Monday, June 3, 2013

Kitchen changes and fun with chalk paint.


When my husband came home the other day from work I told him I wanted to take down a cabinet or two!!!! I got the look!!! Then being the nice guy he is and how he loves to use tools he took down a couple of upper cabinets in my kitchen for me.

A little bit of primer on the wall where the cabinet was.

Then repainted the wall.

My husband made me two new shelves to replace the cabinets.

I wanted to keep the corner cabinet but it needed a little something.

So I painter's taped off the center of the cabinet.



I used some chalk paint about 3 coats and I think it was just the bling the cabinet door needed.


I found this great Cloverfield Dairy sign at TJ Maxx and that cutie was in my cart in no time!!! I then added my every day dishes from the cabinet and a few decorative pieces to the shelves.

Sorry my pictures are not the greatest.  It is hard on a cloudy deary day to get good lighting in my kitchen plus I can only do so much with my little Cannon Sure Shot camera.  

I have had this old black vintage kitchen scale for some time and never had a place in my kitchen for it.  Now I feel like it fits in with the little bit of black above on the shelves.

Added my vintage apron I got at Junk Bonanza.

Added an old tin roof birdhouse I got in Morris and added the birds to the little wreaths and then hung this on my old garden fencing above on the soffits.

Terrible picture of the pretty chandelier I got at the thrift shop. It really is pretty.

I had some little saucers that were missing their coffee cups so I painted the circles in chalk board paint and numbered them with chalk to hang above the sink on the garden fencing.

Loved that I could reuse these some how since I was missing the cups.

I think by losing some of the upper cabinets and using open shelving it opens up my kitchen and it seems brighter.  I had this chippy white cabinet and hung that next to the shelves.  It is made out of old chippy windows and doors.  I love this cabinet and have had it for a long time.  It has traveled around my house to several rooms and now it is taking up residence in the kitchen.


I love having the shelves now it just feels bigger and more open in my kitchen.

My counter chairs needed a little bling added to them too.  I just took some burlap and a hot glue gun to the back of the chairs.

I recovered the chair seats with some old Ralph Lauren gingham sheets I had.  Easy Peasy with the staple gun.




So far I am liking how the Kitchen is coming out. I apologize for the not so great pictures in this kitchen.  With the way the light comes in the room is so hard to get a good picture.  It is amazing with just a few changes how different the feel is in my kitchen.  Thanks for coming by. I love your comments and input.  Thank you for taking the time to comment.
Have A Great Week.
Kris
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128 comments:

  1. Kris, I adore your make over !!! Nice of your husband to help you get your project moving. I love your chippy little wire fencing. The chalkboard paint on the cabinet door just gave me an idea. I have an old fashioned ironing board cabinet where the board folds into the wall. I could paint it to make a nice chalk board. xoxo,Susie

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  2. Kris, your kitchen looks amazing. The little shelves are perfect. You sure styled them beautifully. The lights really make everything show up.

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    1. Good Morning Stacey,
      Thanks for taking the time to come by and thank you for your sweet comment. The lights give off a soft light it is hard to see that in my pictures with the camera and the lighting in there to take pictures Ugh!!! Take my word they are really pretty and soft lighting for the kitchen. Hope you have a great week.
      Kris

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  3. What a gorgeous kitchen!!!
    And I can't believe that the Mister comes home and just removes a cupboard or 2 - can you imagine the conversations going on in THIS house if I casually asked John that LMHO???
    Are those original cupboards ( because of the backplates against the handles - what a beautiful touch )
    XOX

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  4. Kris,
    What you've done is absolutely adorable! Question...it looks as though there are lights under each shelf, is that right? I can see the canister lights at the top, but it doesn't look like the shelves are glass...is that trick photography or are those lights?
    Have a great week!
    Rita

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    1. Hi Rita,
      They are what I call puck lights they are small round lights that come two to three on a string. They are fairly easy to install under the shelves and cabinets. They give off a soft light. I am so sorry my pictures could not show how soft and pretty the lights really are in the kitchen. I love those lights. They really highlight things nicely and give off a nice soft light in the kitchen. I found these at Home Depot but I know you can find them just about anywhere. I have even seen them at Walmart. Hope that helps if you are thinking about lights like these. Thanks so much Rita for your sweet comments and taking time to come by. I appreciate it very much. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  5. Wonderful changes. I can see how having minimum cabinets would open up the space for you.

