Friday, September 4, 2009

Show & Tell Friday

Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.

This week I'd like to share our new look in the kitchen. It was time to cover up the old floor which was beginning to really show some wear & tear after 20 years! Silly me, as my husband and I laid down the new pieces I thought about all the people, friends & family, who had walked on that floor and the precious memories we have shared.

(Laying down the first piece)

As you can see now, there's a whole new look to the kitchen - and the beginning of new memories to be made. I'm thankful for a husband who is a great handyman. Our philosophy is if he can't do it, it probably won't be done.

I'm tempted to play hopscotch.

And a few weeks ago we interrupted our front stair renovation to install recessed lighting over the counter and new paint colors. Here's the old look.

The new lighting makes it a joy to work on meals. I feel like I'm on TV with all the bright light.

Thank you for taking the time to hear about my show & tell. Please don't forget to stop by Kelli's and see what's new, or better yet, why not join in? We'd love to meet you.



Sharlotte said...

I really like your new look! The floor and lighting make such a difference. Happy cooking!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

That is a fantastic makeover! It looks just wonderful, and I just wish my hubby were as handy as yours. He did a good job.

Gee said...

Oh! I love your new make over kitchen. Its so beautiful and thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

awesome make over! i really like the end result! your kitchen indeed look like the one on TV!..

Susan said...

Beautiful kitchen! It's amazing what one or two changes will make in the look of a room.

I posted something similar about thinking about those who have come before us in my Show & Tell today! :)

Hootin' Anni said...

A perfect makeover [And I L♥VE the wall color!]

My Show N Tell is posted. Hope you can have time to stop by.

Love Bears All Things said...

I like the flooring you picked out. I know what you mean about the lighting. I have lights under my overhead cabinets and it makes a big difference when I'm working. My Honey Bear is that way about do-it-yourself.
Happy Friday,
Mama Bear

Mrs. Julie Fink said...

everything looks so beautiful!

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Just beautiful! What a makeover! I love everything about your new kitchen.

Leann said...

Wow, the new look is beautiful. I love the lighting, you are lucky to have such a talented DH.


Kitty Valerie said...

Your kitchen looks so pretty. You are a lucky woman of having a handy husband!

Have a great weekend,


It is so amazing how much a different
floor covering makes in a room!
It looks great!

Jules said...

Amazing what a new floor, new lighting, & new paint can do for a place, huh? Great show & tell.

Boo-Bah said...

You have a lovely kitchen I really like the new floor.


jacquerose said...

Love your kitchen and the floor is great. I have been wondering what I want to do with my kitchen....especially the floor. Your post is an inspiration to get going on that project!

Simply Heart And Home said...

Your kitchen is lovely. The colors of the tile give your kitchen such a warm look. Very nice.