Vintage Kitchen Makeover in a Day…and for under $100!

When I say in a day…I mean everything bought, transported home, set in it’s place and enjoyed…in a day!  A magical, fun, terrific, memorable, wonderful day!! 

We drove around for 45 minutes waiting for our first selected flea markets to open…an older fellow couldn’t tolerate our loitering any longer and waved us in a few minutes early (woot! woot!).

We had so much fun…just look…she’s even beautiful in her bloomers!!
Stacy 2      That’s actually an apron!

You should know that for a while now my BFF has been wanting to give a facelift to her kitchen. Her kitchen had a cute, but not cheery/contemporary/vintage/eclectic look she longed for…


At our first flea market…this was the load in her cart…Stacy 1
It only takes a quick look to see…her kitchen was born!

All of this was just around $60…she added to it a $10 plant stand and a few other odds & ends for around $25…

That’s a total of $95…

Cool…we can eat the value menu at Wendy’s and still be under $100!!! (Hey…we’re splurging and now in a hurry!!)

Once we had this loot we made a quick decision to rearrange the day and make the quick trip back to her house to put it all together.

First though, we stop at my house to ‘maximize the assets’ otherwise known as ‘shopping the house’…and…she sees these chairs stacked in my somewhat embarrassing garage sale pile and she says - Hey those might look good in the kitchen…she was right!

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As soon as we brought them in…it set the whole tone for the room!

I should mention the first step we took and you should take in any room…is editing.  This is not the same as de-cluttering.  Editing is taking out of the room anything you don’t think you absolutely want to keep in the decor scheme…curtains down, beaded garlands, baskets, whatever…some will find there way back in, but you must first slim the visual pallet down!!

There used to be a cedar bench where the chairs are, but these are sooo cozy!  Three of these beach pictures were her FAVE find, so that pushed us into a wide color scheme that really gives the eclectic look she wanted…
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We also were fortunate to have the perfect amount of fabric to create no sews in a bold, cheery, and totally yummy print!BLOG 165
The chest was a trade we made a while ago that got me in trouble…sorry sister!! It made a nice mini ‘table’ for displaying her new collection…she will be able to play with this for many seasons to come…
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By maximizing her assets (shopping her house) I found this great green screen that actually goes on one of her windows, but they never use it...
BLOG 170The towel bar was already there…we added the vintage linen and the decal which she already had…($5 she paid for it!!)
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It really echoes the existing wall words she had on the other side…and that vintage medicine cabinet was one of our finds for just $12!!! It had the makers name and date of 1936 on the back!!
BLOG 174The cabinet and the bread box also give places for storing pens, bills, homework and all of the other things that filter through their very, very busy kitchen since it’s the entryway for their home also!!  
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And this little launch pad on the opposite wall  by the ‘green screen’ gives a place for keys in the mini basket and books, etc in the bigger basket…  

So you know I’m not fooling…here’s an example of cost…Stacy 3
Side note: Don’t you think the oval platter really breaks up the ‘boxiness’ of all the other rectangles in the vignette??

So much to be considered when planning vintage eclectic…or really any room…
-pattern…consider shapes
-texture…woods/metals/linens
-size….of furniture and accessories
-color…at least one white and one black item in every room too!
-contrast…mirrors/glass
…too name a few…

Another feature missing in her ‘old’ kitchen is the flow from room to room…it now flows with her dining room, but also by putting one of the beach pics on the entry porch…the kitchen flows out to these!!
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Now…you just have to decide where to sit first!!
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She even said that her daughter fell asleep in one of these the other night!! I’m so excited that instead of walking through their kitchen…my BFF’s wonderful family can enjoy a family room in their kitchen!! What a privilege and memory maker :)
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For me…it was a fun day and I can remember her kitchen re-do while wearing this little vintage smock that only I would wear…well…me and Caroline Ingalls…

…picked up in the loot for $3!


Linking to...                           http://www.betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/


 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/










 
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30 comments:

Amy said...

I can't believe you all did this in a day! You know it would take me like, ten years! Love it. Makes me almost want to keep my neutral walls so that I can totally change things up more often. Great job!

Audra said...

Fantastic job. These items really made the kitchen pop and bring it all together.

Great job ladies!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Thanks for joining the party! Love those yellow chairs & amazing that you did it all so fast.

Caroline said...

Its amazing how you did this all in one day. I too love those yellow chairs...very vintage!

ellen b. said...

Whoa! You girls really pulled it off in a day! Well done. Very nice....

Vintage Remixed said...

Great job. Love the happy, yellow patio set. :-)

Allison Shops said...

What fun you two had!

Allison

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Great "shop the house!" :) You guys found some good bargains. I think it's so much more fun to hit the sales with a friend. :) I'm visiting from Rhoda's Thrifty Treasures party. :)

Brittany said...

in love with the yellow chairs!!!!!!!!!!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Great job! I am in awe that you did that all in one day!
Toni

Lana K. W. Austin said...

What an amazing day and kitchen re-do! YOu did it soooo fast!

Hugs, L

mishebe said...

that bloomers apron is too cute!

Kammy said...

Very cute and I bet your friend is happy indeed !
Kammy

Wendy said...

It looks great!! ANd man I love those chairs in yellow! I bought a set for $10 awhile back and we painted them green. But those pictures make me want to paint them yellow.

Cindy said...

My goodness, her kitchen looks great with all of that wonderful vintage things in it! I love it. you look super cute in your new frock? pinafore? apron? not sure what it is. Very fun post! Hugs, Cindy S

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv those COOL yellow chairs...you did a outstanding job and really fast! Hope you are having a good time at NTT:)

Blessings,
Linda

~~Carol~~ said...

Ok, can I book you for one day of your time to go shopping with me and then come back here and help me decorate?! You obviously have a knack for it! I absolutely love that chest and everything on it, and the yellow furniture on the porch. Can't believe you did all of this in one day!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Coloradolady said...

Really love the finished makeover...it is really nice, and a great budget I might add.....one day....that is amazing. Have a great VTT!

Tara Beaulieu said...

Wow, that's amazing- all that great stuff for under $100 and decorated in a day?! You women are maniacs! How terrific! Thanks for sharing and Happy VTT!

Deborah said...

Great thrifty do-over and so simple to change when you feel like it since you didn't spend a lot.

Elizabeth said...

Great job - and to do it all in one day!! Love the stuff you found, and LOVE LOVE LOVE the yellow table and chairs!

malkah said...

Very inspiring. I appreciate your advice to "edit" the room first.

Vonlipi said...

You certainly have a lot of energy! this kitchen has tons of cool ideas, love it!

Miri said...

Wonderful bread box! You two did a great job and all in one day!

bj said...

Ya'll did a fantastic makeover, in one single day. Not only did she get a great look...ya'll had a great time. Can't beat that!!
xo bj

Charlotte said...

Great job! The best part was the shopping!!!

Laura said...

What what great finds! I love the yellow chairs...I have always wanted chairs like that.

I'd love it if you stopped by the "Saturday is Crafty Day" party starting on April 24th. Check out my blog for details.

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

what a fun day with adorable results! Thanks so much for sharing.

Nana Moon said...

What a great day! I love the quilt valance, it's adorable. Thanks for inspiring me today! Happy VTT!
Danylle
Nana Moon Shop

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Boy, those pennies were really stretched. That apron made out of bloomer is really strange. :)

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