Kitchen Inspiration




The next two pictures are the new kitchen in the condo we are purchasing.  I have a vision for this kitchen.  Cross between farmhouse and cottage chic.  

It is going to be a shame to have this old vintage stove taken away.  It is pristine on the inside.  I do not think this lady used it much over the years.  I almost thought of keeping it because of how beautifully clean and new it was for such an old piece.  It will be going for a new range to take its place.  All the upper cabinets will be coming down.

After taking down the upper cabinets I will paint the bottom cabinets and add new hardware.  After the upper cabinets are down Terry and I will shiplap the walls.  Then new open shelves and decor pieces will be added to the shiplap walls.  That ceiling fan will be going too!  Where she has her table and chairs right now is a short wall and longer wall you cannot see in this pic.  I will be putting in new fun things in this corner.  More cabinet storage space and maybe a fun coffee bar.  Still thinking this through.  I need to get in there to really get a feel for what I want in that space.

All of the next pictures are inspiration pics off of Pinterest.  I want open shelves but with corbels.  I ordered four sets of corbels and are waiting on those to arrive.  

Liz Marie has open white shelves with white corbels in her pretty farmhouse kitchen.






I hope to achieve a look close to these open shelves with corbels.  My corbels are more solid white and not chippy.  I do like the white corbels with the natural wood.

I cannot wait to close on the new place and start the re love of this place into Junk Chic Cottage #5.

It is fun to go on IG and pinterest to find great inspiration.
Have a great rest of the week.

39 comments

  1. Love the direction you are heading in. It will be fun to see you make #5 your own.

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  2. Hey, beautiful! This is FUN! I am so excited for you and isn't IG fun to peruse for inspo?

    I know you are going to thrill us and yourself with the new ideas. The corbels are going to add so much charm. Any thoughts on what type of stove you'll be getting?

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  3. You found some wonderful inspiration photos. I'm so excited for you to get into your new home and get started. It will be here before you know it. xo Laura

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  4. Great inspo pic, can't wait to see what you do.

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  5. I like the idea of the open shelving in the kitchen Kris. All of these ideas are just great and more your style. I am so happy for you and Terry. I know Buddy will be happy too. :)

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  6. You have such great vision. I can't wait to see how it all comes together! xo

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  7. I love every single one of these inspiration photos! I am going to pin some of them for my own kitchen inspiration! I don't know if I want open shelving or just have glass inserts put on the front of a couple of my cabinets. I know I want subway tile, but if we did open shelving, wouldn't they have to drill holes into the subway tile? I don't think I want to deal with that. I dunno...I have a lot more research to do!

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  8. Just know that whatever you do will be fabulous!! Can't wait for you to get started!

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  9. Your new kitchen has so much potential....it is going to be stunning!!!! I love the corbels paired with the natural wood shelves. Such a great look.....
    Closing day will be here before you know it. :o)
    ~Des

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  10. So much beautiful inspiration. You have a great vision.

    You also have pretty corbels.

    So excited for you and can't wait to see.

    Hugs,

    Cindy

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  11. Everything is exciting, but I have a hard time seeing Terry with out a garage or workshop and you with out a yard and flowers

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    1. At this part of our lives we are ok with letting go of having a big garage and work area and outside. We want to get where we are not tied down with these things and have our weekends free. The grounds are beautiful and they plant around the place so it will be very pretty. The walking in there is gorgeous so we will have lots of trails to walk. Terry will have garage space with a place for most of his tools and storage. So that is all good.

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  12. Hello friend, I can't wait to see your dreams come to life. I think the last photo is my favorite, but all have their own charm. Whatever you decide, it will be beautiful as usual. Hugs, Cil

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  13. And, NO.5.. here I thought you were just a remodeler on the side...lol. I hope you get to stay in place now...my goodness this is a big condo...and that is a great kitchen. It will be fun to see the transforamtion. Hugs, Sandi

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  14. I have no doubt you will turn your new condo into something stunning. You have the vision and the talent. The rooms seem large and roomy. Can't wait to see all you and Terry do. Congratulations btw on your new purchase.

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  15. All the inspiration photos are nice!! Anyone who follows knows that your transformation will be just as great or much more!! I bet it will be a somewhat change of pace to have the walking grounds and less work for your husband when time off. Glad you both are good with letting go of things and are good at changes ..and not like me..I get so attached..and they are only things and also, "life is about changes..things never stay the same".. :9) ... Yall will be so comfy in your new home..waiting for each update, and so happy to see it all. :0) Thanks for sharing..Have a great upcoming weekend!!

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  16. I love the ideas. I love open shelving, but I have too much stuff not to have door on the uppers. I'm organized, but still....

