Thursday, September 25, 2008


I always take on more than I should. This time it's redecorating my house and my store.

When we first moved in two years ago, the kitchen although practically brand new was just too modern for my taste ( and my husband's thankfully ). So the first thing we did was tackle the cabinets and the island.

The "before" of the eat in kitchen island ( notice how we changed the hideous choice of tabletop to butcher block ). My husband added molding which I thought was a nice touch. See "blue " phase I went through before finally getting to the beautiful finished below? I lived with that for a year...Thank god it's gone.

Below is my "after" - my pretty Beaux Arts look. I'm in love :)

The "before" look of the cabinets. I did a disteressed white and added wood medallions ( below ). I also used real wood veneer on top of the glass because the glass was already glued into the cabinet and couldn't be removed.

Now I added a little gold and I am going to change the knobs to crystal ones.

My 80's barstool chairs ( below ) I found on Craigslist are now a beautiful french "Beaux Arts" style.

More pics to come :)


I *Heart* You said...

lady you can do it all!!! fantastic looks!

design nomad said...

Okay, it's official—you are superwoman! Love your kitchen redo.

PrettyLittleWorld said...

I'm loving your remodels!! The kitchen looks just lovely!!

please sir said...

Wow - looks great! Amazing job!!

littlebyRD said...

Very nice! I love all the changes you made - great style!


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