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Pretty Kitchen - Kentucky Mama

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I'll bet most of you saw this kitchen back in October when it was revealed.  Elizabeth, from the blog Kentucky Mama, with the help of Erika (my absolute favorite designer), remodeled her kitchen.  I bookmark a lot of inspiration photos, some of which I look at over and over, and this is one of them.  So if you have seen this before, I'm pretty sure you won't mind seeing it again.  Some before and afters are like that.

before
after
before
after
Perhaps one of my favorite features of this kitchen is the window shade.  Elizabeth wanted to avoid trendy fabrics and Erika found this damask that perfectly matches the wall color.  Good call.  I'm pretty sure she will be happy with that choice for a long time.
I love these industrial bar stools.
Aaah, the details.
If you would like to know more about the kitchen, Elizabeth did a Q & A post.  Thanks Elizabeth for letting me share your beautiful kitchen!

34 comments:

  1. What a fabulous transformation! The details are just beautiful and I am eyeing those shades as well.

    Jo

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  2. Love that kitchen. What a great renovation! Love the beadboard ceiling!

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  3. I must have been living under a rock, i have never seen that kitchen but it's stunning! I don't think there's one thing i don't like about it - it's just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Rene, that is gorgeous. I am glad you shared it. I had not seen it before. Love the fabric on the chairs.

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  5. Very beautiful. I love, love, love the soapstone!

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  6. Thanks for sharing! I haven't seen this before and after but I'm glad I have now :D I can see why you love it so much. I can't get over how much bigger the rooms look and feel. AMAZING.

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  7. So beautiful and timeless! I love all the brass touches!

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  8. That ceiling! That shade! That...everything! What an incredible transformation. I could stare at it all day. Just beautiful!

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  9. Such a beautiful transformation! You're right about the shade fabric and all of it--it's going to look good for a very, very long time.

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  10. I stopped in from Serenity Now and I think I may be here awhile! So many things on your sidebar caught my attention that I can't wait to go check them out! I hope you have a great day, I'll be visiting again soon!

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  11. I have this kitchen bookmarked too! I never get tired of going through Erika's kitchens!

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  12. Project Shannon, I suspect Erika is about to be published again b/c she removed some photos of her recent work. Either that or she got tired of me camping out in her portfolio every day :)

    -Rene

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  13. i hadn't seen this kitchen- gorgeous! i love every last detail!

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  14. What a GORGEOUS kitchen! Thanks so much for sharing ... I had not seen this! Now, I'm left wanting to see more! Definitely need to check out the Q&A! :)

    - Lauren
    www.thepaintedcottageonline.blogspot.com

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  15. Bring me a rag - I'm drooling! I fantasize about kitchens. It's how I put myself to sleep imagining everything from the drawers to their contents. Ahh . . .

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  16. Such an amazing "Before" and "After." I love the mix of industrial (like those fab stools) with the chic (like the chandelier). Beautiful work!

    Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my little "Bliss-at-home" piece today. :) It was nice to learn a little more about you. :)

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  17. This is a new one to me and it's gorgeous!! I love everything about that kitchen and dining room.
    Thanks for sharing!

    Londen

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  18. What an amazing transformation, it is beautiful and you are right, it is the details that can really make a space!

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  19. OH MY! Can you say BEAUTIFUL! I love everything about this kitchen redo. The colors, the fixtures - everything. Thanks for sharing.

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  20. SO beautiful, Rene. I LOVE the hardware and the shade too!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  21. I must be the only one who hasnt seen it. I guess its a guy thing. Either way, the transformation is spectacular. I am headed over to check out your favorite designer.


    Mr. Goodwill Hunting

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  22. I had never seen this before! Thanks for sharing this beautiful kitchen transformation. I love the lighting and the backsplash.

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  23. Amazing transformation! Her kitchen is gorgeous. Beautiful fabric on her window shades. I'm off to look at Erika's site.

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  24. thanks for featuring my kitchen, rene! to all the lovely comments, thank you too!!!

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  25. Hi Rene,
    What a great before & after. I am loving the color palette, the window treatment, the table & chairs, the beadboard on the ceiling. It's all really beautiful.
    I'm stopping by from Amanda's today and I am glad I did. I see a few things on the sidebar that look interesting...going to go check them out :)
    Stop by and say hi to a fellow North Carolinian sometime...
    Jenn

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  26. Wow, I'm so inspired right now! Lovely photos
    T

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  27. Wow...how very beautiful!! I can't wait to do a tiny little re-do in our kitchen:) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. I could never get
    tired of seeing a
    transformation like
    this. LOVE the damask.
    I chose a damask stencil
    from your give away and
    am planning on using a
    similar wall color ~ goes
    great with white bead board.
    Thanks for sharing this,
    Rene!
    xx Suzanne

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  29. Beautiful transformations indeed. I generally like more color, but these rooms are very nice with the white and neutral palette. Well done. :)

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  30. Hi Rene,

    I had never seen this kitchen before, so thanks for sharing it. What a gorgeous transformation of her kitchen and dining room, really stunning! It's hard to believe it's even the same house! I love her lights and of course those soapstone counters!

    Kat :)

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  31. Elizabeth is a blog friend of mine. I simply adore her kitchen. I've told her before, she could just post pics of it everyday and I'd still keep reading her blog. She took her time, made really good choices, and she's got great taste. Working with an incredible designer like Erika (the very first blog I ever read) helps too!
    Your not the only one camping out at her portfolio!

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  32. Shut up!!! That is so cute...what a great transformation!

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