My Favorite Room......it's overflowing

9.21.2012

Hi Savvy Friends! I am Aimee Lane from it's overflowing and I am very excited to be a part of Kim's "My Favorite Room" series. Savvy Southern Style has been one of my favorite blogs for a long time. It's such a treat to guest post here....a blog known for amazing inspiration and consistent quality!
In my home, "My Favorite Room" is where I spend the most of my time. I have three little sweeties who keep me busy cooking, loading, and unloading the dishwasher. (I wouldn't have it any other way). Up until last year, my kitchen was the envy of every 1950s homemaker. I'm so excited to share with you how we've updated our kitchen to bring it into this decade. For fear of scaring you away with ugliness, I'll start with an 'After' picture. Here is how my kitchen looks now, following our complete DIY kitchen remodel.

And here's the dreary kitchen before we tore out a wall, added trim, painted, and updated: appliances, cabinet pulls, and light fixtures!

My favorite part of our update is the extra cabinet with a pull out trash can that my hubby, aka my stud built for me. He built it extra deep for me so I can keep almost all of my appliances in this space.

The entire process took us a few of months. It was totally worth our blood, sweat, and tears.


As soon as I saw the kitchen brighten with paint, I ordered fabric from an online store to sew my corner window curtains. I selected two complimentary fabrics. The top third has a white background with tiny yellow polka dots. The bottom portion is about eight inches long and I used a Corn Yellow White Damask. I love how much light the fabric allows into the room, which floods into the rest of the house.


I usually keep a flower arrangement or potted plant on my raised corner shelf. As much as I love tulips, they've been replaced for Fall. I'll show you my Fallscape kitchen display soon.

I really like our graniteÉafter narrowing my selection down to white granites. White River Granite quickly became my favorite. It has a lot of movement which I think looks great. I love the white granite paired with white subway tiles. Both are airy, bright, and completely timeless, which is totally in contrast to my precious kitchen.

I showed you where I keep almost all of my appliances, all but our coffee maker. I'm not a coffee drinker (crazy, I know), but this machine also brews a delicious cup of tea! So good!

I'd love to have you over for a visit at It's Overflowing. I've labeled all of our kitchen projects and linked the coordinating numbers to help you navigate. And if a kitchen remodel isn't your thing, you can find crafts, photography tutorials, tips, decor inspiration, recipes, and other Home DIY Projects, too.

I consider any Savvy Friend a friend of mine! You're welcome anytime...
XO, Aimee Lane
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Thanks so much, Aimee for sharing your favorite room. If Aimee's blog is new to you I hope you will go over for a visit. This girl can pump out the blog posts. I don't know when she sleeps.

Have a super weekend!

40 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous, gorgeous Kitchen Aimee has!~ Thanks for sharing. I love it!

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  2. Kim, Thank you so much for having me! XO, Aimee

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  4. What a lovely kitchen, so bright and fresh. I loved the tour. Best Wishes Daphne

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  5. Beautiful kitchen, Aimee! I can see why you like to spend time in here. Love your granite. I'm shooting over to your blog to Pin that, as at some point we will need to do new countertops and I need to keep it light. Thanks for sharing Aimee's favorite room with us, Kim.

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  6. Hi Aimee,
    Wow, you guys did an amazing job on your kitchen,
    it is really beautiful and looks so modern.
    Great job, and thanks Kim for having her share
    this wonderful kitchen redo.
    blessings to you both,
    Nellie

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  7. Wonderful job on your kitchen! Looks so fresh, clean and bright!

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  8. What a transformation! love the light and bright!!

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  9. I love her blog! And I'm totally enamored of her lovely light-filled kitchen with those very perky pretty curtains!
    Brenda

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  10. Oops! I was at Judy's blog fixing something for her and forgot to sign out. So I just erased that comment that had her name on it! I love this blog. And I love her new light-filled kitchen (no more browns) with the perky fresh curtains!
    Brenda

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  11. Aimee has a gorgeous, bright sunny kitchen! Love the yellow table & corner window!
    Kelly

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  12. This is amazingly beautiful! You guys did a wonderful job.

