Saturday, March 31, 2012

Kitchen Redo ~ Picture Overload!!!


Finally, I have the kitchen and breakfast room painted and put back together.

I am really pleased with how it turned out.

Even Hubby likes it, which is definitely a plus.

Here are a few Before and After photos…


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

I am still trying to figure out what to put above the fireplace.

Instead of just sticking something, anything, up there, I decided to leave it bare, until I decide..

Plus, I’m not sure I like how I have the top of the fireplace decorated, may need to do some tweaking to it.

Other than that, I really love the new look.

Here are some more After photos…

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Notice my new curtains??

Well, actually they are repurposed curtains.

I wanted some prim swags, but since I couldn't find any I liked, nor do I have the extra cash to buy them right now, I came up with these by accident!!

You see, My Mom brought me over some tab top curtains she was no longer using.

I had originally thought about hanging them up, then pinning one corner up.

But I didn't like it at all.

Think, Think, Think.

I then noticed a hem, across the bottom of the curtains, humm, I wonder???

So, what I did was, hang them upside down and backwards.

I took the inside tab, pulled it up and put it inside the curtain rod, cut off all the remaining tabs, leaving only the cute buttons, and POOF, prim swags!

I LOVE the way they turned out.

They are even cuter in person, if I do say so myself.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 

I did the same thing for the curtains above the sink.

Except on these, I had to cut off some of the length and add a curtain rod hem, everything else was done the same way as the door curtains.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

So cute! And you sure can’t beat the price…


Okay, now back to the over load of photos!! :)

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy 

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Well, there you have it, my new lighter and brighter kitchen.

If you have any ideas of what I should hang above my fireplace, I would love to hear, because I’m having a creative block right now. ;)

APP ~Tammy

Also to the ladies who joined in on the envelope swap, yesterday was the mail out dead line.

If there was any problem and you weren’t able to get it out, please drop me a quick email to let me know.

Thanks so much to all the wonderful ladies for joining in!!

I have so enjoyed seeing what I ever received so far.

APP ~Tammy

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit.

I hope you all are having a fabulous weekend so far.

I’m getting ready to head outside and enjoy the sunshine!!!

Take Care and Talk Soon,



~Judy~ said...

OMG!!!!! Stunning Stunning Stunning!! This is absolutely beautiful. You did good girl! You have some awesome pieces there. May I ask where you got the mustard wood box that is sitting under the cabinet with the radio? Love it! Actually I love all the wood pieces you have. The long spice boxes next to the window look perfect there. job well done!

BumbleBeeLane said...

Tam~ It looks so refreshed and lighter.I'm almost done my kitchen and hope to get pics on next week.I recieved my envelope swap will get it posted monday.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Carol Stuck said...

I LOVE EVERYTHING!!!! What an eye catching use of color!!! It pops!!


Unknown said...

Thanks so much my friends!
I bought the box many years ago off of eBay.
I don't remember who from, sorry.

Civil Folks said...

Lighter and brighter=neater and sweeter! I love the new look.


Pamela@ The Sampler Makers Farmhouse said...

OMG OMG, fabulous, gorgeous, wonderful!!!! How clean and cheerful looking~! Perfect, great work; I too have lightened things up; primitive doesn't have to be dark, in fact many cabins had white washed plaster walls. Love the colours. ENJOY!


Hi Tam,
OMG! It is so beautiful. Everything is just gorgeous. We are going to do our kitchen after Easter, and I am so excited. Love it all. Hugs,

Farmhouse prims said...

Tammy, your home is so beautiful and you just have such a knack for decorating!!!! Prim perfect, thanks for sharing! Hugs, Lecia

Lee Hill Primitives said...

I think spring has made us want to have our homes with light colors. Last week I bought the paint for mine, now I have your kitchen looking forward to start now. Your kitchen looks wonderful. The light color highlights your beautiful pieces.

Raymond Homestead said...

Everything looks great! Love the color!I have places I'm leaving bare also until I decide what to put there.

Simple Pleasures said...

Hi Tam,
It looks great! Who says you can't have prims and white cabinets, you sure did a great job merging the two. I love the mustard colored accents it really makes it pop! I think your curtains look great as well, that was some quick thinking! Now you need a few bunches of daisies to top it off! ( I say that cause I just bought some for my kitchen, Michaels 40% off, lol) Have a great weekend.

Plumruncreek ♥ said...

Everything looks so nice!! The color is great!

Primsue said...

Tammy, it looks great! You can never do a picture overload - you always have so many wonderful things to share. Love it all.

What color paint did you use?


Faye Henry said...

Very nice, Tammy.. I am liking the lighter shades, too.. You have so many lovely prim things..

Never So Simple said...

Looks great Tammy. Your house reminds me of a prim store. There is so much eye candy. You could never add too many photos for me!


alltheseboys said...

So so pretty. I'm at complete curtain block in my diningroom. I just don't know what I want in there. Yours are very cute! Katie

TheCrankyCrow said...

