Wednesday, July 10, 2013

kitchen house finally got a turn! :)

We've refinished many kitchens over the past several years, and it just never gets old to me how amazing the transformation is. It's been about eight years since we last did our kitchen,
and we were ready for a change...something lighter and more subtle.

Like this...

Here is our kitchen before.
Back then I was going for a bit of a rustic feel, but with our new hardwood floors I've been
feeling like we're living in a big bowl of oatmeal with all the browns going on.

It's time for a contrast :)

As you can see below, I'd already gotten started on some of the cabinets along the back wall...
see the difference between the upper cabinets and lower?

And here it is after...with the exception of the finish baseboards around the bottom.
It's not a huge difference since I like to usually stay neutral, but it's enough of a contrast.
No more oatmeal ;)

Oh, how I love quotes...

This particular finish is in a soft antique white, with a tea-stain rub.

It feels like a brand new kitchen all over again! And that makes me a happy gal :)

UPDATE: New Granite! Yay!! 

Now I'm a DOUBLE happy gal! :)

Rustica Hardware Co.

I've always been partial to sliding barn doors, so you can imagine
my excitement when stumbling across these...
Ranch Barn Door -
Full X Barn Door - Style Craftsman Door   Metal Inserts -
And check out this slender shutter door... LOVE!
Half X Barn Door Shutter -
To see the entire Rustica Hardware collection, click here.

Monday, July 1, 2013

vintage wedding pics

So last week I posted reception pics of my son and his beautiful wife, and promised that
I'd share their amazing wedding & engagement photos this week...

Sooooo, without further adieu...




I know...STUNNING huh!!
The best thing about it is these two are just as beautiful on the inside!