DIY Kitchen Makeover!

I packed up the car this weekend and headed north to see my parents in Grand Haven, MI. Beauy and I had a fantastic weekend relaxing, visiting, and eating good food. 🙂 Drew had to stay behind in Columbus to work, but Kitty kept him company. If you read my previous blog post, you know that we are moving soon. YAY! We are moving into a house that is a total blank canvas…so my decorating wheels are turning. It was nice to walk into my Mother’s house…she has completely made over her kitchen and dining room all on her own (with the help of my dad, brother, You Tube and a couple helpful people at her local Home Depot.) Thanks to her, I have tons of new ideas! So if you’re looking for a little inspiration….look no further! Check out her GORGEOUS dining room and kitchen!!

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We had lots of fun staging the dining room table!!

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The chandelier in the far right photograph has yet to be changed. Mom, I think you should make a ceiling medallion! I want one, too! For additional seating, she added hand painted stools around the bar. This one has the year they were married on it. So creative!! I also love the addition of the bench at the dining room table.

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Obviously, it’s allllll in the details. Below, you can see my favorites…

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In the upper right hand corner, you see the Cooper sign that was on my Grandaddy’s hearse for the Cooper Funeral Home. Yes, my mother and her sister and brother were like Vada!!! (Please tell me you got that reference…) To the right of that, are more details that my mother did herself. That little dish that holds their wedding rings was a soy sauce dish for sushi! In the lower left hand corner is a detailed shot of her cabinets. She painted them all white and then hand sanded them to give them an antiqued look. Gorgeous! The lower right hand corner is an old cabinet door that she turned into a chalk board. Everyone loves it!

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Those antique napkin rings were used at my Grandmother and Grandaddy’s wedding. They say “Tommy” and “Dee”. Love them.

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I love, love the dining room buffet. It used to be an old yucky brown color that screamed out-dated! She painted it (duh…that is the theme of this make over!) and now it really pops in the dining room. Do you like the new hard wood floors? She also installed those all on her own.

Needless to say, I have tons of inspiration coming from all fronts…between my mother and Drew’s, our new house will be photographed by BH&G in no time!

Beautiful job, Miss Mary Ann…as always! I’m so proud of what you’ve done so far and can’t wait to see the finished details. Love you! Thanks for a great weekend!

September 22, 2009 - 1:35 pm

Mary Ann - Meg Peg… you’re the best! I think it is the photographer that made the updated kitchen look so good. We had a blast with your here and Beauy too! We just missed Drew and Saucy girl! Thanks for the pretty pictures. I love you!

September 22, 2009 - 1:35 pm

Mary Ann - Meg Peg… you’re the best! I think it is the photographer that made the updated kitchen look so good. We had a blast with your here and Beauy too! We just missed Drew and Saucy girl! Thanks for the pretty pictures. I love you!

September 22, 2009 - 4:15 pm

Olivia - Megan the pictures are awesome! Mary Ann you should start a consulting business for interior decorating/ home remodelling! Your work is gorgeous!!! You kitchen looks absolutely wonderful! I love all the tiny details that have meaning and significance far bigger than their size! Congratulations on completing this kitchen makeover!

September 22, 2009 - 4:15 pm

Olivia - Megan the pictures are awesome! Mary Ann you should start a consulting business for interior decorating/ home remodelling! Your work is gorgeous!!! You kitchen looks absolutely wonderful! I love all the tiny details that have meaning and significance far bigger than their size! Congratulations on completing this kitchen makeover!

September 22, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Betsy Betsy Bo Betsy - WOW! This looks gorgeous!!! (It looked gorgeous before too!!!!)

Makes me want to just sit right down and get settled in. I want to see more! This is so inspiring!

PS I would LOVE to do wood floors, but I”m too chicken. Mary Ann, tell us how hard/easy it was!!

September 22, 2009 - 4:27 pm

Betsy Betsy Bo Betsy - WOW! This looks gorgeous!!! (It looked gorgeous before too!!!!)

Makes me want to just sit right down and get settled in. I want to see more! This is so inspiring!

PS I would LOVE to do wood floors, but I”m too chicken. Mary Ann, tell us how hard/easy it was!!

September 23, 2009 - 11:00 pm

Kerry - Ahhh – what a gorgeous kitchen. Really got me thinking to… I’ve been wanting to paint our kitchen cupboards white every since we moved in! Thanks for sharing the pictures Megan – and good job by your Mom – she did a GORGEOUS job! 🙂

September 23, 2009 - 11:00 pm

Kerry - Ahhh – what a gorgeous kitchen. Really got me thinking to… I’ve been wanting to paint our kitchen cupboards white every since we moved in! Thanks for sharing the pictures Megan – and good job by your Mom – she did a GORGEOUS job! 🙂

October 20, 2009 - 8:33 pm

Tinker - Hey Megan,
Great photos, makes me wonder why I quit taking pics. Your Mum told me about your website and photos of their kitchen. It looks great, seems to be more light than I remember. And I notice the TV still on the counter for the old man.
Wouldn’t mind sitting there with them watching a game, having a cocktail!
Hope to see you over Thanksgiving?

Tinker