Thursday, April 21, 2011

My Kitchen Redo...


Good morning!  As promised, I did manage to take a few pictures of my newly updated kitchen.  This was a minor redo and not a complete makeover, here's what we did...my husband installed butcher block countertops, a farmhouse sink and new faucet, and trim where the old backsplash used to be...we also painted the walls to match the family room and I painted the island white...

You know how much I love white, but I wanted to be sure that the kitchen felt warm and inviting, and I feel that the wood countertops really helped to balance the white and do that!  I have to mention too, that my inspiration for choosing the butcher block countertops was my friend Jen and her beautiful kitchen makeover!



The sink skirt is made of vintage mangle cloth that my friend Maria kindly shared with me and my mom was generous enough to sew for me.


{The grain sack runner, French jars and crate, gorgeous aprons, and French bottle carrier are all from Dreamy Whites...Maria is a great source for all things French :)) }





I still have work to do in here to get it to look how I envision, but I wanted to at least share some pictures with you!


I wish all of you a wonderful, blessed Easter!!!



Tracey

91 comments:

Angela said...

It's beautiful.

Jeanine Burkhardt said...

I could EASILY spend time in YOUR KItchen!!! Just LoVe the Blue Ball Canning Jars in the carrier w/daisies!*!*!
Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Tracey, It looks amazingly gorgeous! You guys did a great job!I love the cart and how everything looks. The wood is a great pop of color! Bravo my friend!

Yvonne - Frl.Klein said...

Dear Tracey,
your kitchen is so gorgeous!
I wish I would have a beautiful kitchen like you.
Your beautiful home should be in an interior book, I would buy it for me :-)!
A happy Easter!
Hugs,
Yvonne

The White Farmhouse said...

Do you need a cook? I would love to cook in that kitchen. It looks so soothing and peaceful. What color are the walls?

Dagmar said...

What a wonderful reveal in time for Easter...but the background and reno work that doesn't show musst feel as a great accompliment! Beautiful photos and have yourself a very happy Easter in your new kitchen. You all did a great job!

Lara said...

I'll admit, I jumped on my computer the minute I woke up, in anticipation of seeing your post. ;) WOW! WOW! WOW! Your kitchen is so beautiful!! And it looks perfectly customized to reflect your amazing French-inspired style! Love the wood countertops & everything! I would love to have a kitchen just like that! Beautiful re-do! The room just flows SO nicely with the others I can see peeks of in the photos. Have a happy Easter, Tracey!!
:) Lara

traci said...

it looks so gorgeous tracey. love, love, love it. i just called roger in to look at the pics. he really liked it.

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Your kitchen has charm and personality and your style to perfection.. It is lovely. Enjoy.. Sending Easter bwst wishes and blessings....

1 Funky Woman said...

Your kitchen is my dream kitchen! It is so amazing, all the details are perfect!

megan

Debbie~ said...

Simply beautiful, at a glance, it could be a french manor house! You've done a wonderful job creating such a warm and inviting kitchen! Tell your hubs, he's awesome for doing such a fabulous job too! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a gorgeous "re-do!" all so very lovely. i am going to "pin" some of these to my inspiration bard. merci...

Theresa said...

absolutely beautiful! xoxo

d e l i g h t said...

Refreshing and so lovely.

Pattie said...

Tracey, It looks amazing... it's fresh and clean.. I am in love with the cart-table over on the right hand side. want one so bad and can never find one....

Pattie

Suzann said...

What a dreamy kitchen!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Simply Me said...

Looks Beautiful !! Love the counter tops!! And the sink...Have a Great Day !!

dreams on 34th street said...

Tracey,
The amazing thing about your kitchen is that it is beautiful, but also functional...I am going to pin this to my kitchen dream board for inspiration!
Best of love and Easter Blessings to you and your sweet family.
Lynne

High Street Cottage said...

I love it Tracy, Lots of Sunlight in there too, which is important in a kitchen. Love all your pretties on the countertops and tables.

Anne Marie... said...

Hi Tracey...wow!! gorgeous! you both did a fantastic job with such an undertaking...the countertops look great, but your styling is what makes it.....

have a blessed Easter
xo
Anne Marie

primjillie said...

Beautiful! I love kitchen with lots of light and really like the way the countertops balance the white of the kitchen. Love the little cart too!

paola said...

You kitchen is really lovely, congratulations for the result!
Paola

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Your kitchen turned out lovely, Tracey! Love all of your styling... just beautiful! It looks like you and I have very similar table and chairs...
Happy Easter!
xo,
Jo :)

trash talk said...

Between the warmth of the wood floors, countertops and your sense of styling...it makes me just want to pull up a chair and stay. Love the way the old garage door is perfectly framed in the doorway. Perfect...just perfect.
Debbie

stefanie said...

oh, its gorgeous!!!

Leah C said...

