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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Welcome to my dream kitchen.....part one !!!






Welcome.....to my new bright,light and oh so fresh kitchen....



beams are hung....brick wall has been painted....




shelves are up and my "french mist" floor has been layed.....





all my little treasures are in place....along with some very special gifts from very special people.....Meg, Shannon & Tracey( French Larkspur) thank you so much!!!





Of course none of this would have happened if I wasn't married to the most wonderful ,hardworking,talented man on earth....THANK YOU JOHN.....







I am so thrilled with how it turned out.....and I am dying to show you the "other" side of the kitchen......but the new cupboard doors are not quite finished.....so please come back next week and I will show you the rest of the kitchen including the beautiful countertop John made...from antique lumber ! Thanks for sharing in my excitement....could hardly wait to show you!! x0x0































































































42 comments:

Sandi said...

It is gorgeous Chrissy!! I can see why you are so excited. I would be too! Love the painted brick, walls and all your special touches. Just beautiful!
Blessings~

Sarah at myyellowhouse said...

OMG! Chrissy, it's gorgeous! I knew it would be the most charming French kitchen ever! You have done a beautiful job of putting all your things together...think of how much fun it's going to be changing out those shelves! And the white cabinet...LOVE IT! and need I say anything about the table and bench! I can hardly wait to see the other side. I really love that you know your style and stay true to it with all you do.

I'm so happy for you that you finally got your dream kitchen. :)

Cindy said...

It looks wonderful, Chrissy, especially that painted brick wall. Perhaps you can tell us what you did to it, color of paint and process.
Thanks for a look!
Hugs, Cindy

Anne Marie said...

yeah Chrissy!! I'm so excited for you and all your details are beautiful!!!! What a talented husband you have, and the two of you, with your amazing design skills have made a dramatic change! I love it!!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

I LOVE what I see so far! The contrasts are wonderful and I adore that brick! I can't wait to see more!

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

Wow Chrissy...you guys did a fantastic job. Love the beams...brick wall...your table and bench...it's all just gorgeous. Can't wait to see the rest.

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Wow darling, it looks wonderful, so warm and cozy and sooo French... looking forward to seeing more.. hugs ~lynne~

MARY PERNULA said...

It is wonderful, I know I have said it b/4 but I am married to a John also and I do think the Lord has given us the winners!!! Congradulations on the new KITCHEN. HUGS MARY

WhiteWhispers2u said...

How exciting for you! I really, really like the dark wood floors and table looks awesome.I can't wait to see counter tops, I have been wanting wood and hope to do so in the spring.Vintage wood would be Fabulous!Lucky Girl~Cheers Kim

Kate said...

Chrissy
Its breaktakingly beautiful!!!! No wonder you were so excited I would be doing jumping jacks for sure. I love it love it. Have fun and enjoy my friend and by the way what an inspiration to us girls to see the transformation.

xo
Kate

Country Livin' said...

just as gorgeous in the photos as it was in person!!! Cant wait to see part deux!
Trish xo

Tracey said...

Oh Chrissy, I don't know what words to start with...AMAZING, SPECTACULAR, FABULOUS, GORGEOUS...they all apply!!!!!!!!

It turned out so wonderful! Your husband did such a great job!!! So happy for you! :))

Can't wait to see the rest!

xo

:) T

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Just beautiful, know u are so proud!

Patti said...

How wonderful and what a change!

Restoration House said...

Chrissy, we are so sharing in your excitement, this is gorgeous! Love the brick, the beams, everything. Can't wait to see the other side. Just lovely.
Kim:)

Fågel Blå said...

Really a beautiful kitchen!!!!!
So nice!
have a nice evening!
Kram Kathrine

cityfarmer said...

you deserve every inch of this dream kitchen, in fact, I'll go one better, this dreamy kitchen.

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Chrissy...it is spectacular! Let us know when the magazines come a knockin'!!

Sue said...

so far.... EXQUISITE!! You have taken a small space and turned it into a masterpiece of graceful beauty! I love your taste in soothing decor. Does that mean I must look around my humble little kitchen and make changes?? I wish I could! :-). Can't wait to see the rest! xoxo

Rachel Noelle said...

I LOVE it! Now I am wanting to see all of it!! Great job Chrissy!! Thanks for the inspiration my friend~ Hugs, Rachel

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marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh it looks absolutely fabulous. I love it all. The shelves are wonderful and your vignettes are stunning. Beautiful Hugs, Marty

sweetpea said...

how beautiful! i love all the little touches!

hugs,

shelley

Carolyn said...