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    1. Hi Chris,
      I love the open shelves too. It just gives a more open feel and brightness to the kitchen. You cannot see in the pictures but across the kitchen where my stove and refrigerator are I have two huge pantry's so I did not need all the cabinets so this allowed me to make the open shelves since I had other storage. I know most people want more cabinets not less!!!! But I was lucky when we remodeled we got the extra pantries for storage. Thanks for taking the time to stop by and leave a comment much appreciated. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  6. I love the look, Kris! Those shelves look great. What a nice hubby you have. : ) That sign is perfect; love that, too. I also really like the lights you put in. Can I ask what kind you used. I've been wanting lights under our upper cabinets for awhile now and have hesitated over what kind to get. These look like they give off a nice amount of light.

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    1. Hi Kathy,
      I got these lights at Home Depot. I call them puck lights because they are small round lights that are attached on a cord. These give off a very soft and warm light. Sorry my pictures could not show how nice the lighting is!!!!! I have even seen these at Walmart and Target. Hope that helps. You can dim these too which is nice. I have always used these lights under cabinets etc. and they work perfectly.
      Kris

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    1. Hi Martina,
      Thanks so much. I am so loving the openness of the shelves in my kitchen. I have two large pantries on the other side of the kitchen so I really did not need the cabinets for storage so I was happy to just be able to have the open shelves. Most people want more cabinets not less!!!! Just glad I have the pantries for extra storage. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  8. Oh my goodness, this is just the cutest ever. I love your kitchen. It looks totally amazing. You do have some fabulous accessories too. Stunning results. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Hi Marty,
      How are you my friend. Thanks for taking time to stop by and leave me this sweet comment. I wish I could get better pictures of the kitchen so thank you for thinking it looks amazing. It really is pretty in person I just have such a hard time getting good pictures in that kitchen!!!!! Have a great week.
      Kris

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  9. I am in love with your kitchen. Truly inspiring. So glad to have your blog to read each day!

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  10. Details, details... all the magic is in sweet little details! I love how your kitchen turned out, and also taking some inspiring ideas for mine... Congrats, Kris, great job!
    Hugs,
    K.

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    1. Hi Kassandra,
      Thanks for taking time out to leave a sweet comment for me. I hope this will translate back to you as a big thank you. I appreciate you coming by.
      Kris

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  11. You definitely made the right choice, going with the open shelving it really brings the look together, your kitchen is fabulous just the right mix of the shabby farmhouse look, I love your accessories, the vintage garden fence above your shelving is so cute and quirky, live the pretty apron too! The cow and scale are a perfect touch they help unite the new chalk board cabinet. Oh and dont let me forget that fabulous old window you have that loojs into the other room framed by the chippy salvaged posts is perfect I'm jealous; ) have a awesome day Kris thanks for the insperation today Xo Elle@ sweetpeaschicnshabbies

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    1. Thanks Elle,
      I know have found your blog and became a new follower. Thanks for your sweet comments.
      Have a wonderful week.
      Kris

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  12. Kris, your kitchen looks amazing!! I love all of the beautiful new changes!!!!

    Melissa@Shabby Love

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    1. Hi Melissa,
      Thanks so much. I can't wait to see your kitchen reveal. It looks from the little bit you have shown us that it is going to be amazing. I can't wait. Thanks for coming by always and for your sweet comments.
      Kris

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  13. Your kitchen is beautiful! I love it! Please post more pics of your home. They inspire me to do more cottage style.

