Sunday, November 21, 2010

Before + After Pictures: The Historic House By The Water: Kitchen, Part 1

This morning Andrew made me breakfast.

Did I mention it was in our NEW KITCHEN?















Here are a few (thousand) more views because I got carried away. A little.









And, if you're curious, here are some sketches that show how the floor plan changed and developed.



70 comments:

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Holy shit! You have black and white cabinets? Amazing! The tile! The stainless! The chalkboard!
ps - I am extremely grateful for the 5 days that football isn't on as well.

Kelly said...

I love that you caught that!

Anonymous said...

Great job!!! Looks amazing!

Joe Bower

mrs. chinncredible said...

damn! i was going to comment about the 5 days of not-football too.

other than that, OMFG. there are no words and no number of exclamation points that could tell you how amazing this is. and i. do. mean. EV ER Y detail. it's sooooooooo yummy to the eyes. like. WHOA.

-vanessa-
thechinncredibles.blogspot.com

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love how the kitchen turned out! So industrial chic. I am so glad you included the drawings..because I didn't know what that freezer was and also I couldn't picture from the photos where the stove and frig were. And doesn't your boathouse sign look great!

Donna Hollingsworth said...

That new kitchen is sexy!! Never thought of kitchens as sexy but there is a first time for everything! Love it!!!

Miss Chelsea said...

Gorgeous! I love your stools... I had got some similar from an antique mall last year, and am now trying to figure out how to work them into my kitchen!

Deb said...

Wow!!! That's amazing! Did it turn out better than you ever imagined? Because that kitchen is GORGEOUS!

doris said...

kelly it looks amazing!! hard work pays off :)
great great job. now time to sit back and enjoy a glass of wine in your new kitchen!!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Chelsea. They were a steal off of Craigslist from an old blueprint shop.

Doris, that's a good plan!

Rambling Renovators said...

That is AWESOME Kelly! I love the rustic industrial vibe of everything. Love the stools and the exposed beams and the Boathouse sign. Sooo fabulous.

The Brick Cottage said...

Congratulations in finishing it! I bet that was the best breakfast ever! I especially love the sink area with the shelves. Perfection!

LAuren said...

LOVE the open shelving, looks great!!

Life in Rehab said...

I want to marry this kitchen and have its babies. This is so freakin' close to what I want to do at my house that it's scary. Just. Gorgeous.

a Broad said...

Wonderful ! Bravo !!

Amanda- Hip House Girl said...

I'm in love I'm in love I'm in looooooove. You did such a great job working with the floor plan. And I agree with Doris!

Mich said...

Hi Kelly! Congrats on your kitchen, have been following the progress since the Home Depot debacle. Can you tell me where you got the wooden open shelves? We are thinking of doing the same thing and I love the look of these!

Kelly said...

Thanks, Wanderluster. That's very much what I was going for.

Sunny, you can totally have my kitchen's babies.

Mich, we made the shelving with pine planks cut to fit wall to wall. We stained them with two coats of Cabot Polystain in Dark Oak and had them hung with Ikea black painted brackets. Andrew filled in the screw holes with black caulk for a more finished look.

Mich said...

Thank You!!!

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! I love the industrial/chic touches. Love. It. Thanks for including the layout plans and how they changed over time... I was a little confused as to the layout just by looking at the photos, but once I saw the floorplan it made total sense. You guys did a wonderful job! I especially love the wooden beams + with the industrial touches, and of course the chalkboard wall. Nice use of that space. It looks like it was totally worth all the aches and pains you had to go through to get it!

~Chelsea

Melissa said...

What an amazing kitchen! Love everything but I most in love with the Rooster hook!

Anonymous said...

Wow - Super duper Wow!

Fabulous job on turning tiny chopped up spaces into a wonderful kitchen that should work well. I'm not really into the stainless/industrial look - but you really did a great job of it. I like that it looks as if you did things over time - things don't exactly match, but they coordinate very well.

Give yourselves a huge pat on the back - you've done a great job. Hopefully the Home Depot cabinet fiasco is a quickly fading memory.

Cheryl
Orlando

Mom of 2 Cuties @ Sprinkles of Joy and Laughter said...

Fantastic!! I loveit and can't stop looking at all the details. Guess all the craziness was worth it..beautiful finishes with a casual elegance. Enjoy!!
Maureen

craftosaurus said...

