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Monday, September 10, 2012

a shabby vintage kitchen ... ♥

grab a cup of tea ... this post is picture heavy :)
besides my craft room this is where i spend most of my time...
my kitchen♥

this picture was taken when we moved in:

here it is now!
i'm so glad you're here! come on in :)

hubs built these corner shelves 
in what would have been a wasted space
they house a lot of my vintage dishes & some serving pieces

Goodwill find last year ... i love these canisters 
the knobs were already painted that pretty green

i like the idea of things stored in wire baskets ... i'm on the lookout for more

the pot rack was from Hobby Lobby
i still have a few pans from my set to accquire
computer desk on the back window is where i connect with all of you ♥

a perpetual calendar & some old cook books

i wish i had a before picture of this lazy susan :)
but here it is now, all nice and pretty

this is the view walking through from the other side, which is my craft space

this is my favorite part of the kitchen
the open cabinets ... we decided to leave them open at the last minute
i'm so glad we did!
even though i would like to take the middle bars out of each section
 ... still have to convince the hubs :)

the tea cups are hung from a stainless steel curtain rod

 more wire baskets ... for more service and some pot holders

an old cheese box with sugars, salt & peppers

my grandma's china ♥

hubby & his dad put a new sink in when they tiled the counters
i spend a lot of time in front of it ... what mom doesn't right?
the little ledge near the windowsill holds herbs, 
to do lists & bible passages i'm trying to remember or reflect on
(or flowers the hubs brings me on occasion :)
i wrote about that little ledge here

this is another small curtain rod, hung on the side of the sink area
keeps kitchen towels out of the way (most of the time :)

this is our command central
in & out papers, lunchboxes, and everyday life happens here

the "masterpieces" strip was made from yardsticks & clothespins
two of my favorite things ♥
my menu board is an old frame wrapped in vintage sheets
it's a free printable from here

the baskets are for recycling ~ shredding ~ reading ~ keeping
i used the same label frames i used in my craft space here

a tiny peek into my living room ...

thanks for comin' along on my little house tour ♥
hope you enjoyed!
if you want to see more of my house go here & here

much love & gladness in my ♥ !

sweet party link up here ♥

get schooled Saturday ♥ too much time on my hands
Sundae Scoop ♥ i {heart} naptime
air your laundry friday ♥ freckled laundry
Frugal Friday ♥ the Shabby Nest
Doin' it Yourself ♥ aka design
Link up with Me ♥ Liz Marie Blog
Junkin Joe ♥ The Cottage Market
Tip Me Tuesday ♥ Tip Junkie
live laugh {linky} thursday ♥ live laugh Rowe
Party Time! ♥ the 36th Avenue
DIY Project Parade ♥ DIY Showoff
A Crafty Soiree ♥ Yesterday on Tuesday
weekend wrapup party ♥ Tatertots & Jello
Saturday Night Special ♥ Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Wow!!! I love your kitchen!! Full of so many pretty details. It's functional and beautiful!

  2. Wow!!! I love your kitchen!! Full of so many pretty details. It's functional and beautiful!

  3. Thanking for sharing ~ I am drooling! I absolutely love your kitchen!

  4. So many beautiful thoughtful touches. Love all your sweet vintage goodies!

  5. Jaimie it is so beautiful. So many things I would never think to do. All the towel rods are ingenious. Thank you for always sharing your wonderful ideas. Such a great space. Smiles...Renee

  6. Wow. What a wonderful transformation. Thanks for the tour. Your home is so very pretty, functional and inspirational. What a blessing you are to your family.
    Blessing hugs,

  7. Amazing! I love the cabinets!!! What did you do to them? Beautiful :)

  8. So beautiful and sweet!! Love it all!! Happy day to you! xo Heather

  9. I love your kitchen, especially the shelves (I'll have to show my husband those for our new kitchen ;)). Have a really great day!


  10. maravilhosa sua cozinha.

    Roseane Lopes

  11. Your kitchen is beautiful! I have a quick question for you. We are going to be tiling our kitchen countertops - what size tile did you use on yours, and is the grout hard to keep clean? Not too many people have tiled counters, so I haven't had much luck finding any advice.

  12. Your Kitchen is just beautiful! You did a wonderful job! I am one of the two lucky winners of your pretty little box full of pretty things. I love them! Thank you so much. Please say a prayer for me, I woke up a week ago to a pinched nerve in my neck that has proceeded to my back and down my left arm and hand. Right now I really cant use my left hand. I had an MRI (had to have a shot of morphine just to get through it and I'm not used to strong drugs so it made me very sick) and it is a severe pinched nerve. I half to have surgery. Pretty scared. Thanks for listening.

  13. What a space! I'd love to sip a cuppa tea here while you baked cookies. It just seems like that kind of kitchen. Love the open cabinets with all the pretty yet useful stuff inside. I'm too messy to be able to expose all of my stuff like that!!

  14. How delightful!! I love your new pretty kitchen!! And I'm in love with those hanging vintage tea cups!! Ahhh! What a great idea with the curtain rod!! :) Have a happy week! xo Holly

  15. I love your wall colors! What are they? The purple and the tan? Also, did you make the knitted wash cloths in the blue bunt cake pan? I love those too, do you have a pattern, and yarn colors? Thanks.

    Anne Leigh

    1. Hi Anne!
      thank you! the color in the living room is {Smokey Mauve} & the tan in the kitchen is {Cafe au lait} both by Behr ... the wash cloths are crocheted and the pattern is super simple! the pattern is here:
      hope this helps! ♥ jaime

  16. Such a beautiful space! I just love your style! I think I am going to have to hang a curtain rod for my teacups asap. Love it! xoxo
    ps. I have a thing for wire baskets too!

