My Favorite Room...Rain On a Tin Roof

10.18.2013

Hi, there!
I'm Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof.
Over at my blog, I rant about DIY projects, junk decor, thrifty finds, crafty creations and other decorating dilemmas. When I'm not trying to keep my kid from climbing out of her circus ring or making sure Grunt Labor's shirts are taken to the dry cleaners, so I get out of ironing, I can be found with a paintbrush in hand.
I'm thrilled to be here at Savvy Southern Style today with Kim to share my favorite room.
Welcome to my kitchen!

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I don't know that I have ever been as satisfied with a room as much as I am satisfied with my kitchen.
In just about every room in my home, there is something major I would like to change. The exception: my kitchen. No doubt, the reason I am so satisfied with it is because it is the one room in our home that we worked the hardest on. We tore out walls, I painted the cabinets, Grunt Labor installed a backsplash and built an island. Our heart and soul is poured into that kitchen.

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Those barstools are one of my prized possesions.

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Their previous industrial gray state was not cutting it in my kitchen. They needed to pop.
And now they do.
My island is one of my most treasured pieces as well.
I refuse to ever leave my house unless my island goes with me.
It's that special.
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Grunt Labor and I built the island while I was pregnant between moments of nausea. Great memories there. We used columns from an architectural salvage store for the legs.

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But the bottom shelf is the most special thing about it, for that, we used re-claimed barn wood from my great grandfather's barn.
Its a little piece of my country home in the kitchen.
As I said earlier, during the kitchen renovation, I painted the cabinets. These original cabinets were in such great condition that I could not justify getting rid of them. Plus, I just love those smaller cabinets on top of the larger ones. They are great storage and add a little charm. I switched out the hardware with updated ones from Ikea.

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We did remove one small wall of cabinetry to make way for a little open shelving. At first, I wasn't too sure about the stained wood with everything else being white in the kitchen, but I have come to love the contrast. I display my "whiteware" on it.

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Grunt Labor installed the subway tile. I think subway tile is a classic. It will never go out of style and works with any decor, whether its modern, country, or vintage.
I use metal locker baskets to store my cookbooks.
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They are mounted to the wall with washers and screws.
And they haven't fallen yet.
You can see how we hung them here.
I use an old locker basket for my fruit basket as well.
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To store my cooking utensils, I use an old silver pitcher.
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I think that when you put something as boring as cooking utensils in something as fabulous as a silver pitcher, it makes those utensils just as fabulous.

And in this girl's opinion, every kitchen should be topped off with some fresh flowers:
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Preferably on a navy and white chevron tray.

Thanks so much for touring my kitchen with me today.
I hope you enjoyed it!
If you want to see just how far my 1960s brick rancher foreclosure has come, see the full tour here.
I would love to have you visit me sometime on my blog or connect with me on Bloglovin, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, or Google+.
Thanks so much for having me, Kim!

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Thank you, Jenna for sharing your stunning kitchen with those cute green stools.

If y'all don't know Jenna please get comfy and go on over to her blog, Rain on a Tin Roof and say hi.

Have a super fall weekend!

All past favorite rooms can be seen here.


43 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for having me today, Kim! And is that a new blog design I spy? You didn't have this just a couple days ago right, or am I losing it?! Looking good!

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    1. Yes, Jenna it is new. Still tweaking it a bit. Thanks!

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  2. I love Jenna's pretty kitchen and your new blog design, Kim! I am sucker for red and white! ;) Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable

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  3. Thanks for featuring Jenna's lovely kitchen and I agree love the look of your new blog design!!

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  4. Kim thanks for featuring Jenna. Her kitchen is beautiful. Love that island. Kim love the new design for your blog and your new hair color is awesome.
    Kris

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    1. Thanks, Penny! I just love that island! So glad you agree!

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  6. Love Jenna's kitchen and her awesome home and style! Blog is looking cute Kim!

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    1. You are too sweet, Debbie! Thank you!

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  7. Love this kitchen, it's beautiful and functional....that says home to me!

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    1. Thank you so much, Martina! I'm a big fan of my island as well!

