Monday, June 29, 2009

kitchen renovations.

It's been a long and dusty journey, fixing up this old farm. And we aren't even close to the finish line yet. In the house, the master bathroom and walk-in closet, the attic, the office, and the mudroom/laundry room still need lots of TLC, and there's baseboard and window trim to restore and a wrap-around porch to be built. But we are really beginning to enjoy the place and feel truly blessed to call it home. And God is already using it to host overnight Mayo Clinic guests, a youth group event, a baby shower, and a wedding. And this past weekend we showed a big-screen movie in the barn, complete with popcorn and surround sound.

After many requests for photos, I'll try to be more diligent about posting our progress. So here's a peek at the first room...

Before:



After:
North Wall

South Wall

East Wall (with new bay window and eat-in kitchen area)


Favorites:
Great, Great Grandma's hutch

View of Big Red out the window

Butler's Pantry

Apron farm sink

Cabinet Embellishment (1/2 price at Hobby Lobby)

Potfiller

9 comments:

Venessa said...

Ok - you know what I love... the potfiller! How cool is that!! I have never seen one of those! ( : I do love your whole place tho - the kitchen is absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing!

The Rhoderick Family said...

So beautiful and a huge change from what it was before. I love the view you have of the barn from your new window! Keep the pictures coming!

martha said...

beautiful. and thank you for posting these. I don't guess I will get to be there in person for awhile...
I like the old wood stove though. The pot filler is way cool.

me said...

Thanks everyone! I keep forgetting to use the potfiller! Sometimes I still go to the sink when I need water in a pan. :)

Martha, I love the old stove too. We did save it, thinking maybe we can use it in the barn or guesthouse someday.

teamcadwell said...

LOVE your kitchen!! I think the decorating with black just gives things a nice sharp-looking touch!! You guys have done an awesome job!!

Jessica said...

It's a beautiul kitchen... I long for my own again! Of all things, I miss my cookie sheet! Makes me sad that it is just sitting in storage wasting away...;) ;(

Ben Steed said...

Since I was just standing in this kitchen last weekend, I can honestly say I had no idea it had come that far! Wow, you guys totally transformed it. Plus, the food from it tastes great!

Cherry said...

Wow! You guys must have some imaginations to be able to picture a new kitchen while looking at the old one. Thanks for the pictures!

krmccord said...

Your kitchen looks amazing!! It should be in Better Homes & Gardens:)