Monday, September 29, 2014

My Kitchen Reveal...Quirky, Junky and FINALLY Functional...


Chipping with Charm: Junky Kitchen Reveal...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
It took us ALL Summer...
 But, I think I am finally ready to share my new kitchen and all its quirky details...
 There are 4 areas to my new kitchen.  The main kitchen, island area, my "Mommy Central" and the entry area turned crafty station. 

(If you would like to see an older post with more "Before" kitchen photos you and do so HERE) 
Here we go...
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Main Kitchen Area...

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  And AFTER...

Chipping with Charm: Junky Kitchen Reveal...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
I LOVE my new farm sink!
Chipping with Charm: Candy display for cooking oils...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 And old candy display rack for my oils and vinegars.
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Chipping with Charm: Minnow Basket Pendant Light...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Minnow basket pendant lights.

Another angle...
 AFTER...
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Chipping with Charm: Junky Kitchen Reveal...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 We decided not to do traditional cupboards over the fridge this time.  I opted for junky open egg crate shelves instead.

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TONS more cupboard space.
 Chipping with Charm: Junky Kitchen Reveal...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
We used yardsticks as trim and "accents" throughout.
Chipping with Charm: Junky Kitchen Reveal...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 This basket rack from HomeGoods works hard holding all of my fresh produce.

Island Area...
(Goodbye wall :))
And AFTER...
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This is my favorite part.
Chipping with Charm: Pickle Jar Pendant Light...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Chipping with Charm: Pickle Jar Pendant Light...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Pickle jars turned light fixtures.
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 Crates for storage.
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 This old swing makes me smile :)

I lost my CRAZY Coffee Station...

And AFTER...
But I gained a new and improved "Mommy Central".
Chipping with Charm: New Improved Mommy Central...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
(Print purchased from Red Letter Words)
Chipping with Charm: Chalkboard Wall...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Another chalkboard wall.
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Chipping with Charm: Chalkboard Wall...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 I made an eraser out of an old sanding block and some black felt.
Chipping with Charm: Chalkboard Wall...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
And metal drawers hold some photos of a few special kiddos.

Entry Area...
 We rarely sat here.  
This space just seemed to "gather" backpacks and mess.
But AFTER...
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Now this area has become a little more functional.  
We added picnic table for a homework/crafty space for the kids.
Now when it's time to eat they can just stop where they are and resume when we are done.  
No more reminding them to clean off the table for supper.  
Less stress for everyone :)
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 Cute little white cupboard to stash their stuff.
Chipping with Charm: Picnic Table Craft Station...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
Feeling creative?
Chipping with Charm: Picnic Table Craft Station...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
 Doesn't everyone have a picnic table in their house?
Chipping with Charm: Picnic Table Craft Station...http://www.chippingwithcharm.blogspot.com/
A funky centerpiece in an old fryer basket.
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 I am so very happy with how it all came together.  My talented husband worked long and hard to help make all of my decorating dreams and crazy ideas come true :)

There are still a couple more things that we want to do...a unique light fixture over the picnic table and a makeover of the closet by the front door...goodbye bi-fold doors.  Those projects will have to wait while we do a few other projects that are more function that fun.  Hopefully I will have more to share soon!

  Here are a few of more details...
Kitchen cupboards...IKEA, White, Lindigo
Kitchen counter Tops...Corinthian Solid Surface, Coliseum
Walls...Colonial Cobblestone
 Pedestal light fixture parts...Menards

Island cupboards...IKEA, Gray, Lindigo
Butcher block counter top...stained a light honey and a glossy poly.
Adjustable stools...Target, Threshold 
Picnic table...Target
Pillows and Placemats...H&M Home

Sharing this at...
Salvaged Style Link Party 
Coastal Charm for Show and Share
Funky Junk Interiors...funky wall treatments 
 Thanks for stopping!
 
Until next time,

45 comments:

  1. Love the crate full of goodies. I sure good get used to that farmhouse sink. I know you will enjoy it all!

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  2. Wow! I really liked your old kitchen but this is really much more fun and functional!

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  3. This is wonderful, Laurel! I love how you re-purposed the space to give you so much more kitchen! LOVE the farmhouse sink and the stools...and the picnic table has an awesome industrial look! Beautiful before and after!

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  4. Hi Laurel, I just "love it" !!! Your butch-block island, the yard sticks, the lights !!!, the swing bar, the floor looks
    great, the lamp inside the bird cage ;-) those are my fav's. But it ALL looks "wonderful".

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  5. Hi Laurel,
    Love it all. It is so unique and just the right amount of whimsy and lots and lots of function. Love how you opened up the wall with the island. So much light can go through there now and what a great use of space. It is really beautiful. Great job. What a wonderful hubby to work so hard to make this all come about for your kitchen.
    Kris

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  6. What a treat -- this has been enjoyable to see the before's and after's -- nicely done .. and all the added decor touches brings it all together.. wow..
    Hugs

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  7. That looks like the kitchen I'd imagine you having!
    So very you. :)
    As to the picnic table... ? Yes! well, maybe not everyone, but that is what we had for about 10 years when my kids were littles!
    love your new kitchen.

