"The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not."
--Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Here it is! My mini kitchen makeover and giveaway!

You all have waited long enough. I am finally done enough to do my post.
So let's get started on the tour.

First off let me just tell you that my kitchen is by no means large in size. But the little changes that we have made really look good and bring a cozy feeling to the whole space.
I used my love for chocolate and coffee to be my inspiration. The warm colors that they offer really made the kind of change that I was looking for.

Here is the wall that leads through to the pantry/laundry room. As you can see ivy was my inspiration back in the day and it remained like that for about 8 years.
Then Voila'! New paint, clock and a quaint bistro pictures and here we are!


























Then over here on this wall we have the window over looking the back yard.
You all remember my teaser picture well here it is again. I managed to make new curtains out
of the fabric that I redid the bar stools with.



















Here is a close up on the clock and the wonderful shelf my husband built me to put these adorable measuring cups on. Does anyone remember seeing these somewhere? Let's just say Kim got an early Christmas present from her best friend Kathy! Oh and that same best friend got me those cute measuring spoons hanging below as well. Doesn't it just make you smile! Fun and functional is what I love!


You can't see it but before my little kitchen face lift there was an ugly fluorescent light right in the middle of the kitchen.
Here is my wonderful, handy (hot) husband putting in recessed lighting! It just finishes off the "cafe" look I was going for.
(Debra M. you and only you know what I'm thinking right now! LOL)

Since I've got you here I might as well show you my little "coffee station" LOL. This is where it all goes down in the morning! In fact I might have some right now because it looks so inviting! Hee! Hee!
Now if you've hung with me thus far you deserve a chance at my giveaway!
In honor of my little kitchen redo. I am having a "themed" giveaway.
Here's what you can win.
There are 3 Gooseberry patch booklets, (if you know me you know I love Gooseberry Patch ANYTHING! These booklets are too cute! Chock full of neat ideas and recipes!), a cute coffee mug with spoon, a little bag of pumpkin spice potpourri, some Starbucks coffee and last but not least my favorite candy bar, SNICKERS!

To enter I'll make your first entry easy smeasy. All you have to do is comment.
If you are a follower of mine just let me know with a separate comment and you gain another entry.
Spread the word by blog post or facebook and you gain 2 more entries. Just leave the link in a comment letting me know.
So you can gain a total of 4 entries!
This giveaway will be closed October 21, 2009! That's a Wednesday. Winner will be announced on Thursday!
Good Luck and thanks for sticking it out with me. I hope you enjoyed it.

BIG HUGS TO YOU MY FRIENDS!

84 comments:

  1. I LOVE IT!!! It's gorgeous!! What a wonderful job and your hubby rocks for doing the lighting! That is a cute little cup and tray by your coffeemaker, I must say! :) Love, love, love the shelf with the measuring cups and spoons. Now I am feeling the need for you to get new canisters on your counter. But what if you just paint them to go with your theme or paint them with chalkboard paint? And you thought you were done...LOL! So helpful, aren't I?

    Wow - what a giveaway!! *drool* You know how to do it right!

    Big your-kitchen-makeover-is-making-my-kitchen-jealous-even-though-my-kitchen-already-has-a-coffee-theme-hugs to you!!! Now you better relax after all that work and have some coffee and chocolate! :)

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  2. Hello - yes, I am a huge follower of yours. But does that mean that you're my leader??? Scary... :)

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  3. Oh yeah!!! Im so glad you like it. I love how the white paint makes the other brown color pop!!! Great makeover!

    Im loving that you have a HOT Handy HUBS!!!

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  4. Im a follower and a loyal commenter (except for when I am not a loyal commenter) LOLOLOL

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  5. Yay it is done! (finally!)
    It was fun watching/ reading your kitchen get a very fashionable face lift!

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  6. I read ever post of yours so I guess that makes me one of your #1 fans! :D

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  7. I LOVE YOUR KITCHEN!I think I may have to get hubby to redo mine now,LOL:)
    Contest only email is
    tmw1223 at gmail dot com

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  8. I don't "follow",but I do subscribe via Google Reader.Does that count,PLEASE?LOL
    Google Reader as blssdmmm1,contest only email is
    tmw1223 at gmail dot com

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  9. I am so a follower of you, and I enjoy every minute of it! :-)

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  10. Your makeover is scrumptious! I love the coziness and the warmth of the color and all the accessories. And my favorite touch is the writing above the sink...adds just the right touch of whimsy! So major kudos for a job well done!