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  14. I cannot share this post with the Mr. Or I will have another started project on my hands. Will have to save until we are done helping the kids make their house a home, and the projects we have started around here. LUV!!! Want!! The pops of black are beautiful Kris.
    Happy Monday.
    Hugs, Gee

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  15. I love all the changes, can't wait to see it in person!

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  16. Wow! Wow! Wow! Your kitchen is gorgeous and should be in a magazine! I love your new shelves, how you decorated them, the chalkboard section of the cabinet door, the doorknob handle, the fencing...everything!!! Your pictures are fabulous too! And...now...you've got me thinking even more about my cabinets. I've thought about removing some doors but this takes it to a whole new level. Thank you for your beautiful, inspiring post! I know I'll be thinking about it all day!

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    1. Wow thanks for your sweet comments. I appreciate you taking time to come by. It was pretty easy to take down the cabinet and my husband made the shelves out of stair risers and crown molding so he said it was pretty easy to do. Hope this inspires you to take down those cabinets!!!!!! Have a great week.
      Kris

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  17. Harika bir mutfak olmuş.Her bir köşesi ayrı güzel.Güzel günlerde kullanın.. :)

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  18. Absolutely full of CHARM!!! Love your white, bright kitchen and all your pretties...charming from top to bottom!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  19. Your kitchen is so beautiful! I love the chalk board painted on the corner cabinet! Such a great touch! Your new dairy sign is wonderful! I hope my TJ Maxx has them!

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  20. OMG. This is one of the best things I have seen. I can't believe you! I wanted to take down a cupboard...and voila! You know, being daring like that really pays off. It looks FANTASTIC. When I was scrolling down and reading, I thought, well what on earth for? Now I want to be more like you and do something cool like this. The chalkboard cupboard....brilliant. You rock! Can I pin this and/or post on my facebook page? I would link it back to you. LOVE.
    Karen

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  21. Oh my! I just love your kitchen! Sooooo many wonderful ideas and pretty things to look at! Your blog is just beautiful - and I know I am going to spend a LOT of time here. Thank you!

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  22. Gorgeous kitchen! And I love the saucer-idea.

    Goedele

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    1. Thanks so much. I was so glad I did not toss those saucers when I could not find the cups for them. They came in handy as a little art work for the soffit. Hope you have a great week.
      Kris

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  23. Love your kitchen!! The corner cabinet looks great painted with chalkboard paint. Awesome lights that are hanging over the barstool area. I'm on the look out for a cow sign...wonder if our TJ Max has this sign. I just love shopping there and at Marshalls and Home Goods. The other thing I'm hunting for is a carved white wood horse.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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    1. Cindy.
      I got this at my TJMAXX/HomeGoods store that is a combo store. Do you have those by you? It is a bigger store and I find the best stuff there. If you cannot find it let me know and I will keep an eye out here for you. It was so sweet how I was just coming into the store and they had a display up front of primitive stuff and there was this dairy sign. I have seen this sign in some catalogs I get for big bucks and I only paid $39.99 for it at TJ/Homegoods. It is always hit or miss but I have seen duplicate things sometimes so I hope you can find this. I have never seen a white horse but I am sure that will come in there too. Anything you see in these catalogs seem to find there way eventually at TJMaxx and HomeGoods or Marshalls.

      Thanks for your sweet comments. Hope you are having a great week.
      Kris

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  24. I love love love :) This turned out SO beautiful. Love the cows and the old kitchen scale-fun things. Really neat idea with the old fence!! -Susie

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  25. Really like your kitchen, Kris, and the use of vintage items- functional and decorative. Thanks for the great ideas.