Oh my goodness!! Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous, Tracey!! And I love all the pretty little details...you & your hubby did a wonderful job:)

Home and Lifestyle said...

Wow...your kitchen is fantastic!!

Wish you a happy Easter weekend! Kind regards, Ingrid

Whimsey Creations said...

Oh it's just beautiful Tracey! So light and airy looking. Makes me want to redo my kitchen...thanks for the inspiration. I've wanted a farmhouse sink forever...one of these days!

Karen said...

So beautiful Tracey! You have a joyful Easter also.
Karen

Rachel Noelle said...

I LOVE your kitchen Tracey!;) The farmhouse sink is darling in there~ And of course all of your Dreamy Whites goodies just pull it all together! :) Have a beautiful day my friend~ Hugs,Rachel

French Farmhouse 425

Ido said...

Hi Tracey,
Your kitchen looks fantastic, inviting and airy, fabulous!
Have a great day!
XXX Ido

DustyLu said...

Gorgina! Love it Tracey! The counters are beautiful! Happy Easter to you and your family! Hugs lulu

alizee said...

Piękna!!!! Uwielbiam białe kuchnie!!

Pozdrowienia

Mayflower said...

What a beautiful kitchen Tracey.
Happy Easter.
Warm wishes, Mea

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Warm and inviting yet white and serene, kudos! Yep, you and Maria are my main sources for great French stuff in the US. Merci!


Bisous,

Sandy @ My Shabby Streamside Studio
http://myshabbystreamsidestudio.blogspot.com/

Shaunna said...

absolutely beautiful, Tracey!!
:-)
shaunna

paige said...

tracey i love it!!!
i really really love the butcher block counter tops. i'm thinking of doing the same....& you know i love my white as much as you. but i do love the contrast and the look the wood provides. you are such a great stylist !

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Tracey it looks so pretty..as I knew it would,bet you go back in a dozen times before you go to bed?!! Love it,your dh did a great job...Happy Easter.,and btw I got my package,ripped but wonderful,thank you so much! x0x0

Sandi said...

GORGEOUS!! :)

flowers on my table said...

You really do have a beautiful home. The kitchen looks great, just a few tweaks can make such a difference. I love the turquoise glass it draws the eye in. Have a very Happy Easter, love Linda x

It's me said...

Beautiful !!!...happy easter....love Ria....xxx..

Claudia said...

Hello,

Your kitchen looks so inviting and pretty. Love the sink area with the farmhouse sink....love all the flowers everywhere. Enjoy!
Claudia

Blondie's Journal said...

What a wonderful job you did. I love how the sunshine is just pouring in. I also love the butcher block counters. I have been seriously considering those. Very well done!

XO,
Jane

Faded Plains said...

It looks amazing Tracey...we too are going to do a little work to our kitchen...just trying to decide on a countertop.

The Little Red Shop said...

I love butcher block, too! What a lovely kitchen, Tracey, I think it's so sweet that you've added special items and inspiration from your friends.

Have a Blessed Easter!

: )

Julie M.

Lili said...

Just this morning I went to price out a butcher block countertop and white farmhouse sink, so when I clicked into here, I was so excited to discover your gorgeous makeover using those same two elements! Now I just love the look even more seeing it in your beautiful kitchen. The trim embellishment above your sink and dreamy color on your walls are some more things that caught my eye, it's so hard not to want to copy your style Tracey! xo ~Lili

LuLu said...

tracey, your kitchen is soooo lovely! oh my word i love the charm, the light, the color, the counters are yummy and your sink is fantastic!!!!
xo,
LuLu

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love it, just beautiful, and the chanelier tops it off- with the rustic cart on the side..
Adore it.
Karryann

KiwiStyle said...

Just adore it. Fresh and elegant. What more could you ask for. Jane (NZ)

http://countrystyledownunder.blogspot.com

Kacey said...

Oh, it's simply lovely!

Becky C said...

It's gorgeous, Tracey! Flows so well with the rest of your lovely home :) I really like the countertops. It looks so warm and inviting. Great job! I want a farm sink one day :)
Blessings
Becky C

Lisa said...

So very pretty, Tracey! Thanks for showing us! Happy Easter to you, and yours!

Lisa

Jeanneoli said...

Beautiful! Truly pulls your whole house together.

All That Jazz said...

I love it! Great design and styling. It looks like a kitchen I'd want to cook in and hang out in with family!
~xo/michelle~

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

I love the redo. What a great farmhouse sink. I want to do all of this to my kitchen. Love the color you put on the walls too.

A Cottage Muse said...

Wow...it looks wonderful!
Everyone always gathers in the kitchen...your family and friends are in for a real treat!

hometown girl said...

Tracey it's really pretty! I love the butcher block counter tops really makes it warm! Another beautiful redo! Happy Easter!! Susan

Kim said...

