Friday, February 15, 2008

Kitchen Redo

Good morning my dear friends.

I finally have some pictures of our kitchen redo. We have left the counter tops and lighting the same for now and hope to replace them in the near future. But this is how it looks so far.

I think that this set of glasses that I bought around 30 years ago at a garage sale plus our lime green dining room in our previous home were the main inspiration. This picture is a little dark, but you can see the plate collection over the sink and a new glass shelf to hold more of my blue glass. In the afternoon when the sun shines through it is beautiful! You can also see the mosaic under the windowsill. I had a quite a few broken plates which I had saved in case I ever got inspired to make something mosaic. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to use them and give the kitchen a personalized look. So I used them to fill in a few random spaces instead of the plain white tile.
The light is better in this shot.

I painted a verse over the kitchen sink. If you click on the picture you can see it better.
Here is a close up of the mosaic above the sink.
I found these 2 canisters at Goodwill the other day for $4 for the pair. They are by Marjolien Basten whose paintings I love. I got the blue willow switchplate covers from Ebay.
Here is the hutch decked out in a collection of china and a few baskets. This photo is too light ( I sound like Goldilocks: this one is to dark and this one is too light and this one is just right!)
Anyhow that's my kitchen redo such as it is. I'm happy with how it has turned out so far. Eventually my plan is to get an electrician to put in more efficient lighting, maybe small potlights,recessed into the ceiling and then put paneling on the ceiling. I've seen some nice white tongue and groove paneling which would be nice. The last thing to do will be the counters, hopefully granite, someday...

I am going to be away for the week visiting with my sister, so you probably won't hear from me all week. I'll leave you with this little poem I've always loved.

My Little Kitchen
God bless my little kitchen I love its every nook
And bless me as I do my work
Wash pots and pans and cook.
And may the meals that I prepare
Be seasoned from above
With Thy great blessing and Thy grace
But most of all Thy love.
As we partake our earthly food
The table before us spread
We'll not forget to thank Thee,
Lord Who gives us daily bread.
So bless my little kitchen, Lord
And those who enter in
May they find naught but joy and peace
And happiness therein.

Hope you have a great weekend.
Rhondi xo


  1. Dear Goldilocks, I enjoyed my visit in your kitchen. You did it girl. The punch of green looks spectacular with your blue and white. I saved the photo of your hutch for my idea file. I'm trying not to lust after some of your pieces on that hutch.

    The kitchen blessing was so sweet. Enjoy your time with your sister.
    Blessings, Kathy b

  2. It looks so lovely! What a fun and cozy place to be Rhondi. You should be so happy with how it turned out. Hey, that is worth breaking lots of plates for. :) I would love to have a kitchen like this. It is wonderful that you dared to do it all yourself. Was it hard to do?

    Have a wonderful visit with your sister! Enjoy each moment spent together and tell her I said for her to do the same. Sisters are a precious gift and should be treasured as you don't know what tomorrow brings.

    Have a wonderful weekend dear Rhondi!

    Hugs ~

  3. Oh, I'm in love with your kitchen:-). I just think it's beautiful. I can see myself enjoying tons of time in there with you having coffee, tea, dessert, dinner and so on *giggles*. Thank you for sharing your wonderful kitchen.
    Have a great time with your sister!!!

  4. Oh, I'm in love with your kitchen:-). I just think it's beautiful. I can see myself enjoying tons of time in there with you having coffee, tea, dessert, dinner and so on *giggles*. Thank you for sharing your wonderful kitchen.
    Have a great time with your sister!!!

  5. Good morning, Rhondi! Please come visit me; I have mentioned you in my blog.



  6. Enjoy your visit with your sister!!!
    hugs, Deena

  7. I am such a blue and white china person, these are so gorgeous. By the way you are tagged...You're It. Stop by my place to collect the rules. Blessings, Karen

  8. Love the look in your kitchen--all the blue and white ... and green! And the mosaic tile is beautiful!

  9. Rhondi, Just beautiful! The blue glass, the china, the green trim by the ceiling. What a fabulous design you came up with. I think that took a lot of talent. I hope you enjoy it for a long time. Susan

  10. Rhondi -
    Your kitchen is gorgeous. I love what you've done. The mosaics are so nice and add such a special touch. The colors are great. Fresh and cheery. The Scripture verse is perfect!

    Have a wonderful trip. See you when you get back.

