Thursday, January 26, 2012

SoMeoNe'S iN THe KiTCHeN WiTH LoRRie

I promised pictures of our new digs and here they are. Let's start the tour of Chez Veasey with the heart of our home...the kitchen. Here's what it looked like when we bought the house.

Perfectly usable kitchen, BUT Lots of Beige. And I am not a big fan of beige because it makes me look washed out. The floor was a lovely terra cotta tile and you could actually stand at the stove and practically reach into the fridge- which is convenient if you are trying to keep the wine chilled while you set the microwave to stun.

Here's another shot including our fabulous realtor. She looks a little washed out against all that beige, no?

Hmmm...what to do, what to do? Change the paint color? Buy new drapes? OR PERHAPS WE SHOULD......

That's what we did- took the room down to its studs. We can rebuild it. We can make it faster. We can make it stronger. (Insert theme from Six Million Dollar Man here.)
We put in a floor of dark cherry wood (not knowing what that would be like to clean later on), moved appliances, and made our own backsplash from 4 x 4 handmade tiles in several shades of blue and green. TA DA
We bought our table and chairs at Target and later jazzed them up with white vinyls from Etsy (shown in final picture). But that wall behind the table was so BIG. And our artwork (and budget) was so very very small.


The solution? We hit a bunch of tag sales and I made a bunch of paintings. We pulled everything together by using mostly black frames. And here is the result.
Really fun way to fill a big wall space.

8 comments:

angie fraley said...

Lorrie!!! It's beautiful. I LOVE the handmade tile :)
AND especially the wall o beauty you created. I had no idea you moved...Last time I saw you, you were preggers and so was I!

Kr√ęg said...

How's the food in there? Because the rest is just window dressing.

Blue said...

Lorrie, your hair got CRaZySeXyLonG since I saw you! Amazing...and oh, the house, too. Love the colors. What a change from that cute loft. You're living the American dream, baby! ♥

Logical Libby said...

It's so much brighter now! i love it!

Weezie said...

I like everything you did, Lorrie, dear, even though it looked just fine to my untrained eye pre-demo. Btw, a couple of pictures are hanging slightly crooked... or maybe it's a foundation issue. Oops, probably not what you wanted to hear.

Weezie said...

I also really love your rockin' orange boots. And you look very thin/svelte.

Jen said...

I just had a tiny little orgasm over your kitchen. Just saying.

kay ro said...

I liked the red tea kettle in the before kitchen. And compared to my sad kitchen, I would have traded it for your old kitchen in a heartbeat. But I LOVE the tile in the new one.