How soon will you adopt me? Ok, just kidding.
but I really, really, really love it.

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

You have such an eye! It's gorgeous!!!
XO
Kristin

Tina said...

Gorgeous! I'd have to say it's perfect!

McMaster and Storm said...

i'm so glad you posted your kitchen!! love, love it!!
makes me have the courage to get started on ours.
just hard when we are putting a salvaged wood floor in and with 3 little ones--how in the world!! ha--I guess we'll just need have them stay at Grandma's house!!
happy easter!
xo
kara

Shabby soul said...

I like the blue touch!
It makes the difference...
Happy Easter darling Tracey
Silvia

catherine said...

love it!

koralee said...

Oh my friend....this is stunning...I am moving in and living in your kitchen..I hope you don't mind...I can cook! xoxoxoo

Sending you ooooodles of Easter LOVE! xoxoxo

Millie said...

Just superb Tracey - & how fabulous it was such a great team effort! A big High Five to Mr. French Larkspur for the gorgeous new counter tops - love his work.
Millie x

Anonymous said...

can we see the before photo please, so that we can see the transformation.
You are right, that Jennifers kitchen is amazing.

Rose Carey said...

I would love to put butcher block on my counter top. The kitchen looks fresh, simple and amazing. Can you share where you purchased the butcher block?

rsmcarey@aol.com

Privet and Holly said...

Tracey, I love
your re-do! I've
thought of replacing
our granite counter
tops with butcher
block....but wonder
how easy they are
to keep up? I have
the dark green granite
and it is a PAIN; shows
every little thing!
Love how you skirted
the farm sink, too!
Happy Easter,
xx Suzanne

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Sooooo pretty. LOVE the wood countertops... And, it does look warm and cozy.... AND bright and breezy.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Linda said...

Your kitchen looks so warm and inviting. Reminds me of my grandmother's kitchen. Sure miss the good "ole" days.
Linda

Happy Homemaker UK said...

How lovely! Especially the linen sink skirt. I've always wanted butcher block countertops, lucky you :)

Lee said...

Tracey, it looks lovely! Wood + white= can't go wrong!!

Alice W. said...

It looks amazing Tracey! I am itching to redo our kitchen and yours serves as great inspiration to get me motivated :)

paperbird said...

absolutely gorgeous. i love the pretty pops of color with your beautiful white.

this so makes me want to paint all my wood cabinets!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Beautiful!

Deb said...

Gorgeous kitchen Tracey...I just love it!

Heaven's Walk said...

I'm in love - I'm in love - I'm in love, Tracey! What a beautiful room! It's light and bright, yet warm and cozy with the combination of wood tones. I'm saving this post for future ideas for my own kitchen...like the farmhouse sink, sink skirt, and your mix of textiles! Great job, sweetie! ♥

xoxo laurie

vosges paris said...

Ohh I am so in love with that blue industrial cart you showed in your previous post!!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tracey,

Your kitchen redo is fabulous and love the sweet bedroom of your little daughter, in the previous post.

Hope that you had a wonderful Easter
Hugs
Carolyn

Ulrike said...

..deine Küche ist ein Traum...
your kitchen is a dream :o)

Liebe Grüße aus Deutschland
Ulrike

myfrenchkitchen said...

How beautiful your kitchen looks...frsh and inviting!
Ronelle

Elena @ white picket fence said...

Really lovely! Love the butcher block tops.. looks great!

Vintage Home said...

Oh wow I love it all so very much...we are in the middle of moving soon and this is my dream to have a white vintage inspired kitchen...I will be keeping this in my have to look @ often file!
Thank you!

Roberta said...

Super cute Tracey. Can't imagine what else you could possibly do to make it any better! Great vintage cart too. Love it all! xo

Tracy said...

GORGEOUS. I love looking at your pictures and being inspired. Everything you do is beautiful!

Sammy said...

Beautiful kitchen. I noticed you don't have an exhaust fan over your stove, where you've put your microwave. Do you find that you don't need one? I ask because I put in a fan above my stove, but I have no room for my microwave and I could put mine above like yours.

Ta Sammy

Pamela on the Front Porch said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. Jen Rizzo was inspiration for my kitchen redo. It's still in progress but coming along nicely. Your photos are fabulous. Thanks for all your inspiration.

an angel at my table said...

What a lovely kitchen!I love your home. You have a true talant for putting things together.

All the best

Mari

pmfoss said...

What a lovely kitchen!! I especially love the farmhouse sink...can you tell me where you purchased it? Thanks!!

Tracey said...

The sink is from Ikea!

:) Tracey

Rebecca said...

Your kitchen is beautiful. We are building a house right now and I have been looking for pictures of farmhouse sinks that are open underneath. Would you mind sharing a picture with me of the opening without the curtain? We need to support the weight of the sink.
Thank you!
Rebecca