STONEGABLE’S FARMHOUSE KITCHEN REVEAL

Warning: This is a long post! Grab a drink and settle in…  
You have been VERY VERY patient and kindly persistent!
Last week I posted a Thanksgiving buffet on the kitchen island and had so many comments about getting a “peek” at the new kitchen.  I knew I could not keep my dear readers waiting any longer.

Here is look at StoneGable’s FRESHENED UP Farmhouse Kitchen…
After cleaning up the Thanksgiving buffet I thought this would be a good time to show-and-tell. The Christmas sleigh will soon be dropped on the kitchen and all the decorations might make it hard to focus on the re-do!
The inspiration for my new, fresh decor is StoneGable itself. 
StoneGable is a farmhouse inspired home. We live here in the bucolic countryside of Lancaster County Pa. 
I am on a new mission these days!
I want to take my home back to it’s farmhouse roots… that is, with a twist (there is always a twist when I am involved)… to  play to the strength of my beloved StoneGable.
What better place to make an earnest start than the heart of the home… StoneGable’s kitchen!
There were many elements that we did not need to change. I really loved my original kitchen, it just needed some updating. So after a year of research and planning we began the journey to reclaim StoneGable’s farmhouse style!
I envision a kitchen.. and eventually a home… that is warm and inviting but calmer, sleeker… more simple and less fussy…infused with my own personal style. All elements keeping an upscale farmhouse feel.
Thankfully StoneGable’s kitchen did not need a total renovation! Just a healthy face-lift! After al,l I have used it very hard over the last 17 years! 
We had just painted the walls Benjamin Moore Springfield Tan earlier this year so we stayed with that color.
Here are a couple of BEFORE photos…
 (The old kitchen table and chairs were already removed in this photo. We were waiting for our new table to be built.) 
The original kitchen was built in my garage. My builder’s father was a custom cabinet maker and he built my cabinets from scratch! When my powder room sink was being installed 17 years ago, the plumber said that he had not seen a kitchen built like this in 35 years.
Keeping most of my cabinets was a MUST!  And the few we had to replace were built the same as  the originals. All drawers were retro fitted with easy-glide closures.
The cabinetry and woodwork was repainted as they were originally, with Benjamin Moore Atrium White oil based paint. At first the cabinets were to be glazed… but after much thought I decided against it… opting for a fresh pure white cabinet.
The top cabinetry has recessed panel fronts and the bottom cabinets are a beaded board.  The original appliance garage was removed adding more counter space. 
The top of the cabinets is the perfect spot to display my pitcher collection. We also added  the crown molding.
I never had a back splash behind my counters until now. I just never knew what I wanted. Bead board painted the same fresh white as the cabinets delivers the farmhouse feel I love!
Simple oil rubbed bronze hardware replaces the old wooden knobs. I love the cup style pulls for the pull-out drawers.
Notice the corners of all the cabinetry. They have a pretty detailed rounded edge.
Bull nose trim accents the cabinets. This is all original.  After 17 years of abuse they were dented and well-loved! My contractor made them look like new!
I have always wanted a double oven. And the plan was to put a double oven next to the big pantry.  This is how this area looked BEFORE the re-do….
Unfortunately, I would have had to lose one of my pantry doors and the pretty glass cabinet. So we opted to leave the pantry as is, save the mullioned cabinet and put the microwave in a hide-away cabinet under it. Out of sight, but very accessible. 
Lighting the glass cabinet is one of the projects I have yet to complete.
The upside to this compromise are the 3 large drawer gained under the microwave and the styling of that area.
The AFTER

The section of kitchen with the most change would have to be the “cooking area“. 
This is the BEFORE

And AFTER
Because I could not put a double oven on the pantry wall, I compromised and put one built-in convection oven under a new gas cook top
The biggest change to this area is the ventilation system and the pretty new hood that hides it! Before, the  only ventilation system was the fan under the microwave. I was always setting off smoke alarms!
The new system is vented to the outside of my home! 
And the hood has a pretty shelf that I can decorate… with moderation!
I kept the glass mullioned cabinets. They were originally lit, but we updated the lighting inside too.
This area was originally going to be purely neutrals. But I needed a little color! 
I find blues and whites look so fetching with neutrals and give them an upscale kick!
The back splash was a huge decision for me. I wanted something that in 5 years would not look dated and would work with any decor. Hopefully this is understated and a classic.

