10.20.2010

pagoda 15...

This is the 15th post in the semi-weekly (okay maybe sometimes more like monthly) Wednesday morning Pagoda series which chronicles the almost 5 years we spent turning the 1970's house we bought "as is" into our home - which we call "Pagoda".

Last time we toured the master bathroom.  This time we're going to take a look at the heart of every home - the kitchen.  This is going to take more than one post so we'll start today and finish it up tomorrow and Friday.
Let's begin with the lovely lavendar beauty that was the kitchen when we moved in - the "before" and "during".  This is what we moved into (one of my least favorite colors)...


We kept the light fixture above and used it in our powder room - you can see it here.   Getting ready to tear down that back wall - note the blue tape on the floor mapping out the future island...


The wall seperated the kitchen from the old dining room we tore it down to make the kitchen much bigger and oh yes, the ceiling is coming down as well...


 
the placement of the sink and window is the same as it was but it looks a little different now...
 
 
Andrew Henry made that awesome concrete countertop.
 





 
Tomorrow we'll take a closer look at what's hanging on the wall - always my favorite part of a room.

29 comments:

willow said...

Wow! Snazzy!! I love it.

bronwyn said...

I can't believe how different it looks! Why did the ceiling come down? Was it like that for very long? That lavender kitchen was really something, wasn't it?

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Bronwyn, I should have been more clear - we TOOK the ceiling down so we could raise it from 7' to 9'.

Nicole said...

wow that's awesome, but boy that's a tough task at hand!!!

kroney said...

What a transition! Spectacular! I love the splashes of green here and there. Your home should be featured in a magazine!

Jude said...

It's a good thing I don't have to talk because my jaw is still on the ground. That is such a beautiful makeover! I LOVE what you guys did to the space - so open, airy, and darn chic! Love the injection of colour.

MJM said...

This makes me miss home. Also, how is there no jewelry on the counter???

Andrew H. said...

I love looking at the old photo's. I've always enjoyed taking old things and rehab'ing them. Started early with the hand-me-down bike's I used to get.

Once again, the vision belongs to Jeanette. She was able to see through the lavender cabinets and 7' ceilings.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Ha ha ha MJM - it's all on the dining room table!!!!!!!!!!

Diana Mieczan said...

OMG...That looks so beautiful and what a change:)
I love this post
Kisses,sweetie

Ps: I am hosting a $50 gift certificate GIVEAWAY today, so please join in :)

sarah said...

i loved this post! so very pretty! i especially love how the daughter had to point out the fact that you had to pick up to take this picture! don't ya' love daughters?! i enjoyed my weekend with mine! ...blessings..s...

Stacey said...

I love the white cabinets, the handles, everything! This is my kind of space:-)

Maria said...

"sniff", "sniffle", "sigh"....."I will not covet my cousin's kitchen"...."I WILL NOT covet my cousin's kitchen"

Gorgeous! Love AH's counter!
LOVE the green splashes too - white and pear - very IN this year - leave it to you to know that - I love clean the colors look.

I was thinking the very question MJM beat me to! Where did all that jewelry stuff go - and the forever burned oatmeal pot?!

Such a visionary - LOVE your work....glad I have your number :-D

Kristin said...

I mean WOW. What a transformation. I just love it!

Angela said...

I came here from Reya because you are the laughing kind (I heard you in your comment), and I am truly amazed at what you did to that kitchen. Wow!

Brenda Kula said...

Shoot, when you said they were taking down the ceiling, you weren't kidding! Sure hope it doesn't rain. Can't wait to see the finished result.
Brenda

Indie.Tea said...

Wow, I love it - and everything is SO BIG and airy and light. And chic.

Beatnheart said...

clean, uncluttered, fabulousness!! You could be a professional decorator if you wanted...so stylish! What a gorg home...

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a stupendous job! I love your flooring and the built in look of your appliances. Well done.

Style, She Wrote said...

Love the modern zen space. Totally fabulous.

katie said...

holy cow!! you have the best taste and style :) everytime i see your photos of things you like, and the ways you've redesigned your home, i feel like i'm looking in a magazine!

very beautiful :)

wishing you well!

koralee said...

Wow....simply lovely...I so love the materials you uses.

Those green lights are amazing. xoxo

Punctuation Mark said...

I am amazed by this amazing transformation... congrats because it looks amazing!!!

Krystal said...

I am completely in awe....like completely. It is SO beautiful. I really have no words, I would love a kitchen like that! (you miss the lavender part, whaa?? ;))

La Dolfina said...

Geez Jeanette, you and your husband are seriously talented!! Are you an interior designer? Did you two do most of the work? It looks professionally designed and I agree with the others when I say magazine worthy. It's stunning!!!
I wish I had vision like that!
Many kudos to you again on another awe inspiring transformation!

pamela said...

not only fabulous, but clean!!

Amy @ Varnish said...

Your remodeled kitchen is an absolute stunner! Wonderful job!!!

shopgirl said...

Just stumbled upon your blog and I gotta say I love this transformation! Amazing! How long did it take and did you do it yourself or hire people?

Looking forward to reading more!

Rambles with Reese

brookeiam said...

the kitchen looks great!! i love how clean it looks :)

p.s. congrats on getting wiggled at wild & precious! i did too :)

<3, brooke