Saturday, August 6, 2011


We have been doing a remodel in our kitchen now for the past couple of weeks. The new cupboards are up and the walls are finally painted. The countertop is a black/tan swirly pattern. I chose to match the tan color so my walls are now a caramelly shade of tan. I know it sounds a little corny....but....all the black - my sink, faucet and prim wood pieces really "pop" against this color.

So, I thought I would share a few pics of our "work in progress" and give you a virtual tour.

I love my new microwave cubby. Before, it sat on an ugly old cart with wheels. ugh.

I chose a black cast iron Kohler sink. It is approx. 8 inches deep. Love it!! You don't get the splash all over your walls and countertop while doing dishes. heard me right....doing dishes. I don't have a dishwasher:)

Oh my new pantry. Don't know what I ever did without one!!!

This dry sink was originally brown. I repainted it black and distressed. I guess you could safely say that black is my next favorite color...heehee!

A close-up of the dry sink. (The little rabbit make-do was made for my by Kim of Old Road Primitives.) It is sitting on top of my antique dairyware bucket.

This paper towel holder was originally buttercream over black crackle finish. I refinished it prim black. This piece was made for me by Cedar Hill Primitives.

The vintage bench was a $5.00 yard sale find that I redid in the black and distressed. (It is one of my favorite things:)

Our back door - the peg rack is a $7.00 find from hobby lobby that I painted and distressed. We have no coat closet in this old farmhouse, so this rack will be loaded with coats this winter. The Olde Farmhouse sign is from the Country House.

My old pantry jar shelf that Mr. Wonderful made and my treenware bowl that I found on one of my trips to Shipshewana, Ind. (Amish country)

OK - so now that I have bored you all to death, I'll show you my last two latest finds....

Pictures of my noodleboard/stovetop cover made by Carol and her hubby at Firecracker Kid Primitives. They do amazing wood works of art. To visit her blog, click HERE While you are there, check out her new giveaway and be sure and tell her that I sent ya.

Crow Can with black-eyed susan and hand-did crow. Just the splash of color that my kitchen needed. This adorable arrangement was made by Sheila of Country Impressions Floral and Decor. To check out all of her cute arrangements including her new lighted holiday arrangements, click HERE

Have a great weekend!!

hugs and smiles,


Beckyjean said...

Hi Carol~

Love the pics of your kitchen!! You must be in heaven!!

Enjoy your weekend~Becky

earlene said...

The sink and countertops look great! Love the colors. Hard work but so worth it isn't it!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Oh, you are so lucky! Your new kitchen is awesome! I think we have the same counter top! It looks just like mine. We did ours about 4 years ago and I am still loving it. I don't have a dishwasher either. Prefer to not pre-wash and then have to check to see if I need to spot wash plus wash tough pans anyway. I'm an old fashioned gal that way! ★Linda★

Firecracker Kid said...

Very nice:) It all came together prim perfect. Your wood crafts are the icing on the cake, ay;-) Thanks for the plug sweety, I do love the way the noodle board looks in your kitchen. Bravo!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Wow! Loving your new kitchen makeover! Love the colors. Your hard work paid off.

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Your kitchen looks awesome!
Loved your stove top display.

TheCrankyCrow said...

Ooooo La La....I'm "la, la, LOVING it!!" Awesome, Carol!!! All my favorite colors!! So when can I expect you to come design/plan my kitchen redo??? Won't be so hard....We obviously have the same tastes in things...right down to the awesome little sheepie on your dry sink - and you'll be right at home, as I don't have a dishwasher either!! ;o) Seriously - everything is just the blacks - that sink is GORGEOUS!! And your re-do'!! You paint too??? A lady of many fine'll make someone a very fine wife!! And so glad you don't mind a "crow" or two in your kitchen!!! :o) But right now, this crow's blackest feathers are turning a wee bit green.... Enjoy!! Happy Sunday! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

cottageprims said...

So wonderful to get a redo.It turned out nice.Love the noodle board,I've been thinking of doing one but not sure if it would be in the way.The little crow arrangement from sheila is really sweet.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Shirlee said...

Everything looks great! I especially love that sink! I will have to remember that when we move & I get to re-do a new kitchen : ) Incidentally, I "do dishes" as well. I have a dishwasher but only use it as a drying rack when I wash the dishes. With just John & I, it seems silly to pile up a bunch of dishes in there over a few days' time ... it's easier to just wash 'em as we go : ) Blessings, Shirlee

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh gosh, it all looks fantastic!! It even matches your blog!! I love your sink and that bench and entry sign are so WOW too!!! LOVE it all!!!

~Madalynne~ said...

What a beautiful kitchen! Looks so warm and inviting. The pantry is awesome!

Daniella said...

Thank you for visiting me today!!
I LOVE your new kitchen!! You are a woman after my own heart! I LOVE making things black! Black cabinets, knobs, faucets, you name it!
I looked through your blog and I love it!
I'm your newest follower!

Sheila said...

Hi Carol!
Your kitchen re-do is totally awesome! I'm loving all the colors and all the wonderful prim goodies sure make it all homey! Love the noodle board and the arrangement does give a punch of color to your display. Thanks for ordering and glad you like it!

The Frenzied Fox said...

Hi Carol! Great job with the colors in the kitchen--I love them! Very warm and friendly! :) I bet you are happy! Blessings!

Vicky said...

That remodel is looking fantastic! Thanks for stopping over at my blog!! I'm now your newest follower!!

Old Road Primitives said...

Hi Carol,

I love your NEW kitchen! Looks awesome! I also, love the "Prims" that you bought online! Things like that help finish the look! Your not going to know what to do with that pantry! Thanks for sharing your kitchen re-do! Kim