Thursday, May 19, 2011

My Best Friend's Kitchen

When I was in Georgia last week, I stopped off in my hometown of Augusta to visit with my best friend Teresa Jane. Well, actually she lives in Evans, Georgia, which is just outside of Augusta. Teresa has been my best friend since we met as young girls while working at what used to be J.B. White's Department store. She owns her own business, a website design company and designs awesome sites...take a peek at her site TheWebDept. She designed my website, Miss Janice, for my etiquette business...yes, that would be the business I don't spend a lot of time on these days:)

Recently, she had a kitchen makeover and I thought y'all might like to take a peek. Here's her "Chateau at the Tracks"...

Before the Makeover:








AFTER THE MAKEOVER:

Teresa decided to keep her cabinets white, which I love. The printed wallpaper is gone, the countertops are now granite, with a tile backsplash, new tile floor, new hardware and faucets, and black appliances.



The Breakfast Room...





When Teresa was deciding on colors and a 'theme' she told me "I'm not getting into that rooster stuff like you do." Well...I see a plate rack on the wall with rooster plates and a rooster dish towel hanging on the oven door. I love her choice of black appliances. She considered going with stainless and changed her mind at the last minute. I have stainless in my home in Mississippi and really would rather have black!




Hmmm, a porcelain rooster on the countertop...



Rooster rug, which I LOVE!


New tile...




Love the faucet and the granite countertops...



Another rooster rug in front of the frig:)


Rooster rug under the kitchen table:)


Her kitchen table...love the table, the dinnerware, and the centerpiece!



That's Miss Teresa's kitchen! Thank you for visiting with me today. I'll be quite nervous all day in anticipation of the results show on American Idol tonight. My favorite is Scotty McCreery...the cute Southern boy...LOVE Scotty!

13 comments:

Laur said...

LOVE her kitchen! I love before and after pics. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day! XO

High Heeled Life said...

This was a fabulous post! thanks for the inspiration!!! Great before and after photos! ... I see she "really" decided to not use a ROOSTER theme ... :) .. I think they look lovely . As our own kitchen reno evolves and we unpack boxes I am surprised how many rooster related items I gave aquired over the years without thought...xo HHL

AngelaV said...

Love her new kitchen. I too went with black appliances - simply because I was told that stainless steel shows fingerprints. I also love her choice of granite.

Bea said...

Love her kitchen! I have the same granite colour, and the backsplash tiles are similar to the yellow paint she used on her walls... I changed my ivory appliances to stainless and the fingerprints do show... I have to keep them pristine! My cabinets are dark, and I would like to change them to white... Love the roosters :D

Shelia said...

Morning, Miss Janice! OH, your friend's kitchen makeover is wonderful! It's so bright and cheery and Roosters! LOL! Gotta love them Roosters! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)
now you know I used bad English on purpose, didn't you? :)

The Fajdich Times said...

What a beautiful Kitchen!!

Suburban Princess said...

Beautiful! Since we are renovating ATM I am always happy to see what other people have done!

I sent you an email last week I think....I am so sure I did...I better check my sent folder. Anyhoo I hope you are keeping well!

A Hint of Home said...

Wonderful transformation! Love the granite color and the black appliances. Her rooster accents and rugs are the perfect touch!Hubby and I are with you in rooting for Scotty! We'll keep our fingers crossed!

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Hmmmmm, looks to me as if those little roosters have done 'snuck' into Miss Teresa's kitchen. The upadates are gorgeous! I too am on pins and needles about Idol! I think this has been the best season EVER. I love Lauren and Scotty both! Woooo Hooooo!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Hmmmmm, looks to me as if those little roosters have done 'snuck' into Miss Teresa's kitchen. The upadates are gorgeous! I too am on pins and needles about Idol! I think this has been the best season EVER. I love Lauren and Scotty both! Woooo Hooooo!

Love,
Mrs. Kindergarten

His Way or Her Way said...

She did a wonderful job renovating her kitchen! I agree. . .love the rooster rug in the kitchen area.

Lori

Sarah said...

What a lovely makeover!

I've been out of the blog loop for quite some time, and wanted to say hello.
I love the new blog header!

...All Things Refined said...

Adore your BFF's update kitchen photos and I am rooting for Scotty too.