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  17. I read often, rarely comment.
    Your new place offers a lot of inspiration! Yes, I also love pinterest.
    I love the internet and so much that we have here in the US as far as shopping and procuring what we want!!
    I hope your closing and move goes smoothly. Where are you? New England? looks sort of like somewhere on the east coast. I am in Northern Virginia.
    I just love this idea of the apartments designed in an historic estate with such lovely gardens. .... and the adventures continue🥰❣️❤️

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  18. I really love your new ideas for your new place - in fact I can feel your excitement from here! It will look fabulous and you are going to have SO much space in there! Enjoy your planning - it will soon be time for your move. Hugs, Gilly

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  19. Kris, you have a great space to work your magic! (And Terry's!) Love the windows in the condo. Lots of light to show off your great decor ideas. xoxo

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  20. I had a similar stove in a condo I bought. The appliance at the top was a small oven NOT a microwave. I loved it and considered taking it for my next house and still kinda wish I had. I had never seen that combination before. As a single gal I used the small oven most of the time.

    Carla from Kansas

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  21. What wonderful inspirational photos! No doubt in my mind that you are going to turn it all into a masterpiece! Can't wait to see pictures. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  22. I can not wait to see what you and Terry do. You both are such an amazing team.
    I love the inspiration!
    Carla

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  23. I'm so excited for you, Kris! Can't wait to see what magic you perform on your new kitchen. Always inspiring!

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  24. How wonderful Kris. I know you are so excited and ready to take on this new project. It will be the perfect place for you. It looks so roomy too. I cannot wait to see the transformation. So glad Terry has a garage to store his tools. The grounds look lovely and no maintenance. xoxo

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  25. I love the main inspiration picture with the corbels! What a fabulous look. I know you are beyond excited to start. I’m curious...will you have more room in the condo? 😊
    Hugs, Cecilia

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  26. Kris, I love open shelves. When we renovated our kitchen, it was before I knew anything about blogging or Pinterest. Had I known I would have had some open shelving. I can't think of anything prettier than a cross between Liz Marie and Kris Vavra. I am looking forward to gorgeous!!..Stay well..xxoJudy

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  27. You will make that place look totally different, and in a good way! You guys better be careful, they'll want you two to do all sorts of projects within the HOA!

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  28. All of your inspiration ideas are beautiful. Looking forward to your personal touch in your new home. That must have been one humongous mansion before it was converted to condos. Love all the windows & I think it will provide gorgeous views especially being on the third floor. I know you said you were heading on a new path & that it was a long story. I hope that these new changes are not due to negative health circumstances for either one of you & are changes being made due to Terry’s work or perhaps to live closer to loved ones. Best wishes on your new journey!

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  29. I love these kitchens, Kris! It will be beautiful because your stuff always is.
    Brenda

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  30. It will be so fun to see your vision for the kitchen unfold. I love the wood shelves with white corbels. Hugs, Nancy

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  31. I do love the white kitchens with the wood shelves and white corbels. Could you let me/us know where you found the wood ones that are white? I looked at both big box home goods stores and they don't have them. Your condo seems so BIG!! Were you tired of your small cottage? And I too was wondering how Terry was going to get by without a garage and shop, and you without glowers, window boxes, a picket fence, etc. I can only assume that maybe you just got tired of all the upkeep of a yard and deck, flowers, etc. What will happen to your darling darling sweet SHE SHED????? I'm still wondering why you chose to move or had to move? For Terry's job or??? maybe I missed the post.. but am curious why you would leave your sweet Cottage #4. You put so much work into it. Sometimes I too think (just a little) about how nice it would be not to have a yard to take care of, and also the house exterior, which needs cleaning always, washing off, getting rid of cobwebs, etc. and caulking spots here and there, and washing all those windows! Ugh. I hope your condo association takes care of all the windows! xoxo Marilyn

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  32. Kris,
    Looking forward to seeing your vision come true!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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  33. You are going to have so much fun making it your own!

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  34. What fun, Kris. Whatever you do it will be beautiful. I went with simple white subway tile in the condo kitchen this time and LOVE it. It is so easy to keep clean and is just timeless. Hope you have a really great Sunday- xo Diana

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  35. Good morning dear Kris!

    Thank you for visiting my blog post. It looks as if now you are the ONLY one coming. I will tell you in email about my blogging.

    Be well and if you can, take a moment and sit in that space of "La Douceur." It's sweet. AND, tell me what's going on in your world lately!

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  36. Dear Kris,hello! I can't seem to reach you via email. How are you?

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  37. Great ideas for the kitchen. I'm going to contact HGTV and tell them you and Terry need to be the next redo couple!

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