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  26. Kris, the changes are amazing!! Love the new shelves, and the chalkboard cabinet was a perfect idea!! I'm glad you decided to switch things out because SOMEONE is giving your old 'cabinet' a good home (wink, wink!)
    Susan

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    1. Hello Miss COTM,
      I am so glad you could take that cabinet and use it in your beautiful home. I knew it was going to a good home.
      Kris

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  27. Oh Kris - Your kitchen is just gorgeous!! I love the shelves and all you put on them. Just precious! The chalk door really pulls in the black items. Looks great! Wanna come do my kitchen?

    Judy

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  28. I could spend the rest of my life in that kitchen! I am book marking the page to see if I can pull some ideas for my own small kitchen.

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    1. Thanks so much Michelle. I am loving the openess to this kitchen now. Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.
      Kris

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  29. I love it all, Kris. I agree that the open shelves brightened and opened up the room. What a great job. xo Laura

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    1. Hello my dear. Thanks for your sweet comments. I loved seeing your beautiful farmers market post. You have a great one.
      Have a great week.
      Kris

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  30. Knock it off, Kris!! You're making the rest of us look like lazy slugs!

    All joking aside, I'm loving your new shelves. Ever since we had our cabinet doors off while we were painting them, I've been thinking I'd like to go with open shelving. It's so convenient to just reach up and grab what you need without the doors in the way! I like the way you've styled yours, too.

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    1. Ha Ha Vickie. You know me I have to have change!!! I really need to be a slug but can't seem to do it. I have OCD of the decor world!!!! I just have a great hubby that doesn't mind doing things so he is a co dependent and feeds into my obsession of changing things!!!! Hope you are getting some great weather now. We had a pretty nice day today so it was nice to see the sunshine!!! woooo hoooo
      Kris

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  31. I believe this is my FAVORITE room in your home!! The mixing of wood and white and a little black is a favorite anyway. Your farm vignette is toooo sweet...LOVE it!!...especially that milk sign from T.J's! But I also have to say your butcher or wood block counter tops are gorgeous...I think they are so beautiful with the white cabinets. You have out done yourself Kris! Magazine worthy girl! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie,
      Thank you so much. I am really loving this kitchen. It feels more open to me and brighter. I am so excited for you that you got the vintage trailer. I so want one of those so I am going to live vicariously through you. I hope you will post the process all the way through. Ohhhhhh I am so jealous you found such a cutie.
      Kris

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  32. Oh my! I love your shelves. How brave of you to take down the cabinet! My luck, the wall would have fallen down! :) Your entire kitchen is just so darling!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. Ha Ha Shelia,
      Sometimes I think that too that if I try one more thing a wall is going to fall on me!!! Thanks for coming by and your sweet comment.
      Kris

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  33. I am loving your shelves and decor!!! Love the entire kitchen.

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    1. Thanks so much. I am really loving this new kitchen too. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  34. Wow! I love the open shelving...and you've got everything decorated so beautifully!

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    1. Thanks Debi,
      I so appreciate you stopping by and leaving a nice comment. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  35. I love your open shelves and with all your decorations they look great! Your whole kitchen is adorable! Nancy

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    1. Thanks so much. I appreciate you stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  36. Ok, Kris... I'm bringing over a fresh batch of cookies so we can nibble and chat while sitting in that gorgeous kitchen of yours! The lighting under the shelves really is the icing on the cake. Lucky lady that you are to have married such a handy man!!And how could he refuse your requests when he knows how charming your ideas are?? Thanks for sharing...

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  37. Kris! That looks phenomenal. I love the way it changes the whole character of the kitchen. That fencing along the top is wild- I LOVE it! When you got to the end I could just picture myself sitting at that counter with you chatting over a cup of coffee! Please tell me you drink coffee!!!! Hope you have a wonderful night- you outdid yourself with this one! xo Diana

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  38. I love your kitchen--the little changes turned out great! When I first started reading I thought you may be nuts for taking out cabinets (sorry) but it turned out so cute. I love it!

