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The Evolution of Kitchens Through the Years

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I was looking at some photos recently online showing an original 1940's kitchen. It had been built and installed in 1946 in a home in Adrian, Michigan by Orville Merillat and his wife, Ruth. They built it all by hand since they hadn't started their cabinet making business yet. The Merillats eventually started the Merillat Woodworking Company and it went on to become the biggest cabinet-maker in … [Read more...]




Beautiful Kitchen Makeover: Simple Changes with Dramatic Results

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Welcome to the 251st Metamorphosis Monday! I have a fabulous kitchen renovation to share! Julie who blogs at Creating This Life, recently shared some great Before and After pics of her kitchen. Julie's home was 9 years old when they moved in. They took their time before renovating which gave them some time to figure out exactly what they liked and didn't like about their kitchen. BEFORE The … [Read more...]




Kitchen Renovation: Great Ideas For Small-Medium Size Kitchens

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Welcome to the 248th Metamorphosis Monday! This week I have another fabulous kitchen renovation to share. Toni took her relatively small kitchen and accomplished two amazing feats: 1. She made it feel and look much larger 2. She converted every square inch in her kitchen into usable, hard-working space. If you have a small to medium size kitchen and you've been wanting to update it and make it much … [Read more...]




Kitchen Goes Light and Bright with Painted Cabinets

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Welcome to the 247th Metamorphosis Monday! I love the way Candy described her kitchen renovation to me in a recent email. She said, "The entire renovation took 5 weeks, it was like having a baby, uncomfortable while it's happening but the end result was worth it."   Haven't we ALL felt like that during a renovation? Even a small redo makes me anxious and uncomfortable, especially when it's … [Read more...]




Kitchen Renovation Inspired by the Kitchen in Something’s Gotta Give

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Here it is...the last Before and After for the day.  Hope you enjoyed all 6 beautiful transformations...lots of inspiration packed into one day! If you missed the other 5 Before and Afters posts from earlier today, click HERE to go to BNOTP Home Page where you'll find all of today's posts excerpts listed down the front of the BNOTP home page. Hope you enjoy and are inspired by this last Before and … [Read more...]




Beautiful Kitchen Renovation

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Welcome to the 152nd Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Met Monday!  I'm so excited to share an amazing kitchen make-over today.  Linn and her hubby did all the work themselves!.   On their blog, The Home Project, Linn says their main goal was to just "clean up the area and make it a great place to cook and organize our pantry."  The budget didn't allow for knocking down any walls or changing the area/size of … [Read more...]




Beach House Renovation, Part II

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Welcome to the 138th Metamorphosis Monday! Suzy and her hubby purchased a small beach-front condo and completely renovated it from top to bottom.  I shared the Before and After of the entry hall (with bunk beds) and the living room/sitting/dining area in THIS post.  Today, we're touring the Kitchen, Master Bedroom and Bath.  Prepare to be delighted! Here's how the kitchen looked prior to the … [Read more...]




Beautiful Lake House Kitchen Renovation

Welcome to the 135th Metamorphosis Monday! Whew!  What a weekend.  It's been a painting marathon around here...but it's done.   How was your weekend?  Do anything fun or was it a weekend for working around the house? Lake House Kitchen Renovation: I'm exited to share a wonderful kitchen renovation for this Metamorphosis Monday.  Wendy, a reader of BNOTP, recently shared some pics of a kitchen … [Read more...]




Beautiful Kitchen Renovation

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Welcome to the 102nd Metamorphosis Monday! Happy 2011! It's the start of a brand new year. I have so enjoyed viewing all your 2010 Blogging Bloopers! Your posts had me laughing and nodding my head thinking, Yep, I've done that before. :) I'm starting our new year off with a post that's sure to inspire! Recently, I asked Jennifer Grey with The Old Painted Cottage if she would share one of the amazing … [Read more...]




Southern Living Idea House, Kitchen and Dining Room Tour

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Sooo many great Before and Afters linked for yesterday's Met Monday. After you finish reading this post, you'll want to scroll on down to check out all the links! :) Thanks to everyone who linked up yesterday. You are what make MM such a fun party each week! Southern Living Idea House in Senoia Georgia: A few weeks ago, I toured the Southern Living Idea House in Senoia, Georgia. I took quite a few … [Read more...]




Kitchen, Pantry and Stairway Renovation

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Welcome to the 90th Metamorphosis Monday! I love it when readers of BNOTP share pics of recent renovations, because I get to share them with you! :) Brenda, a reader of BNOTP lives in this adorable house with a wrap-around front porch. It may look small from these pics...but it has 6 bedrooms! When Brenda and her hubby moved into their home, they knew it would need some serious updating. They had … [Read more...]




Glass Front Cabinets for Your Kitchen

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Welcome to the 88th Metamorphosis Monday! Happy Met Monday! How was your weekend? I've had out of town company all weekend so mine was busy and fun. We did a little antiquing and I came across a wonderful basket that I think will be beautiful hanging on my front door for this fall. It's huge so it will be a challenge to fill...hope to be sharing it with you soon. Metamorphosis Monday: For this Met … [Read more...]




A Kitchen Renovation

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Welcome to the 40th Metamorphosis Monday! A couple of weeks ago, you saw the pic below when I posted Bonnie's beautiful fall tablescape for a Tablescape Thursday. Well, I couldn't keep my eyes off her gorgeous kitchen just visible through those pretty arched doors. So, I asked Bonnie if she'd give us a tour of her kitchen...and...Yipee...she said, yes! Of course, if you are a FAN of BNOTP on Facebook, … [Read more...]




A Kitchen Renovation

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Welcome to the the 13th Metamorphosis Monday! Time for another Metamorphosis Monday! I can't wait to see all the Before and Afters posted for this Met Monday...you'll find all the links at the end of this post. Hold on tight...we're going for another ride this week in my time machine. Did you take your Dramamine...you know this thing goes pretty fast. I'm setting the dial for 1991...destination: … [Read more...]