Readers painted kitchen cabinets

As a blogger, there is nothing more rewarding then receiving an e-mail from a reader thanking you for inspiring them.  Every week I receive questions asking about certain projects we have completed.  I am  thrilled to help and always end my e-mail with….Make sure you send me pictures!  So I was was ecstatic when she sent me pictures of her finished kitchen!





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Counter top options and advice needed

 ~Hi Friends~

I can’t believe the time has come for me to pick out the counter tops, you have heard me talking about it forever.  This is what we are working with, you can see the collage below.

New Cabinets are a cream color
Existing Floors are Travertine in earth tones
Existing back splash Is Travertine in light earth tones.

PicMonkey Collage

Below are the colors that we are considering for the counter tops.  It takes months for me to pick out a paint color so you can only imagine how crazy my mind is going, any and all advice would be so appreciative!

Bright Pearl Marble

Taj Mahal in quartz

Princess white Granite

 River Rock Granite

Arctic Silestone

 Calcutta marble

We haven’t decided on the surface of the counter top so I am considering all of them at this point.  I value all of your opinions and take each one to heart, writing them down, looking them up, I truly appreciate it!

Little update on the kitchen

Mold is out and GONE (woo hoo)
Plumber has come and Gone (double woo hoo)
Cabinets are being installed Monday (Gulp)

Ray and I still have to drywall, texture, paint and take out refrigerator cabinet this weekend, wish us luck!

25 Kitchen Cabinet Makeovers

~Hi Friends~

Today I am sharing 25 ways to makeover your kitchen cabinets on a budget over at Hometalk!  Everything from painting cabinets, creating open shelving, adding glass and using curtain finials for cabinet feet.  These transformations will save you a ton of money, who doesn’t love that!

If you haven’t heard of Hometalk, you are missing out! It is a wonderful community of people just like you and I who love all things home. From designers and contractors to bloggers and homeowners, Hometalk is a place where everyone can share projects, ask questions and come away with a ton of ideas!

Miriam is the brilliant director and is one of the sweetest people EVER!  Check it out and stop by their Facebook page, it is pretty awesome!

On a side note I wanted to help a sweet friend out.  White Lace Cottage had a techie issue with WordPress and lost her place on all the blogrolls. Having gone through this myself I know how heartbreaking it is.  You can find her on FB or re-add her URL to your your list, you wouldn’t want to miss out on all the beauty she posts!


~Have a fabulous day~

Grey & white kitchen combo's

~Hi Friends~

I have been looking at different options for the kitchen remodel as we wait for one more quote to come in for the mold removal.  Let me put it this way, the cost of the mold removal is about the same cost as new cabinets, yup, not good.  Ray has been working on quotes for refinancing the home as our wonderful insurance has decided to pay NOTHING.  I have a whole lot to say on the subject but thinking it might be best to just stay quiet for now.

I am hoping we can make the white and grey combo work, keeping our upper cabinets and replacing the lowers in a warm grey.  I’ll leave you with some of my inspiration pictures while Nate and I snuggle on the couch both sick as dogs.  Hopefully I’ll be back sooner then later.

CJ Abbey

Atlanta Homes

room: Kitchen, Eclectic room by Linda McDougald Design | Postcard from Paris Home

Elle Decor

Sarah Richardson kitchen

Sarah Richardson


gray built-in hutch in kitchen

House Beautiful

Love these gray cabinets!

Traditional Home

Decor De Provence

Sarah Richardson

You can follow my Pinterest Board for more inspiration, wishing you a great rest of the week!