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    1. Ha Ha Sandy I am nuts!!!! I do nutty things always!!! I know I was thinking about do I really want to take down two cabinets?! but across the way in my kitchen I have two huge pantry's so I have plenty of storage so that afforded me the chance to take down the cabinets. Hope you are having a great week.
      Kris

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  39. WOW! What a pretty kitchen you've made Kris. You really do have a wonderful eye for detail. Love it!

    Judi in the UK

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  40. Oh my goodness, Kris! The rest from that vacation really got you moving. Your changes to the kitchen are beyond adorable. Everything about your new shelves is so sweet. I love that bread and pastry sign too. I may have to blow that picture up and try making one of those. All of your touches just set the kitchen off and make it a showplace!
    Liz

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  41. Kris your kitchen looks awesome, and I love the door. Oh boy, I just love love love your style of decorating and your neat spin on things. Glad you are back and well rested from vaca..well back, not sure about rested LOL.

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  42. What a pretty kitchen...so many lovely details. I LOVE the dishes with the chalk paint..clever. And I got a fun apron and Junk Bonanza last year too :) Happy to follow along! Laurel

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  43. this is a fabulous kitchen makeover Kris.....LOVE ~ my fave....... the chalkboard painted cabinet......Now you two can leave love notes every day. :) I have actually been thinking of painting my fridge with black chalkboard paint but it may be a bit much for Bobby G and me too. xoxo

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  44. How pretty! It ties in so well with the other shelves and just makes it so open like you said. I think we have some pretty good hubby's don't we to come in and do what we ask? lol I get lots of looks too, but mine always comes through for me.

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    1. Ha Ha Melanie. I get the look always but he still is a trooper and gets the vision done!!!!! Thanks for coming by. I am so loving your new cushions on your cute cute patio!!! So adorable. Love it. Have a great week.
      Kris

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  45. Wow! Your kitchen looks amazing, you have a wonderful eye for decorating. ;o)

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  46. Morning Kris,
    Your kitchen is so charming and cute. I love that open shelf look, it is so neat. You always do such a great job of acessorizing
    everything. What a great idea to put the fencing up above the cabinets, love that look. I love your fabric on the chairs and have
    been trying to find some off and on for months now, to recover my dining room chairs and just not finding any, which I think is so
    weird. Maybe I will start looking at sheet sets and find some, that would be super!
    That was a fun way to use your saucers too, and liked the touches of black as well. Your kitchen looks so fresh and clean, and
    perfect for summer................

    Have a wonderful day, hope you get to sit out in your pretty yard some. It has been raining and overcast here for days, was telling
    hubby I am gonna lose my nice tan if I can't get out there and refresh it some..........lol

    Blessings, Nellie

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  47. Your kitchen is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Kudos to you!

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  48. you kitchen was gorgeous before and yet, somehow, you've added such cute ideas, kris:) love the added shelves and corner chalkboard and plates. oh, and the sweet chandy!

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  49. Sensational! I love the look of shelves over cabinets. And you have such a way with your collections! Love the bits of chalkboard with all the white. Just wonderful!

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  50. I just love the open shelving Kris! You made them look so cute with all of your accessories too. How are the shelves attached to the wall? You have the most adorable house in blogland for sure!

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  51. Wow, your kitchen is everything wonderful! I love it...What an adorable way you have decorated. I love the farmhouse theme. We live in a farmhouse and just redid our kitchen too. Love your shelves, and the chalkboard on the shelf...love how it turned out. Wow! Amazing.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

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    1. Debbie you are the sweetest thanks so much for your nice comments. I love the farmhouse/cottage mixture in my kitchen. I do not like to be too matchy matchy so I like a little of everything. Thanks for taking the time to come by and leave a comment.
      Kris

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  52. Oh Kris, you have so much creative energy. Can you sell me just a cup full? lol
    I would not be so brave to do so much at one time. I take little baby steps when I decorate. You are the Queen of décor for sure.
    One thing I did do this weekend, I bought 6 lovely dining room chairs to refinish. They have lovely carving on them. I will have them painted white and covered in heavy canvas. That will be my main summer project this year.
    Love your photos, thanks for the eye candy.
    *Smiles*

