Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Rivah Kitchen Re-Do Completed

Yes it has been quite some time since I have been onto my blog - BUT I  have been visiting yours!!!  Time has come and gone and I have been so busy - SO ...let me show you what I have been up to -----

As I have said in a few other posts my husband has acquired his family cottage that has been in his family since 1953 - Well, it has been the same all these years and I felt it was time to make some changes and make it more of a summer/Rivah cottage.  I decided to start in the kitchen..We didn't want to rip out and start from the walls so I just 'spruced' it up some..Hope you enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think..

Here are the before pictures - kitchen is very dark, please excuse the mess I just wanted to get some pictures - I always forget to take the 'befores'

AND now for the NEW kitchen -

 I did a back splash using some floor tiles that I had left from a bathroom I redid at our home..they are the octagon tile..I also painted the counter-tops a dark gray.. I used CounterTop paint by Rust-oleum  It really went on great and I think looks so much better than the black --

I painted the walls a soft, sea glass blue - and white on all the cabinets and ceiling...what a difference a coat of paint can make!!!

Some old items that have been in the cottage --- I think forever!!

The old farmhouse sink is great ---needs some work though - I'm thinking one day I'll replace it with one of the new farmhouse sinks..Love those!!!

One last view in the evening - I had brought this Tiffany light with me from my house in Tennessee and knew one day I would find the perfect spot...

So now it is onto the bathroom...

See you soon!!!

I'm going to a couple parties this morning - come on over and check out what everyone else is doing:
A Soft Place to Land / DIY Day

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  1. Oh, so modern AND oldfashioned, - at the same time. Charming, I love it. And the Tiffany light was perfect. So many details to take a look at. Thank you for showing us.
    From Kari in Norway.

  2. That kitchen looks amazing! What a huge difference that paint made in the feel of that kitchen...where it was dark before it feels lighter than air now. Love that sink! I hope you can fix it. :)

  3. Amazing! When I was looking at the before pictures, I was trying to guess what the after would look like.. but I was way off! I love the new color scheme, the kitchen feels friendly and cozy.

  4. Oh what a fantastic DIY project. You are one clever and creative gal.

    I finally finished a project I have been working on for 23 years.

    Pop on by.

  5. Wow! You did a great job- it looks just beautiful!

  6. Wow! great job on the paint--good choice.

  7. What a difference! I love what you've done ... and that sink is to DIE for! I understand why you'd want to go "new," but oh my word. I'm in love.

  8. Wow, what an upgrade! Wish I could come visit... At least Aprill will get to enjoy it soon. Great job!