Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Dishwasher Up Do

Hi Everyone,
Hope your week is going great. 
I wanted to show you my simple dishwasher up do.



Just a plain Jane dishwasher in white.  Nothing too special about it.  She needed a little bling!

 I had these old vintage frames and this count your blessings stenciled piece of wood.  Terry with his trusty tools mounted all of these pieces to a piece of plywood and then attached it to the dishwasher.  I did the happy dance when I saw they would all fit together.


Gives the dishwasher a little face lift.  Not so plain Jane anymore.

I was on a roll and decided to spruce up the ugly back door that leads to the garage.  It is a required fire door so it is heavy and ugly and cannot be replaced with something prettier.  It needed something done to it too.

I painted the door a light gray and then had Terry cut down this old Cottage Nest door that I had out in my old garden.  It was so worn and weathered but we were able to salvage some of the door.
We framed it with an old vintage frame and hung it on the painted gray door.

I have had this old painted door for many years.  Love the soft gray and blue tones that have weathered on this door through the years.  It made me sad that this piece was being stored in the basement.  It was a happy day to bring her out of the basement and into my decor.   It gave this ugly door some personality.

While I was on a roll!!! I decided to antique the cabinet fronts like I did to the refrigerator and pantry door.  Just a subtle touch of french antique gray.  Just gives the cabinets a little dimension.


Well it was a busy week for me in the kitchen.  Amazing what you can do with just a little paint and some old vintage salvage pieces.
Have a great rest of the week and wonderful week end.
Hugs,
Kris

Parties:
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51 comments:

  1. You think of everything, Kris! Your gorgeous home looks like you've been there and loved on it for ages.

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  2. As always my friend, inspiring!! It all looks so pretty. I especially luv what you did to the door leading to the garage!!!
    Happy midweek!
    Hugs, Gee

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  3. Darn that fireman's rules on the fire door! Good thing he's a commander in chief of tools too! It all looks great, and I pretty much knew you'd be tackling the dishwasher. ;)

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  4. Nice job! Everything is coming together so well, you must be thrilled!

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  5. That sweet antique door is just darling. I would love for you to share this at our link party. Great job disguising the dishwasher.

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  6. Good Morning Kris
    Kris, you always make everything look so much prettier. I love your ideas and now want to do my dishwasher. Can you tell me how Terry adhered the wood to the dishwasher? I know you said he put the frame on Mdf but how is the mdf attached? Love the door and love the cabinets Love it all, you have a magic touch
    have a great day Kris
    deezie

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    1. Hi Deezie,
      It is not mdf. Terry told me he used plywood. MDF would not hold up to water. He screwed it in from the inside of the dishwasher door so you do not see the screws. Hope that makes sense.
      Hugs,
      Kris

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  7. Great makeovers, Kris! Your kitchen looks so gorgeous now. The old owners wouldn't recognize it anymore and probably would want to move back in after you beautified everything.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  8. Even my husband said, "Oh, wow!" So cute, and makes it more interesting. Love your kitchen! Sandi

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  9. Kris, loving the dishwasher, it flows right in with the rest. Creative with the fire door. They aren't the prettiest.

    Cindy

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  10. Love it Kris! You are always thinking of awesome ideas. Spotted the ladder you mentioned at Costco over the weekend. It is on our purchase list in the next few weeks!:)

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  11. Wow, you definitely were on a 'beautify' roll.

    It all looks wonderful ~ FlowerLady

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  12. Every thing in your kitchen is positively lovely. But sometimes when there are so many things, it's hard to see each unique item for its own worth. As some designers and decorators say, "The sign of good decorating is knowing when to stop."

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    1. Thank you for you comment today. Since there is no way to contact you back I hope you come back to see my reply. I understand what you are trying to say but here is my take on this. I feel that designers and decorators have suggestions and ideas about decorating but I have always lived by this saying. Surround yourself with what you love and you will always be happy and in style. Your home should be unique to you.

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  13. I have loved everything you have done over the years to your Homes.
    But I have to say I am not a Fan of the Dishwasher project. To me and only me probably,
    I think it screams look at this Dishwasher with a picture frame on it.
    Stands out even more.
    Sorry but it is just over the Top !!
    Love the Door.

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    1. This is not for everyone. I love it and that is what counts. You should surround yourself with what you love.

