Last Friday I told y'all that we have lived in our home for twenty years this month and I thought I would share the evolution of our home. Of course, nothing looks like it did when we first moved in and I wish I had good photos of the way it looked back then, I do have a few old pictures and then I have the updates in the last five years of blogging. Last week I shared the dining room and today we are moving into the kitchen.
This is what the kitchen looked like the first time I shared it on the blog in 2010. The cabinet and drawer fronts, granite, backsplash and sink had been updated a few years before. You can read more about the changes and see more pictures here. I know the white dishwasher sticks out like a sore thumb, but it is what it is.
In March 2011 I painted the walls and it made it so much brighter. I had loved the green for several years. The green color was Rosemary Sprig by Benjamin Moore.
Oh, and I almost forgot to show you this tiny bad picture of the wallpaper that was in here for several years before we updated the kitchen.
The counter stools have changed a few times over the last few years. These swivel stools went from brown stained backs and floral/striped seats to....
.... distressed white and red ticking seats, but they were sold a couple years later.
I got a wild hair and ordered these red metal stools and they were okay for awhile.
Three months after getting the red ones I had to have these bad boys. :)
In January 2013 I revealed the new island color.
I'm so glad I painted these and the tutorial of how I painted them with chalk paint can be found here.
In November 2013 I lucked up on an old butcher block that had been used on a ship and bought it for a steal. It needed some work, but I knew Mr. Savvy could handle it.
March 2014 I decided to take the doors off the upper cabinet to give an open shelving concept without doing the real thing since the mister said no way.
In April 2014 I found this cool fence part at the salvage yard and turned it into my pot rack that I shared yesterday.
August 2014 I painted the walls in my new favorite color French Canvas by Benjamin Moore. It is a bit less yellow and brighter than the previous color Frappe.
The last update was this year when the last set of stools were recalled so I replaced them with a mix of old stools that were found at three different places and times. The matching black seats unify them.
Hope you enjoyed the evolution of the kitchen.
More to come.
I'm off to the Country Living Fair.
Have a fabulous weekend!
Have a fabulous weekend!