Monday, January 19, 2009

My - "definitely bright" and Happy Country Kitchen

You all better put your sunglasses on - 'cause it is a lil' bright in here - but you know what, I can't keep from smilin'. I told ya I'd let you take a peek when I got finished with my country kitchen - well, I'm gonna share a few pics with you now. However, I'm still not finished. I'm gonna make some letters like I do to match - I already have the paper but not all the letters I need. I'm gonna repaint my ceiling white - I know you are probably saying "why did she paint it green to start with?" A lot of times I do paint the ceiling a lighter shade of the wall color but I didn't this time and honestly, it is the same shade and jus' a bit to intense for me. I need to distress my cabinets and paint my trim again - BUT other than those things - I'm good to go for a while. WHHHEEEEWWWWW!!! Hope you have fun looking - here we go!

My favorite color - RED - This is my lil' arrangement on top of the fridge.



My lil' country light hanging in front of one of the windows.



White ironstone pitchers - one of my favorite things. Now, don't you all laugh at my pie - I didn't beat my meringue long enough - but it still tasted yummmmmmmmy!



My woven rug I found at our wonderful local Antique Mall - did I mention it was only $10.00 and could the colors have been more perfect????? And Yes, Snowball has taken a likin' to it also.



Some of my cute lil' towels I found at Wally World.




This is my spoon rest - the piece that started the whole color scheme - and more importantly, I love what it says.




My storage baskets that I already had in another room.



This is my new "faux" tin back splash I put up today. I'd love to have this on the ceiling some day!!




As you can see, it is a teeny tiny lil' kitchen.




A very few cabinets...



Sorry this pic is a lil' dark but you can see what I mean when I say small.



That's all folks.



Well, I'm back to start on a few more projects - next - the laundry room. That is gonna be a real undertaking. What do you think for a color? - bright yellow, aqua, maybe everything white.... I just don't know yet. I'll just have to surprise you!!!

Have a great Tuesday my friends! I woke up to some snow this morning and I was tickled to death - maybe we will get some more tomorrow - hope so!!!

Happy Creating!
Cathy

36 comments:

Carrie said...

GREAT job Cathy!!! I L♥VE how it turned out. I have been waiting to see the "after" pictures and once again I wasn't disappointed. You have awaesome taste!!

Hugs!! Carrie ♥

Jean said...

Cathy, You made a fantastic choice with your colors. I love it! Did you paint that door, that is wonderful too. We will just have to call you Mrs. Creativity. You do GOOD WORK.
Have a fun evening.
Jean in Virginia

Judy said...

Cathy, What a beautiful kitchen!! I like the display on top of your refrigerator. I like all of the colors that you chose. You certainly are blessed in the artistry department.

Sarah said...

I love it! Personally not colors I would choose but you tied everything to gather and made it look so beautiful. Can't wait to see what you do next!

Nichole said...

Love your kitchen redo!! It's so cheery with the bright colors and patterns. I'm jealous!!

Sue said...

I love it....even the ceilings. Every thing you do looks great!!!

Julie said...

Cathy the kitchen looks wonderful I love the colors.Your kitchen looks about the same size as mine. I love all the touches of red
have a wonderful week:)
julie

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Yes, mane! It sure is a hppy kitchen! Love all your sweet touches!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Audrey said...

Now Cathy, you know what color I think you should paint your laundry room! AQUA of course! I love your kitchen! I am actually wanting to make some letters for mine as well! I can't wait for the spring, I am going to paint my house again...I just need a change too!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

That is one stylish kitchen....you have an eye for color and making it all work together. Do you mind sharing where you got your Faux tin backsplash? cherry

Pug1 said...

I luv your blog! Your kitchen is beautiful!!!! I like the tin backsplash and your spoon rest! CHEERS! Michele

downbranchroad said...

Cathy, I LOVE your kitchen. Mine is red, yellow and black but not as neat and clean as yours. ha. Yours looks beautiful. Where did you get the light by the window? very pretty.
By the way, I think my kitchen might be smaller than yours.
Cant wait to see the laundry room!

RosyRose said...

So cute! I love, love it! It is so cozy and yummy! I could totally make myself at home in your kitchen:)!

Martha said...

It may be a tiny kitchen,but it is precious, I love it!
I want to use the tin backsplash in my kitchen, I had new cabinets and counters last March and I am still waiting to have my backsplash and I think I want to use the tin, is it hard to install?
Have a great day,
Martha

CozyCoops Corner said...