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  11. Kim,

    It looks WONDERFUL!! and you were right ...so warm and inviting! You did soooo good! I bet you are so glad it is over and enjoying every second of it :)

    Thanks for letting us in on the makeover...it was well worth the wait :)

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  12. 2nd entry from your okie/floridian friend ;)

    love you

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  13. Pick me! Pick me!!

    Love the makeover by the way!

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  14. Oh my goodness it looks wonderful! I love the saying on the sofet. So pretty!
    You did a great job! Can't wait to see what you do next. Hugs, Bobbi Jo

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  15. I love your kitchen makeover! I'd also love to win your giveaway! I follow your blog too!

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  16. Kim! It is amazing! I love love love it! So cute and creative!

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  17. love it, love it, love it. It's gorgeous.

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  18. Great makeover job in the kitchen. Very inviting.

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  19. I LOVE your chocolate kitchen!!! I could eat it.

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  20. Hello,

    what a gorgeous makeover! I want to do that to my kitchen it looks so cozy!

    Jenna

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  21. Great job my friend I love your wall color you went with.

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  22. I am a new follower of yours. I surfed into your blog a couple weeks ago and I loved it so it is on my new list of favorites. :)

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  23. It looks absolutely wonderful!! And well worth the wait. I love the color on the wall and the coffee theme. My kitchen is decorated with a coffee theme too.

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  24. Kim,

    I just love your kitchen makeover! Way better than before and I love that chocolately coffee color on the walls too!

    Can't wait to enter so this is entry number 1.

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  25. Kim,

    Since I am a follower of yours, this is entry number 2!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  26. Girl, that is so mocha-licious...you've bean very busy grounding up some new decor. It looks better than Starbucks and boy do I love Starbucks! Way to go!!!!

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  27. Hey there,
    Please don't count me as an entry but just wanted to say I LOVE THAT COLOR! Being a fellow Floridian it is probably the ONLY thing I will see that has changed into a beautiful autumn color! ;oP SO CUTE! ANywho, can you please post what the color is and brand so that when we do buy a home, I can paint my office that color! LOVE IT! Thanks!

    Theresa

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  28. Last spring I painted my kitchen/dining area a similar tan/brown color and my woodwork is white too. I love it. Your blog background looks like my livingroom walls. Funny!

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  29. Oh yes, and I follow you in my Google Reader - every post.

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  30. Love the makeover & would love to have a cup of coffee from your station! MIKI

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  31. And finally, I wrote about your blog on Facebook - whew! Glad I came across your blog! MIKI

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  32. Been out of the blogging loop with all our family emergencies, but I see you have been working overtime....What an incredible difference....Looks like a new place.......Pat your self on the back and have some chocolate...You've earned it

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  33. Ooohhh....count me in! BTW...the kitchen looks great!!!

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  34. I LOVE the redo! Fabulous.

    Lisa Q

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  35. I put your contest on my Facebook.
    http://www.facebook.com/home.php

    Lisa Q

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  36. What a beautiful kitchen! Isn't it wonderful what a can of paint can do. I really like it.

    Now, I MUST win this fabulous giveaway! And not just for that Snickers bar I saw (my favorite)!

    So, please enter me once.

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  37. And I'm a follower; so please enter me twice!

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  38. And because I love Snickers so much, I'm Facebooking you -- so please enter me three and four times.

    Thank you.

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  39. I LOVE your "new" kitchen!!! The color is awesome and I totally get the cafe feel you were shooting for :P Nice job!!!

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  40. The kitchen is gorgeous! I especially love the stenciled design. Thanks for the give-a-way, I love Gooseberry patch booklets! Count me in!

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  41. Um,...I want the snickers, LOL...so here is my comment:

    I just LOVE those cups and those measuring spoons are the best! :) hee hee hee...I'm not liking that you say Debra would know something that I wouldn't (LOL), um...yup, that's my comment, LOL. :)

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  42. AND I facebooked it...that makes 4 entries for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  43. I'm a follower, just found you today... through Blessed, your comment made me laugh, so I wandered over to check out your blog.
    I love it! That's one...

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  44. I love the theme... I've thought of doing this same theme in my kitchen (the wall color is almost set up for it!) I've been blogging since mid-Sept., so I'm new... but finding a new addiction... er. PASSION. ;)

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  45. I really love your new wall colour! Are you gonna leave all your cabinets white? I want to paint ours white, but there are so many. No wall space in my kitchen at all. I hate that. Ah, but I digress. I'm going to pass on your WAY cool and generous giveaway, coz I don't do coffee or Snickers. (I knew there had to be some differences. 8-] ) You can randomly disperse this entry to another coffee lover, though.

