be so much fun cooking Thanksgiving dinner there. The granite counter tops are fabulous with your cabinetry! I love the new hardware!

The layout of your home is perfect for entertaining! Spacious yet a warm cozy feeling.

Your pantry spice rack is unbelievable!

I could go on and on!
~Lynne
[w/L]

Nancy's Notes said...

Jane, your kitchen looks fabulous! I love every detail, your granite is just awesome and so are your cabinets! Your home really, just beautiful!

stefanie said...

its gorgeous!!!!!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Oh wasn't it worth all the work? I love that you can see your fireplace from the kitchen and that it's so open. Well done girl. Looking forward to seeing the island.

lvroftiques said...

I think your kitchen (and living room) look beautiful! I have my dog food hiding in a rattan basket *winks* Vanna

Honey at 2805 said...

Your kitchen and counter tops are spectacular! Love that spice rack! It was well worth the wait, wasn't it?

Thanks for linking to Potpourri Friday!

bj said...

O, Blondie...it is just BEAUTIFUL. I love it...and know how proud you are of it. Wow...and I can't wait to see the island...That spice rack is out of this world. Girl, you are gonna be able (and probably expected) to turn out some fabulous SEMI HOMEMADE goodies....Yummmm....
hugs, bj

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous, adorable and cozy, dear Jane! I love it and granite is the best, we redid ours 1 1/2 years ago with the granite and I am thrilled, it's so practical and terrific! Can't wait til you get the center island and it'll be a perfect kitchen, why with that great spice rack!! Hugs, FABBY

Melanie said...

Your kitchen is lovely and I definitely like the new counter tops instead of the green ones! I also like how the kitchen opens up into the dining area, which also opens up into the family room.

Pondside said...

I love it, Jane!
You know, I have green counter tops and I detest them - we are looking at new counter tops and I can't wait!
Your kitchen looks beautiful - I love the wood. Can't wait to see the island.

Kathleen Grace said...

Your kitchen is beautiful Jane! I love the new counter top and, truthfully, I like the wallpaper but I understand how you need a change after a while. It looks so warm and cozy, I can't wait to see the island:>)

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Jane, you must be so pleased! Your kitchen is so lovely. And it is ready just in time for the holidays. Yay!!!

I love your spice rack, by the way. How cool is that!!! :D

Enjoy your Friday!
~RJ

Knitty said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I am envious of all the windows letting in natural light. If it wasn't for the need of some wall space to hang art, I think I could live with glass walls. I guess I'd need to hire someone to keep up with cleaning them though. ;-)

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Jane, I LOVE IT!!! It looks Fabulous!! Love the granite and the cabinets with the brushed nickel hardware are perfect!! You have so much wonderful light streaming in....sooooo pretty!!

I know you are thrilled to have it done and everything put back together! You did an awesome job and I can't wait to see the island!

Have a GREAT weekend!

Lou Cinda :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Jane...

Ohhh...it's sooo beautiful, my friend! I'm just ecstatic for you! Your cabinets turned out beautifully and I love that you decided to use the pewter knobs and pulls to go with the stainless appliances...very pretty! And...of course...your new countertops are GORGEOUS!!! I have a question for you...I noticed that you have a green walls in part of your kitchen. If you take the wallpaper down..will you paint it the same green color? Just curious! Hehe! Well, dear lady...your kitchen just looks fabulous! I can't wait to see your new island. You're right, you have plenty of room for it! Oooh...and marble top? Sooo pretty!

I loved getting to see full views of your beautiful kitchen and living room! You have a beautiful home, Jane! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Well dear friend, just wanted to wish you and your family a very blessed Thanksgiving!

Love ya,
Chari

Melissa Miller said...

Jane of my goodness gracious it is gorgeous! I absolutely love your built in spice area. The island is going to be fab-u-lous. Show us!

Thanks for checking out my dreaming and pins. I do need some dresses soon. I'll be sure and post what I end up buying.

Happy Thanksgiving sweet friend!

Warmly, ~Melissa :)

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Jane, it looks great! So cozy, just like I knew it would be. Happy weekend, sweetie.xoxo Lidy

Rebecca said...

It looks awesome...I wish mine was done...WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...it's NOT!

Happy Thanksgiving JanieGirl...You are blessed~

xoRebecca

Deborah said...

Jane your kitchen looks fabulous!!
Im so thrilled for you!!
The counter-top is gorgeous!
Im sure the island will be beautiful as well!
What a great spot to cook and gather...just lovely my friend!

Deborah xoxoxoxo

Gypsy Heart said...

