YES.....MORE KITCHEN MAKEOVER UPDATES





You want an update on the kitchen makeover.....well here it is.....picture me in the corner crying.

Not really but hot damn I did go a little crazy over the weekend trying to figure out what to keep and what to put away as far as accessories go.  I am trying to EDIT the crap out of my place and get rid of what I am not using.  

My friend Jan has someone coming up in October to run a yard sale for us so we can sit there and drink Mimosa's.  The ultimate service right?

I mean think about it.....I am going from turquoise and a bit shabby to black and white and not so shabby.  Complete turnaround.

So to say I have stuff is an understatement.  And of course you have to put it somewhere so you can see what you are doing without all of the clutter right?


I just didn't want you to think I had it all together:) This room has become somewhat of a dumping ground.

But there are a few updates....

My curtains got installed.  What a difference full scrim panels made to make this area feel more grown up!


I got the shelves stained [Min Wax Classic Gray] and that is where the fun stopped.  Oh yes....more shelves to style and these proved to be a real challenge.
  
Functional + awesome right?

After I finished my husband said "boy those look kinda full".  When your husband who knows didely squat about design makes a statement like that you know you're in trouble......

Needless to say I will be tweaking those suckers!

I can tell you that I am hard in love with my backsplash.  This is a hand painted 5 x 5 in stock tile from Renaissance Tile grouted with a light gray from Home Depot.  I die every time I look at it.


I am slowly getting the bookcases done.

Before...

After.....

With one more peek at my Currey and Co sconces.


The guy who made my cabinet doors made these barstools for me.....One gray stained oak and one black stained.  The top is maple....


I can't decide what color.....

So the countdown to the photoshoot is 10 days away.  Whats left?  Install the faucet, some hardware, wallpaper, CLEAN and in general.....agonize. 

My friend Ally had her home published in the fall issue of Atlanta's HOME and it's pretty awesome!  


Shaboomchakalaka












14 comments

Betsy Cobb Gordon said...

Sherry,
It's looking really fabulous. You're in the home stretch now!
I think the lighter gray on the barstools is pretty, they are really perfect for the space.
Can't wait for the sale in October, you'll have to keep us locals posted.
I'm guessing you're NOT going to do the ORC since you've been tackling your house these past few weeks??

Betsy Gordon

Betsy Cobb Gordon said...

Sherry,
It's looking really fabulous. You're in the home stretch now!
I think the lighter gray on the barstools is pretty, they are really perfect for the space.
Can't wait for the sale in October, you'll have to keep us locals posted.
I'm guessing you're NOT going to do the ORC since you've been tackling your house these past few weeks??

Betsy Gordon

Kathysue said...

Sherry it is all looking fabulous and so YOU!! Love the changes. I say black for the barstools, which are perfection by the way!! Can't wait to see the curtains, I am debating on curtains in my dining room so I need inspiration! The molding around the doors and windows is such a great detail, I am filing that away in my memory bank (known as pinterest, because we know my memory bank is almost full at this age) You are almost to the finish line, Oh, and love the light fixture for your new look too!!
Keep doing what you do so well.
xo Kathysue

Linda Pakravan said...

Love the maple seats on the bar stools! Everything else is fabulous, of course!

Mary said...

I wish I lived closer. It would be fun to help you get ready for you photo shoot. I would learn from The Master.

Mary Ann Pickett said...

I LOVE your kitchen. So happy for you. I hope your yard sale is a big success as the last one you had scared me before our moving sale. I priced things so low that customers (mostly blog readers or neighbors) hugged me. Like I was Santa Claus. But I didn't have to find a truck for the Salvation Army haul...and I had no time before the move.
ANYway...I would love to go to YOUR yard sale. :)

Holly Irwin Fine Art said...

Hi Sherry, It's really coming along nicely! Sooooo sophisticated. Love the light fixture, backsplash and stools and well everything else you've showed us! Good luck!
xo
Holly

Team Powers said...

Wonderful!!! Doing a great job. When is the yard sale?

Tennislvr said...

Hi Sherry,
When I first saw the mismatched bar stools I thought "clever girl", but if they are to be the same I vote for the grey. Ingenious
creativity on the maple seats.
Style on..........
Linda

Barbara said...

On the home stretch. I laughed out loud when I read about your husband's reaction to the "overstuffed" shelves. I could so relate, why is it when someone, usually the hubby, makes a remark or questions our design decision do we immediately second guess ourselves & worse this critical remark is coming from someone who could live the rest of his life in his dated leather recliner.

Barb

Chepados said...

Absolutely love those stool seats. I'd go with the lighter gray just so it doesn't show as much dust. That's how I think now days. Loving every choice. Even the open shelves which don't make sense to me in a kitchen for cleaning....again how I think! Can't wait to see it all. Thanks for the link to the magazine article about your friend's home, too.

Leslie Sinclair said...

Wow what a transformation!! I have a room at my house that is stacked from floor to ceiling! You are inspiring me! Great job! xo

L Keppel said...

I think black on the barstools for sure, the gray just looks like it's trying to be black but couldn't quite get there ;) The kitchen transformation has been exciting to see and I cant wait so see how it all comes together!

Chutiya Angkasirikul said...

This will make a great post to reference while I do curtains. I need types that are easily removable and cleanable. Otherwise fancy curtains can become a nightmare. Great post.

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