Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Kitchen Progress ...and my new cows

I am sure you have all heard the expression putting the ' Cart Before the horse'.... You know the figure of speech that means doing things the wrong way or in the wrong order. Well, I have been known to put the cart before the horse a time or two, but never have I put the  'Cart Before the Cow' until this week, when I hung him......



and him....

I think the new additions look a lot like this guy down at the end of the road....my neighbor.

Don't worry, you didn't miss any big kitchen reveal. In fact, this is the status of the project as of yesterday. Primed and ready to be painted....and hanging in the garage. We are waiting on suitable weather conditions to finish the spraying.


But as I told my husband, as I hung those cows....that the decorating in our 'almost finished except for the doors' kitchen should move right along in the cart. Besides I am a tad bit giddy with excitement.

My main goal all along with the project, was to update the kitchen while keeping costs at a minimum. 
So far, so good..



My pop of color inspiration was determined when I picked up this clock that now resides over my mantel, at a local antique shop a few months ago. Since then, I have picked up a few bowls and cups to mix in with our existing white dishes that we use everyday. I picked up that blue tray at IKEA for lunch money.



My 8 year counter stools will be getting a makeover. Since they are in pretty decent shape, considering the abuse they get daily from my children,  I am going to paint the base white and replace the vinyl cover to a grey fabric that I already have.  



You can see what the counter stools will look like in the next photo.
My kitchen chairs also got a little refresh using the same color grey that I used in my island. The chair pads are from World Market. 



I look forward to completing this project with much anticipation. In fact,  when I am done ......You might even see me jump over the moon....with my cows.

So tell me, do you ever put the cart before the horse...or cow?



Grateful~

that my husband and boys stomach virus lasted 23 hours
 instead of 24 hours......although one little guy is still home sick.





PS- To see where my kitchen started, click here. To follow my kitchen cabinet project click here and here.




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32 comments:

Avis Glisson said...

Love the cow picture!!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

I keep thinking that my FIL who is a cattle rancher would laugh his butt off if I put a picture of a cow in my house!! (I may have to do it!) Oh I am so waiting on weather to change so I can spray my cabinets in the garage. I may have to roll the bases so they can get my range hood up and put the tile on. Your bar stools look cool. I have never recovered anything. Love that blue in your bowls, tray and clock.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I love your cows. Can't wait to see the whole kitchen when done. What a rewarding project!

Marisa Franca said...

Was the cow your inspiration? I am so excited to tackle some projects at home. I am finally inspired to get the house I want. Love what you're doing.

Pamela said...

Oh Laura it is looking amazing! I love your cow. I call mine Bessie! She has not made it to above the the stove yet since I have her hubby Tex already in the kitchen. Can not wait to see the big reveal! You are working on fast speed!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Well, then I will just stand outside at night and watch the moon!

Lauren TheEndearingHome said...

I can't wait to see your kitchen Laura, from the progress pics you can see it is going to be gorgeous!!! Loving all of the accessories you have too, especially that beautiful blue clock.

Our Pinteresting Family said...

All the updates look wonderful so far. :)

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Wonderful hints Laura! I would like to paint our cabinets...we would need to have someone do them. Love how the white paint brightens and lightens.

That cow painting would feel right at home at our house.:-)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

So glad to hear the kids and your husband are feeling better! And can't wait to see the final reveal!

:) Linda

Angela Ryder said...

So exciting!! I can tell it's going to be over the moon and you deserve to be giddy! Glad everyone is feeling better!~~Angela

Stacey said...

It's going to be beautiful - you can tell already!

Suzy Handgraaf said...

I know it's going to be awesome, Laura. Can't wait to see the reveal!

Sue Ransom said...

Hey Laura, since I have been to your beautiful home, I had to finally check this blog out! YOU MAKE ME TIRED!! But, I too, love the muted blue color scheme. I am about to go with a brighter blue, I think. Kinda scary, but I love bright! I don't know how you do it! Good luck, I will keep watching!

Anonymous said...

Will you share the name snd make of the grey color?

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

You are in the home stretch . . can't imagine how excited you are, as we are so excited for you!...Just love all of the sneak peeks of the decor...Glad to hear the boys are on the mend!

Dee Lapin said...

Cute cows! I don't have any in my area. I can't wait to see the reveal.

Cynthia said...

I am so glad all your men are feeling better. How did you bypass getting it?? Not that I wish you have by any means. Everything is really coming along and kudos to girl for doing such a great job. I have the same cow waiting to be placed in our kitchen. Love the picture too and the cow down the road is a beautiful color.

Cynthia

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Laura I love that first shot and all the little peeks we got...your kitchen is going to look FABULOUS!!
Glad the boys are feeling better:)

Bliss said...

My horse is so before the cart I sold the horse since he never gets used to pull the cart.

Eclectically Vintage said...

Holy Cow! I can't wait to see your light and bright kitchen!
Cowabunga dude!
Kelly

Kelly said...

Loved seeing the progress you've made in your kitchen so far! The cows look great in there. Now that you don't have so much brown in your kitchen, you'll probably enjoy bringing in some brown accents to contrast with your white cabinets.

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Oh yeah-Cart before the horse gal here for sure. I have been known to purchase things for the "next house" before we have even put the old one on the market. That's what happens when you move and rehab 14 houses. lol I LOVE your cow painting. It is a gorgeous piece of art work. I can;t wait to see the finished project AND YOU jumping over the moon!;>) xo Diana

Kitty said...

Laura, so many pretties. Thanks for sharing. I especially love your cow painting. Where did you find it?

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Everything is looking so pretty! I can't wait to see the full reveal.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Laura, I love your cows and can't wait to see your finished kitchen. I am sure it will be beautiful!
Hugs,
Sherry

Calypso In The Country said...

Stomach viruses are the worst. Glad they are on the mend! There is a stomach virus going around here but we have been spared...so far! Can't wait to see the completed kitchen! I am sure it will be amazing!
-Shelley

Cristina Garay said...

Love the cows! Everything is looking light and bright. I've been stuck with the same accent color for a while, it's so pretty!

Kim @ Pariscope Home said...

I've been following your progress on FB and look forward to the reveal. BTW...love the cows!

reFresh reStyle said...

Are you done? Hurry up ;)

Beth Ezidro said...

I love it! It's all so beautiful ;) I have been wanting the Cow picture and head ;) you have done a beautiful job thank you so much for sharing

Enis Hodzic said...

Hey, those are some nice furniture. Good luck with the kitchen face lift. Just make sure that they work best with the kitchen layout, and you're all set!

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