Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Kitchen Update Journal - Reveal



It is amazing what paint, light fixtures, window treatments and a fresh perspective on decor can help accomplish when doing a kitchen update. The basics were there - but the changes brought to life the cabinets, countertops and flooring. To see my inspiration post click here. There were a few different decisions along the way, but I think I achieved the look I was going for :-)

The pendant light over the island changed the look of the kitchen in a big way. I simply had the recessed light converted by an electrician. All new lighting is from Home Depot.

The new paint color (Banana Cream by Behr) is a true, soft yellow and really adds warmth. This new lighting over the table is an island light, that I used in a unique way.

You can spot my inspiration piece hanging over my desk.

I solved my sun problem with a fabric roller shade over the sliding door. It can be lowered as needed and I love the fabric and scalloped edge.

Some details include, white pottery, bold yellow accents and brushed silver hardware.

Some new, and some old wall accents like a mirror, plate rack and chalkboard add to the look and really pop against the new paint color.


Thanks for coming along and following my Kitchen Update Journal - I am happy to be done, just in time for the holidays.

Happy Wednesday!



{Linking with these friends}

Lil Luna

Made From Pinterest

A Stroll Thru Life

House of Rose

Diana Rambles

Savvy Southern Style

The Charm of Home

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Serenity Now

Funky Junk Interiors

Between Naps on the Porch

Alderberry Hill

The Dedicated House

Cozy Little House

a bowl full of lemons

Kathe with an E

Life on Lakeshore Drive

Craftberry Bush

Live Laugh Rowe

A Delightsome Life

Cedar Hill Ranch

Skip To My Lou

Rooted in Thyme

The Tablescaper

Jennifer Rizzo

DIY by Design

Common Ground

Coastal Charm




  1. Beautiful! Love the paint color and the roller shade is so pretty with the scalloped edge! Such a peaceful and restful kitchen...especially with such a gorgeous backyard view!

  2. Vicki... it looks so light and cheery!!! I wouldn't mind washing dishes if I had that view out the window!! Have a great day!

  3. It turned out so beautiful. I love the color you chose and all the accents. Isn't it hard to mess it up with cooking :)

  4. It looks fab:) Love the light fitting!

  5. Yellows can be so tricky. I once painted a bedroom that we always referred to as the YELLOW bedroom because the color just screamed. Your yellow is so beautiful, soft and soothing! I love little chalkboards on the wall. The whole room looks fabulous!

  6. I love how it turned out!! I am super jealous of the window sill above the kitchen sink. I told hubby I wanted one when and "if" we change out that window!!

  7. I love a yellow kitchen! Looks so warm and inviting Vicki. Ann

  8. Very nice Vicki . . . Warm, tasteful, welcoming . . . Love the pendant light and the one over the table . . . You had a plan and vision and look what you have created! Well done . . .

  9. You did a great job of snazzing up the kitchen!

  10. Awesome job, Vicki. I also used an island fixture the same way over my table. And you can't beat Home Depot for their lighting variety. Love the new colour too!!

  11. OH DEAR... I LOVE your new kitchen:) It is perfect! LOVE the shade, the light fixtures, the wall color and use of the white pottery! ENJOY it's beauty! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  12. You have a lovely kitchen, bright and airy. Very welcoming. I love your blind and I'll keep the idea of the scalloped edge for my own kitchen window.

  13. Great choice - love the Banana Cream!

  14. Beautiful. The new lights look like they would light up the room a whole lot better. I'm hosting a link party and would love for you to link up at

    Have a great weekend!

  15. Beautiful fresh look! Isn't it amazing what paint can do? I love that buttery yellow. I have a very similar color in my living room and I love it! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.

  16. Stopping in from Jen's...your kitchen is so pretty, you did a great job!

  17. What a light, bright, cozy and absolutely lovely kitchen! :)

  18. Nice update. Little touches make the world of difference. I just started a kitchen facelift turned almost remodel 2 weeks ago and sadly won't be finished for Thanksgiving:( but hoping to be done in time for Christmas:)

  19. Your kitchen is so beautiful. I love all of your accessories and that light is fabulous. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire me and I hope you and your family have a very Blessed and Happy Thanksgiving. Hugs, Marty

  20. I love the yellow. Very pretty!


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