Ok, so when The Awesome Husband and I finally get around to renovating our kitchen and I post pictures of the results, keep this in mind: we were already planning to do a chalkboard wall. So one idea, at least, won't have been stolen from you. :)

LOVE IT.

Suzanne D. said...

Love the Kitchen!!!!

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Noted, Crafto. Noted.

Vonda said...

Holy Awesomeness. With all the pain in the arse things that you endured, I would say this turned out to be well worth it. Every inch is amazing. I LOVE the granite and everything else in there. Kudos! So, I'm just gonna sit back and wait for your next awesome recipe that I can try out on the hubs now that you FINALLY got a kitchen again! Happy Thanksgiving!

Kate@TwentySixToLife said...

Gorgeous Kelly!! I love everything about it. Fantastic job.

chacha said...

I am so late to this party (work is a bit crazy at the moment).

I love it! You totally made the no-uppers work - I am always fearful or lack of storage but the hanging wine glass, all of that, I see how it can work. And a TV in the kitchen? I want one too (though hard to rationalize with another TV 12 feet away in the family room).

I also heart your exposed beams and metal industrial chairs.

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Thank you, Chacha! You're not late at all - I think a lot of people missed this post since I put it up in the middle of the night.

I was wondering when someone was going to notice the television. I was totally expecting a huge backlash against it, but I love it. It's wall mounted and tucks right between the shelves, but pulls out and tilts so that you can see it from the stove, sink, or stainless steel eat-in area.

Kristi W @ life at the chateau whitman said...

Oh man, I know you have like 30 comments already but it looks freaking fantastic!!! I have been behind in my blog reading and commenting since starting my new job, but I had to take the time and tell you that this is an amazing transformation. I LOVE the wooden beams. Love. Like I actually had to catch my breath a little when I first saw them. I dream we can have that some day. The rest of the kitchen is so modern and chic, but the wooden beams are a nice rustic touch to balance it. Love it.

Side note: What is that stuff in your dog food bowls? Is that actually leftover food? I wouldn't know what that is. Murphy eats 3 cups of food a day in around 15 seconds flat. Then he looks for more. And tries to eat my magazines. Even when he gets a little fat, he still never leaves a drop of leftover food.

Yay football! Boo hiss to the days when I can't watch football.

Single Stone Studios said...

What did you use on the floors? It's amazing!

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Single Stone, it's rectified Italian travertine with a bone colored zero grout line.

Carol said...

This is the most serene looking kithen I have ever laid eyes on. I love it and want to take a nap near it. I still cannot get over the fact that there was that bizarre original wall in the dead middle. By the way, let me know how you end up liking the under-the-counter fridge. It is honestly the only idea I'm not totally sold on... yet.

Carol
antiquetexan.blogspot.com

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

This looks great and I can't imagine why they had it the way it was before!! I just came across your blog and am a new follower. Great ideas you have given me for inspiration!

alison (semi-fab lane) said...

love it. your style is so unique and i love that i haven't seen this look anywhere. i'm sure you are THRILLED! enjoy your new kitchen!!

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Thank you, Alison. That might be my favorite comment!

It's light years more enjoyable to cook in.

Holyoke Home said...

Totally and completely amazing! Your vision was incredible!

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Very flattered by all of your comments! You all are a generous bunch.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

Wow!! It's perfect!!! I love each and every choice you made!

Lindy said...

I saw this on Better After...I should have known it was you. You have great style! I love it!

Kim @ NewlyWoodwards said...

Incredible.

I'm feeling faint because I love it so much. I can't even pick what I love best. Can you fly to Illinois and help me do something in my kitchen? ;)

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Lindy, I was pleasantly surprised to see it on there!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

What you did to transform this awkward space into a beautiful kitchen is amazing, I don't even know where to start with my favorite parts. The layout, definitely, the line of subway tile running up behind the stove, the granite at the stove area, the doors next to the eating area, the chalkboard, the old door painted black. The open shelving...enjoy this space!! Are you busy cooking up a big Thanksgiving dinner? Oh, and the cabinetry, now they were worth the wait and frustration!! Beautiful...

Janell

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Thank you, Janell. I was so pleased with the subway tile - you are the very first person to mention it, though! Finding a way to celebrate the stove without a vent or window or cabinetry was more difficult than you'd imagine.

