Kitchen Change Up Finale

Well it’s the big taa daa moment.

I’ve finished with the kitchen changes. It feels light and springy and I really like it! I liked the old Tuscan look too. But this one is definitely turning out to be my favorite. Here are the before and afters.

What do you think?

The top of the cabinets Before

Rust and golds and I do love the long scrolled Italian planter in the middle

The top of the cabinets After

I bought that lovely antique white bicycle planter years ago ( top left),

and now it has a home on top of the cabinets holding some lovely greenery

Counter one Before

Simple and nice, only thing missing was a cake in the cake plate.

Counter one After

Now a little something extra, but no cake in the plate here either.

Hmm, might be time to break out the mixer.

Counter two Before

Simple again, but I love that plate!

My husband bought it for me at an art show years ago. Love it!

Counter two After

Loving this giant glass holder. I filled it with lovely greens and whites.

The green plate was another gift from my husband.

A very talented potter in our area uses natural elements to create his art.I love this too.

There are leaf imprints in it.

Here’s a close up I added a  lovely green place mat.

I’m also making a few changes in the dining room too.


The buffet Before

The buffet After

Oh and here are the kitchen mats you can’t see in the final photo.  I added new curtains in the dining room too. So that’s it. Now I need to create a nice centerpiece for the dining table.

For more of my kitchen change up please Click Here and Here

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  1. I haven’t seen that much of my counter tops, in years. They are a catch all, for everything!

  2. Beautiful!
    Happy Stalk Hop Friday! I am your newest follower.

  3. I couldn’t find the post about the Blog Hop, so I am leaving my note here….

    BLOG HOPping around – I am now a follower of your blog, wont you also follow me?? ~KM
    Krafty Max Originals

  4. Subtle…nice.

  5. delightblog says:

    Katherine, Thank you for visiting my blog and introducing me to yours! It is very inspirational and I look forward to following you and watching all the great things you will share. I am your newest follower.

  6. Nice decor! I love it. Your kitchen is designed similar to mine. On the left side of our fridge is my coffee bar, but on the right instead of counter space we have a pantry. Very nice. I wish we had granite counter tops though. Re-following. Thanks for stopping by this morning!!

    Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands!

  7. Hi Katherine. Thanks for visitng me today! Yes, I have been here and have been looking around but wasn’t able to find the comment button. I finally found it. Love the spring accents in the kitchen. Green always makes for a happy kitchen!

    • Thank you for your patience Holly. I haven’t found a way to make the comment button stand out. Not sure what to do on that one. Big Hugs!

  8. Katie – Yes, I found your new location! I wanted you to know that your kitchen cabinets look very similar to the ones I had installed in my own kitchen recently. I love green and the dashes of green, white and other colors look marvelous in your kitchen! Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend!

  9. Hey!
    Sweet Kitchen!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Following you back!


  10. LOVE LOVE LOVE the new site!!!

  11. I love all the spring touches you added to your kitchen! It’s feeling like spring today in my area and I love it!

  12. Your Taa-Daa moment is great! I like your changes…always great to get a new feel for not much $.
    New follower, hope you can stop by for a visit!
    Thanks, Becky Jane

  13. Lots of lovely changes, Katherine…I’m a follower from your previous blog, and a new follower here!

  14. Hi from your newest follower. Wonderful Blog you have. When you get the time please check out my blog and return the follow. I am going to be having AWSOME giveaways all throughout the year. Also PLEASE consider buying one of my cookbooks.

    Thank You and Many Blessings to you and yours,

    Connie C

  15. Hi! I’m now following you via the Weekend blog hop –
    Your spring touches look wonderful! What a pretty kitchen! If my kitchen looked like yours…maybe I’d cook more 😉 haha
    Did you recently switch from Blogger to WordPress? If so, what were your main reasons for the switch? Just curious to know what you like better about WordPress. I hear more and more bloggers switching to it. I’m considering it myself but just need to do a little more looking into it. And hearing other’s opinions/experiences helps a lot :)
    Have a great weekend!

  16. Love the changes…..I need to do the very same….move things and declutter!!!

    Wishing you a great one…thanks for stopping by my Blog!!!! :-)

  17. I love it!

    I just found your blog through one of the Saturday blog hops! Have a great weekend.

    Amanda @

  18. Hi there, Katherine! Thought I would stop by for a visit and see what you’ve been up to. I like all the bright and cheery changes you’ve made to your kitchen for spring. I STILL have not changed out my decorations from winter. I’m spending so much time outside enjoying the natural spring decorations now that I don’t give much thought to those inside. 😉

    Have you found anything wonderful for your CSN giveaway win yet? I hope you’re able to find something totally delightful.

    By the way, I just joined you here and on BlogFrog.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

  19. Hi!! I’m a new follower from the weekend hop! Come visit me at! Have a great weekend and hope to see you soon! :)

  20. Hi, I am a follower and changed over to follow you here.
    I am giving away a copy of a book about contentment on my blog today; you are invited to visit.

  21. Love the changes you made!!

    Thank you for visiting my blog :o) I hope you enjoy it!

    BTW…LOVE smooth jazz!!!! ;o)

  22. Very pretty! I love the corner area with the stools.

  23. Breann says:

    I know first hand what a kitchen update can do for your life! Looks so nice! I appreciate your sweet comment on my blog too!

  24. Karen@WaistingTime says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog:) The stuff on the top of my kitchen cabinets collects dust that somehow sticks on with grease that must evaporate and rise up there. Yuck.

  25. loved the simple changes time for me to do the same! thanks for the suggestions

  26. Great job! It really looks lovely! But I think the feeling you have when you enter your kitchen is best thing. Isn’t it?

  27. Wow! I love your kitchen! Thank you for stopping by The Adirondack Chick! Hope you check out more of my recipes! Have a great weekend. :)

  28. Thank you for following my cat cartoons blog, Katherine. I’m here to return the favor.

  29. Love the open airy feel of your kitchen, I am your newest follower and hope you will hop by my blog sometime and check it out! Have a fantasic Sunday!

  30. Michelle says:

    Hey there! I am your newest follower from the weekend blog hop (I am one of the hosts!)!! I am trying to play catch up on all the people to follow! VERY creative blog! :) Anyway I wanted to stop by and say hello! I have three blogs I hope you will follow back if you are not already! ! hopping one)

  31. Great kitchen makeovers, simple but effective. I have called by as you are my latest follower on BlogFrog for which I would like to thankyou. Do hope you will be able to visit the blog and share our little piece of Italy with us sometimes.

  32. Looks great! It is really amazing how a few simple changes can make such a huge difference!

  33. Very pretty makeover, I can tell you’re ready for Spring! Thanks for stopping by my site yesterday!

  34. Kenda @ says:

    Newest follower from BloggyMoms! I hope you’ll come by and say hello:

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