Please, please, please come redo my kitchen??? PAAAALEAAASSSSEE??!!! ;o) I love, love, love, what you did here Tam - the befores (as usual) were pretty dang awesome, but just when I'm thinking "why would she want to change it?", you show me why. What a bright, happy, space! And your curtains were the very first thing I noticed. Perfect! When we replaced our windows almost two years ago, I took my dining/kitchen curtains down and washed them....Oops. Now, I'm scrambling - they're all different shaped windows, so I can't just buy ready-made ones, and until I paint or whatever, I don't want to invest in custom-made - so, were sans curtains right now....and may be for a while given how things move around here! Hmmmm....above the fireplace....I'm thinking something large and centered - a hooked rug? Advertising piece? Be sure to show us what you decide on!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

Trace4J said...

What a bright newness.
Love it.

Primitive Stars said...

Hi Tammy,oh my stars,love your redo, when can I move in,tee hee. So prim and cozy, love the little brooms,so sweet. You should be proud,Blessings,Francine.

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Wow Tam! You've got everything blending together beautifully. And the curtains are marvelous!
It's all perfect.

cynthia lee designs said...

Hi Tammy,
Love the new lighter paint color that you used...everything looks great!!

Traci~Moon Gypsy said...

Wow, I would say some serious business went down in your kitchen the last few days! Love It! and, clever curtains, I love that you repurposed them, they look great.... Have a Great Evening, Traci

Ann said...

Hi Tam,

I liked your kitchen before, but I'm really liking the lighter paint color you chose,it really makes everything stand out more. Wanna come paint my Living room? ~Ann

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi, Tammy~ Yep, liked it before ~ been wondering what you would come up with~ Love it now~ seriously looks so refreshed~but so much warmth added in with your displays~ Oh, girl you can inspire us~
OUTSTANDING redo( almost forgot, love how you hung Free curtains)

Hillcresthome Prims said...

Hey Tam, You paint chose is GREAT.
I love the paint and how you tweak everything and LOVE your new curtains.
I need to buy you a plane ticket and have you come and paint and re-do my kitchen and our master bedroom.
You must be exhausted after doing everything I see that you got done.
So you need to come and spend a week here, LOL!
Great job girlie.

bayrayschild said...

Hi Tammy!
Everything looks so fresh and new.
I like that you chose a lighter clolor for the kitchen it makes all of you treasures more visible.

Beautiful job!
Lovin' the window treatment!

Hugs, Audrey

frontporchprims said...

Wonderful make over Tammy. I love your kitchen and breakfast nook. Thanks for sharing your talents. People like me need all the inspiration and ideas they can get. -Steph-

Anonymous said...

Tam, Love the new paint color on the walls. It makes all your decorative goodies just pop. Great idea on the curtains too.
Country at heart

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Everything looks so Beautiful Tammy!
I'm loving the new look and the curtains are adorable. Enjoy your Sunday!!

Linda - Behind My Red Door said...

LOVE the new look Tammy!! I love seeing all your updates even when I don't get a chance to comment! warm hugs!!

The Farmers Daughter said...

Great Job! Can I copy you curtains! What a wonderful idea! I enjoyed every photo!

Unknown said...

Thanks so much my friends!
Yes, absolutely you can copy them, that is why I shared what I did.
Prim curtains are so expensive.
Tab curtains can be found as cheap as $5 a panel at places like Walmart and Target.
I think I'm going to do the type of curtains in my dining room when ever I can find the time.
Thanks so much for stopping by.

Janet-Olde Crow Primitives said...

I think you did a wonderful job. It looks awesome!

bettyj said...

Tammy it looks fantastic! You have so man beautiful things. I enjoyed the visit.

Firecracker Kid said...

Oh Tam, it's awesome, I love it, and I want it! LOL. Very nice sweetie. You've given me inspiration for my kitchen :o) I love what you did with the curtains too. Thanks for sharing.

Tammy said...

LOVE IT!!!!! I hope you don't mind, but I am going to pin your kitchen! I LOVE your decor. With all the Shabby Chic out there, I have been missing the Primitive Decor--So refreshing :) It is so me. I want your house:) I already have your name:) Have a great week!

Iona said...

Beautiful! I am interested in learning the color of the old shot for a bedroom i need to redo. Enjoy!

Prims By The Water said...

What a great way to repurpose!!! Love your new redo...fabulous job. Thanks for sharing your home with us. Take care, Janice

Kendra said...

OK, so Tammy, you have my address and I am right here in IL (just north :) so let me know when you are coming to decorate my house please or should I say PLEASE!!!

I have some curtains similar to those, I am telling you you are a frugal genius! So creative!


prims by olde lady morgan said...

OMG!!! Tammy, love it!!! I liked everything before, but what a great color! lightens everything up!!! OLM

The Joy of Needlework said...

What a very wonderful blog you have created and I have added you to my blog list of must see. Lenzie of

BarbMed said...

OK I can officially say I am in Love! OMG I love it, I thought I really liked the before but I Love the after! Now I want to try those curtains in my house. Will definitely be doing it in my bedroom but need ideas on what to do for a 10 ft bow. Any ideas would be appreciated! Thanks! Love your blog!! :)