Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Repainted Kitchen Reveal

Hi Friends!  Thank you all so much for the sweet comments regarding my kitchen redo in the making.  I am very happy to say it all went very well and I am now ready for the final reveal.  Sorry it took so long!  Boy, is it ever so hard to find the right moment to photograph the kitchen when it's clean.  Especially, when you have three different people on different schedules.  LOL!

Ok, let's get started on the kitchen tour now!

I know it's hard to tell but this yellow is so much lighter then what it used to be.  To recap the new color is Lucent Yellow by Sherwin Williams which is a lighter yellow that leans towards hints of green.  I knew I wanted to use it in here after painting the den this color last year.   I previously had Golden Fleece by Sherwin Williams in the kitchen and Compatible Cream in the den.  Both of those were more in the golden yellow tone family.  

While I was rearranging things I thought it might be fun to load up my dish rack with several different sets of plates.  Since it's still summer I used only the melamine ones.  

 In this photo you can kinda glimpse the sometimes greenish tint depending on the light from outside and time of day.  I love it!

My husbands office looks so dark now!  I know it has the lights off but still...

I enjoyed changing up a few things around the kitchen after moving things for repainting.

This foyer area in the kitchen is where we hang winter coats. It got a new look but I feel like I still need to do some more tweaking.

Another area I re-tweaked was the bakers rack.  I feel very pleased it!

It's set in a rooster theme.

This rooster is my very latest acquirement.  I got it just a few weeks ago at a yard sale...dirt cheap!  I love the black and white specks.  I've been trying to add more black and white in the kitchen.  But, of course I still have to have a splash of color.

Color like this!  I bought this from my online sales website,  We have several wooden type signs like this available for sale.  I think this is a perfect sentiment to display by the kitchen table.
Speaking of the kitchen table....

I thought I'd share an every day tablescape with you.

I am calling this an everyday tablescape because these are some of my everyday dishes. They are called Market Basket by Nancy Green.

I think I got them from Ross quite a while back.  They were a boxed set that also came with bowls and coffee cups.  We literally use these daily, sadly, they are starting to show some wear and tear now.

I paired them with some floral and checked napkins that I've had forever.  I love the way they bring out the blue in the dishes.

I then decided to use my pink thrift store wine glasses from the beach...

...and my purple hand blown water goblets that I got from Novica.

Our everyday flatware has our initials and was a great find from Tuesday Morning.

My simple centerpiece on our lazy susan starts with a round placemat, then a cake dish from Spode, called Emma's Garden.  Boy, would I love to have the dishes to match this!

Finally, the cute little salt and pepper hen nest came from Cracker Barrel.

Well, that concludes the kitchen reveal folks!  Thanks so much for enduring this two fold post.  I hope you enjoyed the tour of my newly repainted kitchen and also my everyday tablescape.

I am linking up to the following parties today;
Tablescape Thursday

I am so glad you dropped by,I do hope you'll join me again sometime!
Have a great week everyone!


  1. Oh, my gosh,'s beautiful!!!! Absolutely beautiful!!!! You pegged it just right! Everything looks so bright and alive!!! And it actually looks bigger!

    I like the baker's rack re-do, too! Very stylish! I love that biscuit box on there!

    Maybe your husband will want you to do his office now that you have spiffed up the kitchen area so nicely! Ya think? ;-)

    Enjoy that beautiful new kitchen!!! Have a splendiferous weekend!

  2. It looks really, really nice, Mary. You have pulled things together beautifully. What I REALLY like about it- is how cheery and homey it looks. GREAT job- xo Diana

  3. So cool to be update your kitchen...especially now that everything is complete. Thanks for the tour. Cherry Kay

  4. Oh, Mary, I think your new kitchen color is so lovely. Isn't it fun to have a truly legitimate reason to tweak?

  5. What a gorgeous kitchen - it is huge! I love your colors - it looks like such a happy place to cook. I was enjoying seeing your rooster collection. I redid my kitchen and never found any artwork that I liked for the walls. I love art and wanted to wait for the perfect thing. Recently, I found two prints of roosters that I am finally going to hang. I need to buy a small cabinet for underneath, so they still are not on the wall. Obviously, it takes me a while to finish things! So enjoyed your tour, Mary!

  6. Beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful! Love the new wall color and all the pretty accessories. :)

  7. What a wonderful bright space to cook and create in! Your baker's rack especially caught my eye, I have one in my kitchen too that I want to look cute and perfect all the time but I tend to pile junk on it! Yours looks great with all the different fun elements you've combined!

  8. Your kitchen looks so big Mary! I do love it, love your choice of color for the walls! You did a great job!

  9. The kitchen looks wonderful you must be so happy!

  10. Hi Mary,
    Wow, your kitchen looks wonderful! I love, love the paint color! It looks so fresh and really neutral for a lot of different colors. Your rooster collection is perfect for the area and your dishes are very pretty. You have such a lovely place to call home!
    I've been looking around a bit and noticed you have a booth. My sister and I are at the beginning stages of opening one and I was wondering if you have any words of advice? Yours is really cute!
    Thanks too for dropping by my site and leaving such sweet comments!
    Enjoy your Sunday,

  11. Mary, your kitchen looks beautiful! It's so fresh & cheerful (and spacious!). I love your everyday dishes...they're so pretty.

  12. I love your cheerful table, Mary!

  13. Hi Mary, thanks for visiting me and adding me to your blog list, I really appreciate that! I love your new kitchen! So bright and cheery! I'd love to paint my cabinets white, but haven't talked hubby into it yet. We have about 25 other home improvement projects going anyway, so it can wait, ha ha. Take care - Dawn

  14. Sorry to be so late here. I have been busy for the past several days. I'm glad I didn't miss this!! If you recall my recently remade kitchen, you'll know that I am crazy about your colors and the whole look. You have a wonderful eye for accessorizing. No wonder you're a natural fit the the AH sales. Excellent! (Hope the little booth is going gangbusters, too. I'm still in the mulling stages of doing one.)

  15. Mary, Your kitchen looks so bright and pretty. Love the yellow color and all your accessories, especially the monogrammed flatware. Visiting from Cuisine Kathleen's Let's Dish.

  16. Beautiful kitchen and I love the color!!

  17. Beautiful Mary! You know I love all things yellow, light dark hint of greens, it all is happy. Your kitchen looks so vibrant and a happy space to be in with family and friends.

  18. You did a great job accessorizing that room! I love those little topiaries you used.

  19. Mary: Hi! This is my first visit to your blog, and can't quite remember how I got here.
    But...... I am Libby Wilkie who designed the Ladybug pattern you featured a long time ago (that's how I arrived here, somehow looking for that...) and just happened to see the entire set on your post! Yes, I worked with Hausenware for many years and that one pattern was one of the best and longest selling we ever had! I still get people writing me to find out how to get more pieces (it's not in production any more..)
    Anyway, I just wanted to stop and say hello and thanks for featuring it!

  20. How did I miss this????? Your kitchen looks beautiful!!!! I have been such a bad blogger since I started my job last December, but hopefully I can get moving again! Your hard work paid off and your kitchen is beyond lovely!


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