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  14. Wow,the dishwasher turned out fabulous as did the other doors too. Everything looks AMAZING!!!!
    Such a pretty kitchen......
    ~Des

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  15. your imagination has no limits Kris....love the dishwasher! You took the utilitarian and turned it into something spectacular. xo

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  16. Kris, I just love your re-do's. That dishwasher is so much prettier. :) I have always like the cottage nest sign. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

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  17. Perfect ... I am loving your new cottage.

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  18. Kris, all so wonderful and beautiful. You better be careful, you will have to take another vacay..Happy Wednesday..xxoJudy

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  19. Great and romantic idea for the dishwasher! The door looks so nice
    HUgs Alessandra

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  20. What a great idea. Love your whole kitchen! Thanks for joining Monday Social!

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  21. What a great idea. Love your whole kitchen! Thanks for joining Monday Social!

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  22. No moss every grows under the feet of you and Terry....LOVE the dishwasher makeover!!...and that door is amazing too...I love the patina that you gave the cabinets...Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful!!!

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  23. And when you finish everything, I bet the two of you will start over again! Love the dishwasher! How did he attach it without putting holes in the face of the door?? Always love seeing what the Crazy Décor Couple Do!! :) Cindy xo

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  24. LOve it all...you have so much creativity and energy. Can't keep you from rolling along with the projects. Have a great week.

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  25. KRIS!!!! Goodness, you have the gift. You have the touch to change the character of a piece, EVEN A DISHWASHER! Bravo my friend, this looks marvelous. I wish I could visit you!!!

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  26. Kris! I don't know how you keep coming up with these great ideas, but holy cats - there are so many beautiful wow factors in your house. The dishwasher is absolutely gorgeous and such a fabulous touch to the boring door. So charming! Jane

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  27. You done good Kris! Amazing idea for the dishwasher. Who but you would ever come up with that idea??

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  29. Hi Kris, you did a great job with the dishwasher and the cabinets. You are really fixing up your house to look so beautiful. Have a great weekend.
    Julie

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  30. You are so creative, Kris! I love your change-ups and how you think outside the box! Beautiful re-dos!

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  31. You always come up with the best ways to add architectural elements to your beautiful home. You are also so lucky to have someone as talented as Terry to complete your creative ideas BUT, I m so happy that Cooper is in remission what great news for all of you. Keeping my fingers the remission lasts a very long time. Your getaway looks so wonderful and let me know where you stayed because the cottages are so darn cute. Also tons of chippy stores to visit. Sorry I'v been missing in action..so many problems with the remodel has left me down and depleted. One day it will be...

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  32. Honestly, if you ever leave that Terry in the car without a leash on I am going to steal him! lol You are both so creative. What a fun update for the dishwasher and door. Those firedoors are code here, too. xo Diana

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  33. Kris your love of decorating shines through with the lovely shares of your new home you graciously share with all of us.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  34. You are such an innovator, always thinking outside the box. I love your creative ideas! The cabinets look great. I imagine that sometimes, you must just sit in your kitchen and stare at all the pretty. I know I would!! :)

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  35. Creativity is where you and Terry shine, Kris. The two of you can do anything. You have made your new house a wonderful home.
    Be happy there surrounded by eveything you love! xo, T.

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  36. Wow! You are just full of the most creative ideas. Love your charming updates, Kris.

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  37. Kris, you have the best ideas for remodeling ♥ Love how the frame of the dishwasher turned out and all the other projects!
    Great job! Happy Friday!!
    Hugs, Jody

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  38. Your dishwasher face lift is great!!! You always know just what to do to make a house a home. :)

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  39. Just amazing! Thank you for sharing your creativity at Monday Social. Hope to see again beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday. http://botanicbleu.blogspot.com/

    Judith

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  40. So cute Chris!!!I love everything you've done to your new place!!!You are so good at knowing just where to put things....

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  41. You are such a creative and talented decorator! Always a joy to visit and go away feeling inspired!
    Happy Weekend,
    Jemma

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  42. You are fearless when it comes to changing things up, Kris! I love all the changes, especially the way you dressed up the plain jane fire door!

    Have a great weekend!

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  43. Voila! You've done it again! Love the upgrades! Hugs, Leena

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  44. Voila! You've done it again! Love the upgrades! Hugs, Leena

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  45. You've done it again: perfect job! The dishwasher and the door are transformed and now fit so well in your cottage kitchen.

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