I like to keep a little area for cooking oils, salt and pepper near my cook top. The covered bowl holds kosher salt and the little chicken has fresh cracked pepper. You can see the soft graining in the soapstone in the image.
Changing the counter tops gave the kitchen a very dramatic look! I have dreamed of soapstone for years! And I am thrilled with them. They are soft looking and very tough. And just so beautiful!!!!!
StoneGable’s trough sink was custom made using the same soapstone that graces the kitchen counter tops.  It can handle any kitchen clean-up!
The goose neck oil rubbed bronze faucet has a great built-in sprayer!
The dishwasher is hidden behind the “cabinet” just to the right of the sink.

I am trying very hard not to fill the counter space up with vignettes and  kitchen wares.  Just a couple simple well-placed things here and there!
Big glass jars hold sugar, flour and other goodies!  Pretty vintage blue and white cups serve as scoops!
A new pendant lamp with a black and tan checked drum shade hangs over the sink. This pendant was fitted into a recessed light.
No curtains here, just a textural rattan shade.
A vintage colander hangs near the sink ready to be used.
The island was another compromise. We had first hoped to build a whole new island and paint it a different color, probably black. I wanted it to look like a piece of furniture.
However, in the end we decided to keep the island and tweak it. And am I glad I did!
Here is the BEFORE

And the AFTER
The island was raised and put on bun feet to look more like a piece of furniture. I am tall so the extra height saves my back!
  Bull nose trim was also added to the base of the island. The cabinets on the left and right sides of the island are pull-out trash cans.
The soapstone counter top is 2 feet shorter than the original island (it was huge) making more room to move around the kitchen!
Pretty corbels were added to give a dressed up feel.
A big antique tool box sits on the island. 
I do embellish this with seasonal decor… old habits die hard! Right now it is filled with creamy white dishes!

A large tray chandy hangs over the island.
I looked forever for this! And found it a Lowe’s! Can you believe it?
It looks like a tray of pillar candles. Using different watt bulbs, gives this the look of real candles!
I wish you could see this in the evening… sooooo pretty!
The stools at my island are a project that I have not finished. Mostly, because I was not sure if I wanted to get new ones or not. These little seats have been a part of my home for 25 years! They are filled with wonderful memories of little squirmy children sitting at the counter!
I think I’m going to keep them, but paint them graphite and antique them a little. Wouldn’t a brown and black plaid or buffalo check cover look so smart on them?
The other area that still needs work is my “mudroom“… the hallway that leads to the garage.  I have all the decor to make the changes but I just need a little time! I must make an effort to finish this right after Christmas!
To see what I have planned click HERE.
And the only new appliance we need is the refrigerator.  The one we have is still working great and we have a working frig in the garage as well. When one goes, hopefully soon, we will get a frig that we can customize to look like the rest of the kitchen.
I hope you have enjoyed the little (long) kitchen  tour! 
Please visit often!
You are welcomed back any time!

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Comments

  1. says

    Yvonne, I am so happy for you. This is a warm, inviting kitchen! I am in the beginning stages of my planning and told my husband we need to plan now so we can be very intentional. It is too important! I love love love it!!! I had not thought of soapstone for the counter so will check that out.

    I could just see the children squirming at the counter. Your ideas for the stool are wonderful too. I will keep checking back for your progress on finishing touches. Thank you for the tour.

  2. says

    Yvonne,
    Well this kitchen should be in Southern Living or a kitchen magazine!! Really one of the prettiest kitchens I’ve ever seen in the farmhouse style! This is the style that I love! I think it is so wonderful that you were able to keep so many features of your previous kitchen and tweak and update it so beautifully. Wow your contractor is amazing…I would have never guessed that was the same island!! I am so happy you were able to complete it in time to enjoy it for the holidays…can’t wait to see your Mudroom completed too!
    Enjoy the Christmas Season!
    Miss Bloomers

  3. says

    Don’t feel bad about all the pics. Love them. Your kitchen is a beautiful, functional, timeless space. Love all the special touches. Enjoy it during the holidays. Can’t wait to see it dressed up for Christmas.

  4. says

    Oh Yvonne, your kitchen it just beautiful! I love all the little details. My favorite parts are the beadboard backsplash and the soapstone countertops :)

  5. says

    You kitchen is just beautiful! Those countertops are amazing. I love the contrast between the white cabinets and the dark counter tops. I also love that you were able to keep most of it original to your home and just add to it to make it amazing. Thank you for sharing all of the changes with us.
    Sandra

  6. says

    Yvonne, You have my DREAM kitchen!!It is all perfect. The white against the gorgeous soapstone counters; and that sink!! Everything so fresh and bright and work friendly!!

