Monday, February 8, 2010

Jen's Kitchen

I got a lot of inquiries regarding my friend Jen's kitchen when I posted about her scrap room last week. Here are a few details...


You can see a small "before" photo of Jen's kitchen here, in the upper right hand corner of the layout. This was actually taken after the lighting had been installed, and the walls were painted (they used to be blue).

I'll be the first one to admit I was wrong, too. When Jen told me that she was going with a deep taupe paint, black painted cabinets and a black backsplash, I thought it would be way too much black (her granite countertops also contain a lot of black.) Go figure...Andrea was right. Oh, hush. Want to know why it works? Lighting. Light is what transformed this space. She used to have one flourscent light in the center of her kitchen, along with the window. It is warm and inviting and beautiful.

Here is a close-up of the distressed cabinets and the glass backsplash. The copper colors in the tile really reflect light, and it is beautiful.

These photos were completely unstaged and taken during a crop at Jen's house (thanks for letting me post these, Jen!). I'm working on getting photos of my favorite spot in her kitchen--the office area (not seen in any of the pictures yet!). Stay tuned. This may lead to a series. :) Who doesn't need a little organization and decoration?

Off to grab my paintbrush. Seriously.

8 comments:

packaging supplier said...

The kitchen is great and wonderful having a matching and combination together with lighting and colors making it more colorful and nice.

Karen said...

Trish,

I would LOVE to hear any/all tips you have on decorating and organizing! Can you throw your best time management tips in too? You are the most creative, organized, "git 'er done" girl I've ever "met"! Just the thought of learning from you makes me so excited!

pickmepam said...

yowza. tim would kill me if i painted the cabinets. i'd love to though...maybe a pale yellow...reminding me of daffodils...

borcherding said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

Oh I so want to paint my kitchen cabinets. I just sent link to this post to my hubby? I'll let you know what he thinks? Love the kitchen and the scraproom Jen!

Kelly Bryan said...

Ok...who did the painting?? I am dying to paint my cabinets black but scared to death to do it myself. Any recommendations or tips??

avidreader said...

I want to paint my kitchen cabinets black as well...would love to know what products were used to achieve this look!

Janelle said...

gorgeous!