In the Kitchen

Hi everybody!
Our kitchen is 99.9% complete.
I look around daily and see a little something here and there that could be refined.

You can double click the pics to see something up close.

That's the fun part though.
You know, finding the little things that make it feel like your own.

Below you can see the print that I ordered from Janet Hill Studio on Etsy.
The frame is from Hobby Lobby.
I love this print so much.  The colors are just beautiful.

We are very happy with the travertine backsplash.
The granite counters are Key West Gold.

Keeping my old fruit stand at the advice of my decorating girlfriends,
Carolyn and Cynthia.

(Looks like I need to make banana bread.)

This oven makes me very happy.  It's blue porcelain inside.  It's so pretty. :)

All of the appliances are Kitchen Aid that we ordered at Lowes.
They were super easy to work with.

A view from across the room.

We changed all the knobs and the faucet to oil rubbed bronze.
The sink is granite composite and I Love It!
No more coffee stains!

I removed most of the items from the tops of the cabinets.
Going for a cleaner look with less greenery.

Still loving my blue jar.   My honey bought me the little plate.
Eat is spelled out with ants. :)

Keeping my chandelier.
We picked this out when we built the house.
We still love it.

We are happy with the results.
Each day we go back and forth about which part is our favorite.

Thanks for the notes and emails about our project.

Joining Nita for Mod Mix Monday.:)


  1. Hi Stacey! Oh, your kitchen is so beautiful! I love it and all of the decorations you've placed around. Now you mustn't mess it up and have to go out to eat! ;)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. OH my Miss Stacey! I do love it!!!! Everything looks so neat and clean! The decorations are BEAUTIFUL! Love that chandi too!!! Nancy

  3. Love it all...can't say which would be my very favorite. The old with the new works wonderful. Thanks for giving us the tour.

  4. Stacey....your kitchen is just yummy. So very pretty! I love all the sweet red touches. I know you must be thrilled with it.

    Fabulous job!!


  5. WOW! Looks amazing Stacey. I would never leave that room. You did good!!!

  6. It's beautiful, Stacey!


  7. Stacey, your kitchen is gorgeous. I love your ganite color and the backsplash is beautiful also. So pretty. Fabulous appliances too. So well done. Hugs, Marty

  8. Your kitchen looks so pretty. I love the backsplash and your new print looks perfect! I also like your cute vignettes.

  9. Your kitchen is beautiful, Stacey!! I am really in love with your backsplash! I will have to keep it in mind if I ever get new cabinets!! And I love the print, too. KitchenAid is a wonderful sister worked for them for years and all my appliances are amde by them. Enjoy!!


  10. I love the kitchen Stacey! We have been s-l-o-w-l-y redoing ours since spring. I may have it finished for an autumn reveal:>) I relly love the granite with your white and bright cabinets!

  11. Oh Stacey,
    It's gorgeous!!!! I love all your choices...they are just beautiful! I know you are walking on cloud nine.:)

  12. Hi Stacey, LOVE the kitchen!! It looks wonderful!! I know you are so happy with those countertops and new appliances. I still pinch myself when I look at mine! lol...Our countertops look the same to me, mine are venetian gold. The slabs of venetian gold the lady brought over were alot lighter than the slab I picked. I think they vary so it's always good to pick out your own slab. I'm so glad you finally got your new kitchen!! Congrats! Kristen

  13. Your kitchen is super sweet looking! The granite counter tops and the sink are so pretty, as is the traverstine tile backsplash. Gorgeous! Your oven is lovely, I'm sure you are enjoying your time in there even more now!
    Hugs, Cindy

  14. It is beautiful...and where did he find the ant plant. You KNOW I need one of those!!!

  15. Your kitchen is stunning. I know you are so pleased with it (especially that it is finished). Now it is time to enjoy it as much as possible! :D

    Ricki Jill

  16. I would stand in the middle of the kitchen and just look it all. What a beautiful kitchen you created! Like you, one of my favorite parts is the print from Janet Hill Studios. It adds the perfect touch of color. I also like the knobs and the countertops. What fun to be able to see the job you did. Thank you for sharing it.

  17. Gorgeous job the applicances and the granite color is so beautiful!! What a blessing to wake up to your kitchen everyday!