    Bravo! Thank you for sharing with us all!

    xoxo
    Karena

    Art by Karena

  7. says

    Yes, finally!! Love every little detail. That light over the island is perfect and I love the pendant over the sink, too. I have been thinking about replacing the recessed light over my sink with one of those, but haven’t taken the plunge yet.

  8. says

    Oh, my goodness, Yvonne! Your kitchen turned out so gorgeous! I love everything you’ve done! I have the same faucet as yours! :) I know you’re just thrilled with it! You have so much space and I love how you decorate it too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  9. says

    The kitchen looks WONDERFUL, Yvonne! The contrast of the dark soapstone against the white cabinetry is stunning. Love all the little details, too. :-)
    Enjoy your new kitchen! ~ Sue

  10. says

    Its absolutely stunning in every way.
    Your creative eye and attention to even the smallest detail has made this a fabulous space..
    I am so happy to see you kept your cabinets fresh bright white as I too opted for that and when I see yours I feel better about mine:)

    I admire your taste and talent to bring this all to fruition.

    Happy Holidays
    Sonny

  11. says

    Hi Yvonne…

    Ohhh my…your kitchen is GORGEOUS, my friend! I love each and every detail! I love a pretty farmhouse kitchen…and your’s certainly fits the bill!!! Love, love, LOVE your new range and hood…sooo pretty! You’ll have so much fun decorating that shelf. Your blue and white transferware dishes look fabulous there! Your new soapstone countertops are gorgeous as well! I love the contrast between the white cabinets and the black counters! Stunning!!!

    Well dear friend, I had sooo much fun on your new kitchen tour! It truly is one of the prettiest kitchens ever!!! I could move right in and not change one single thing! wink…hehe!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

  12. says

    Stunning kitchen! Yeah, it was pretty already, but now it’s gorgeous and you fixed up beautifully! I’d love to be there visiting you for a cup of coffee and I know caz ours is ALL redone 1 1/2 yrs. ago and I’m so in love with it! Lovely. FABBY

  13. says

    I loved this tour of your kitchen. It is beautiful! I am so glad you know the beauty and value of having soapstone instead of granite. It is so much more beautiful. Enjoy your kitchen in good health. Susan

  14. Kathi says

    To die for!!!! The absolute most gorgeous of any I’ve ever seen!! And I’ve looked at a lot! Oh my…if this were my house I would find myself just wandering in just to stand and admire! You are one lucky woman!

  15. says

    Yvonne, going to join in on the praises..WOW!!!! Looks amazingly beautiful, just fabulous in every way. You must be so excited and so enjoying it!! Thank you for sharing! I bet some seriously great meals are going to be getting cooked in there!

  16. says

    Oh my gosh Yvonne I am in LOVE with your kitchen, every little detail!! My favorite transformation is your cooking area. That custom hood is beautiful and of course you have it decorated beautifully:) Love the full view shot at the end. So worth the wait! Martina

  17. says

    It looks beautiful Yvonne!!!

    Seriously you had great bones to your kitchen to begin with…the changes you made are fabulous! I like how used the bead board for the backsplash against the black counters and changed it up in the new stove area…lovely

    Is your sink stone or copper?

    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Hugs to you,
    Kay Ellen

  18. says

    Beautiful, Yvonne. Exactly what I would expect from you. I love the island, and putting it on raised feet is a great idea. Blessings to you and your family, and Enjoy! xo

  19. says

    I just love it and you have wonderful taste. This is my kind of kitchen! Everything you do, always turns out so well. Thank you for the lovely tour and I will be back! =)

    Mary
    From Virginia

  20. says

    Your new kitchen is beyond amazing Yvonne. Your soapstone counters are gorgeous. Makes me wish I stuck with the search a little longer, instead of caving and getting the calcatta oro! Love how you integrated the soapstone into a sink too. It’s all just beautiful! The cabinets, the backsplash, the lighting! Congratulations Yvonne. Hope you have many wonderful memories, starting with Christmas in your new kitchen! ~Delores

  21. says

    It looks great and should really be featured in a magazine! I think it looks better than the Something’s Gotta Give kitchen, and reminds me of a beautiful kitchen that use to be on Rate My Space. You have to be pleased. Love the tool box and all the blue/white porcelain, too.

