Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Kitchen Reveal

Is is really September?
This Summer really flew by.

Two years ago,
we did a little kitchen refresh.
Because I tend to disappear
from the blog from time to time,
I never shared it here for you to see,
so today is the day it'll make its debut.

I painted my cabinets white
some 9 years ago.
They are old cabinets, original
to this house built in 1933.  
I never want to part with them because
they are huge and can house so many dishes.

There were a few things I knew for sure:

 I hated my blue tile backsplash,
       I hated my brown linoleum flooring,
I hated my wood look countertops,
I'm not a stainless steel appliance girl. 

I wanted fresh & clean & white.
here's where I differ from the rest of the white kitchen groupies...
I really, really love color too.

Come take a peek:

Now let me give you a few less than flattering
before pictures so you can get some perspective here.

Here's that brown linoleum:
(please forgive the mess)

Here's that blue tile backsplash and those awful countertops:
(please forgive the pile of dishes drying in the sink)

And the same view now:

Much better, huh?

How I love my white subway tile and quartz countertops!

No more brown linoleum either!

I apologize for the reflection in the glass cabinet doors below.
They are so hard to photograph.

So that is my kitchen reveal.
Not a major reno, 
but enough to make a huge improvement
and most importantly,  
 enough to make me happy.

 Thanks for coming by today.
I'll be back soon  because hey, 
it's time for Fall décor!


Welcome! I'm Gina. Like the header says, this blog is all about home, food and life..


  1. Love this new look, so fresh and clean!! Love the cupboards, such charm!!!

  2. You've certainly made the best of both worlds in your kitchen Gina, I love the white with touches of red and blue, it really works beautifully, and of course as is always the case with a white room you can always ring the changes without too much expense by changing your accessories. Love it!

  3. Well done! You've kept all the vintage charm of your period kitchen, and yet it is clean and bright. I love it!
    Must make you smile, every time you walk into the kitchen.

    Have a lovely day.

  4. Oh I love it Gina!! and I am with you, I love the clean fresh look of white but I am also a color girl. I need color in my life! : )

  5. Just beautiful, Gina! It looks like a brand new room, but still has all the period charm you love so much. It's just perfect! And I love your red accents. ;)

  6. OMG your kitchen is to die for! (I just typed a comment but apparently clicked "sign out" when I went to hit "notify me" so I hope I don't make duplicate posts.) Really, really beautiful, and good for you making it happen.
    We also rebuilt a farmhouse, but I wasn't able to make the mostly-white kitchen thing happen.. we have beautiful cherry cabinetry but there's still a long ways to go. Keep up the great work.


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