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

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The Dedicated House

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Kathe with an E

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22 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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 :)
    Balisha

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

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  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!

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  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!!

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

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  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 . . .

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

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  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!!

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  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!

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  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.

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  13. Great choice - love the Banana Cream!

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  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 http://ihearthandson.blogspot.ca/2013/11/show-off-friday-no-5-plus-features.html

    Have a great weekend!

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  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.
    hugs,
    Jann

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

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

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  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:)

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  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

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  20. I love the yellow. Very pretty!

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