  22. says

    Yvonne,
    This post was clearly worth the wait. What a beautiful job you have done on your kitchen. You should be very proud. And thank you for all of the great ideas.

  23. says

    Yvonne, this is so charming! The range hood made the biggest impact and changed the entire look of the kitchen (IMHO).. so pretty.. This is a great kitchen.. enjoy!! xo marlis

  24. says

    Thanks for giving us a tour of your kitchen makeover. It looks fabulous! I love the ‘pillar candle’ light fixture over the island. For a wonderful cook like you, this is a perfect kitchen for making all your delicious meals. Hugs,
    Pamela

  25. says

    Your changes are just fantastic! The cabinets are such beautiful quality, and the updates are spot on.

    I think my favorite two things are the soapstone and hiding the microwave — something I am VERY keen to do.

    ETS

  26. says

    Oh my, Yvonne, what a gorgeous, farmhouse kichen!!! You must LOVE working in your heart of the home! Thanks for taking us on a special, inspirational tour.

  27. Shirley Saunders says

    I have been wondering when we would finally see your new kitchen and what a delight!!! Just absolutely love it! I just adore old houses…wish I had one!

    Thank you for sharing with us!

  28. says

    Fantastic. You are going to so enjoy the new kitchen makeover. Hmmmm, now my kitchen has kind of the same floor plan but I don’t see how I can make it as gorgeous as yours. All those cabinets though – I would love to have all of those.
    Enjoy!!

  29. says

    Yvonne – each picture was just more beautiful than the one before. I love that you saved so many original elements of the home, instead of adopting the “out with the old” philosophy. Your cabinets are just wonderful! I love the soapstone, and each element just ties together beautifully. I, too, have been looking at that same light fixture at Lowe’s. They have some lighting that is very close to Rsetoration Hardware but at a fraction of the price. I am having my red cabinets painted white after the Holidays. Seeing your beautiful home, I can’t wait now. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  30. says

    Your farmhouse kitchen is absolutely beautiful! You did a phenomenal job of orchestrating this reno. I told my cousin yesterday, when she announced that she was doing a kitchen reno, that “a kitchen reno is the worst and the best all wrapped up into one!” We did one 3 years ago. We gutted the kitchen right back to the 2×4’s. I was without a kitchen sink for 7 wks. Yup 7!!! I had to smile when I saw the portable plastic table in your “before” picture. I had two of those in my diningroom for weeks, and said I would “NEVER take my kitchen sink for granted again”. Well done, my friend. You planned and executed to perfection! Enjoy!

  31. says

    I feel like the LUCKIEST person, because I ahve actually BEEN there and SEEN this amazing kitchen in person!!!!!! It IS gorgeous, you did such a beautiful job. Like everyone said it is TRULY a farmhouse kitchen but really KICKED UP a notch for sure!!!!!!!! Can’t wait to see what you do to decorate for Christmas!!!!!!!! I am ALMOST done my decorating, if I could just STOP changing things:):) I keep “tweaking”. And adding, and taking away and moving……..someone….please STOP ME:):):) Have 2 houses to do this week. LOVE, love your kitchen. XOXO, Pinky

  32. says

    Yvonne,
    As I went through the post, I noticed that I was saying, “beautiful, beautiful, beautiful…” the whole time!
    What a lovely kitchen.
    We put in soapstone counters last year too….they were always our dream!

  33. says

    Yvonne, I think you have done a great job capturing your farmhouse feel. Love love the back splash and counter tops, what a wonderful transformation. It looks like the kind of kitchen I could really enjoy cooking in!! Great job!! xo Kathysue

  34. says

    Yvonne,
    I don’t know where to start, this is such a beatiful and thoughtful transformation!

    First of all, your cabinets are spectacular and unique, so glad you kept them. I love the soapstone counters and the bronze pulls on the drawers (I have some that look to be the same!) and all the extra touches like the corbels and bun feet. You should be so proud and thrilled with your efforts!
    ~Rebecca

  35. says

    What a fabulous kitchen Yvonne. It should be featured in a Kitchen design magazine. There is a lot of attention to detail everywhere and it shows. I love the checked drum shades with the rattan shade. It gives great texture. A smashing success I would say.
    Sam

  36. says

    I so enjoyed the tour! Thank you for sharing it at long last :). It looks like a wonderful place to work in, chat in and entertain in. Lovely job!