  11. Your kitchen is beautiful! The green is very intense, but I really love it
    with the blue.


  12. Rhondi, I just love the colors you have chosen for your kitchen! I saw somethig similar in a magazine a while ago and fell in love with the combination! So fresh and crisp and pretty:>)

  13. I absolutly love every nook and crannie! I can't wait until my blue and white collection is as big as yours...the backsplash is perfect! What a great idea! Have a good time visiting your sister. Looking forward to your return.

  14. What a happy kitchen! I may just pop over while your gone and use one of those little teapots ;-{)

  15. Rhondi

    This IS GORGEOUS!! I love the white and blue theme, my fave combination...and the quote is a stroke of genius! JUST LOVE IT!!!!!

  16. I love your kitchen! The blue is so cheerful~I especially love the blue glass in the window..


  17. So pretty and inspiring...the bottles in the window are beautiful...really nice job, Rhondi! xxxooo Ruth

  18. Oh Rhondi,
    I adore your kitchen...the cobalt... the blue willow... I just knew we were kindred spirits.... You did a superb job on the back splash... the touch of mosaic is perfect... and I love the verse above the window... you have a wonderful eye for balance and beauty

  19. That is such a cheerful kitchen! And your music is just perfect with it!

  20. Hello Rhondi,

    What a sparkling combination, the blue and the fresh colour green. I love it!
    I just put an entry on my blog about the tree in our garden. You asked about it, so if you like ..?

    Have a nice day! Greetings, Carolien

  21. What delicious colors you've chosen for your kitchen. What color is that green paint anyway? Just beautiful!

  22. Hi Rhondi, your kitchen looks fantastic, so fresh and bright, love the mosaic tiling and the blue glass in the window!
    Lucy x

  23. Rhondi, I hope that you don't mind me stopping by. I was reading your blog and I must say that is a beautiful kitchen. I just love the verse that you added.I am going to start a re-do in my bedroom. I haven't decided on the colors yet. Hubby did one wall 2 yrs ago and then got sick and we have not gotten back to it.
    This is the year. Have a nice time with your sis.
    Enjoyed all of your blogs.

  24. Hi, I stopped by today. Love your kitchen. It is so warm and cozy. I like your blog

  25. RHONDI!! I love your kitchen. The colors are so clean and fun! And of course I love, love, love the mosaic backsplash! I have always wanted to do that, but I have not felt I was in my "forever" home yet. When I am, I am going to mosaic my bathroom counters at least :-).

    Hope you are having a wonderful time with your sister!

  26. I'm spreading the love around today, bloggy love that is, so I've posted about your blog today. I love all the wonderful photos on your blog!

    Have a great day!!

  27. Hi Rhondi,
    Your kitchen is absolutely beautiful! I love the verse you painted over the window. The blue is wonderful!

  28. All of your collectibles look lovely in your new kitchen and work in so well with your colour scheme. I love your zesty lime with the blue and white, it looks great. I love the verse too, I like spending time in my kitchen, just pottering, not washing up! x

  29. is the SURPRISE BLOGGY BIRTHDAY PARTY for Kari's 40th birthday...hop on over for a little cake, diet coke, and birthday cheer!!!


  30. Rhondi,
    I love what you have done to your kitchen. Blue and Lime Green are one of my favorite color combos. The mosaic is a cool personal touch to your back splash.

  31. Your kitchen is so gorgeous! I just love the green it's my favorite shade of that color. The blue plates look so fantastic against it! Your mosaic is wonderful too! Good job!


  32. Everything looks beautiful! The blue is just gorgeous!


  33. Rhondi,

    I really, really like your kitchen....we are both dishaholics. I like your color choices, the inscription over your kitchen window....everything....oh yes, the poem also.....Betty

  34. Oh! It turned out so beautifully! YAY! I just love it. The blue glass is so pretty--one of my favorites!
    ~Angela :-)

  35. Hope that you have lovely time with sis.
    Your kitchen re-do is great, I love the blue and white theme.
    Looking forward to you coming back.
    Carol x

  36. Oh, Rhondi...I just love your "new" kitchen. It's beautiful and sooooo full of charm and personality. I love your saying above your sink. I would do the exact thing but there's no way I could ever paint like you. SHOOT....I may just order some wall words!!
    I love all your blue transferware above your cabinets. I need to do that, too. Right now, I am using all white. You have inspired me to work on my kitchen, tho. Thank you!
    hugs, bj

  37. I just love the look of the blue against the bright green- what a cheery place to go home to.


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