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Sunday, January 22, 2012

We're almost there! {a kitchen project update}

       Aaah! It's actually coming together!  I may just have a done kitchen yet!  We still have the top coat of paint to go and a few last projects to complete, but my friends sanity has made its return! We have been working on this project since September and with a little motivation from fellow bloggers we are trying to complete this baby by the end of the month. Seriously, that's just one week away!

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 Today I want to just show you a peek of where we are and a project I included but let me remind you of where we were:


And here's the peek for today:



     I LOVE how changing the color of the cabinets immediately makes the whole space feel bigger, fresher and cleaner! Ok, clean for now, I'm sure that I will have to do a lot more washing of the cabinets then I ever used too, but my dears, Oh so worth it!!!!

     My struggle with the high ceilings is how to decorate above the cabinets. I have this picket fence you see in the pic above but it is very cottage-y and country. I wanted to freshen it up a bit and make it a little more modern.



     Its actually a fireplace screen although we never used it as that {I put it here for the sake of a pic - you get the idea!}. Chevron is all the rage right now so I'm jumping on board! Here's what I did:

1)     First, I measured the height of what I wanted my chevron to be and used a pencil to draw the two horizontal lines.



2)     The width was determined by two slats of the pickets. I'm not sure if that makes sense but its what worked for me! Then I added the paint!







And that my friends is all the peek you will get.......for now!

So, if I don't return your calls, seem a little harried, or my children come begging to you for food, show mercy and know that it will all be done in a week! Yippee!





I'm linking up here:
http://www.skiptomylou.org/2012/01/23/made-by-you-monday-84/
http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/2012/01/pottery-barn-bedford-office-additions.html
http://www.notjustahousewife.net/2012/01/show-me-what-ya-got-58.html
http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-party-16.html
housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com
http://www.myuncommonsliceofsuburbia.com/2012/01/tuesdays-treasures_24.html
http://diybydesign.blogspot.com/2012/01/winter-blues-wednesday-its-party-49.html
http://www.houseofhepworths.com/2012/01/25/hookin-up-with-hoh-84/
http://www.atthepicketfence.com/2012/01/welcome-to-inspiration-friday-no-49.html
http://frenchcountrycottage.blogspot.com/2012/01/feathered-nest-friday-giveaway.html
http://www.stuff-and-nonsense.net/2012/01/fridays-unfolded-51.html
http://tatertotsandjello.com/2012/01/weekend-wrap-up-party-and-the-confident-mom-giveaway.html
http://too-much-time.com/2012/01/get-schooled-saturday-7-bvlgari-giveaway.html

27 comments:

  1. I LOVE the chevron on the fencing, it does modernize it a bit. And I like a little country...mixed into a whole deco scheme. You are making great progress! I'm looking forward to seeing you linked up on the 31st!

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  2. Love it! I struggle with the tops of my cabinets too ...

    Thanks for sharing the update!

    xo
    Linda
    itallstartedwithpaint@gmail.com

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  3. Very pretty! I especially like the tea pot collection and the picket fence piece. Stopping by from BNOTP Met Monday.

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  4. This piece is awesome!! I love the rustic feel of the fence with the chevron pattern. Love the sneek peek. If this is a reflection of the rest of the kitchen, it will be amazing!

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  5. What a great update! I love the little shot of turquoise in your kitchen. Your cabinets look great by the way! You have been busy! BTW- I am a new follower!

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  6. oh I'm so in love!!! That turquoise stripe makes me oooo and ahhh! Would LOVE for you to share this over on Kammy's Korner today: http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2012/01/trash-2-treasure-tuesday-party-16.html

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  7. Super pretty! Your cabinets look great too!

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  8. What a great idea. I love how it makes the white in front of it pop!

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  9. Beautiful!! Can't wait to see the finished kitchen! We'd love to have you share at our linky party! http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-year-blogaversary-and-new-linky.html

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  10. Love the fence and LOVE what I can see of the cabinets!!! Cant wait for the big final reveal. New follower who found you through the Real Housewives of Riverton linky party. Would love for you to come check out my blog when you get time. You have inspired me to start on my kitchen.

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  11. Cute! I bet the room looks amazing! :)

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  12. I like it so much more as artwork rather than a screen! Awesome!

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  13. I love the fence piece above your cabinets. Definitely an element of surprise which I love to have in my home. You never go wrong with adding white pitchers.
    Happy to be your newest follower, Mary Alice

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  14. I'm a huge fan of chevron, and love the color you used! It looks great in your kitchen! I'm featuring it later tonight!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love the white cabinets and the chevron painted screen. Great job!

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  16. Oh I so want white cabinets! Your's are beautiful. Love the fence. Perfect use for that space.

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  17. LOVE this...and your kitchen is beautiful!

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  18. Love the pop of color it puts up there. The cabinets are lookin' good!

    Holly

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  19. You transformed that fireplace screen - love the chevron!! Can't wait to see the final reveal at Tuesdays big link party!!
    Kelly

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  20. Oh wow, I love it! The colour and chevron design are the perfect addition... and the white teapots in front of it look fabulous too. Looks so clean and fresh!

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  21. I absolutely love your little chevron fireplace fence and it is perfect behind the white vases and containers!

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  22. The screen looks beautiful and the chevron goes great with the points on each slat. It seems like it was always meant to be that way.

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  23. Hi Jody! Is it ok that I pinned your beautiful project on Pinterest? I just realized that I should have asked for your permission before doing so! If it's not okay with you, please let me know and I'll remove it immediately!

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  24. Hi there, I was wondering if you could tell me how wide one triangle of chevron is and the height too? (Just the height of the blue part, not the height of the triangle) Hope my request makes sense :)
    Thanks a lot!

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    1. I'm so sorry it took me so long to get back to you! Crazy week! If I understand you question right the width of the triangle is about 12 inches and it is about 6 inches high.

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