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  9. What an awesome kitchen! Thanks for the intro, off to check out her blog, looks like I'm in for a treat! :)

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    1. Thanks, Pam! So glad you stopped by!

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  10. Beautiful kitchen, so many great details all around! Love your new blog design and your profile pic ;)

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    1. Thank you, Cristina! The details make a room!

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  11. Jenna's kitchen is fabulous, what a great post. Love the new blog design too. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Thank you, Marty! I think you are just fabulous, yourself!

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  12. LOVE her kitchen! The green stools give such a fun pop of color. Great details.
    Kim, I like your blog makeover and especially your glamor shot! Beautiful!!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks, Mary Alice!! I am in love with my stools!

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  13. I popped over to tell you I love love love your new look and picture (you personally, that is) and now I see your blog has a new look too! Fabulous, sassy and southern! LOVE it!
    I'll be back later to visit with Jenna. Gotta go... having lunch with friends! See you later tonight for a visit!
    xo

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    1. So glad you could pop over, Yvonne!

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  14. Jenna's kitchen is fabulous...a true "labor of love"...and I do not blame you Jenna for not leaving that island behind!....and love the color of those stools..they are such a beautiful focal point in the room...Thanks Kim..for another great Favorite Room....and love your new pic too...so did Mr. Savvy take that pic?...

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    1. Thanks, Shirley! So glad you can understand my attachment for the island!

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  15. Hi Kim and Jenna,

    What a refreshing and airy kitchen this is! I can understand why you love your island, Jenna, it is pretty as well as practical! I adore your open shelving style and like the whimsy in your locker baskets for your books. Great style!

    And speaking of style...Kim, your new blog design reminds me of greige grain sacks with those signature red stripes, so tres French, n'est-ce pas?! Beautiful, like your new 'do'!, and you!

    Happy weekend to you both,

    Poppy

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    1. Oh, Poppy, you are too sweet! Thank you! I do love how open it is! And I love the quirky locker baskets as well! A fun little element!

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  16. Aren't we lucky to get to share this great kitchen. Good choice for a special room.

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    1. You are so sweet, Lulu! I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing my kitchen!

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  17. I love your kitchen Jenna! It's just adorable. And loving the new blog look Kim! ~Delores

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  18. Jenna's kitchen is fantastic, I love it and enjoy the post a lot. Those wire baskets....wonderful! I'm going to visit her blog to know more about her.
    Kim, such a surprise to find this new look in your blog!! Congratulations! It looks fantastic.
    I'm enjoying all your "french" posts and I'm anxious waiting to see all the things you have bought.
    Besos!!

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  19. I feel like I should leave 2 comments here...one to say how much I love love love Jenna's gorgeous kitchen from the white cabinetry to the cute stools to the open shelves to the baskets on the wall. (I just did baskets on the wall in the boys' room! Great minds think alike, right?!) I could move right into that kitchen.
    And then I need to leave another comment telling you how much I love love love your new blog design! You KNOW I can't resist the khaki linen and red look and the khaki checks (that look like my living room drapes!) and the monogram is perfect too. Best blog design I have seen I have seen in a very long time. (Can you tell I like it?! :))

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    1. Oh, Kelly, you are too sweet. What a compliment coming from you because I have always loved your red blog design. I have tried to remove red in the house in the past and it always creeps back in. Thank you!

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  20. Great kitchen, especially the island and stools. Also, Kim, I like your new hairdo!

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  21. What a great kitchen!! I love the way she stores her cookbooks, and I notice she's an Ina Garten fan, too! Thanks for sharing her kitchen with us, Kim!

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  22. Loved touring your Kitchen! Inspired me! Thank you for sharing. Sheryl

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  23. Thanks for sharing your lovely kitchen, Jenna. Kim, I love your new blog design - very classy like you!

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  24. Jenna's kitchen is beautiful! I am in love with her island!
    xx
    Anne

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  25. Wow!! Your kitchen looks gorgeous and attractive too. Jenna, I would really try to design or transform my kitchen in this beautiful way.. Especially love those metal baskets which have a great space for storage. Thanks for sharing this informational post...

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