Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A Beautiful kitchen Re-do

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I came across these beautiful photos of a kitchen re-do a couple of days ago. Did you happen to see these? They were first featured on Shelterpop (And you can read all about the transformation at that site.) This is where I found another link to the blog of the Designer who created this beautiful kitchen. Her name is Linda Merrill and she has a wonderful blog called Surroundings.

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Two of my favorites are shown in this shot. A beautiful black and white tile floor and a burlap skirted countertop. The Designer explained that she created the counter top out of an old door she had in her garage and then she made the burlap skirting to go around it. I wonder what she’s got stored underneath there? I love how she uses this as a bar for when she entertains.

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Here are the BEFORE shots. At least she starts out with the gorgeous floors. But the cabinets look dark and dated.

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It’s amazing what a difference new hardware and painting the cabinets made. And look how she used beadboard wall paper on her walls to brighten them up and to add some personality. Did you notice how she used more burlap for her window treatments? I think it’s the French flair she gave the space that makes me like it so much. Just lovely!

10 comments:

Charlotte's Color Specialist said...

It's my motto - sometimes a great wall color is all your need - and great accessories too!

very pretty!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I had not seen this and it is so beautiful!! LOVE the door countertop and burlap idea! LOVE IT!

Lou Cinda :)

Snappy Di said...

LOVE that black and white floor and the blue cupboards. I love people that don't have to have everything all matchy matchy in the kitchen. It's hard living with an engineer who insists on just plain brown cupboards.

Di

The White Farmhouse said...

I love the copper! I have a bunch of copper from when I had my old kitchen and I still just love the look of copper. I haven't put it up since repainting the kitchen again, but I still keep pondering it. Love the pot bar/rack idea!

sissie said...

I think what stands out the most in this kitchen is the burlpa skirted counter top. Love it.

hugs
Sissie

Wendy said...

So many great ideas! Thanks for sharing. I do love that burlap window treatment and the art work in the last picture!

Debby said...

So many reasons to love this kitchen, french flair gets me every time! Thanks for sharing. xo

Blondie said...

Wow, what a difference! I love, love, love that floor though! Thanks for visiting honey and your sweet comments on my Ohio post. We went into Cleveland last night to see Ted Nugent and it was great! I love it here and just might stay! Kori xoxo

Linda Merrill said...

Thank you so much for posting about my kitchen makeover and everyone's kind words! It means so much to me!!!

Melanie said...

I had seen these online somewhere and it is a great makeover.

I am back from vaca and trying to visit all my blog friends:)