Monday, August 5, 2013

Getting Creative at Home Tour Feature

I'm excited be at the start of the
 2013 Getting Creative at Home Tour! 
It was created when a group of non-Haven goers had a wee pity party. 
We decided to turn that pity party into an awesome, blog-hopping, creative party!

I'm still a "baby blog" and have a limited selection (I think) but picked one of my favorite projects to share this morning on the tour.

I have obvious fan favorites:

But MY favorite project to date, is my kitchen!
 Probably because it has gotten the most love and attention so far.
Starting with a bare, brand new kitchen has really been awesome.
Except, I've had to purchase ALL new stuff pretty much!
So it is a long, forever going on project.

 Just days before build completion/moving in October 2012.

 Painted cabinets/back wall. Pendants hung.

 Hardware added, main walls painted, and pantry door painted.

More decor, painted table, new dining light fixture, rug.

So, let's recap.

Thank you for stopping by!
Be sure to check out the other blogs posting today:
Monday, Aug. 5:
Lilacs & Longhorns

You can see the full schedule here.
And come back Monday for a complete round up of the tour!


  1. Fabulous job! Love that chandelier too!!

  2. wow- your redo is amazing and your photos make it come to life step by step! I'm visiting from the tour and so delighted to find your blog! Love your color scheme! I think we have the same kind of granite counters :)

  3. So much better after! I can see why it's your favorite!

  4. No wonder this is a favorite. It's an amazing transformation! I love the painted cabinets and the hardware on them. That light fixture over your table is wonderful. So glad you shared this makeover for the tour. laurie

  5. LOVE this! I can see why it's your favorite. I am dying to paint my kitchen cabinets but hubby and I are at an impasse. He loves the stained oak cabinetry and I hate it. It has great bones, though and I think it would look fab painted. Keep your fingers crossed! In the meantime, I'll just admire your beautiful kitchen. You did a fantastic job! :)

  6. Hi! I'm stopping by from the tour this morning! WOW!!! What a HUGE kitchen transformation! Isn't it amazing how just painting the cabinets made such a difference in the beginning? Your kitchen is stunning. Great project to share! Glad I found you! Hugs! Claire @ The Rustic Pig

  7. wow just beautiful...can see why this is one of your favorite projects...happy to be on tour with you

  8. oh WOW -- really fabulous makeover -- and that LIGHT fixture!?!? Totally jealous!

  9. Love the light fixture too, so neat. Beautiful kitchen!

  10. Beautiful job! The light fixture is awesome, I also love your cow about the stove = totally cute!

  11. LOVELY! So glad to be following along! xo

  12. Always fun to start from scratch and build and build layers with your finds. Love your kitchen, especially the color of the pantry door. :)

  13. Christine, Your kitchen is so beautiful. I can't pick my fave part. I do really love new chandelier. I am going to read and find out how you painted your cabinets because we will be taking on that project this fall. So glad you are in the at home tour!

  14. What a beautiful kitchen redo ~ absolutely lovely. So excited to be a part of the Getting Creative at Home Blog Tour with you.


  15. Seriously fantastic before & after...using what was there & amping it up to WOW standards. Baby blog ha! You got it going on and I LOVE your header....well done. So happy you r part of our tour!
    Kelly :)

  16. Visiting through Laurie Ritchey and enjoying the tour so much. No wonder your favorite project is the kitchen. It is beautiful! I love that green/blue color you've used for accents, your light fixtures...well, everything, actually!

  17. Beautiful transformation! Love how you have brought the whole eating and cooking area together and those fabric covered chairs: gorgeous!!

  18. Christine, I'm still having a pity party...LOL

    You kitchen looks FABULOUS. I sooo love it!! Great job girl.


  19. Love the finished look Laurie and pleased to be blog touring with you.

  20. New follower.. luv the kitchen updates.
    Cheers, Gee

  21. It is GORGEOUS. We did a kitchen remodel also, so I know all the hardwork you put into it.
    New follower on all of it.