Sunday, April 15, 2012

~ Seeded Glass in the Kitchen~

 I have found through 36 years of  being married to Gary that compromise is one of the key's to a happy wife...that would be "me" LOL.
Gary and I have been working on our kitchen now two years a little bit at a time.
Gary loves the Oak cabinets in the kitchen and did not want to change them, also I must tell you the cabinets were custom made for the kitchen when we bought the house, but my heart has always belonged to white cabinets, I felt the Oak cabinets gave a very heavy look to the kitchen. Our compromise was to add seeded glass to a few of the cabinet doors. So it was a win win for both of us. I am happy!
 I also took the doors off from above the sink since it was dead space of me. I can't reach that high up without a little foot ladder. So I decided to take the doors off and put some of my vintage blue bowls that belonged to my Grandma  on the shelves..I did this while Gary was out running errands...LOL he came home and didn't even notice I took the doors off until days later..I have a very observant hubby LOL
 This is a photo of the kitchen the day we had our home inspection..My sister Margo came along with us to see the house. I love her decorating sense she has a very keen  and creative eye ( I love my big sister XO)

 It took me for ever to decide on hardware for the cabinets, finally I found some I really liked through they have oodles of hardware to choose from and at a good price I think.

We still have crown molding that is being installed to complete the kitchen and also bought new appliances..I can't wait to show you! They were special order and will not arrive until sometime next month. Maybe the crown will be completed then too...I'm hopping.

May your week be full of sweetness!

This week I'm joing in the following blog parties

Mary-Boogieboard Cottage Masterpiece Monday

Susan-Between Naps on the Porch metamorphosis Monday

Shannon-Cozy home Your Cozy Home Party Tuesday

Kim-Savvy Southern Style WOW us Wednesday

Bunny Jean -Bunny Jean Decor and More Bunny Hob Wednesday

Cindy- My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Courtney- French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

Sherry-The Charm of Home Home Sweet Home Party Fridays

Meg-Nutmegplace Show Off Saturday



NanaNor's said...

Hi, Oh girl I'm in awe over your kitchen. I had always thought I'd get rid of Oak cabinets too, that is until I saw what you've done to yours. I love your backsplash, the glass doors, and of course the granite-I'd take yours in a heartbeat. Thanks for sharing; I can't wait to see your new appliances. I love the hardware too.
Hugs, Noreen

EllenaElizabeth said...

Just so lovely. Thanks for sharing.

JENNIFER said...

Hi Elizabeth and gary! I LOVE the glass in your cabinets, great choice. :o) Your kitchen is just lovely and I can't wait to see more of your decorating as you continue on this journey...I love seeing your beautiful home. Have a wonderful week sweets! Hugs Jennifer

Vee said...

I am not much of a fan of compromise, though it seems to work beautifully here! I'm still chuckling that he didn't notice the cabinet panels removed over the top of the sink...a huge improvement by the way. Your kitchen looks so cozy. Thanks for the tip about Overstock...I'm looking for new hardware if someone would get busy with one of my projects instead of all of his own. Ha!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

The seeded glass made a world of difference. It opened up the kitchen. Good choice and if it made for a happy marriage all the better!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

It is just so warm and cozy, Elizabeth. My eye always jumps to that great green door! I love it!!!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love seeded glass and that really does make the kitchen lighter!

Catherine Holman said...

I love the glass doors! Thanks for the tip on the knobs and drawer pulls because I'm hoping to replace mine soon.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

What a pretty kitchen, love the glass! Stopped by from Met.Monday.

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Envoy-ette said...

Love the glass! What an update! Great job!!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Oh don't know what you have done for me this morning. I also have wood cabinets and want white. My husband is the same way. He balks at our doing it but after seeing your handles..I am thinking perhaps I can do that at least..
I have no doors to remove..and unfortunately these cabinets are solid with no inset to be add glass to. I did what you did in Bakersfield at our last home and I painted the cabinets all white. The kitchen was gorgeous...but it's gone now and I cannot look back. My little kitchen does not even have a window in it so it is very dark and lamps stay on all day long. In the meantime..I will opt for the new pulls perhaps.
I loved this post... :)
Howard is as observant as Gary is. :)

Atticmag said...

I like the glass and also think you did a great job removing the doors from the cabinets over the sink. Oh yes. Gary should like those. So glad you were able to stop by from Met Mon and see Celeste's kitchen. I just love to see what other people do in their kitchens -- yours is a classic. Jane

Country Dreaming said...

Love the glass on the cabinets!
You can see in but not really.

Looking good.


fiberdoodles said...

Oh it looks wonderful! I too Love white cabinets. Great tip on the hardware ~ thank you!

Terry said...

That's not the same seeded glass that I get here but the kitchen looks great with the glass doors, backsplash and great pulls.

Rebecca said...

Wow all the changes! Everything looks absolutely fabulous! Love those doors OFF above the sink! YES!