  17. Beautiful! You are so gifted.

  18. Your make over is just delightful! So light and airy and so efficient! I am going to take your idea of the wire basket for your cook books! Perfect! Mine keep falling over and that will solve the problem!
    So happy I found you and I hope you will come follow me, too!
    ♥ Jil

  19. This is absolutely ADORABLE!!! ;) Hope you can link it up at my trendy tuesday party!

  20. Another outstanding and adorable room!

  21. AMAZING! I just shared it on my FB page! Thank you for linking up!

  22. Wow! I loved all those fab details from the shelves to the tea cups! So super cute. Congrats on a great remodel!
    Fancy Frugal Life

  23. I love the painted bundt pan idea!


  24. Hello there, I have just come across your blog via 'The Vintage Sheet' Blog and I'm so glad I did!! I'm in the middle of doing my kitchen and love seeing others before and after pics. I love your open shelves and the wire baskets! Going to have a peek at some of your other pics now xx

  25. Love it.... What color did you paint your cupboards?

  26. You have been sooo busy! It's all very beautiful and reflects your personality...which is lovely. :) I love all the vintage touches. Must. Come. Visit.


  27. Jamie, I just love your style so much. It's chic and comfy and functional... lovely all around! You have a great "eye" and the magic touch to go with it. xo Malia

  28. absolutely! positively! without a question of a doubt the most awesome kitchen transformation! WOW..i love it!!!! i can specify...why? because i LOVE IT ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! color me rocked this transformation my friend!!!! once again WOW!!!!!oh...question...for those of us that are sewing "impaired" no name mentioning : ) is there anything we can do to help the ministry program for the girls??? let me know ok : ) hugs and thanks for sharing!

  29. That is fabulous! I love your style! I think the way you removed the cabinet doors on the one section is great! Makes me want to sit in the kitchen, drinking a good cup of coffee while waiting for my cookies to finish! Would love for you to share at the Pomp Party!

  30. I love all your vintage touches throughout the kitchen. I'm not sure I could do the open cabinets though - I like to hide my messiness :) Stop by my blog in a few days. I'm doing a post on my home office later this week and it has lots of vintage items in it.

  31. I love that yellow pillow on your leather chair. Reminds me of a cozy sweater. The color and button are just perfect! Did u find this piece or make???

  32. I just covered up my glass front cabinets because I can't keep them organized! Yours look amazing. I love the whole feel of your kitchen, so welcoming! If you have a chance, I would be super excited if you linked up at my party going on right now (there is a giveaway too!)

  33. I'm so jealous of your kitchen! It looks amazing!


  34. Great job! Love all the little details. Makes a house a home!

  35. Absolutely fabulous! I pinned the yardstick idea and I love the curtain rod to hold teacups, too. So many smart ideas and it looks absolutely beautiful!

  36. This is gorgeous! Love the cabinets. Have you already written a tutorial?

  37. Jaime, this is simply beautiful!! I especially love all of your vintage serveware, the turquoise bundt pan is my FAVE!!
    Brooke @ Design Stash

  38. I love your kitchen, Jaime! Those little rainbow crochet cloths especially stole my heart! Such a charming space. I'll be featuring tonight. Thanks for sharing over at my place! xo Jami

  39. your kitchen is so pretty! love all the details esp. your jar full of cupcake lines and pipe teacup holder! gorgeous!

  40. Your perpetual calendar is cute! Did you make it yourself?

  41. Your perpetual calendar is cute! Did you make it yourself?

    1. Hi Lauren! yes i did make it :) here is the link to the project that i was inspired by:

      it was fun to make! and you can change it up and make it your own :) i got the ceramic berry basket at Anthropologie :) a treat for sure!
      thanks for the visit ♥ loves!

    2. How fun! Thank you so much! :)

  42. Looks so wonderful I love all of it. Great kitchen a wonderful difference. It is just lovely.

  43. Hi Jaime,

    Found your blog through BHG. Love it! And love your kitchen. Ours really needs some updating. How were you able to get the shabby chic look on the cabinets? Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. thank you Erin! we used Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit from Home Depot, inside the kit is a glaze that you can put over the paint to "antique" it ... hope that helps! ♥ jaime

  44. It's my first time visiting your blog...what I luv about your blog is the special and clean touch that you have for details in's not my particular style but you are so creative and resourceful that anyone can learn from you and you can tell that if we visited your home we would feel special and well cared for...May the Lord richly bless you and your family and keep you safe in His will for 2013~Jenny Arzola at

    1. so glad you're here! and thank you for the sweet comment Jenny! ♥

  45. Your style is so fabulous! I love the peaks of your home you share on IG so I had to hop over and see more! :)

  46. Where did you buy or find your wooden lazy susan? I'm looking for one to put on the dining room table to hold a pouch that holds my DH diabetic testing supplies. Then there is the monthly calendar that we NEED badly. DH must look at it umpteen times a day (or hour). BS testing record book, and S&P shakers. I keep the diabetic testing supplies in a plastic pencil pouch..fits perfectly. I need to find a smaller monthly calendar instead of the 8 1/2 x 11in. We need to keep them on table so we don't forget. I'm thinking for two people now days and some days it gets very stressful.

  47. are those crocheted dish cloths in the light blue bundt pan? What pattern are they? I would like to make some!!!

  48. I found the crochet pattern for the dish cloths!! Love them :-)

  49. very very neat I like your home :-)


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