I can see why you are excited to share your dream kitchen- it is so beautiful! I love the brick wall, the floors and the table.
Look forward to seeing the rest.
Carolyn

Kelly Berkey said...

So, so charming! I love everything! xo

Air Kiss - Lara said...

Dear Chrissy-
Oh boy where to start? It looks incredible!! What do I love about it? I love the painted light brick wall, the contast between the dark exposed ceiling beams with the white and the floor.. all complimented so nicely with your little stylish touches. The table and sideboard look perfect in there! You need to find a way to get those first 2 photos published.. really.. they look like they need to belong in a decor mag! :) There is something that speaks very urban European to me in your new kitchen look.. urban yet with the charm of the French countryside. Compliments to you and your husband on an excellent redo! I look forward to seeing more my friend! Enjoy your new kitchen.. it looks wonderful!
Lara xx

Faded Charm said...

It looks like a dream come true to me. Love everything about it especially the painted brick wall. So simple, yet elegant. Can't wait to see more. You're such a tease:)

Take care,

Kathleen

Michelle said...

Oh Chrissy, BRAVO!!! I LOVE your kitchen!! It's so fresh, airy and full of charm and quaintness. :))

Edie Marie's Attic said...

I LOVE it Chrissy! It looks so fresh and light. Great job... lots of hard work.

Hugs, Sherry

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hey Chrissy! I just saw your comment... I didn't realize you posted about your kitchen, or I would have been over here on the spot! You want to know what I think, huh... well, I think IT'S GORGEOUS... of course!!! Chrissy, it turned out so beautiful! You must be on cloud nine! I love the exposed brick painted out white... great texture! The shelving, island, and all of your beautiful vintage finds... it's all so gorgeous, warm, and inviting. You done good, girl!! Can't wait to see part two... I'm dying to see your new cabinets and the fab countertop!
Enjoy the rest of your week, my friend, and enjoy your new dream kitchen!
xoxo,
Jo :)

cargol said...

It's so beautiful Chrissy! I can see why you are excited beyond belief! Can't wait to see the rest! Enjoy!!
Carole

June said...

Chrissy you must be on cloud nine. It is gorgeous! Love, love, love the painted brick! And that floor!
I couldn't be happier for you! Now I can hardly wait to see the rest.
hugs to you....

Polly said...

Chrissy, it is just gorgeous! I just love all your antique french items! And the tulips.....love!!

You have a lot of wonderful accessories on display!!

Enjoy your new kitchen!!

Polly

lvroftiques said...

It IS dreamy! I can't wait to see the rest of it! Vanna

Evi said...

can't wait to see the other side of the kitchen.
I am in love with what you have shown us so far!!!
Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!
Warm greetings,
Evi

FRENCH LAUNDRY said...

OMG Chrissy, it is gorgeous. I am so happy for you. I can't wait until it is my turn. But, for now, I will live vicariously through you. It is gorgeous. Give John a high five for me!

Hugs,
Judy

lvroftiques said...

Chrissy!!
I can't tell you how many times I've been out tiquin' and thought to myself as I picked up some interesting but rustic piece "This looks like Chrissy to me"

My mom had a stroke and nearly died so I took a break from blogging. All is well for the moment...sheesh you know you're getting old when you start to think like that huh?
Anyhoo glad to be back. And I'm so glad you're still here making beautiful! *winks* Vanna

Carole said...

Chrissy I'm so excited for you. It looks great so far. I used to have a dream kitchen....20 yrs ago....haha

north pal said...

what a change and so fast. of course, maybe not for you. your kitchen is a dream. yes,you do have a great man here on this earth. Bestest,Denise can't wait to see that counter top.

Blue Creek Home said...

I was out this morning roaming all over blogland with no map or guide! Sometimes, I end up in delightful places - like The Apothecary Shop!
Your blog is lovely and your kitchen makeover is absolutely delicious!
Rhonda

Pamela said...

So much fun running through your kitchen, looking at this, then that. I love how you scattered photographs around, used the old letter and wrapped twine around your white pitcher. I loved much more but those stood out to me. Thanks for allowing the tour!

Picket said...

Oh my word girl...it is glorious!!!! It looks like something out of a magazine,,,you just can't quit staring at it...so soothing and soooooo pretty...and I love the old license plate from the shed! I know you are happy especially to have so much made by hubby..that table is just to dream for!!!! Loved my visit girl...I hope you are having a great year so far...love ya sis...Picket

time worn interiors said...

Wow! I've been away for a couple of weeks and I missed out on the progress! Everything looks amazing! Can't wait to see more!
Theresa
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