Kitchen Reveal

I can’t believe that it has taken me so long to show you all my finished kitchen.I gave you this sneak peak last week.


valance 1valance and shelf

But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s take a walk down memory lane.

There was a wall separating all the spaces. With cabinets that don’t match the other cabinets.

View from the dining room. Original 1950’s cabinets.

Kitchen before

Open shelves above the stove. Notice: NO HOOD VENT!!

Kitchen before1

So much useless open space by the window.

window view before
You can check out more of what I hated about my kitchen here.
I think it’s just a BIT of an improvement.
Don’t you think?
I think these pictures will convince you if you aren’t convinced yet!
 ktichen before 2 Kitchen
Stove side
The lovely farmhouse sink.
 I pined for one during the kitchen dreaming stage!
She is sooo deep and sooo pretty!
And now for my favorite view:
Looking from the sink to the living room. Being able to see through from where a wall used to be.
I love my blue island.
 In the morning it’s a fairly light blue but as the sun goes down the colour gets deeper and almost looks a bit turquoise. Our ordeal with the butcher block countertop is a whole ‘nother post. Things did not go how we had planned (that’s saying the least!)
Now, I think I’ll take you through some of the smaller things that make this kitchen even better.
We’ll start off with some good practical additions.
The over-the-range microwave with the custom design vent. My cousin Mike, who is one of the best sheet metal workers in the province (and world, I’m guessing :) !!) built and installed this puppy for us. So now all those bacon fumes and steam has somewhere to go! Isn’t she lovely?
He suggests we spray paint it but I kind of like that it’s all metal and shiny t
hood vent
I had custom drawers built to contain my large flour and sugar containers.
It makes baking so much easier now that I don’t have to drag out the bins.
flour sugar drawer
And now for some pretty additions:
Open Shelving:
This was a must and something that Jason conceded to.
I designed the corbels myself and am just loving them.
Open Shelves valance and shelf
I also love my owl cookie jar.
Jason got it for me for Christmas and it was love at first sight.
I haven’t quite found the right place for him, (mostly because he’s full of cookies and I like to keep him close at hand). I think he’s in a different place in each picture.
mixer and owl
There are still a few finishing touches that need to be put in.
This would be the ideal:
1. We need window coverings. Probably not this fabric but something similar for a valance and then either Venetian blinds or white wooden slate blinds. This is important for 2 reasons:
  • It will look pretty and it will help soften the wood wall.
  • We have 3 kids (18-20 year olds) renting the house next door, who, along with all their random friends, like to smoke outside their side door which peers into my kitchen. They are nice kids but it makes for some very awkward situations when they notice you staring at them while you do dishes and you don’t know whether to wave, duck out of view or hold a plate in front of your face like you’re not there.
2. We are still waiting for our over-the-door light to come in. (ordered about 6 weeks ago!)
3. Skirting around the bottom of the cabinets to hide the undercabinet lights.
4. A cook busy preparing my family dinner while I blog, pin and facebook the afternoon away. (A lady can dream can’t she?)
Here’s an update: Over the door light is in and the valance is up!
valance 1

Update: Bar Stools to finish it all!

We are really happy with how things are turning out!
 We are definitely blessed that we have been able to do such an extensive renovation.
I hope you are having a blessed Easter weekend!


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  1. dianehaller says:

    I am visiting from “Pin it Again” Friday on My Life as Robin’s Wife. Thank you so much for linking up! Your kitchen looks GREAT! I am sure you will really enjoy cooking even more now! blessings!


  2. Krista thehappyhousie says:

    I am visiting from Just Us Four… love the blue island, the sink and cabinet choices, and the light fixtures (we put those same ones in our first house… still LOVE them). It turned out wonderfully – thanks for sharing!
    Krista @thehappyhousie

  3. Noting Grace says:

    I LOVE this! I especially love how the butcher block compliments the pallet wall. And the blue is amazing. Awesome job – all your hard work paid off!

    Jen @ Noting Grace

  4. mwimp says:

    it is gorgeous!! how did you get that finish on the countertops? I want marble but I also know its not conducive to our lifestyle being so pouris.

    • Kathryn Ferrie says:

      Thanks Doris for your kind comments on my kitchen. We are loving it!
      We love our vinyl floors but our chairs have scratched them in a few places because the felt pads fell off. We definitely will need to remove a few pieces in the future and replace them. I do think they’ll last for 10 years though. They are super easy to wash and keep clean.

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