Monday, February 7, 2011

As The Remodel Continues~

What a difference a week makes in the cold days of winter. We are finally warming a bit and just in time for our neighboring city of Fort Worth to be host to the 45th Superbowl. As the sun smiled upon us, the ice melted and the thermometer warmed.
However, "not so fast" says Mr. Winter, "I am not done with you yet." More wintry mix expected this week. Well, so it goes. It is February after all and it is still better then the storms that most of the country experienced this season so far.

So as the flurries continue, I am staying busy and working between studio and home to complete many projects on my list.
As you know, our kitchen remodel is underway and coming along nicely. The counter tops of granite are being finished and while this is on going, I have redesigned two furniture pieces to compliment the new look.

The large and very dated ceiling light box is down also and new chandelier lighting in place. What a big job. But thanks to my guy's electrical skills, we have light and the fixtures are awesome. I will have pics to share of those soon, but for now, here are a few of the process.

On one side of my kitchen near the fridge, I have a corner cabinet hutch that is definitely old world in nature and in need of a makeover. So it went from sage green to a gorgeous cottage cream. I accented the shelves with tea stained vintage lace, trimmed and altered baskets, a few vintage treasures and a tea towel I embellished with buttons and more tea stained lace.

The Before pic in the sage green.

After Pics~

Another little redo, is my step stool redesigned with vintage roses on an old world style background.

On the far side of my kitchen, near the table, is a built in hutch that was also sage green. It too received my new cottage cream, fabric and trim on the inside back wall, vintage lace on the shelves and glass roses on the upper glass doors. On the bottom doors I painted the carved wood accents and bottom feet to look like a free standing piece tucked in the inset. The inset is painted a gorgeous chocolate curl to accent. I am in love with this combination.
Here is the before pics~

The after pics~

And, of course a few inspirations~

So back to creating I go and hoping for old man winter to change his mind about giving more cold temps with snow.

Thank you for stopping by today. I always love to see you. And, if you don't already know, I am having a Valentine giveaway with drawing on Feb.14th. To enter, you can visit HERE.

I also have a SALE starting today the 7th through the 14th of Feb. with 15% off any item purchased in my shoppe HERE. To receive this discount, use coupon code HEARTS15 at checkout with paypal.

Have a wonderful February day!
Hugs from Texas, Celestina Marie


Betty said...

Everything looks so lovely. You are doing a great job. I am waiting for alittle warmer weather to start things in our home.


Gone said...

Good Morning - glad to hear your temps are on the rise...ours aren't! Besides that, we have nearly 2 feet of snow on the ground already, with a bit more coming over the next couple of days! I'm sooooo tired of winter!! But...the pups aren't! They LOVE playing in it!!

Everything you showed us - the pretties you painted, look lovely and will be a beautiful addition to your on-going projects around the house!!

Love to you...

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Oh Celeste, everything is so beautiful! You've been so busy working on these pieces and making them absolutely gorgeous!! Your kitchen is going to be incredible. I remember what a wonderful room it is in your beautiful home... such a warm comfortable space. I can hardly wait to see your finished space.

Thank you for the birthday wishes. I'm turning 62!! And I hope to do a bit of traveling after this spring. I plan to visit Marie in May... I'm so excited! Wes will be going with me to meet Bill. And see the incredible peacocks all over her place... a bit of paradise.

You're having a birthday soon too... Happy Birthday to you Celeste this month!

Many love and hugs to you sweetie!! Sherry

Julie Marie said...

Hi Celeste, as always, I never know where to begin... you show the most beautiful, inspiring things... I love your little corner hutch. I also love how you have decorated your baskets and filled them with your Blue Willow, doilies and such... I want to try that with some of mine... I also love your little step stool with the vintage roses painted on it... and Miss B looks comfy and warm all wrapped up in her blanket... we had a houseguest last night... a precious little stray I posted about who spent the night... I will try to find her owner today, but I love her already and want to keep her... I think she and Miss B would be best friends too!... love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Celeste,

I always love seeing your beautiful renovation photos...they are awesome, I cannot believe all you and your husband can do, it is truly amazing. Hang in there, I hear spring will come early this year. : )


A Southern Rose said...

I can't wait to see it all finished. From what you've shown so is looking beautiful! I love the cabinet/hutches painted cream. I'm so excited for you. I know you can't wait! I'm excited to see the chandelier. I know it's going to be gorgeous.

Lee Laurie

Mari said...


Jillayne said...

Looks fabulous so far Celestina and I am really looking forward to the final reveal!
Your cabinet re-dos are so pretty - love sage green, but your new cream colour is lovely too. And I completely understand why you would want the light box down. I have never liked them at all but thankfully have never had one in my kitchen - just a home office so it's not so bad. It must be exciting for you as you move along and see the changes!

Anonymous said...

Celeste, everything's looking beautiful. You'll enjoy using your new kitchen so much when it's all finished! A lot of work isn't it! So worth it.

"Someone" in the first photo is very lucky to have two "parents" who give her a nice soft blanket to snuggle under on a winter's day!

Hugs, Diane

Betzie said...

Hi sweet Celeste!
Love all your redos and it will be a nice change for you and your hubby! I'm sure you will love cooking in there and it I already get the sense of your amazing touches taking place! Love cream and it goes with so many colors too. I will have to run check out your give away next! Have a great Valentine's weekend girlfriend!!!xox betzie
Miss. B looks so snug and warm...such a lucky doggie!

Susan said...

Celeste I so love your decorating style. All the creams are gorgeous!!

Unknown said...

Everything looks wonderful and the cottage cream certainly gave everything a beautiful face lift. (I could do with one of those too!) As always, a lovely post Celeste, I enjoyed it thank you.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears and Bearly Sane Studio

Rebecca Nelson said...

Always thrilling to visit you my friend. I am LOVING all the pics you've shown. We start our kitchen remodel this year and the cost is already making me faint. :( Wish I was rich!

Love everything you do...everything!

Love to you~


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I can't wait to see the finished kitchen! Love the paint color on these cabinets, and I love the fabric you used on the back of the cabinet. It's all looking so pretty. laurie

Unknown said...

Celeste ~ Your kitchen will be fabulous, like everything else you do. The cupboards are both just beautiful & your stool is just gorgeous the way you recreated them. I love those roses.

You are so blessed with such a wonderful talent.

I'll be back soon ... have missed you.

Stay warm ...
Hugs, Marydon

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..