Thursday, October 18, 2012

She's Ready for Her Closeup!

Happy Friday Eve!
 
One of the many fabulous things that I learned at the Southern Bloggers Conference this past weekend was that sometimes less is more when it comes to our words.
 
And, to let the eye rest with clean space in between your thoughts.
 
Sooo, that's what I'm going to attempt to do with this post.  But, you know what less words means, right?  MORE pictures!
 
I'm excited to share with you our revamped kitchen!  Come on in!

 
Welcome to our white and bright kitchen!  I can't tell you how much we love it!  Our walls are now BM Manchester Tan.  I painted the bottom cabinets (originally maple stained) to match the upper cabinets (that I painted white awhile back) ...


we (meaning my husband and neighbor) added beadboard to the backsplash ...


new cup pulls were added to the drawers ...
 

and, we *finally* added support to our butcher block top island (which we should've done a year ago ... oops), by adding new farmhouse legs (which I painted and distressed to match the Chateaux Grey island)!


With our kitchen not getting any direct light, I can't tell you what a difference it has made in how "happy" this room now feels:


Pretty white platters (from Home Goods) serve as simple, yet beautiful, *art* on the wall:


And, white pitchers turn into a fun and functional place for utensils:

 
Of course, Fall embellishments have been added here and there:


 

 

 
 
 
And, this year, instead of using a Christmas tree, I decided to do a different take on our Fall family tree by adding branches (some of them lit) to a fleur-de-lis vase ...
 
 
and then clipping family photos and saying to the branches.  I love having it on the island so that our family is part of the "heart of our home" this time of year.
 
 
 
I'll be back soon to share other details and pics of what our kitchen looked like before it got its new look!
 
So, tell me ... do you prefer less words and more pictures or more words and less pictures?  :)
 
And, as always, thanks for stopping by!
 
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