Kitchen project complete

Remember this?

The change is complete, just in time for Thanksgiving.

Oh yeah.

And after some of this …

And a little bit of Mark Twain Gray Brick …

… we’re left with this:

I decided on the galvanized lights … mostly because they were $24.99 at Lowe’s and the others were four times the price. And although initially I planned to paint these lights to look like their expensive counterparts, they would have been lost on the charcoal-colored wall. Matte silver-tone looks quite nice and I’m so happy with them. I did learn that it takes me a long time to make a decision these days. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad!

Farmguy did an awesome job on the PB-inspired wine rack. He even made a couple of extras — one holds bottles at Twigg Winery.

I do have plans for the blank wall space below the lights. If I tried to explain it would probably sound silly. So I’ll just show you a photo of my inspiration:

We love beef, we eat beef, we work at Certified Angus Beef, so why not a cuts chart on the kitchen wall, right? I’m not planning on the words, just the cuts and their names. I think it will be cool. (And bonus, it will help the kids remember for future 4-H projects!)

Now I’m off to clean for Thanksgiving. Then I’m going to arrange the tables. And come up with some fun kid crafts. Gotta keep those little people busy!

Cost of kitchen transformation:

Two gallons Sherwin-Williams Twilight Gray latex paint:    $80.00
One gallon Mark Twain Gray Brick Valspar paint:                  25.00
Two galvanized lights from Lowe’s:                                             50.00
Miscellaneous electrical supplies:                                                 10.00

Total transformation: $165.00

That’s my kind of remodeling!


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    Nashville November 22, 2011 (9:43 am)

    Your decorating skills never cease to amaze me! I see things around my house that I would love to change, but I’m afraid to make the attempt. Want to book a trip to Nashville for some sister, re-decorating time? I’ll buy your ticket? 😉

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      Farmgirl November 22, 2011 (7:51 pm)

      I have loads of ideas for you … most involve paint. Lots and lots of it! ;0)

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    Beth November 22, 2011 (10:56 am)

    That looks amazing!

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    Robyn November 22, 2011 (1:30 pm)

    Farmgirl, your kitchen looks great! Love the Cuts of Meat idea for the wall!

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    Nancy November 22, 2011 (4:39 pm)

    Looks great, I love it!

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    Laurie November 22, 2011 (5:43 pm)

    Love it ! Love it ! Love it! You did a great job! And I love the idea of the beef on the wall !
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Kelly O. November 23, 2011 (3:46 pm)

    LOVE all of it!!

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    Georgia Peach November 25, 2011 (8:33 am)

    Do your kids have Consumer Judging? Ashley did that in 4H and loved it. It was alot of fun and she learned alot.

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    Sal November 25, 2011 (4:10 pm)

    WOW! Your work is magical! Love it!

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    Deborah January 27, 2012 (6:58 pm)


    I love the the beef cut sign. Where is it from? Do you have the whole sign in a photo anywhere? I work for a rancher and it looks like something we may like to mimic ourselves.



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      Farmgirl January 27, 2012 (10:30 pm)

      Deborah, that’s the only photo I have. It was taken by a coworker while visiting a grocery store in Canada. Sorry that’s not much help! I’m planning to draw it on paper to get it right, then use an overhead projector and trace it on the wall. Good luck — and let me know if you use the idea. I’d love to see a photo of the final result!

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