Sunday, August 28, 2011

The Kitchen Reveal

Okay, you've waited long enough. I haven't finished the china cabinet, but it is not in the kitchen proper. I'll post pics when that's done.



For those that are just joining us, a run down of the colors. The walls are a bright sunny yellow, the upper cabinets and island a very pale lemon yellow and the lower bank of cabinets are a jadeite green. Not a color for the shy. It's such a change from my stately shades of grey/sage greens and I am loving the vibrancy of it all. These pics where taken yesterday morning before it was light out. It seems easier for the camera to handle colors without the window light distorting the contrasts.




Paints are all oil because it is exceptionally durable. I'm told they are working on a latex that will be just as durable but so far, nothing comes close to good old fashioned oil based paints. I used satin finish on all the cabinets.


The stools will be painted a cherry red, because I just love those 40's colors. One of these days I might have to scare up myself a set of Fire King, Syracuse or some other vintage restaurant ware dishes.


Parting shot: Tiny Toadies Squeezed in Tightly

15 comments:

  1. LOVE your kitchen -- and your Tiny Toadies!

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  2. WOW! The kitchen looks great!!!! I know you're glad it's finished (except the bar stools.) Isn't it a wonder that they both can squeeze in that space without a squabble!!!

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  3. Woohoo! Great work! You must be so proud....and tired.

    It looks great. I love your colors.

    Ha my verification word is "redifies" which is what your plans for the stools and dinner ware would do!

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  4. I love your kitchen too! Every time I see a kitchen in another color scheme it makes me want to paint mine again! I don't think that would go over well with Mr. Lady.

    The Tiny Toadies are adorable as always.

    Irene has left us unscathed! Yay!

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  5. Hmm, posted a comment earlier but it never showed up so here it goes again - WOW!!! It looks great!

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  6. Love the green and the yellow. The cherry red is really going to set it all off beautifully.

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  7. BEAUTIFUL! Love the kitchen, can I please have one just like it?

    Stella and Robin are the cutest toadies I have ever seen!

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  8. Well THANK YOU ALL! I AM rather smitten with my kitchen, and the tiny toadies too. :)

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  9. Oh, job well done! So beautiful. Are the counters cherry wood? Love the snugglers too.

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  10. it is so lovely I am envious! And it makes me want to learn to cook right! have a wonderful time in your gorgeous kitchen and now... it is time for you to play again.
    denise/deBRAT in tampa bay Florida

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  11. I want that kitchen in my house!! Oh wait, I live in a dustbowl. I think I have to just love yours. Ad Fab!

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  12. love it all! the drawer handles are great. Are you sure you dare cook and make a mess in there?!
    tiny toadies unite! they must be exhausted!

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  13. Theresa it's beautiful! Wonderful color choices. I just love your kitchen. I hope mine turns out half as well.

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  14. Congratulations on your kitchen. It looks great!

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  15. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! I am so jealous!!!!

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