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  8. Oh my gosh I love every single little detail Laurel! I love the colors and the rulers and the lights and the junk touches... enjoy it in great health over there friend! <3

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  9. Laurel- I went back and forth several times from picture to picture. You did a marvelous job. I like that not only is it beautiful but it is also so functional for your family. That doesn't always happen. Sometimes people sacrifice functionality for beauty. You got both!!! It was certainly worth all your hard work and I know it took longer than you wanted ---but...man....it was SO worth it! xo Diana

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  10. FABULOUS! I really like the picnic table - its the perfect solution! and all the same details that make it uniquely you...especially like the sanding block turned into chalkboard eraser - brilliant! I'm sure you and your family are loving it...

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  11. Oh my! I Love your new kitchen!
    You did an awesome job!

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  12. WOW! It's amazing and I love how you made it YOU! Lots of fun ideas.
    warmly,
    deb

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  13. How wonderfully thought out and all the quirky details sets it apart and keeps it interesting! I say well done!

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  14. That is the coolest kitchen I've ever seen! Love every detail.

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  15. I love it all! But do tell where you make your coffee now?

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  16. Just beautiful & great style!!!! Enjoyed your tour.

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  17. Love your new kitchen...it's beautiful!!
    ~Cindy

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  18. I love every bit of your space, but my favorite part is the great counter space where the wall came out, and those pickle jar lights!

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  19. Oh my WORD.

    I don't even know where to start. I loved your home before, but WOW! It just flows so well! Light and bright... crazy about the knocked out wall and your new kitchen table area.

    And those placemats!

    Seriously... stunning, stunning room. You must be in love!

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  20. Forgot to say... the swing caught my eye right away and I wanted it! haha

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  21. It is so cute. I love the way you increased the size of the kitchen and gained more storage! The details are adorable.

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  22. I don't know where to begin....I love it all. You got yourself so many new spaces, lots more counter tops and cabinets and a great area for the kids. Awesome job and your decorating skills are over the top.

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  23. Wow, what an awesome kitchen!. I was trying to take in all the creative details, and I decided I love every one of them. Love how you opened up the wall and put in a counter with seating. Great job!!!

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  24. I LOVE what you've done in your kitchen, Laurel!! Love the way you've used fabulous vintage goodies in so many great ways...very fun as well as functional. Not quirky at all...absolutely perfect!
    Mary Alice

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  25. Oh my gosh, I love EVERYTHING you have done with your kitchen! Pin, pin, pin, pin (when I have time). Right now it's off thrift shopping with sis, but I'll keep your ideas in mind, that is, if YOU don't mind! Love it!

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  26. What a wonderful kitchen, with such fun ideas. Everything is so unique and not like the "run" of the mill" that many are. We, too, had a picnic table in the kitchen when our 3 sons were young. Loved it, and love yours!!

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  27. I love this! There is so many amazing details. I adore the rulers lining the back splash, and all of the ceiling lights. So creative!

    Emily- Our house now a home

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  28. Your creativity is so inspiring, Laurel. Such a wonderful transformation!

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  29. Laurel what a great transformation, love the use of all those small crates. The lighting is really cool too. Great charm, for Chipping with Charm. Just realized I tried to be cute and not so much, LOL.

    Cindy

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  30. I love all of the changes and, as always, all of your little goodies and bins and special touches are so cool! I knew I would love it and I definitely do!

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  31. Your Kitchen is fabulous. I thought it was cool before, but now, it looks more roomy and spacious. Great job!

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  32. Looks fantastic job. I love the lights and all. Great job.

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  33. Well I LOVE the yard sticks a lot and the fryer basket is so cool on the picnic table!! Everything just seems to fit in your new kitchen and how simple using up cycled things!! That's what I LOVE about you girl!! Your Mom Central is very cool too!! Thank for sharing!! XOXO Love Fran.

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  34. WOW wow!! Your whole area turned out so fabulous!! I love it!!! You have so many wonderful touches all around, and love that awesome island/ bar area!! SO cool!! Also love that rack from Homegoods!! You did an amazing job! I know I will have to come back and look through your pictures again and again for ideas!! :) Happy weekend! xo Holly

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  35. OMGosh Laurel!!!! Your kitchen looks AMAZING!!!!!! I love all your clever and creative displays and items used for organization! My favorite part might have to be the new island! What a great space. Love it!!

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  36. HOLY GUAC!!!! I am in LOVE with your amazing kitchen! It is so open and functional and just perfect! Your style is perfect Laurel it makes me want to live in your house! I would say this fits your blog name perfectly it is totally chipping with charm!

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  37. did you install the Ikea cabinets yourself? We're considering Ikea cabinets and wonder what you think of the installation process - or the buying process for that matter. Did you have missing parts like I often hear about?

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  38. Your kitchen is so charming! Opening up that wall made a huge difference. I love it!

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  39. Laurel!!! Nice job!!!! I love how open and light your space turned out. Good call on taking out the "U" shape and extending your counters straight along the wall. Love the island, too!

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  40. How the heck did I miss this post!!! Love it all. I think the picnic table is my favorite part :)

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  41. Oh Laurel, I don't even know where I should start to comment on. Your old kitchen was wonderful already but you made it even better. I LOVE all your repurposed elements and your junky additions. It was a great idea to take out the wall and put a kitchen island in that space. The chalkboard wall looks great and the picnic table was a fabulous solution. You all must be very happy with your new kitchen. I totally love it. Great job!!!

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  42. I just wanted to say what a wonderful job u did on your makeover!Amazing!I definitely like your creativity on using the vintage items into your decor.Its not 'too much',rather the perfect balance!

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  43. What a gorgeous transformation! I love it.

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