  37. says

    Yvonne,
    THe journey has truly been worth the finished product of your heart of the home kitchen remodel! THe planning and shopping has resulted in a beautiful farmhouse kitchen. I adore all the textures in the lamp shades and kitchen shade. …and YES! I think fabric on those stools would be just too cute!!! The blue and white adds interest and compliments your white dishes and ironstone collections with a simple elegance! Saopstone grounds the white without added harshness. Lovely! Thank you for allowing us to tour your Farmhouse Kitchen!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  38. says

    Finally! We get to see it all! I’ve enjoyed seeing bits of it here and there, but seeing all the lovely shots, and especially the pulled back shot, really has been fun! Wish I could be there for a cup of coffee and conversation!

  39. says

    I love it and so glad that you did the big reveal!! There are so many things that you have chosen that I would too ~ it must be a joy to work in. xo

  40. says

    Hi Yvonne,

    A beautiful Farmhouse Kitchen!!
    What a great way to start off the Holidays with a Kitchen makeover…
    All of the attention to detail is gorgeous. Your Before pictures were beautiful too! But now the look is complete…I have just become your newest follower.
    Well done…
    All the Best,
    Christine

  41. says

    I love your kitchen probably because it is similar to my renovation of two years ago. I always thought that you can’t go wrong with black and white. I LOVE my soapstone too. I wish my kitchen was a big as yours. It’s a wonderful room!!

  42. says

    You know the most wonderful thing about your kitchen! I just sense it is a place you love on people and bless them with all your amazing cooking, tablescaping and friendship! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us, it was worth the wait!

  43. says

    Wow Yvonne that is a beautiful transformation. So many wonderful details. The countertops are gorgeous and I love the new feet on the island. You must be brimming with happiness over this and full of pride. Congratulations on a beautifully done renovation!

  44. says

    Absolutely gorgeous!! So many special and unique touches…all combined to create a dream kitchen. I’m so happy for you! Having a spacious, beautiful kitchen is a dream I have.

    xo
    Pat

  45. says

    Oh, Yvonne, it’s absolutely perfect! I love the soapstone. I have been eyeing the same kind of pulls on the drawers. I have a love for the beadboard, too. I think all of your choices just make all the cabinets pop.
    Hope you are enjoying all the changes and will have fun preparing for the holidays.
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

  46. says

    I agree that our kitchens have a lot in common. I was thinking that, too, when I read your blog last night. I love displaying our copper pots. We had the soap stone countertops in our last house in the master bath, and I loved them. However, this time we decided to go with the carrara, and I love the fact that they will age and give off that European aura. Thanks for stopping by.

  47. says

    Good morning! I miss you! I have been a terrible friend lately! The demands of life have taken over, but I sure do miss my favorite blogs and favorite people! Thanks for checking in on me! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the kitchen makeover! Did I say ‘LOVE?! Yvonne, it is beautiful! So many favorites…the countertops, the sleek lighting gives a hint of modern, the overall color scheme is gorgeous, the deliberate and well-chosen displays (I like seeing the countertops in your kitchen! You are spot on! They are too pretty to cover up!) I think you definitely achieved your goal of a modern Farmhouse Kitchen! It is lovely! Enjoyed the quiet of this morning and our visit! Blessings to you! Christie

  48. says

    Yvonne, there are not enough adjectives to describe your wonderful kitchen. Magnificent!!! All of your planning made for magnificence.

    I’ve been sick with a terrible cold and cough. This is the third week, and I am slowly getting better. Now my sweet husband has it.

    I hope you will join us every Pink Saturday during the holidays as we celebrate together.

  49. says

    HI Yvonne, I love it. Love the layout and love the white cabinets. And I love that island. I think it looks perfect in your kitchen. Especially how you have it all displayed. I want to find a wooden basket for some of my dishes. I like the rustic but elegant look of that. Very nice. I’m sure your home is lovely as well.
    Blessings,
    Debbie

  50. says

    Love your kitchen Yvonne. My present counter tops and trim are the same that you had. I want to update to Granite. But the Soapstone you chose is really very nice. I also have a wood floor and mantle above my stove with blue ware on it like yours. We have the same taste and maybe that is what I love about you and your blog. I am so drawn to it and I love to come here. I adore your old toolbox on your counter with the dishes etc. Your whole new updated kitchen is wonderful.