Love how you love your big sis, too!


Cindy said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I think you found a fabulous looking compromise! Your cabinets don't look like golden oak at least, so they are really very pretty, I think. And the hardware that you added looks wonderful, too!
I do know what you mean about loving white cabinets, though, I'm with you on that. If it makes you feel any better, Gary is normal. Almost ALL men prefer wood cabinets, and trim.
Have a lovely day, my friend.

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Elizabeth...

How perfect. I LOVE, love, LOVE the new glass, and removing the doors above the sink was pure genius. Just beautiful... congrats!

I have maple cabinets........they are so pretty, but I'd have preferred white as well.......or a color. But, when we bought this house we determined that it would be our last home and I didn't want to be 104 and have to re-paint and keep up on white wood. I guess everything is a trade off.

Big hugs to you sweet chickie.


Happy@Home said...

A beautiful compromise! The seeded glass is so pretty and I think you found the perfect spot to showcase your grandma's blue bowls.

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Very, very pretty kitchen~!
Love all the bright red touches!
Happy to have found your blog..

Ana said...

Oh Elizabeth,
Your kitchen is looking great. Love the new glass doors and hardware. Boy I tell you, it's does little changes that make a big difference and that make a house finally your own. Don't you agree? Can't wait to see it all done.

Much love,

BECKY said...

Hi Elizabeth! This time with the girls moving out is so weird, but so cool at the same time. Just have to focus on the cool part of it!! :o)

Your new glass doors look fabulous! What a wonderful compromise!! Definitely as you say a win-win!

Hope you are enjoying spring!!

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Elizabeth, thanks for showing your beautiful kitchen cabinets atYour Cozy Home Party. I love the look with the glass inserts. I don't why men object to painting wood but most of them seem to have the opinion that wood is not to be messed with. Heehee. All is well that ends well and your update turned out really well!------- Shannon

designchic said...

What a wonderful kitchen. Love the cup hardware and the seeded glass is gorgeous...truly the perfect compromise!! Thank you so much for visiting our blog and the lovely comment - you made our day!

Shelia said...

Oh, my goodness! How gorgeous! I love that seeded glass in your cabinet doors and love the look in the doorless cabs above your sink. Your kitchen is so beautiful.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Honeysuckle Haven Cottage said...

My! What a beautiful home and blog you have! Im so glad you found me too :)) I look forward to reading your very charming & creative posts. You are very talented! Have a great day!

Sharing Shadymont said...

I love the seeded glass. Your kitchen is lovely!

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Diane said...

Your kitchen is very stunning, sunny and welcoming. I think your idea of the seeded glass is very clever... why have all those lovely treasures just to hide them behind a cabinet door. The open space above the window is much nicer. Yes, I think I can happily bake away in your sweet kitchen, I see the coffee maker to the right, think I will help myself!! Hugs, Diane

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Elizabeth,

Haha, till we die we will be changing things! In The Netherlands I had a solid oak kitchen but the grain was not as 'wild' as the American oak. Since than, it only has been white for me. In the first home in the US, Pieter painted them in a jasmine white. In Italy we installed a white kitchen and here again we have a white one...
It makes it happy and bright. Sure, the glass doors make it more friendly so I guess you have to live with it.
Love to you,

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

What a differenc your glass makes and also taking off a couple of doors for dispay space is a a very inspired idea.
I have never heard of or seen "seeded" glass, but I really love the look and gives a depth regular glass doesn't. I've always added glass doors to my kitchens. It's always game me a reason to keep my shelves organized. LOL
Your kitchen is becoming your dream and I love it.

Meg said...

Your kitchen is so lovely. The before and after is pretty amazing. I still want to add some glass panels to my cabinets, not sure if I will ever get around to it.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful kitchen on Show Off Saturday!


Willow said...

I love your kitchen and the glass cabinets are so beautiful. Hubby loves them too and said he would make me some next year. Thanks for sharing.


wow, we have more in common! Hubby loves the custom made all wood kitchen we did too, after having white cabinets, which eneded up ugly with old age, lol..and, I too compromised on some milky glass cabinets, not all, but I have enough with lighting inside, they look great. Yours are fab, I kind of like your glass better than the milky ones I have, as you can see what's inside, but not totally. Love it, great job!

Joy said...

Just popping in from another blog. I love the seeded glass. Very pretty!

Sherry said...

Beautiful! I love how this turned out. Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

Your kitchen cabinets look wonderful with the glass in them, Elizabeth...they add a lovely touch!

Marilyn Broggie said...

What a big improvement in the look of the cabinets! Just shows you have great taste! You have a beautiful home.

Milliscent Morgan said...

I'm so attracted to this page that's why I'm here because I'm addicted to see those beautiful photos of glass doors. Thanks I found it.

Saskia Munawar said...

wow Glass Cabinets are very nice and elegant look, this could be my choice to create a kitchen that is elegant