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