Saturday, August 29, 2009

Kitchen Cabinets, Repeat

There were a few comments about mom's kitchen cabinets. Mom originally posted this two years ago, but for those of you who are new, here is the story of the cabinets. At one time mom told Auntie that she wanted the kitchen to feel like it was under water. She was actually thinking of painting fish and underwater plants on the walls, but then she bought these dishes.

Mom really, really likes these dishes.

Auntie held one up and said, underwater? Flowers? What do you think? And mom went Cool!

And so, the kitchen was born. Now, this was before my time, but I've heard that when mom said she wanted to paint flowers on the cabinets dad said "Okay."

This is above the sink.

This is on the other side of the window and sink.

This is over the stove.

Here are the bottom cabinets.

Mom even painted the dishwasher, until she got a new one.

See the new, fancy dishwasher that mom doesn't want to paint, and the new floor.

This is the backside of the very first picture. It is facing the breakfast nook.

You can see the old floor and I am sure you can all understand why mom changed it.

So that's the story with the cabinets. Have a great day.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Yes the floor didn't match. I still love those cabinets. We loved them the first time. Of course it is unlikey that we will ever get anything like that as they just redid the cabinets...and the Male has this thing about Oak.. sigh.

The WriggleButts said...

We've always known there's a great amount of creativity going around in your house!


Team Tabby said...

We have always admired your cabinets very much and still do!

We loved hearing about the birthday meal PlusOne made for your mom - a great gift and yummy too. Happy Belated Birthday to her!

Mindy, MOe, Bono, Cookie & Mike

Salinger The Pug said...

Wow...what a happy kitchen!!!!

Very nice job!

You could have just kept the old floor and called it "vintage"! Doesn't everything eventually come back in style? ;-)

Enjoy your weekend!

Stubby said...

Hi Roxy! Your mom is so talented and so handy around the house. I love the cabinets and I think your mom has done a great job in the kitchen.

Stubby xoxo

Clare said...

Hope you've been good while I've been away and not causing too much trouble.

You Mom and Auntie are very talented ladies. I'd kill for kitchen cupboards like those. Can you persuade your Mom to come to France and paint mine.

agent99 said...

Thank you so much for reposting. Your cabinets are amazing. simply breathtaking. I MUST do this in my basement sewing studio.....
and yeah, I agree about the floor.
Gen's mom.

The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Roxy and Lucky....
Do you rent your Mama out????

As Mama is a scuber diver she can SO GET the flower thing....


Mia said...

Such a fun and colorful kitchen!!! A pug could get used to hanging out in there =)


Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

What a beautiful kitchen you have! You are very lucky to have such a creative and talented Mom. Our Mom isn't that creative. I think we would LOVE a kitchen like yours.

Chihuahua kisses,
Bentley & Lexus

Anonymous said...


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