Sunday, February 15, 2009

Met Monday You won't believe what we did here.Yes,really,it's the same place!

Thanks again to Susan for hosting this wonderful Metamorphois Monday. Be sure to visit her to see all the wonderful posts.http://betweennapsontheporch.blogspot.com/







Yes,this is what we started out with here,it was pretty bad.It was a very, old mobile home,14x74 ft with a small addition which made it around 950 sq.ft.My husband had vision,I didn't.It took us a few years but it is almost done now.It is now over 1800 sq.ft. and completely different,thank God.I don't have many before pictures,my husband took these.He did all the work,he has been in the construction trade for many years but it was still quite the undertaking even with his knowledge.

He added a new peaked roof over the whole place,new windows,new,well,to be honest,everything is new.We paid for it all as we went and we don't owe a cent and it feels great.I love my home now and wouldn't want to be anywhere else,it's perfect for the two of us and our fur family.For today I will just show you the kitchen and dining room and in time I will proudly show you every room he made.The new part has the high ceilings,the original part,the lower ones.





someday the plan is to have all stainless steel appliances,I can wait
the pantry by the fridge has rollout shelves

I love my tumbled marble and the undercabinet lights and I was so happy to find just what I wanted for hardware at Rona.The cabinets,they are alder, are from Euro-rite(canadian company) and my husband custom made the crown molding.



A closeup of some of the details


I chose to have one big sink here and a smaller prep sink is located on peninsula with dishwasher next to it.I love my bridge taps too.






looking into the dining room ,I love the arches my son made for me.



the soaring ceiling in the dining room


had to show you my chandy,bought from costco,it was bronze,I wanted it black so sprayed it


the dining room


This door will lead to a new deck(hopefully it will be built this summer) in our back yard.Just around the corner past the arch to the right of the dining room,I even managed to get a bonus walk in pantry.


I still almost can't believe it's the same place!






43 comments:

Susan said...

Wow you husband did a beautiful job on the kitchen! I need his vision for my kitchen!

prof en retraite said...

Oh Cyndi...What a beautiful home! No wonder you are so proud! And to own it outright in this economy...what a blessing for you and your family!! It's just gorgeous. your DH did an amazing job! Have a great week...hugs...Debbie

Cass said...

Are you kidding? Is this really the same space? I am completely bowled over!!! Gorgeous, beyond gorgeous. Wow. Really ... wow!!!

Cass

Stacey said...

That is an amazing transformation for you two to be very proud of! I just love your kitchen. You have so much space. The cabinetry is beautiful.

mbkatc230 said...

Cyndi, you know how much I love this kitchen. I just can't get over the transformation. I don't think I'd really seen the before pix. The amount of work that went into this is amazing, you and your family did an incredible job. What a sense of accomplishment. Hugs, Kathy

PAT said...

Fabulous makeover!!

Kristen said...

WOW
I can't believe all you guys did! This looks amazing!

Jeanette said...

I have always loved your kitchen, but it is even more amazing after seeing the "before" pictures. Just a beautiful transformation. Makes it all the sweeter, doesn't it? It is hard to believe it is the same space.

marty39 said...

Cyndi, everytime I see the before pictures I just can't believe the difference in your place. You know I LOVE your kitchen. I think your DH did such an amazing job with all the moldings and you do have such a talent with picking out the right combinations of fixtures and accessories. Your DR is so bright and airy and the deck off of it will be the crowning touch. I love the decorations you chose. Just an unreal transformation. Hugs, Marty

santamaker said...

Now that's what I call a metamorphesis! Fantastic Job on both of your parts.

Kathysue said...

Cyndi, this was an amazing transformation.I can see why you love your home it is wonderful.I love you kitchen and the arch is such a wonderful architectural feature.You have a home and a husband to be proud of.It is truly amazing,and we all know how yummy it smells with all your essential oils.Hugs to you my dear friend,Kathysue

xinex said...

Wow! I can't believe it's the same place either, Cyndi! What a marvelous job your husband did! It's amazing and gorgeous!...Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Cyndi! ~WOW -OH- WOW~!!!

I am in awe once again!
I have always loved this room. I'm not sure I realized how much work you had actually done in here.
It's just gorgeous!

Wonderful MM post!
Have a wonderful day my friend.
~Melissa :)

Sarah said...

I bet that was worth waiting for. It is quite the transformation. I love it!
Sarah

ellen b. said...

Oh mercy, mercy me, that's amazing. I love your transformation. Your husband has great vision and skills!!

Fifi Flowers said...

There is nothing like a NEW and WONDERFUL kitchen! ENJOY!

Happy To Be said...

WOW!! now this is the best one I have seen today...what vision your hubby had and its just one word BEAYTIFUL...and I so remeber you from RMS..girl thanks so much for sharing your wonderful home...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

DesignTies said...

I would never in a million years guess that that's a mobile home!! You and your hubby have done some amazing work. It took a lot of vision to see what could be done with the house you started off with!!

I really like the pendants over your peninsula. Your wood cabinets are nice too. And the arches are great.

You've added a lot of extra little details to your house that really stand out. Great job!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Kim Chalfant said...

Fabulous!!!! I told my husband I want pull out shelves in my pantry cupboards. I just love how your kitchen turned out. Great job!!!