    My hubby and I just bought our second home (just signed papers last night - yeah!!) and it has a pretty dated country style kitchen. He was thinking it may need a gut job in the future, but I think the bones of it and layout are great and can be revised. I am sending him a link to this post right this second so he can see exactly what can be done :)

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  13. I love this kitchen and the fact that they did a lot themselves without spending a gazillion amount of dollars! So bright and airy. Love the yellow curtains. I really appreciate the beauty in the simplicity!
    Mary Alice

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  14. Kim, Aimee's kitchen is lovely. I may have a teeny bit of envy for her countertops. Thanks for sharing.

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  15. Her kitchen is totally stunning. I love it.

    I see you have 0 Feedcount too. I have no idea what happened. When they switched to the new interface, mine all disappeared. Weird.

    Hugs, Marty

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  16. One wonderful kitchen, I like her use of yellow!

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  17. Love this. So creative, fresh and clean. xx's

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  18. I love Aimee's sunny personality and her matching kitchen :) They sure got a beautiful result from all that hard work. It looks fantastic now!

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  19. Great kitchen redo! I love that white granite.

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  20. Aimee has a beautiful kitchen, what an awesome transformation!!

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  21. WOW, what a beautiful kitchen transformation!

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  22. I love that kitchen...timeless...yes! It reminds me of my grandmother's white kitchen with a few yellow accents! Just an updated version!

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  23. Kim,
    Thank you for sharing this!What a beautiful kitchen!
    xx
    Anne

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  24. Beautiful kitchen Aimee...those old cabinets of yours remind me of my parent's home in Pa. BEFORE the 1876 renovation!!!LOL. The kitchen is so bright and cheery...just right for a room you spend so much time in.

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  25. RLOL...I just realized I had a typo on the year of my parent's renovation...I am really not that old!!! The renovation was in 1976!!! Hey but maybe it gave you a chuckle!

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  26. Aimee, your kitchen is beautiful...you did a magnificent job of renovating it! You can surely see the love you have so put into the project...It is no wonder that it is your favorite room!!...

    Kim, thanks for presenting Aimee's beautiful kitchen!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  27. It's been a while since I visited over at Aimee's blog. I remember when she and her husband bought this house, and I loved following along as walls came down and their 'classic' home was updated to function for a modern family. Thanks for the reminder.

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  28. Thank you, Kim and Aimee, for sharing.

    Aimee, I love your kitchen. It has all things I love - lots of white, and yellow is my favorite color. You did a fabulous job.

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  29. Beautiful!!! Love the light. I know your are happy!

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  30. Looks like I need to dig deeper at Aimee's blog I never saw her kitchen redo till now. And I have to say it sure started with some good bones for an oldie. My fav.... the granite, love that light color.

    ~Bliss~

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  31. This kitchen simply beautiful and flawless. Great job.

    Cynthia

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  32. BEAUTIFUL transformation!!! Kim, thanks for sharing this and you, too, Aimmee! I will go to her blog too.

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  33. What an amazing transformation! I love the white granite. I thought it was marble at first. Gorgeous!

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  34. Kim, thanks for sharing Aimee's kitchen with us. I love those curtains that she made for her bright and sunny kitchen. Love that little ledge where she can place flowers and seasonal items.

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  35. Wow! What a great transformation! I never get tired of seeing a white kitchen! Someday I will have one...
    -Shelley

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  36. What a light bright kitchen. I am going over to visit her now :)

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  37. Shoot, what a wonderful transformation. Love the light bright feel of it.

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  38. Gorgeous kitchen remodel! I love the white, grey and yellow color scheme, but, you didn't want to keep the pink oven? LOL! As much as I love pink, some things just have to go, right? LOL Congrats on such a successful project! I'm headed to your blog to see what else you've been up to! Hugs, Leena

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  39. That's such a beautiful makeover, Aimee! You kept the feeling of a country kitchen but with all the modern touches and a clean, crisp palette. (Love the touches of bright yellow!) I look forward to visiting your blog. Take care!

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