I’m so excited to welcome you all to the last party on the Block…let’s celebrate Christmas in our Kitchens! As many of you know I have been remodeling my kitchen since….whisper…April! yikes!
And believe it or not there’s still a few projects I have yet to finish…isn’t that the case with all remodels. But, I am finally ready to reveal it to the world!…lol Okay maybe not the world, but to all of you!
And, it’s all decked out for Christmas!
I thought a few before and after’s might help to fully appreciate the transformation.
Our previous planning desk area, that we removed and added this gorgeous buffet.
Looking from our dining room previously and now.
Our stove area looking over my remodeled island!
The kitchen just prior to starting to paint the cabinets and afterwards bright and fresh!
And now get ready for picture overload!
You might remember the first project we completed in the remodel was adding a window seat to our bay area.
Everyone really enjoys sitting in this sunny spot! I stenciled this fun snowflake on my no sew napkin pillow for a fun and festive touch! I repeated this same snowflake onto a burlap table runner for my kitchen table.
I love the blue and red against the burlap.
I layered bright and cheerful scrapbook paper for “placemats” and added cheery red plates and blue napkins for a fun place setting.
This lovely piece is from Germany and was my Bama Boy’s growing up. It has held a place of honor on our kitchen table for several years and the kids still love lighting the candles and watching it spin.
I created this little wreath out of branches of berries and tied it onto the back of one of the chairs for a sweet touch.
We love our new eating area, it’s so bright and sunny and the window seat is a great place to curl up!
I had so much fun decorating my new buffet in fun new colors!
I found this sweet little white tree and twisted the branches together to mimic the tinsel trees that are so popular right now.
I filled my tree with sweet little birds…owls, doves and partridges. I placed the tree in a small galvanized bucket and piled ornaments around the base. The tree is resting on a fun old silver pedestal I found at the Goodwill for $2.00! I have a larger one on my coffee table, and I’ll share what I did with that next week.
I included some of my favorite pictures of our family and the kiddos…including some of the boy with Santa years and years ago. I found these fun frames at Ikea
and I love the blue pear on my silver pedestal bowl.
Ready for a peek into the kitchen??
I love our open cabinetry and the curved details and the trim we added really made them look custom.
If you remember I recently shared how I converted our outdated oak island into this beauty. My remodeled island is the perfect place to display holiday décor.
I had so much fun making this tiered tray and my knock off Anthroplogie snow globes.
My nutcracker collection stands at attention in my dining caddy along with some fun festive Christmas napkins. The first nutcracker belongs to the boy. My girl received her baker nutcracker from her Poppa and Nonna…and of course the policeman is in honor of Bama Boy.
I think that without a doubt the addition of my farmhouse sink has to be my favorite part of the kitchen remodel. It is HUGE! Perfect for hiding dirty dishes. lol
I found these two little galvanized buckets on clearance after Thanksgiving and knew they would be perfect on either side of my sink with these sweet little live Christmas trees.
Here’s an up close picture of my beadboard backsplash I installed…all by myself. lol I love how bright it made the kitchen!
On either side of the cabinets I hung these sweet tiny wreaths. They are actually two wreaths added together that I picked up from the Dollar Tree years ago.
I think they look so pretty with the teal blue ribbon. I just love incorporating the blue with the red for a fun fresh look.
Here are my fun DIY apothecary jars filled with candy. You can see they’ve already been raided! I can’t seem to keep them full with this gang!
We installed black countertops around the perimeter of the kitchen from Ikea. They really do look like soapstone…but are so inexpensive!
I hung my husband’s sweet Mama’s cast iron skillet by the stove and use it with a magnet to hold my recipes! Sentimental and practical and I can take it off the hook and still use it when needed.
Across the kitchen you can see my galvanized dropcloth magnetic art board! I can change out the letters seasonally, and thought spelling out NOEL in the blue and red was a fun change.
That’s my favorite fudge recipe resting on the island, I’ll share that recipe with you soon! I love carrying the decorating to the top of the refrigerator. It’s an often overlooked space.
I used several items I already had. I found the bird house at the Goodwill and painted it gold. I added some berries to my galvanized watering can and tied a bow on my apothecary jar to carry over the blue.
Here’s my fun and easy Candy Cane wreath made from Dollar Tree candy canes and a closer look of my NOEL sign.
I will be showing you how to make THREE Dollar Tree wreaths next week including this candy cane one and the snowflake one in my dining room.
I’ll leave you with a few more photos of my kitchen…
I have a few more things I’d like to do but I am so happy with our progress!
Thank you so much for visiting my kitchen for Christmas! You can see many of the tutorials for our kitchen remodel by clicking on the kitchen remodel tag in our sidebar.
Now onto the fabulously fun part of the party!!
We were so honored that so many of our sponsors offered to provide items to giveaway to YOU our amazing friends here At The Picket Fence! I was so excited to learn what I was I was going to be able to giveaway to FOUR, yes that’s right, FOUR of you!!
Vicki at Curly Willow Collections is offering one of her FUN and Fabulous prints!”
Seriously, this is perfect for a Blogger or Crafter! I am in LOVE with this 16 X 29 canvas print and I know you will be too! She’s added several more just like this one to her Etsy store, Curly Willow Collections but this one is is being held for one of you!
Up next we have this gorgeous set of napkins from Cottage in the Oaks!
How fabulous would these be on our table for the holidays?! Cottage in the Oaks has so many wonderful items for sale in their Etsy store that would be perfect for gift giving during the holidays!
Unexpected Elegance has put together this adorable set to give to one of our readers.
It contains: (3) Burlap embellished bows, Set of 3 Baker’s twine (25 yds/each), Cosmetic Pouch (8.5″ x 6.5″). Unexpected Elegance has so many lovely things in their Etsy store, be sure to pay them a visit!
and last but most certainly not least…Ruby Jean’s is offering one of her GORGEOUS handmade farmhouse aprons to one of you!! I am so jealous…seriously!
How perfect would this be to wear while preparing your Christmas brunch or dinner. It truly is a work of art! You can visit Ruby Jean’s to see more of her beautiful items!
Here’s all you have to do to enter to win one of these four amazing giveaways!
We are giving you 3 ways in which you can enter!
- Just simply leave a comment letting us know you would like to be entered for a chance to win…you don’t even have to link up to the party! (Separate Comment)
- Link up to the Christmas in the Kitchen Party and let us know you did. (Separate comment)
- Pay these amazing Sponsors a visit at their shops and come back to let us know you checked them out. (Separate Comment)
And of course if you’re not a friend of At The Picket Fence in some capacity we’d love to have you, but it’s not required to enter the giveaways.
Giveaway and linky party will be open through NEXT FRIDAY and we’ll announce the winner that Saturday!
That’s all there is to it folks!
THANK YOU so much to these amazing sponsors of Christmas in the Kitchen as well as ALL of the fabulous sponsors of the Christmas Blogger Block Party!
Now it’s time to link up your Christmas Kitchen Decorations and your Holiday Recipes! This party is for anything kitchen, eating and cooking related! Once you’ve linked up please be sure to include a link BACK to this post by using the graphic below or a text link!!
Can’t wait to see what you have to share!!