A Kitchen Makeover at Fox Hollow

A Kitchen Makeover at Fox Hollow – Our Story
 
Once Upon A Time, We Bought A House.
It was a sweet little cottage that needed our help.
A 1929 cottage to be exact.The kitchen was in terrible condition.
So we dug in, worked hard and made it the best kitchen we knew how.
We started with a room that looked like this…
(you could hardly call it a kitchen)
And after lots and lots of work, we have a
kitchen that looks like this.
We made the most of our small budget
by selecting basic, white porcelain tile
for our counter tops.
To get the fresh, cottage style I craved,
we added a bead board back splash.
We did splurge a tiny bit on a few listello tile pieces to marry the area where the standard tile and the bead board meet. It was well worth it.
I know lots of people cook with gas,
but we aren’t fancy chefs and this ceramic glass cooktop works perfect for us!
 My husband and I both really like the
warm luster of this deep, bronze faucet.
It really pulls together the look of the dark flooring
and all of the window trims too.
I always say if I ever win the lottery
I will have fresh flowers in every room!
For this price, you can feel like it.
Chalkboards are all the rage!
(and for good reason)
They are so easy to personalize
and you can change them up in jiff.
Lucky us!
Our ceiling is vaulted, so there is
loads of real estate above the cabinets.
I just freshened up the decor on the upper cabinets.
It was a work out.
Up the ladder… down the ladder.
Repeat about 60 times.
Maybe I should change it daily?
KraftMaid Cabinets in Linen

We have an archway overlooking our stairwell and Jim and I just recently gave it a little makeover.
It’s a fun spot to decorate!
It looks much better now, with the
dark wood shelf and chunky white trim.

Ready for another “Before” picture?
Don’t cringe…
This is the same space, “After”.
We added cabinets, providing extra storage and even carved out a small pantry area.
(It’s behind the curtain)
The upper cabinets originally had glass doors, but I just removed them to open it up a bit.
I added some pretty shelf paper on the back wall of the cabinet to bring in some much needed color.
The contents really show up now!
 I love this chandy.
It’s been made over once, but it I feel
a Summer update coming on!
 I lucked out and found some Lilacs that the deer had not gotten too.
What A Treat.
The house smells so yummy!
I hope you enjoyed the tour of our kitchen makeover and the recent updates I’ve made.
Come visit again sometime.
We like to change things up and there always seems to be a new project in the works…
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PS-If you like a good, budget makeover… we had two ugly bathrooms too!
The 36th AVENUE
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  1. says

    WOW…. I almost don’t even know what to say…it’s fabulous! Every inch of it so well done and I love all the little nooks filled with treasures.

    Beautiful Job!

    MJ
    Lucky 7 Design

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