Friday, November 29, 2013

Shabby Kitchen Redo

Hello Friends!

My goodness I have not been on the blogging scene lately.

I have been very busy though and thought I would share my shabby kitchen redo.

Here it is "after"......

Here is the before. I have to thank so many bloggers for being so inspirational to me. I have wanted a "white" kitchen for several years now. Some of the few that especially inspired me were....

These are just to name a few of the very beautiful blogs. I am also loving Instagram and Pinterest.

The three blogs that really inspired me were...

They all had that pop of turquoise that I loved.

Now for the "before". It wasn't that it was a "bad" kitchen. I did love it at one time, I was just ready for a change.

I am so loving my white kitchen now!

I love having the pop of color with the turquoise on the island.

My husband cut out the centers of two sets of cabinets so I could add chicken wire for more of a farmhouse feel.

Tracey from French Larkspur made a centerpiece for her table which I shamelessly copied, she was gracious enough to say it was ok. Thank you for the inspiration, Tracey!

I knew this vintage and shabby turquoise scale would be perfect in my newly painted kitchen.

More vintage goodies in the corner.

I started to distress the cabinets, I haven't finished this part yet.

I hope you have enjoyed my new kitchen. I still plan on adding some knobs and a chandelier over the sink. 

I did use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White and for the island I mixed that with a turquoise chalk paint  (I am unsure of the name).

I will be sharing my shabby French Christmas decorations soon!

Happiest of Holidays to you.



  1. It's beautiful, Shanon. I love the soft shades of blue.

  2. I love it! That pop of turquoise is perfect and I like the spots of red thrown in there too!


  3. This is SO beautiful Shannon! What a wonderful kitchen make over. I love the painted cabinets. Love them!!!
    sending hugs...

  4. Oh Shanon,
    It is so good to see you back blogging. I love love love the kitchen. It came out so beautiful. I love the touch of turquoise so bright and cheery. Great job.

  5. I had to go refill my ice tea so I could ooh and ahh over your beautiful kitchen. This would be my dream kitchen! I love everything about it. The color of the aqua looks so amazing with the white. Your old scale is so pretty with it and love that crown. The chandelier is gorgeous and I can't wait to see what you put above the sink. Please do show us. Thanks for sharing your kitchen--it is very inspiring!

  6. Your Kitchen turned out AMAZING!!! i love all the white!! looks so open and spacious too... great Job!! take care Tausha xo

  7. so glad to see you back! love your big beautiful white kitchen, shanon! the turquoise pops of color are lovely:) love the scales, crown and chicken wire, too! happy weekend!

  8. Very Pretty! LOVE a white kitchen!! Your vignette of the scale and crown grabs my heart! Enjoyed seeing everything around your kitchen...blessings~~~Roxie

  9. What a lovely kitchen! Love your pictures...
    Have a great weekend, take care!


  10. Hi Shanon,
    Love your header, it really adds cheer of the holidays.
    Your kitchen is an amazing transformation from what was to the beauty it is...I am sure you love walking into its now feeling of awwwws!

    Thank you my sweet friend for sharing my passion for creating crowns and everything else.

    See yo and your beauty of the holidays soon.


  11. You did such a great job! I hope you spend many happy hours cooking in that kitchen.

  12. Being surrounded with colors we like is a very important thing. I thought of doing a traditional white kitchen if we had continued to design and build houses--Gina misses hers with the red accents. I loved my final Wyoming kitchen with the deep green stain on the island cabinetry and the dark red on the beadboard--first thing the new owners did was paint the walls a Mexican terra cotta orange---eeeergh!

  13. Your kitchen redo is absolutely wonderful, and has given me the inspiration to finally paint my own cabinets. It always amazes me how something as simple as paint can transform an entire room. Thanks so much for sharing - it was the perfect post I needed.

  14. I'm so dearly in love iwth your decor! It has the most vintage feel to it. Please, keep posting more!

    -Rocko Barbieri
    Kitchen Remodeling NJ

  15. The distressed vintage corner goodies...great framing and I love the idea.

    cardinham | Killigrew

  16. Your kitchen turned out beautiful! I love the turquoise island- it is just the pop that makes it perfect. Well done! I'm not sure what part of Colorado you are in, but if you know of any cute vintage / gift shops around your area, could you let me know? I have a friend who just moved to Broomfield, and she is wanting some fun places to check out. :) Thanks!! Merry Christmas!

  17. Hello, I know you wrote this post...some time ago, but, I just came across you blog! I just LOVE your kitchen! You did a wonderful job and I have enjoyed looking at all your great pictures! Thank you for sharing. Leticia


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