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  53. I love the look....my hubby gives me funny looks too when I talk about replacing our cabinets with shelves, but I really want to show off my china, which I do NOT save just for special occasions. Your blog was recommend by Must Love Junk, and I'm a new follower. :0)
    Debbi
    -yankeeburrowcreations

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  54. AMAZING accents everywhere....PINNING

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    1. Hi Christine,
      Pin away best form of flattery. Thanks for taking time to come by and leave a comment.
      Kris

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  55. You must LOVE the changes you made in your kitchen, Kris!!! It looks like you have a new fabulous kitchen. Hmmm, I wonder if I could take down one of my cabinets. Now you have the wheels turning in my head. :-))
    Of course, the chippy cabinet is so charming!! and your chairs look so pretty in their new clothes! So many great ideas. LOVE IT all!!!!
    Mary Alice

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  56. Your kitchen is so charming with all its details!! I am a new follower. I visited from Must Love Junk. I just saw your gardens there and they are magnificent!

    Cynthia

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  57. Kris,
    WOW!!!! It looks outstanding! Looks like I need to stop in at TJMaxx ASAP...love that sign. Your kitchen is full of CHARM!!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  58. My goodness, your kitchen is beautiful!! . I love the picture taken in the evening --

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  59. My goodness your kitchen is pretty -I love the picture taken in the evening.

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  60. Great transformation! Your hubby is a good sport and a good carpenter. Love that chalkboard paint on the cabinet and saucers. Great idea!

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  61. You have the most quaint kitchen of all time. The black chalkboard looks perfect!

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  62. Lovely changes in your kitchen. The open shelving looks great too!

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  63. Your kitchen is such an inspiration to me.
    I have an 80's kitchen that needs up-dating desperately!
    The fencing around the soffit was genious.

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  64. love your kitchen. the black really makes it look cute.

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  65. Just beautiful! I had to smile at the Cloverfield Dairy sign -- I gave a co-worker an Elgin Dairy milk jug today from my 'stash' since she collects them and she mentioned that dairy and having several bottles, etc. from there!

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  66. Magic at it's best along with a lot of elbow grease. Great job! Just beautiful and I love your collections. I am a first time visitor. Kathy

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  67. Well...wow, wow, wow, Kris!!!! It looks soooo utterly charming and delightful! That perfect touch of yours has left beauty in it's wake yet again!! Each detail so lovely! Thanks so much for sharing all you do with us, and at Blissful Whites Wednesday!! Always a joy!

    Hope you're having a great week!
    Hugs,
    Becky

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  68. Your kitchen looks so pretty! You are very creative. I love the changes you made and the things you arranged on the shelves and counter top! Perfect!

    Peace,
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  69. Your kitchen is soooooo pretty. I love the open shelving, as you said, it really opens the kitchen up. I definitely need more white in my kitchen as it makes such a difference, thanks for the inspiration.

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  70. What a very creative way to give your kitchen a whole new look. The shelves are a delightful way to show off your interesting pieces. I love change that makes such a difference.

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  71. Kris, I'm visiting from Open House Friday. Happy to find you! You are a brave one to take a cabinet down. Love the look of your kitchen. Thanks for sharing. I'm a fan of black and white and your details make me smile. '-)

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  72. Your kitchen is simply adorable. I don't think I could give up the space from a cabinet unless I had a huge pantry, but this is just the bomb!

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    1. Hi Terry,
      I have two large pantry cabinets across the kitchen by my stove and refrigerator so that allowed me to lose those two cabinets. I love the openness it gives my kitchen now.
      Kris

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  73. Hi there,
    I would love to know what that beautiful creamy paint color is????