Wow ~ I love it ! The colors are wonderful ! You really did a nice job! Have a wonderful day !
Janae

Melinda said...

What is the wall color? I am starting a remodel of my kitchen and was considering a green like this.

I really love the color of yours!

Melinda

http://youknowjuststuff.blogspot.com

madrekarin said...

I love your apple green kitchen!! It matches my apple green family room perfectly! lol
It looks beautiful. Bright, cheery, just the kind of place for friends to gather and chat the afternoon away.
Next time I'm in KY, we should do just that. :)

AndreaW123 said...

Your kitchen is lovely and inspiring...I am purchasing the same "faux" tin tiles for my backsplash and also told my husband that I wanted to put it on my ceiling...he isn't sold....so, was it as easy to install as they say?
Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage
http://www.andreaw123.typepad.com

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Just beautiful...love all the colors and could be in a magazine:)
Have a great day!
Rondell

EMILEE said...

CATHY, I LOVE IT I HAVE A SMALL KITCHEN TO I LOVE IT, YOUR NEW KITCHEN MAKES ME SMILE AS WELL, IF YOU COULD I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT BRAND, AND THE NAME OF YOUR PAINT, ALSO WAS IT HARD PAINTING YOUR CUPBOARDS, I WOULD ALSO LOVE TO PAINT MINE, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.
KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, ASLO I WOULD LOVE TO SEE MORE OF YOUR ROOMS IN YOUR HOME (YOURS, SON). KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK....jeoliver6@msn.com LOVE EMILEE

Ginny said...

I love it! My tween would go nuts for the walls, she loves that color :)

Sharon said...

LOVE your kitchen. The double window of the sink is just the best! Wish I had one. I really like a smaller kitchen - if you have enough storage. Seems very cozy. The colors are great and I really like the chandalier ( can't spell it but you know what I mean) - the color goes great with the walls. And the tin look backsplash I envy. Great job. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Linda said...

Good things come in small packages and you just proved it. What fun - so crips and clean yet still so warm and inviting! I love it.

ohiofarmgirl said...

I adore your kitchen too. I even like the ceiling, it may grow on you. I looked at that back splash for my kitchen...I may go ahead now that I see how nice yours is...I'll switch you kitchens!!! Dianntha

Raggedy Angel said...

Oh that is so sweet...I just love it. So many special touches!
Beth

Sam said...

That color is awesome I need to send you some pics of my kitchen for ideas! I love the backsplash. I have know where did you get the pottery? I love the red, I would like it in the green since my kitchens red.
I am getting ready to start redoing Kaden's nursery to big boy room and I got an idea from pottery barn I need to hollar at you for help.

Susie Homemaker said...

It is a happy little kitchen Cathy! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Green is my favorite color and all rooms need a splash of red!

Blessings,
Susie

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,

Your kitchen is delightful, colorful and full of life. I love it, you did a great job.

Enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Cathy said...

For sure a happy and bright kitchen. Beautiful!

Cathy

Luckiest Girl... said...

It is absolutely Beautiful! You did a fantastic job! You are blessed to have wonderful decorating talents!

Nancy said...

OMGSH Cathy, This is adorable!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!
I looooove that topiary painting on the door...did you do that? Oh, and I am nuts about the paint color....do you know what it is...Great job you've done. Blessings, Nancy

Kristine said...

Love your kitchen...I have the same backsplash!

Katie said...

I love your kitchen all the little punches of color are great. Especially ♥ the refrigerator display and door topiary painting.

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Just wanted you to know, your kitchen pics are now part of my "kitchen inspiration board". We are in the process of re-doing our entire house...one room at a time. We are starting with the main bathroom and then on to the kitchen. I've already started gathering bright things to sit on my shelves and your kitchen gave me the ideas to get rolling...so thanks! =)

Stacey said...

Your kitchen is perfect! I love the painted cabinets and the peek at that painted door! The backsplash is great.

I LOVE the big shelf over your range. :)

Tina said...

love your cutecutcute kitchen Cathy! I love the ceiling the green color~ even red would be adorable...I have a friend, with a kitchen with your colors~ she painted her ceiling red~ we love it!!
Enjoyed my time at your place tonight...

Tina~ Cherry Hill Cottage...