  18. Oooooh, girl!!! So, so pretty! I know you will enjoy it!


  19. looks great!
    very bright and clean
    love the fruit stand by the way
    enjoy, enjoy, enjoy

  20. Oh the kitchen is lovely!! So glad you are keeping your tiered plate- I use mine for so many things- great piece to use especially during the holidays and not just for food.

  21. Hey Stacey! Wanted to drop by and "meet you"! Love your kitchen!!Your cabinets are beautiful!

  22. Thank you for stopping by my blog. Your kitchen looks gorgeous!! I am soon going to post some pics of ours, although we're not quite done yet. :)

  23. These photo's nearly made me cry. I had a kitchen nearly like that..until my husband died and I had to leave it. We worked long and hard on it, and like you, I was so proud of it. It's a long story. But ...I still think of it..always will. I have moved on.

    Your kitchen is gorgeous and I can tell how very proud you are of it.
    It's the little touches...that make it yours...and so special.

    I love every single thing about it.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  24. Oh Stacey!
    You know which part is my favorite?
    It is very cozy and charming and coffee stain-free ;)
    Good call on the fruit stand- it's got a lot of character!
    Happy dance for the (almost) done kitchen!

  25. Oh! I love it all. You have done a beautiful job of decorating it too. I love your chandelier. Glad you kept it. The picture is perfect as is your jar. Still gonna find mine and find a way to display it. Don't you just love your stainless appliances. Great job.

  26. I loved seeing your kitchen again. It is so pretty and the granite is such a beautiful color. It looks so bright and cheery. Thanks also for the great tip about using the keys and crosses on lampshades. That sounds like such a pretty idea. I have to give that a try. Hugs, Marty

  27. Oh my goodness! It's gorgeous! I bet you get a big old grin on your face every time you walk in. I know I would. Now, when are you going to have us all over for dinner? LOL

    When do you head back? We start the third week of August. Only 2 more weeks! It's going to be an interesting year, that's for sure.

  28. So very pretty!! Glad your almost done. I love your lamp display with tray!

  29. how your kitchen turned out. Love the granite and I want to see more photos of the sink. Don't you love the stainless appliances...I bet they make you so happy. I know they would me! Thanks for linking up at Mod Mix Monday!

  30. I featured your kitchen on Mod Mix Monday, today!

  31. Stacey, it is fabulous. I know you love it.

  32. Stacy, I'm lovin' your new kitchen! All shiny w/your SS appliances, yet so homey with your rooster chandy and your other "country" accessories. That crazy plate spelled out in ants cracked me up- we have an army of those suckers in my kitchen right now. aacckkk..... I can't get rid of them- they keep coming back. I'd rather have your plate.... LOL

  33. Oh Stacey, Your kitchen is awesome!!! So pretty. I am going to look at older posts to see the before.

    Thanks for sharing. Are you ready to go back to school? I am prepping for my classes as I write this.


  34. Nice! You must smile every time you walk into your kitchen! The color of your granite counter tops are very similiar to mine. :)

  35. Fabulous! I love your kitchen and all of your details.

    Thank you for visiting me,
    I am your newest follower!

  36. Even when you don't have a new post, I come by your blog to listen to your playlist, and leave it playing as I surf! Teehee! :)

  37. Oh my goodness gracious Stacey.
    It's all simply GORGEOUS!!!! :)

  38. Stacey girl...I LOVE your new kitchen. I want one just like it...someday. :)

  39. Hi Stacey! Found you via Mod Vintage Life and have become your newest follower. Love, love, love your kitchen! It's so pretty, and warm and inviting! Looks like home. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn

  40. Hey Miss Stacey, I have just enjoyed looking thru this post again! Love your beautiful style!

    Must say...I'm worried about you! I'm the one that never posts you! Hope all is well!!! Nancy

  41. I'm pretty sure I commented already but I was just looking at your rooms again and you're right we could definitely go shopping and decorate together!!! Love your style girl and that rooster chandy is *drool* fabulous!

  42. Stacey,
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your sweet comment! I'm so glad you commented so I could meet you...your house is GORGEOUS! Love so many things, but I'm especially drooling over your kitchen and your woodwork around your door openings...stunning!

  43. Hi Stacey,

    Okay, it's like a year and a half later, but I just met you! Your kitchen is absolutely charming! Love the rooster lamp and chandelier and of course, the Janet Hill print. So warm and inviting.

    Poppy :)


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