Sunday, January 12, 2014

Almost There!!!!!!

One more Sneak Peak and I think I will be almost done with the kitchen Redo!!!!! I hope so anyway.

Life keeps interrupting my progress in there!!!!!  Hopefully this week I will finish it all and have the reveal.  I am really loving the way it is coming out and so far no money spent except for 1 can of paint and a early surprise gift from the hubby for valentines day!!!!!  

I was playing ring around the chandeliers in my kitchen redo.  I moved one chandelier from the living room into the kitchen and then the other one to the far right is an early valentines gift from my husband.  No diamonds needed on Valentines day for this girl just give me pretty white chandy with crystals and bling and I am a happy girl!!!!!




I took old picture frames I had from the guest bedroom and used them to frame out the ceiling where I hung the chandeliers to give some character to the space.

This space above the cabinets is where my husband did some magic with old pieces of scrap he had.  He took some old crown pieces and an old closet door and framed out the spaces above the pantry door and above my refrigerator. It was the same crown we used when we originally did the kitchen redo a few years ago so the crown matched perfectly.





I think it filled the space in nicely.    
Well that is a sneak at the new lights and you can see the paint color.  It looks white on white but really it takes on different colors through out the day.  In the morning when the light comes in the room it is white and by afternoon it looks more cream/ivory and then at night a hint of gray.

Not sure what to call my new design.  Kind of a little nordic, a little cottage and little white french farmhouse.  I am excited to start decorating and putting things back into the kitchen.
Hope you are having a great week end.
Kris
:)

54 comments:

  1. Ooooooh, I love and adore the frame around the chandelier!!!!

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  2. It looks gorgeous so far Kris, those frames were genius! What are the names of your paint colors? I'm looking for a soft white, there are so many different whites it's hard to choose. I know that whatever you are dong it's going to be unique and fabulous, hurry hurry so we can see lol!

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  3. Kris, those chandeliers are stunning! And I LOVE the frames on the ceiling!! So creative and they look amazing-can't wait to see more :)
    Susan

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  4. Beautiful Kris! Love those chandeliers!

    Judy

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  5. What a clever idea with the frames on the ceiling! Looking forward to the reveal! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  6. I love the old frames around the light fixture.. I am definitely going to use that one...Excited to see the completed project... I agree.. no candy or flowers here too... I would much rather have bling in the form of lighting or furniture too. Have a great Sunday.. Blessings!

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  7. It is stunning! Those Chandies really make the kitchen breathtaking. I love the color. The ehite is beautiful.

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  8. Oh Kris this is beautiful! Your chandeliers are like fairy tales hanging from the ceiling. Your idea of the frames really sets the scene. Have a wonderful week x

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  9. Hello Pretty Kris,
    Wooowaaahhh! Diamonds are not my type now I am older too. I have several stock in the drawers and never been use for almost a decade.

    But receiving the blings what we love? That's awesome right?... Lala-LOVELY. Love the way ur hubby crowded the fridge & the ref. Awesomenes..

    Happy week ahead, girl.

    Greetings,
    /CC girl

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  10. *** crown-ded... supposedly. Sorry for the typo.

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  11. Wow what a fantastic job, hubby did great above the cabinets.

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  12. Gorgeous. Everything is stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  13. I love the frames around the chanty - I would have never though of that. Your new chanty is so very beautiful and your honey sure knows what you like. Your husband does wonderful work - he is like a master carpenter. Can hardly wait to see the end results.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  14. Love your valentine gift...so pretty!! Hubby does beautiful work- so professional. I took down the chandy over my kitchen table Friday. I really hated it so when hubby came home from work I was hoping he wouldn't notice. I just got the look..you know like here she goes again but he was worried too because now I'm not afraid of the electrical stuff!lol I know this reveal is going to be fantastic.

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  15. That is a great present!! The room looks beautiful already!

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  16. I'd love to put a couple of chandeliers in my kitchen, Kris! I could definitely use the light in there and the recessed lighting does nothing {for me or the room!}. A great gift from your hubby! He did a great job. I love how that looks. It's all looking great and I'm looking forward to the full reveal.

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  17. Kris I LOVED seeing the little peeks at what you've been up too! Love the new chandy and love the decorative trim and molding the hubby added to the top of your cabinets...looks beautiful!!

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  18. Wow, Kris, he is good. Can't wait for the reveal.

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  19. This is beautiful, Kris. I love the frames around the chandy! I'm dying to see how you arrange your shelves!

    XO,
    Jane

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  20. Looking good, Kris! Pretty chandies too.
    Mary Alice

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  21. Love those chandeliers and very bright kitchen. Will you come redo my kitchen someday....it's still living in the 70's (uge) Really needs help. But first we have to get our ceiling fixed as the roof leaks. Have a great weekend!! Looking forward to the revealing of the finished product :)

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  22. That's my kind of Valentine's gift! Your hubby is a very talented carpenter to create that custom look from a closet door. Lucky you!!

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  23. Kris,
    Pretty, pretty chandelier for your Valentine's early gift and the other one is gorgeous too. Looking wonderful. I can't say enough about loving nuanced colors. Reflective and ever changing with light and shadows. Your husband with his carpenter skills rocks! Oh Kris the reveal is gonna be exciting!!!
    XX,
    Vera

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  24. LOVE it!

    How clever to use the frames to "frame" the chandy.

    Life does get in the way. I have been working on my creative space since January 4 and it is still not finished. I hope to finish up tomorrow. Although, like everything else in our house, it will never be finished.