  51. says

    One word…gorgeous!! At first, I thought you had a black farmhouse sink, which I had never seen before. :)
    When we built our house, I had the microwave put over the stove like in your ‘before’ kitchen but now I wish I had an ‘after’ kitchen like yours and put the microwave somewhere else!! :/
    I’m loving your island as well. I can see little ones sitting there in your ‘heirloom’ stools!! LOL
    Looks lovely, Yvonne. I can see why you are so proud!

  52. says

    I can’t think of anyone who would put such a GORGEOUS *new* kitchen to better use than you, Yvonne! It is just beautiful & so well thought out, in every detail. I love the stone backsplash behind your stove!!
    The little shelf above it is just the perfect spot to highlight various seasonal decor.

    I can’t think of a single thing that you left out & all your choices work together marvelously well. BRAVO!!!!

    May you have many, many more years of gathering & feeding friends & family in this room.

    Hugs,
    Rett

  53. says

    Yvonne – it’s just beautiful. full of gorgeous details just like YOU! every corner is just gorgeous. what a transformation on the wall where the microwave was! beautiful. i know you must be so thrilled.

    i’m pinning!
    HAPPY DECEMBER.
    kellie

  54. says

    Is it over already? I was so enjoying the tour! Your kitchen looks gorgeous and very welcoming. I’m beginning to plan my future kitchen, which is about an eighth of yours in size! Still, your post is inspiring as I know you cook and I guess everything you did in your kitchen is “cook-proof”… I’m a bit worried about beadboard backsplashes, but now that I see you have one, I’m nearly convinced!!!

  55. says

    I’m so glad I scrolled down and found this…I’m behind on blog reading … was hoping you weren’t closing your blog without showing us the kitchen! It’s so beautiful and I’m sure you smile everytime you walk in! I love the way you kept it much the same but just updated. Enjoy every moment in your new heart of the home! Blessings!

  56. says

    Hello-
    I love your kitchen. We are getting ready to do a complete kitchen remodel. I have a few questions for you. You used existing cabinets and then added detail? How did your contractor know how to come up with the exact look you were going with? What design plans did you use for your hood above the stove? I love that, so simple but beautiful. We are taking out a wall and in the dining/kitchen I need to add cabinets. I love your section with the glass and cabinets? Was that existing cabinets or did your contractor design that for you? I love it all, I am a bit frazzled with coming up with the plans and getting the end results. I am going to use your pictures as inspiration and for my contactor to look at. You have great taste!!

  57. says

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share detailed photos your lovely kitchen. I also live in a farmhouse and am currently in the middle of a major kitchen renovation. I’ve been leaning toward selecting white cabinets and find your photos most inspiring:)

  58. says

    I love reading your blog. But for some reason I am missing some of the words in your blogs. Exp: On your blog this sentence, A vintage colander hangs near the sink ready to be used. The word “colander” is missing.
    When I highlighted it to copy and paste that was when the word “colander” appeared. I was reading about your finished kitchen.

    When reading some of your blogs I’ve noticed that a lot. Words are missing???? Really confusing. Am I doing something wrong?
    Sometimes I don’t know what word would belong in the sentence so I’m missing the story behind the blog.
    Any suggestions would be so appreciated. Thanks

  59. says

    Your kitchen is wonderful, and I think one of the main reasons is the original cabinetry. I love all the details your cabinet maker included. It makes your kitchen stand out as very unique in blog land. I am moving soon and have been house hunting. I don’t like any of the kitchens. One house we are considering has dark cherry stained cabinets which are not pretty at all. There is a black granite island which I thought would look horrible with the white cabinets I’ve dreamt of for over 20 years. I’m so happy to have found your site today via Tuesdays with Dorie. This kitchen gives me such inspiration.

  60. Anonymous says

    Louise
    Yvonne, I just love your beautiful kitchen . . . you certainly did a great job!!! Would you please share where you found those fabulous island corbels? I am thinking of adding bead board back splash in my kitchen . . . is yours the real bead board rather than the wall paper which is so popular? I, also, enjoy your wonderful blog with all the beautiful posts and your excellent Bible lessons. Louise

  61. Anonymous says

    Absolutely beautiful kitchen! Thanks for the inspirational tour! Can you share where you found the black and white check pendant over the sink? LOVE it!

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