Alisa Lucas-Brown said...

Cyndi,
What a remarkable job you have done! Everything is just gorgeous and so well designed. I certainly is hard to believe the elegant transformation! I love it!
Alisa - Carolina Panache

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Very very nice job. It looks familiar. Did you post before on RMS?

Linda said...

Holy Cow what a fabulous job!!
This is amazing, loving those pendant lights in the kitchen.
You have a lovely looking family too, handsome guys!
Linda Q

Judi said...

Hi Cyndi
Your place looks beautiful! You are so lucky your husband is able to do all this work so that you can get it just the way you want it. I can't imagine it doesn't look anything like it did before. The detailing is really something. Wow! You MUST love it for sure.

I'm sorry you had to work today...I didn't realize or maybe I should have realized that all of Canada got this day off as Family Day. Well each province I mean.

Odd that your grocery stores are open. Ours are not. The malls are closed too. They've posted it that way all week so there is a bit of a difference then.
Well..I hope it was a shorter day for you and you can sit back and enjoy yourself this evening.

Judi

janet said...

oh my i can hear the excitment in your voice and i can totally understand why.....absolutely so stunning and beautiful...love everything, oh and love the lights above the island
thanks for sharing
hugs
janet

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Incredible transformation! Your kitchen looks awesome! Congratulations! laurie

Shelia said...

OH, what a transformation! Everything is so beautiful! I know you just must love this. Your kitchen is truly beautiful. I love the beautiful molding above your window and to think y'all did this yourself and don't owe a penny! Good job! Love your chandy in the dining room, too. I can't wait to see the rest of your lovely home.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Carmen said...

Hi there! My first time here, and WOW! I can't believe thats the same place, it's BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You are very lucky your hubby is so talented, and I love all your precious doggies!!!!

DesignTies said...

Hi Cyndi :-)
I love your kitchen! Everything is so beautiful - your cabinetry colour, the hardward you've chosen, your lighting (love how you spray-painted the brass chandi - looks fantastic!), the details incorporated by hubby/son (archway, vaulted ceiling, etc.)... just fab!!
Sad about Micasa closing, hey? :-(
Hope all is well with you!
Victoria @ DesignTies

lvroftiques said...

Cyndi!! I didn't recognize your face but I sure recognized your kitchen!! I'm so happy you found my blog so I could find yours! I see what you mean about your hubby being handy! What an AMAZING transformation!! Man I thought mine was good lol! And what a wonderful feeling to have zero house payment! I am envious my friend! *winks* Just beautiful! Vanna

Carmen said...

Hi again! I love meeting new friends from all over! Thanks for the tip on the furminator, I've never heard of it but will check into finding one. My german shepherd sheds so bad in the spring, I usually use a shedding blade on her OUTSIDE, even at that we both end up covered in hair! Nice to meet you!

Tootsie said...

this is wonderful!!!! You did a fantastic job!!!!
I love all the details!
the weather here in Red Deer has been very mild...for the most part this month...ya think we are in for "it"?

Carmen said...

Hi Cyndi!Hope your having a great day. For the dirty pears, all you need are some cheap plastic pears, apples would work too. Just paint them with modge podge or craft glue, then while they're still wet, sprinkle like crazy with ground cinnamon, let dry on a rack of some sort and ...Viola...dirty pears! If you sprinkle over a bowl, you can reuse the cinnamon you get and you don't waste as much. Have fun! Oh- I found a pet catalog that sells furminator I'll probably order me one next payday!!!

marty39 said...

Cyndi, I have an award for you, so come by and pick it up. LOVE you, hugs, Marty

Momovthree said...

Your husband had quite the vision! And what amazing work he did. Your home is beautiful and you must be so proud of it.
~Michelle

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Oh my gosh!!Wha a gorgeous transformation!!!!


M ^..^

Blue Eyed Tango said...
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Blue Eyed Tango said...

Cyndi, I wanted to let you know that I removed my remark because my identity was on here from Micasa and didn't want you know who to find it. He's back at the naughty comments there....on my page and others! Glad you're here and thanks for stopping by to see the pups! Your slide show makes me cry! I always think of the commercial on TV to that song! The sad one because no one wants those animals! Sad!

Happy To Be said...

Cyndi...Hope all is well in your world girl...thanks for coming by...sorry I am so late again..I have only one more post to do and then I am going to get some rest this pnumonica is really getting me down...I ain't as young as I use to be Ha ha!! any way thanks again and may you have a blessed day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Nick Klaus said...

wow. just wow.
that's quite the transformation. just thinking about living through that makes me wince. In any event, glad the work is done: it looks amazing.

Blue Eyed Tango said...

Hi,
I just wanted to let you know that I changed my template and lost a few followers? I didn't realize this happens or I wouldn't have changed it! Sorry for any confusion.....just learning this whole blog thing!

ann said...

Your hubby is a magician.How beautiful is this.I love it------------...Ann

Happy To Be said...

Cyndi thanks girl for coming by and seeing me!! hope all is well in your part of the world today..Hugs and smiles Mt Northern Friend..Gl♥ria

Carmen said...

hi Cyndi, your comment column is getting SO long! Just wanted to let you know thanks for the advice, furminator is on it's way HERE!!!