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  25. This is going to be beautiful, Kris...love your wonderful chandeliers! I am at the end of a redecorating in my kitchen, too...I'll be so glad to get it done!

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  26. Oh, it's fabulous Kris! I especially love the frames around the chandy! I have wanted to do something like that around mine over the kitchen table. Maybe when it comes times to repaint. Hubby did a fab job on the moldings!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  27. Hi Kris! Miss you! Can't wait to see the reveal. It will be wonderful, like all your re-dos. Love the idea of the frame on the ceiling....very clever! See you soon!
    Juile

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  28. Fun to have the frames on the ceiling! Creative! Your hubby is a great woodworker!
    Pretty chandies too!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  29. Love the chandelier, love the frame around it, love the work Terry did around the fridge.

    I can't wait until we see a full reveal.

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  30. Love the frames on the ceiling!! Can't wait to see the reveal when you are all done decorating.
    ~Cindy

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  31. Kris this is so beautiful.I haven't been blogging lately and your post gave me a nice kick in the behind to get in and work-love dee x

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  32. I thought it looked beautiful before, and I think it looks beautiful now.

    Kristin

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  33. WOW! LOVE the chandys with the frames! That MS color is G*O*R*G*E*O*U*S! I am going to be testing areas of the cottage this week....I want to see what the color does in different light. The kitchen is beautiful, especially adding the crown molding. It is so bright and cheerful! I like what you've called your design mix.......it's too hard to be one thing! I'm sure you are very pleased at this point.....stunning! Blessings~~~Roxie

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  34. Kris- It looks fantastic! Love hubby's gift to you..and he did a great job filling that space in. He is pretty darned handy. Can't wait to see the full reveal and the decorating all done. Have a great night- I am headed to bed here---too tired to think anymore- xo Diana

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  35. I think you may have at least 50,000 ladies wanting to borrow your wonderfully talented husband. Looking fabulous Kris!!!!

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  36. I love how everything is coming together! The color, Chandeliers(love!), and the frames are an awesome idea! I noticed that there is an old door knob on one of your cabinets, was that there before? If so I apologize for missing it, I love that idea!

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  37. Oh I would chose the bling of the chandy over diamonds any day!!…I love the idea of using the frames on the ceiling..you are the clever one….I love how everything is coming together and look forward to more!!! Have a great day!!

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  38. Looking beautiful, Kris! My brother just gave me a similar chandelier that came out of a reno job he's working on. I have no idea where it's going yet, but it's fun to get some gorgeous inspiration here!
    Can't wait to see your finished kitchen project!

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  39. Hi Kris

    LOVIN' the new chandalier, and putting the picture frame around it was absolutely inspired! Can't wait to see the finished room.

    Judi in the UK

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  40. Kris I can't wait to see the reveal - lov'n those chandeliers! What a great idea to finish the bulkhead above the cabinets. We simply painted between the cabinets and crown but I'm lov'n this idea. Hmmmm, you've inspired me to go hunting at our ReStore shops to find some old cabinet doors!!! Thanks for the inspiration :)
    Marie@TheInteriorFrugalista

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  41. Fabulous idea, the picture frame on the ceiling.
    Of course, I would always say no to the diamonds. Much rather have chandeliers, too.
    Everything looks perfect. Do you know the name of the colour of your paint? We will be re-painting our LR/DR. I know I want white, but which one? There are so many to choose from.
    As always, your post has brightened my day. Thank you so much.
    *Smiles*

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  42. BTW - where are you cooking right now? lol

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  43. Kris, your hubby is amazing. WOW, what a fantastic job he has done!!!!! I love what you did with the frames and the chandeliers. Can't wait for the reveal. I am a little behind with emails. Can't wait to see what I missed.

    Cynthia

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  44. Frames on the ceiling...very clever idea!!! The chandelier is so marvellous and i love your kitchen.I' m looking forward to seeing your decorations in the kitchen
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  45. Hi Kris, I'm new here and I loooooove it! what a great redo you've done and the frames on the ceiling are just ...wow!
    BRAVA!
    ciaoo
    Lisa

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  46. the chandys look fabulous with frames, kris! terry's woodworking skills rock! the kitchen is so much brighter--love it!

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  47. What a great idea to use the frames on the ceiling around the chandeliers!

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  48. Beautiful kitchen! Love the chandeliers and so clever to frame hanging in the picture frame!! Nancy

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  49. I love the frame above the chandelier! How did you attach it? Now I want to do that. Everything is looking great!

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  50. This is looking so great! How clever to use old picture frames for ceiling medallions around your chandeliers! And a new one too? So sparkly! I really need to find one for my kitchen! And, how talented is Terry, using old materials to box in the open spaces above the frig and pantry? They look fantastic! I need to hire him to come work his magic in my house! Can't wait to see the finished product! So exciting! Hugs, Leena

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  51. the picture frames idea is absolutely awesome. I love how your husband filled the above cabinet space. It looks like it belongs there

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  52. Your kitchen looks so beautiful...I love your chandeliers and the scrap wood your hubby used above the cabinets looks awesome!!!!
    ~Des

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  53. Looking great and can't wait to see all your great stuff back in this room:-) Hope you got my email.

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  54. Hi Kris,
    Love the pair of chandy's so fancy, and the frame is a fabulous idea! No diamonds for me on Valentines, here we do rose bushes, haha!! I can't wait to see the whole room!
    Hugs,
    Bella

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