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Wednesday, August 11, 2010

This Also Started With An Idea

This post started with this picture. How, you ask. These are my cabinets in my kitchen. I am not fond of the layout of the work area in it. You chicks know what I mean when I say the food prep area just isn't conducive to two people working: me and Love Bunny. Okay, got the picture? I need him out of my way when I'm cooking or preparing things but the cabinet on the right below are where our dishes and glasses are stored. I'm either in his way or he's in mine. So I thought another cabinet on the other side of the sink—below the right cabinet and to the right a bit would be just what we needed. I thought he was going to blow a gasket when I told him what I wanted.

I wanted a vintage cabinet to put there, something with glass at least. I wanted it white! He said, "It won't work. It'll look out of place." I, of course, said, "No, it won't." I have a vision!

Here is where I'd like to put it. On the right side of the sink. I'd have to take down the 2 shelves, but it's not like I haven't changed things around in this house for the past 5 years, ya know.

And besides, who knows but that at some future point I won't change out all the top cabinets? Around here anything is possible. I wouldn't change the bottom cabinets because that's a lot more work than I'd like to do. Besides—again—I like the look of different cabinets. These are ash cabinets and with white on top I think it'd be quite nice actually.

So this brings me to this post and the photo below. I love the look of this cabinet below: white with chippy looking doors. Beautiful! When I saw this cabinet I knew I was on the right track and didn't doubt myself. Actually, I didn't doubt from the beginning but this arms me with ammunition when the subject is brought up. ;-)

And as I was looking at the photos I realized a lot of you bloggers might like seeing some of these simply for the eye candy they provide. Imagine setting a table like this. Ooooh, how lovely that is.

This woman did her weekend/vacation home in red, white and blue and she did it magnificently. Just a few pictures for you.

Would you just look at those gorgeous sofas?

This is a man's room. See, I told you men like romantic bedrooms.

This garden is stunning. Just a few photos of it also. Would you look at those gates? WOW!

And the greens in this living room are beautiful.

Same garden, different spot. I'd like to achieve the look she has in the arbor with roses or even grapevines.

Her garden cost more than my whole house many times over.

The garden cabana. Drool...

Different house, but just look at the moldings on the wall. That cost more than my whole kitchen...MANY times over.

Just for some more froufrou, chicks.

Gorgeous colors.

What I wouldn't give for something like this in my back yard isn't even worth mentioning. Squeeeeeeeal.

Just thought these were gorgeous fabrics.

Now, we all know how I feel about orange (my least favorite color), but this chair is something I could live with in my home—if I could afford it. I think it's beautiful.

From my dream of a cabinet to this. I do get sidetracked sometimes. *Sigh*...


  1. Thanks for the eye candy. I loved the red, white, and blue home. Those are my new favorite colors. :o) I think your cabinet will be gorgeous with your other cabinets. Go for it!

  2. I think the white cabinet would be wonderful on your counter/wall..great idea..or even open shelving..bigger shelves with your touches and all your dishes displayed..loved the other photos shared too.;)have a great wednesday..;)

  3. If I had a nickel for everytime I heard "it won't work" when I was talking about doing something with the house... LOL I think your idea would look lovely and add character to the kitchen. I just loved the eye candy, too - those hydrangeas! Just beautiful.

  4. Hi Connie!

    Thanks for stopping by my place, feel free to join in next week for Wednesday Wishes if you like :-)

    I love white cabinets as well, a wish of mine! Especially with the glass window type doors...sigh. someday :-)

  5. SOooooo nice post,amazing delight for the eyes!!!


  6. I say go for it! My hubby always tells me it will not look right but guess what when I am done it always looks good....soooooo tell love bunny you love him and to relax, I adore those cabinets you pictured!

  7. Oh I get it, Connie, I get sidetracked all the time! I like your idea for the cabinets and love the one you showed us, it reminds me of an English kitchen... cozy!

    I like your house, just have to let you know. I've seen some big houses out here in blogland that look like resorts, I will take small and real any day. Your home is warm and cozy and has character! I do love that huge table with the hydrangeas, so pretty. Your style's better than the big budget ones... Really! ;)

  8. Go for it, sistah. And I'll come sit on LB while you do the deed if ya need me to!!

    Your kitchen is very appealing to me! Well, you know, as appealing as a kitchen can be to a gal who doesn't use one very often!! :0)

    Love you,
    Angelic Accents

  9. Sounds like a fabulous idea. You tell Love Bunny we have outvoted him. You go girl.

  10. Isn't redecorating fun?? I think you should go with whatever makes you happy.

    Great eye candy by the way



  11. Wow...what great pictures Connie! Beautiful.

    I think the cabinets would look GREAT on your wall! Fabulous idea my friend. LOVE THEM!

    Love to you and MR.LB!


  12. Wow Connie,
    All that eye candy... but one question- where's the "Pool Boy"??? LOL (the only thing that's missing!)
    I think you cabinet idea is great- actually, why not paint all you kitchen cabinets chippy white?? I love that look!
    PS- didn't see my name last week- will you be using mr linky tomorrow?
    Sparkly hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies!

  13. I would love for you to come and frou frou my house! I love the stuff you love!!! Too bad we live soooooo far away! I am decorator challenged. Meaning, I have absolutely know decorating ability myself. I know what I like, but I can't get anything to look that way. I wish I had your talent!!

  14. You'd think the men would know by now Connie that we are always right and usually get what we want. I say go with the new cabinet. Lovely eye candy too - we can dream!!
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  15. Hi Connie,
    I know just what you mean. When I start going through my cottage, I get side tracked all the time with so many ideas I'd like to do.
    I think your cabinet idea is a great one. The guys don't always see the vision till it's in and then they like it. I know this too well. LOL!!

    All the pics you share are awesome. I would like to paint all my kitchen cabinets light ivory with a glaze and distress. Something like the pic you show with the large stainless stove and engraved moldings. I know it will be a lot of work, but I have done it to smaller furniture, so it would just be a bit more. LOL
    Am I crazy? I just love the look and I think it will be gorgeous in my french country kitchen/tuscan.

    Been so busy here and also on vacation. Trying to get around again to visit.
    Have a great weekend.
    Celestina Marie

  16. Love looking at all those photos. I would so love to have a garden cabana like that, even more so a garden like that! This year I have really feel in love with red for the first time. And oh' have bold and beautiful is that hydrangea table! I think you're right about the mixed cabinets. I love that look. You have such a pretty kitchen anyway. Men just can't see the vision for some reason.


  17. Oooh, I love these photos! That garden is magical! Thanks for sharing these with us Connie:>)


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