Thursday, March 20, 2014

Kitchen: Before and After



In January I posted on some 
of my favorite kitchens.

I also promised that I would share the 
 before and after
photos of our kitchen 
after having found pictures
that were taken during 
the renovation process in 2009.






Seems like only yesterday.
Plaster buckets, plastic sheeting, 
sawdust piles and a new black lab puppy 
running through where she wasn't 
supposed to be and getting in the way.
























 

































So that's the before and after.

Thanks for stopping by 
and next time,
I'll serve you a cup of tea. 

Come back again soon, won't you?

:)



31 comments:

NanaDiana said...

SOOO worth the wait and work, Alison. MY GOSH! That is just beautiful and I LOVE your table and chairs! Well, I actually LOVE the whole kitchen. It is gorgeous- xo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your kitchen is stunning. I absolutely adore your style. Hugs, Marty

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Alison, it is so fun to see the 'before' pictures of your kitchen; and what a beautiful 'after'! Your kitchen has always been one of my absolute favorites! Happy Spring to you!

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love your flooring and round screen door and your large window, and the long counter top and your two lamps on either side and the detail on the back of your chairs, and.....gosh, I could go on and on. No wonder you are a designer. Now I'm curious. Since you have lived with it for several years, what would you have done different?

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

Your kitchen is beautiful! I love the windows over the sink....

AntiqueChase said...

love your kitchen and it was fun to see the construction stage!
marcy

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

And it is still my favorite kitchen in blog land!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Oh wow... where do I begin. The windows over the sink... the built in hutch...the table and chairs.. Luv it all!

FABBY'S LIVING said...

A truly gorgeous kitchen Alyson, I totaly love all you did, the plan and the decoration and attention to detail to follow the equeatrian theme of your gorgeous home too! The table and chairs are lovely too. Beautiful!
Hugs,
FABBY
PS: We rebuilt our kitchen totally... just like you did in 2009 too!

Curtains in My Tree said...

That is a beautiful kitchen girl

Susan said...

Thank you for this tour of your gorgeous kitchen~

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Responding to Connie:

YES! There is something I would do differently -- the FLOORING.

I wanted to put in wide wood plank floors, that was the plan. BUT -- when the old terra cotta tiles were jack-hammered and hauled away, there were signs that moisture had come up through the cement slab that was poured over the barn floor when the home was converted.

The wood flooring contractor told me he "strongly recommended" installing teak (instead of what I had selected) for the floors. It resists mold and mildew and wood rot.

I regretfully went with this plan and have regretted it ever since.
The finish is too new.
Sorry I did not follow my gut on this. The floors are easy to care for and are holding up well with two big dogs, but I love the look of old wood flooring.

THAT is my main regret.... oh, and I am in search of a lantern for above the kitchen table. The one there now was just a fill-in .... still there almost 5 years later!!!

Alison :)

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Loved seeing the before and gorgeous after Alison!! Your kitchen is a favorite of mine!!

Katie Clooney said...

Alison... What perfect timing you have! We are on week 2 of living without a kitchen and we have 2 weeks ahead of us. Your kitchen is gorgeous - so warm and full of charm. You proved to me there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Katie Clooney said...

Alison... What perfect timing you have! We are on week 2 of living without a kitchen and we have 2 weeks ahead of us. Your kitchen is gorgeous - so warm and full of charm. You proved to me there is light at the end of the tunnel!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Gorgeous from top to bottom!!!!!

therelishedroost said...

Truly elegant and I love the Light Fixture- Holly Hunt? I love the timeless choice of cabinet style and backsplash, simply Classic!

Karen said...

Alison,
I love your kitchen. I had no idea it was so new (relatively). What a huge before and after. The English piece with the clock in the top is one of my favorites you've shared. I also love the piece you use for your island.
Great post.
Karen

Angie Forte said...

Thanks for sharing! I love your style and that your house has such a great history that you've tied in to your decor. Absolutely beautiful!!

Pamela Gordon said...

Wow, I love your kitchen/dining area! It really is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the before and after photos. Have a great weekend!

Jaybird said...

Beautiful kitchen!!! I've always thought so :^)
Is there any way you could share the wall color? I have yellow curtains and think your color might be a good choice, or at least steer me in some definable direction ;^)
Blessings to you,
J

Late Bloomers said...

I am searching for a bamboo shade like the one over your sink, I need a wide one for the double windows over my claw foot tub... got any hints on where to find one like yours?

The enchanted home said...

Hello my long lost friend! I am still trying to add you back to my blog roll but need your RSS address, pretty please:)
I dont' want to miss any of your wonderful posts! So happy I got to see this one, just fabulous! You have done such a brilliant job with your kitchen, simple perfection Alison!

Sarah said...

It's no secret that your kitchen (well, truth be known the whole of Polohouse) is my favorite. It's interesting to see the before and after. I think your home is full of charm and unique to the core. What a beautiful kitchen!

Chris said...

Hi Alyson, what an absolutely stunning kitchen. I'm just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. I have been having trouble with GFC and if I am already following you, and you following me, please forgive me. If not, please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

Becca said...

Nothing short of absolutely incredible ... you didn't leave one detail out, and I love seeing the before and after pictures! Your kitchen is truly one of my FAVORITES. You need to write a book about your home with lots of before and after pics ... it would be a best seller!

The Tablescaper said...

Gorgeous!

- Alma, The Tablescaper

Art @ Home said...

Your kitchen is so classic and beautiful. You'll never get tired of it. I love the subway tile soooo much. My favorite feature is the bank of windows over your sink. :D

Kom Achterom said...

What a beautiful kitchen!!!
happy week
Yolanda

Susan Hawthorne said...

so many wonderful details! just stunning! Susan at Romancing the Home

karen@somewhatquirky said...

What a beautiful space! Love the layout. Well actually, I love everything!