Thursday, January 14, 2010

Project Uno for 20 10 is completed.

Whoo Hoo!


Here is what the cabinets looked like before.



We got our consultation from The Lettered Cottage.

Then after some illegal beadboard wallpaper, some new shelves, white paint, and some new hardware. We now have this...


I am really happy with the results, but am having trouble trying to arrange things on the shelves. I just can't seem to get it right.


I am trying to go the cheap route by using things around the house. Mainly because I having found a place like Old Time Pottery here.



This weekend we are about to start Project Numero Dos.



I got all the apothcary jars through out the house to put on the mantel, now I have to figure out what to put in them.

I got some of them from my bathroom. They were full of Q-tips and cotton balls. Which is sensible for the bathroom, not so much for the den. I could fill one up with hot wheel cars, then my boys will think it was cool.


Click here and look at the first fireplace. Run your curser over the picture and see the square pattern over the mantle, that is my plan over this fireplace.


We don't think it would be too hard.


I know, famous last words.





30 comments:

Lettered Cottage said...

Oh WOW! It looks SO GREAT! :-)
I LOOOOOVE IT!

Here's tip about accessorizing the shelves: visit the Pottery Barn website and click on Media/Entertainment Units. Look at how they deck out their shelves and follow their lead!

Layla

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Love this...and amazing how much larger it looks! Great look!
BTW, I think you accidently linked up to TT...stop back by and link to Met Monday so folks will see this awesome redo. It's too good to miss!
Susan

Haverford House said...

You did a great job ~love the illegal beadboard wallpaper! ~Marcy

Under the Willow said...

Those cabinets look fabulous! I plan on painting my kitchen cabinets in the near future- and am always looking for inspiration!

The Cozy Chateau said...

Wow - what a tranformation! Looks so custom and lovely. Well done!!
Nicole :)

Jessi said...

The cabinets look great! The hardware looks really nice on there as well.

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

I normally like dark wood, but wow...I love the change. That white looks so good and I love that the top of the cabinet is left dark for the contrast. This looks super good.

Silly Steeneck's said...

Wow! What a difference! I love it!

Ann said...

The "new" look is fantastic! Great job. :)

Jennifer said...

Wow... it is really beautiful! Love the drawer pulls you used! :)

~Jennifer
www.studiojru.com

Kelley Jones said...

Love how it turned out. I recently painted my kitchen cabinets white and am SO happy with the results!!

http://mikekelleyhailey.blogspot.com/2010/03/kitchen-makeover-part-ii.html

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

What a great transformation!! You did a great job.

Rose said...

That was a stroke of genious to put shelves up between the 2 cabinets. It really finishes the area off. I'm loving the white too!
Great job!
Rose

Richella said...

What a great job you did! This look wonderful. You've made these shelves into a beautiful focal point for this room. Congratulations!

Cheryl said...

cabinet redo came out great. I like that you left the counter part stained. I too have trouble accessorizing, but I usually look in my PB catalog just like Layla suggested.

Lee Laurie said...

Wow! They look awesome! I like them so much better painted white and that was such a good idea adding those extra shelves! Great job!

Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Traci@ Beneath My Heart said...

I cannot believe the difference some white paint made! Your shelves look so much more current. Love it! And I think you are doing a great job decorating your shelves. That part always gets me stuck too. But keep playing with the accessories and you will find a combo you will like. Thanks for linking up to my party!
Blessings,
Traci

Kirsty said...

You totally live on the edge. And I love, love, love the painted cabinets and shelves. It makes such a difference! Seriously good work here!

Barbie said...

wow! what an amazing difference! love it. :-)

Molly said...

In a word...GORG. I love it!

Joy said...

That is amazing, great job! love it!

Mimi said...

Love what you have done to the cabinets, especially adding the hardware...they look so much nicer white.

Vanessa said...

Wow! what a difference! Those cabinets went from plain to pretty!

becolorful said...

When you own a house the projects just keep coming. :) Looks great. I always like white. I have made the mistake of hurriedly buying things to fill the shelves and then finding things I like better later. It can be a lot of work finding accessories. I was doing that this week and not following my own advice. Sometimes I think my blog controls me because I'm thinking it has to look right because I'm posting tomorrow. :) Seriously. Do you do that too? :)
Pamela @ Becolorful

Cottage Dreamers said...

The difference is amazing! I'd love to have Layla decorate my whole house!
Great job!
☺ Celeste

Anita@GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love your painted cabinets. Made a huge difference. I'll be going down that same road soon myself!

Kami @ Everyday Heaven said...

I love it, you did a wonderful job. I have a few apothecary jars that I don't know what to put in either, no worries.

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great job! What a difference! Love the hardware too!

Angie said...

Beautiful!

Sheila Conkling said...

Great update of the cabinet and shelving.