    Love ya loads, coffee cutie!
    Have a JESUS-filled day ^i^

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  46. I love the new look...so classy and so you!

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  47. The color is wonderful! and the new lighting is great too! Beautiful makeover. I'm sure you you'll enjoy this for years to come!

    Want to come on over and help me redo our playroom??

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  48. Of course I follow you! You make me laugh, and most days I really need it! Lol!

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  49. I love your kitchen make over. It is beautiful. Love what you painted... What are some good decorating tips? Awesome giveaway. Have a great weekend.

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  50. Love the makeover. Need the chocolate!

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  51. Came by to show you some love, ended up LOVING your kitchen too! Trying not to covet the makeover. Yeesh, my kitchen could sure use one. I think tile counters were an idea from the devil!!!

    HUGS!

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  52. Kimmy,

    Love the new look! It's really "hot"! And what a beautiful day here today in Florida...not so "hot" and humid!

    Love you, my friend....and cracking up! I should win the giveaway just for being able to quote the word "hot" so many times!

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  53. as you know i am obsessed with coffee so i want to win this!!

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  54. i blogged it http://giveawaybuttonblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/mmmmm-coffee.html

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  55. Oh yes!! I love the kitchen re-do. That paint color is awesome.


    And, of course, count me in on your giveaway.

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  56. I am already a follower, too.


    Thanks for posting a recipe with us!! There is still time if you know some good cooks out there. They can just find a recipe in their archives.

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  57. Oh, I lust love the look!

    I love earthy colors in kitchens and the coffee and chocolate themes just make it even better!

    It is so me! ;)

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  58. I'm a follower... hook me up! :)

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  59. I linked to your giveaway in my blog post today, so check, check...and check - I've done it all! I'll facebook it if I manage to get on there today! :) Whew - this giveaway stuff is hard work - LOL! ;)

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  60. I could just eat your kitchen! it´s so Mocha!! love it!! A frappucino every day! yippee!!!

    I missed the giveaway part though.. I would so love to be entered in! love love coffee too!!!

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  61. I follow you on blogger and on facebook! :)

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  62. I facebooked about your giveaway!!
    I hope I win! :) I love love Coffee! oh yeah I already said that!

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  63. I don't remember if I already told you but I blogged about your givaway on both our blogs!
    I did everything you said 2 do!!
    :)

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  64. I love your 'new' kitchen...and what a fabulous giveaway...

    karen k
    kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  65. Love the color. I re-did mine a couple of months or so ago, yellow. Suppose to paint the dining room the same color, but just haven't been motivated to do it yet.

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  66. I follow you blog through google.

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  67. I love what you have done to your kitchen ! It inspires me !

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  68. Oh Yes, I am one of your followers!

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  69. Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!! So simple but so elegant. I also have a handy (and hot!..lol!) hubby who would LOVE to replace an ugly fluorescent light with recessed...I'm skeptical that I'll have enough light (the fluorescent is ugly but quite efficient, kwim?!).

    Blessings,
    Maria

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  70. Your kitchen is GORGEOUS!! So simple but so elegant. I also have a handy (and hot!..lol!) hubby who would LOVE to replace an ugly fluorescent light with recessed...I'm skeptical that I'll have enough light (the fluorescent is ugly but quite efficient, kwim?!).

    Blessings,
    Maria

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  71. Ok, here's my second comment to tell you what you already know - that I'm a follower! :)

    And also to tell you that your coffee station in the new kitchen ROCKS! Gotta love a dedicated coffee nook...


    Blessings,
    Maria

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  72. And one more time!....

    For whatever it's worth, I linked up to this over at my blog:

    http://legomom-yathink.blogspot.com/2009/10/homesteaders-heart-here-it-is-my-mini.html

    Who knows, maybe some random blog reader will stumble upon it! ;)

    Maria

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  73. Wow! I'm number 82!! I have missed reading your blog so much! I've just been too busy to sit down and enjoy visiting my friends. I couldn't resist telling you how I love reading your posts.

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  74. Ok! I have been happily following your blog ever since we met. I can't remember how, now, can you? You're a blessing!

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  75. Your kitchen looks great! I am a new reader and enjoyed your blog today!

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