And, yes, I'm cooking Thanksgiving dinner right at this very moment!

And Kathleen said...

OHMYGOD! Kelly! It looks AMAZING. I love the open shelving. I love all of it. Fantastic job!

autumn said...

what a challenging space, but MAN, you made it work! love the open shelving and the industrial touches, the subway tile backsplash and the mix of countertop materials. fabulous! so glad you are getting to finally enjoy it. you deserve it!
happy thanksgiving!

Katie @ Domestiphobia.net said...

What a beautiful space, Kelly! Well worth the wait. I love the mix of a somewhat modern industrial look with all of the stuff from old timey times. The beams... WOW! The black door... YUM! I even like the white subway tile (which I normally think ends up looking too sterile in most other kitchens), but it just works so well in your overall design.

Couple questions... Do you have one of those pop-up vents for your stove, or did you just forgo having one all-together? My cousin just bought a house with no stove vent, and she's wondering if that's going to be an issue. Also, how do you like the under-counter fridges? Is it annoying to bend down to get into them, or do you just get used to it? I can see with your space they were probably the best possible solution so you could still get an adequate amount of counter space in there...

Overall, I think it's fantastic! Really, really beautiful.

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Kate, the vent is built-in. You have to have one by code. The refrigerators are fantastic. We'd have to bend down for a regular refrigerator, anyway, and being that I fly low to the ground it isn't really a hassle.

Nicone said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm redoing my kitchen within the next year, so I'm all over this (and slobbering a little I must admit). Congratulations. Must have been incredible with that first meal there...

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Nicone, it was fantastic. Our in-laws are in town and it was great getting to share it with them. Good luck with your kitchen project. Let us all know how it turns out!

Alexson said...

That kitchen is hot. HAWT!

Wendy said...

Kelly,
Hope you find this comment! Your kitchen is amazing and I am feeling a little kitchen envy over here! There are so many awesome ideas in one space. Loving the exposed beams! You must feel like you are in heaven :)
Wendy

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

It's definitely much more enjoyable to spend time in, Wendy! The beams we got from a steal from a contractor who picked them up at an old job site. I really like how they turned out. They're pine and surprisingly light. Don't they look super heavy?!

Cindy @The Flipping Couple said...

Your color combination makes me want to die a thousand deaths of happiness. The wall color is so perfect. Especially combined with the floor and the cabinets. And countertop. Really. It's stunning.

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

THANK YOU, Cindy! I'm happy with it. Now. But remember the heart attack I had when I first painted it?! SO funny, in retrospect, because it's the first thing people mention they love about the room.

But it really does change to 4,326 shades depending on the time of day.

The Zhush said...

OMG! No wonder you got carried away...the kitchen looks amazing! Just amazing!

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Aw. Thank you! So far the open shelving is working out.

Elizabeth (blue clear sky) said...

Your kitchen reno turned out wonderfully! I love the materials, colours, accessories and great use of space.

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your kitchen is Amazing!! Love every pretty detail!

Londen

threeacres said...

Wow I love the vintage feel! Love your blog I just found it from the Rambling Renovators.

Inspire Me Heather said...

Lovely space and fantastic transformation! I linked it to my "kitchen remodels done white" post too - http://inspire-me-heather.blogspot.com/2011/01/kitchen-remodels-done-white.html

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Thanks, Londen! Elizabeth, it's a whole lot easier to cook in.

Heather, thanks for the link.

Kristen said...

Amazzzzingggg! I love the open shelving and the mix of stainless and rustic elements! Talk about a perfect balance :)

judi said...

holy guacamole! this kitchen is A.MAZ.ING! i love all the attention to details. going back to scope it out some more.
michael sent me over from inspired by charm and i'm so glad he did.

KellyMellyBoBellyBananaFanna said...

Thanks, Judi! How nice of him to send you my way!

lisa said...

Very nice photos, it is better than the old one. To those who work there, they were very good. Keep it up!

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Real Estate Philippines said...

That was a great transformation indeed. I like the new looks.

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mhgdblog said...

Your new kitchen is SPECTACULAR! Kind of effing ridiculous if I'm being honest. Very impressive!

Lizbux said...

This kitchen has turned out beautifully. I have just moved into my new flat but my kitchen is tiny. This has really shown me how much I can do with it, with a but of imagination and clever self storage. Really nice post, great results. Congrats!