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  74. Kris, this look fabulous! I love the touches of black in the accessories! The white really shines! Having the open shelves is such a pretty touch! You're always full of the best ideas and I am very impressed with how you can decide to do something and bam! It's done! I need that kind of get up and go! Hugs, Leena

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  75. This is so pretty!! I am so glad I saw this. I am hosting a giveaway via Arcadian Home on my blog. It would be great if you could stop by. Have a lovely day!

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  76. I think your kitchen changes are wonderful! I really, really like your open shelving and how you have accessorized them. Great job!

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  77. Hi
    I'm co hosting Katherine's Corner Hop this week and came by to say Hello. I love your beautiful kitchen. I'm also your newest follower. Hope you will visit my blog and hopefully follow me also.
    Best
    Angel @ sewcraftyangel.blogspot.com

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  78. love this look, Kris. and the pops of black really make it all so unique. Love the signs and idea to paint the saucers, too!

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  79. Hi Kris ~ I love the open shelves instead of cabinets! You did a great job of styling them, too. How did you get the lights underneath the shelves?

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  80. Kris, it all looks amazing and I particularly love the lighting. I'd love for you to link this up at Shabbilicious Friday.

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  81. WHAT is NOT to LOVE about your KITCHEN?! So much interest and origionality, who can pick a favorite?! Nicely done. I'm SO lovin' it. ;)

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  82. Beautiful. Just beautiful! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  83. I love it...what a super husband!

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  84. Your kitchen is absolutely perfect! I love it! What a fabulous job you did! Thanks for sharing it with us.....it is very inspiring! Now...
    what can I do to my kitchen...hmmmm

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  85. Congrats! You are in the top three at Savvy Southern Style!

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  86. Oh, I just love, love your kitchen. It's beautiful. I happened upon your blog from Savvy Southern Style. Congrats on your feature. I love the jars with the doilies, I presume, in them and the silverware. May I ask where you got your number tags hanging from them? I have added you and I have a blog also.

    www.theadventuresofmarloandbill.blogspot.com

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  87. Kris your kitchen is just amazing! I love the new shelves.

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  88. I just love this kitchen and what you did with it. Beautiful and peaceful for sure! I am thinking on doing that to my corner cabinet. :-) Love chalk board paint and I am doing a project in my craft/guest room right now with it. :-)

    Again, thanks for sharing. :-)

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  89. Wow, Kris ... love our new shelves! And, you've styled them beautifully. I love the vintage feel and "want" your bread and pastries sign! I can see why you were one of the top three at Savvy Southern!

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  90. I just kind of went pin crazy over this post. I'm still swooning. Oh my!

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  91. I am in LOVE with this!!!!I guess he installed lights under the shelves too??? It is fabulous and I LOVE how you accessorized the shelves. This is my first visit, but I WILL be back!!! XO, Pinky

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  92. Just popping by to let you know that I'm featuring this post at Shabbilicious Friday tomorrow. Thanks for linking up Kris.

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  93. Kris, I just love your kitchen and your whole style! What a beautiful room, so cozy and perfect. The garden wire is inspirational! I have been looking for some for my kitchen ever since discovering your blog last year. It's wonderful that your husband is so handy and helpful. What a blessing he must be! Have a wonderful day! ~ Jamie

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  94. I just had to come back to feature your GORGEOUS kitchen on my Friday Finds! Thanks, Kris, and have a lovely weekend.

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  95. Hello. I have come across your blog before in blogland. I just love your style.Joined up today! Stop by and see me sometime at livinglaughingandloving-sarah.blogspot.com

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  96. I am in love with your kitchen!!! It is absolutely gorgeous. You have an amazing eye for decorating and detail. Glad I found your blog. Lesa

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  97. I just LOVE how you used reclaimed architectural pieces in your home! Where do you find them?

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  98. I LOVE your style!!! Where did you find the black cow featured on one of your shelves????

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    1. Hi Dianne,
      I got that at Hobby Lobby a few years ago. Hope that helps I think they may still have that cow.
      Kris

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  99. I adore your kitchen!! I love every inch of it

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