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« on: June 20, 2008 04:43:23 PM »

With only one partial wall left to go, my kitchen reno is complete.  Total cost: approx $350

I completely forgot to take before pictures, so you will have to imagine this:

wall behind sink runs length of eat-in kitchen done in 1970 wood panelling.  Side window wall with pale blue & white gingham check wallpaper, well past its prime.  Blue & white check curtains and white venetian blinds in window.  Cupboard doors a glossy white with runny streaks and brass knobs.  Oh yeah.  It was hot!  Grin




The room is much brighter than appears in the pictures - they came out a bit dark.  The green is a happy celery colour, and the cupboards a buttery cream-yellow.
I picked up the wall paint for $10 (it was a mistake colour that I just love!).  The heavily textured faux stone wallpaper was $30 for one bolt- I have 80% of it left as it was SO easy to match.
Had my brother-in-law make new cupboard doors from plywood, and I painted all the cabinetry in a semi-gloss colour called Sugarcane.  The curtain valances cover this window and another near the kitchen table and on the window on the door leading to the porch.  I paid $20 for 4 sets of them (again..eBay!).  My fave part is the rustic cast-iron birdie drawer pulls I scored on eBay ($2 each!) from a seller who makes all kinds of cast iron stuff.
I bought the antique needlepoint (in original frame) on eBay for $15.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008 04:52:24 PM »

I love the birdie drawer pulls! It's amazing how much just paint can brighten up old wood paneling. Good work.
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008 05:16:20 PM »

Beautiful! I love the color on the walls and the birdie drawer pulls!
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« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008 05:30:35 PM »

Smiley thank you both.  I am quite pleased with it.

This is the ebay store where I got the birdies.  He has all kinds of lovely rustic cast iron goodies (I need the piggy bank!).  The prices are excellent.

http://stores.ebay.ca/OMALLEYS-HOME-DECOR
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« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2008 09:55:23 AM »

It looks wonderful!  I love the green with the yellow - it's so cheery.
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« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2008 09:01:33 PM »

I love the colors. The greens and yellows are so fresh but the brick really brings it all back to that homey-kitchen feel. Those drawer pulls are absolutely adorable too!
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2008 09:21:21 AM »

omg i LOVE the birdie drawer pulls!  that is such a great find.  love the stonework in your kitchen!  did you do that yourself? it all looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2009 12:26:17 PM »

Would you mind saying where the wallpaper is from? I love it!
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