Gorgeous! You're really going to love it with the island the paint job. I can't imagine having space in a kitchen...mine is like a closet. :-( I don't think it's fair for someone who loves to cook to have this kind of kitchen. LOL

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Pat

Gypsy Heart said...

Gorgeous! You're really going to love it with the island the paint job. I can't imagine having space in a kitchen...mine is like a closet. :-( I don't think it's fair for someone who loves to cook to have this kind of kitchen. LOL

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Pat

Debbie said...

What a huge kitchen you have my dear...the better for baking in I see! That island is going to be your favorite place to spend time Jane. I absolutely LOVE my butcher block.
Those counter tops are divine! How convenient to have all of your spices so close to the stove AND your new island.
I so love seeing your home....from one end to the other!!!! Just beautiful!

xinex said...

What a treat to see your kitchen, Janie. It looks so nice. It will look even better with the island. I love your spice rack, maybe I should copy that cause our frig is at the end and there is no wall on one side. Come and check out my blog, it's about the working cotton plantation you and Al wanted to see when you came here....Christine

Elaine said...

Lovely kitchen, what a great space.
Perfect for entertaining. I see lots of parties in your future!

raggygirlvintage said...

Ta-da!! So worth all the hard work Jane, now you get to cook and enjoy it all! Hope they surprise you and the island arrives super soon!
Tracey

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Jane, your kitchen looks wonderful! Love the lighter granite countertops. They really set off the rich color of the cabinets. The pulls look great and the spice rack is fabulous. Can't wait to see the island and the stools. You have made great choices! Linda

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

How pretty, Jane! Can't wait to see it with the island! Thanks so much for your congratulations! I appreciate all the bloggy love!...hugs...Debbie

Marla and Steve said...

Amazing. I love every new detail!! Love that granite. I have a similar shade of wood on my cabinets and that granite looks perfect with it. I also have the same color green in my family room, only I have it running through my kitchen. LOVE LOVE LOVE and can't wait for the rest when you get it all in.

Karena said...

Jane wow I can see why you are so excited!!So light and bright and your island will be perfect!!

Love and Hugs,

Karena
Art by Karena

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the redo. Your home looks so warm and inviting. The kind of place filled with family and friends. The spice rack is the most unique. Great job!
Hugs,
Patti

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Lucky lady! Your island is going to be fabulous!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Jane, this looks WONDERFUL! What a difference those counter tops have made!

We repurposed our cabinets too. We painted them a creamy color and used black hardware on them. Cabinet are just waaaaaaaaaaay too expensive!

I just LOVE that spice rack too!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

GardenofDaisies said...

Your kitchen redo looks wonderful! I love your cabinets, so I'm really glad you kept them. The new hardware and countertop look fantastic.

Ticking and Toile said...

Jane,
Your kitchen looks so wonderful!! You're going to have such a great time cooking for the holidays!

xo,
Shellagh

Daniella said...

Awesome!!
I have been waiting to see your new kitchen, and it does not disappoint! It looks wonderful!!
When the stools and island show up it will be better than perfect!!
I read your above post, and your cookies and dishes look awesome too!!
xxDaniella

Susie Q said...

Just stunning Jane! I am in serious envy but SO happy for you! What a beautiful, warm and welcoming space! Your home is just lovely!
Love,
Sue

Cindy said...

Your kitchen is wonderful!!! Love your beautiful countertops and your spice rack is wonderful! You have a beautiful home!

Desire Empire said...

The revamped kitchen looks great. Love the new granite bench tops and await your island bench with interest. They really are wonderful for entertaining and just making the kitchen the hub of the home.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Wow Jane... That's just fabulous! I envy your beautiful counters.... I am aching for white marble, but I understand they stain easily... Still thinking I might the bullet... mine are white, builder's formica.

Love your new hardware too. Isn't it amazing what a difference it will make?

Huggies,
Spencer

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

The kitchen looks wonderful! I love how the granite looks with the cabinets. Isn't it just amazing how much difference countertop can make. I'd forgotten about that wonderful spice cabinet of yours. No matter how I arrange mine, they all seem to tumble out of the cabinet when I take one out! Love it all!

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting, Jane. You have a lot of storage and counter space. Your countertops are gorgeous!

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Jane... it looks fantastic! The countertops really lighten and brighten the whole space. I love the view of the fireplace... so cozy and inviting. So excited for you to get the island... it sounds great! Enjoy!!

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Looks fantastic Jane!
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving in that lovely setting today!
xx
A

Erin said...

Wow, the kitchen looks beautiful, Jane! Just switching out the counter top made a *world* of difference. And the cabinets look all spiffy and shiny with that refinish! Enjoy your updated space. :)

Erin