Friday, August 2, 2013

Be Inspired #151: Kitchen Remodel with Vintage in Mind.

Hi Everyone, wow, can you believe it's August?
This Summer is flying by, I hope you've been enjoying it and finding some time to get some projects done. I finished one last week that I've been putting off for ages. Thanks to all you who featured my kitchen tabletop makeover this last week. If you haven't seen that post, then just click here. It's now my "most visited post"!

Sometimes I see an amazing photo on a blog and I just assume that it must be a magazine image; but not this time. This wonderful kitchen below belongs to Silvina from Tasas & Cuentos.  She has finished a complete kitchen renovation, and the result is a vintage lovers' dream come true. She wanted old cabinetry for this amazing open space, so when she found this huge Grocery Store Counter and it's cupboard companion, it became the showstopping centerpiece for her new and efficient work space.

She left the paint finishes as is, and just added in extra shelving for dish storage. Not many of us would have the space for this kind of fabulous counter, but her quest for a vintage look paid off. If you haven't seen this post in person, then please visit her blog and also check out the previous posts on this kitchen renovation.

Kathleen from Faded Charm 
takes us on a morning walk in her lovely garden. 
Her Hydrangeas are heavenly.

with Katie at Decorate My Life

Erin from Just Grand shared her friend's wonderful Gardens,
complete with potting shed and fishpond.

Carlene from Organized Clutter
 gave a recap of her Garden Junk Vignettes.

 And Mary from Home is Where the Boat Is
 has been loving lavender and shares her Lavender Margaritas
...Need I say more?

yes, please...

Today's Sponsor Spotlight is on Lucy from 
hope you'll run by her shop and check out all the fun Summer Jewelry
in her upcycled, recycled, repurposed vintage shop.

thanks Lucy!

Hope you'll join in today for the party. Be Inspired is open to all "inspiring" posts, not just vintage. I'd love for you to be a follower of Common Ground, and remember to please have a link to this blog within your blog post to be featured.

and check out these other great Friday Parties

Alrighty then,
Time to get this party started!


  1. Wonderful features, Debra. Love that vintage kitchen - she that counter is amazing! I do appreciate you hosting,

  2. Thanks for hosting...I'm going to zip on over Decorate My Life and learn how she did her cabinets...mine need painting desperately!

    1. Oh thank you Denise! My site is down right now :( :( so check back soon!!! Email me if you have any questions though

  3. Thanks so much Debra - for another great party!
    Fabulous features :)
    Have a wonderful day,

  4. Thanks for hosting Debra. Happy to be here this week and share my new shop space.


  5. Thanks for hosting another great party Debra. Love your features especially the kitchen makeover.

  6. Debra, your support means the world to me!

  7. That kitchen is amazing! What a find. Thank you for sharing and hosting the party!

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  9. Thank you so much for featuring my Garden post! And thanks for hosting the party!

  10. Yes, I love Silvinia's kitchen! It is droolworthy! Great features! Thank you for hosting! Man, with back to school on the know what that means! Fall!
    Squeal! Are you longing for pumpkins yet?! Thanks for hosting and for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  11. Hello Debra! Oh!! you made me feel so happy featuring my grocery counter today!!! I'm very happy with my new/old kitchen and enjoy a lot sharing and knowing others appreciate it.
    I love your blog, your house is wonderful and I like joining your great party very much.
    Besos (kisses) and a big hug from Argentina!

  12. Debra, that kitchen is amazing! What an awesome find, and I love how she left it the original finish. Hydrangeas are fabulous and I always love Carlene's junk! Thanks for hosting.

  13. Debra,
    You, dear friend, have the most amazing featured guests in The Land of Blog!!!
    I would love to have enough space to put a vintage store counter in the kitchen!
    An amazing site, indeed!!!
    Thank you for hosting Be Inspired Friday each week!

  14. Good morning Debra,

    Wow....that kitchen is amazing!!! I love every bit of it and will definitely be pinning these photos and checking out her blog.

    I also wanted to thank you for featuring my hydrangeas from last week:-)

    Thanks for being such a gracious hostess every week. Have a good one!


  15. Hi Debra,

    Gorgeous feature kitchen! Thanks for hosting!


  16. Hi Debra~ That grocery store counter island is to die for! Thanks so much for sharing my Lavender Magaritas, I'm honored & thrilled!

  17. I agree, Debra. That's the most amazing kitchen remodel I've seen. Makes me want a large kitchen. What a fabulous idea to use the antique counter and floor to ceiling cupboard. This should be in a magazine!

  18. OMG..Tazas y Cuentos great kitchen counter and lovely kitchen has been featured FOUR times...she deserves it, I totally love it! I thought I was lucky with my kitchen post last month for been featured 3 times..hehehe... Thank you for the fun party, my friend. Big hugs,

  19. Debra, thanks for the linky! Christine from Little Brags

  20. Thanks Debra for featuring my garden vignettes!

  21. Love the vintage look of that kitchen. The grocery store counter is so charming and thanks for hosting!

  22. Love the features! Thanks so much for hosting!...hugs...Debbie

  23. OMGoodness, Debra, what wonderful and amazing features! Thanks for being one of those great hosts that we all love and appreciate!

  24. Hi Debra... loved seeing all of your featured posts... that vintage kitchen is just beautiful!... I linked up my "Prairie Pickles" today... all finished, bottled and looking pretty!... wish you lived close enough to give you some since you love B&B pickles too!... thanks for hosting!... xoxo Julie Marie

  25. I had to check out your table top post and it is so pretty! I've been out of the loop for a few weeks so I missed it. I'm going to have to do that to one of ours this winter. I do the same thing, dive in thinking it will be a quick job only to find out it's taken a lot longer than anticipated. Thanks for hosting!

  26. Hi Debra, I fell in love with Silvina's kitchen island the moment I saw it! Thanks for hosting such a great party.

  27. Thank you so much Debra for another great party. I can't believe that isn't a magazine picture of a kitchen either! Wow! Blessings to you, Patti

  28. Thank you so much for hosting and letting me join in.

  29. Thanks for hosting, Debra. That kitchen counter is incredible!

  30. Thanks for hosting. The kitchen pictures are fabulous!

  31. Thanks for hosting and the kitchen counter paint is so pretty on it!

  32. Debra, Love the kitchen remodel, so beautiful! The features this week are awesome! Thanks for always having a fun party and have a wonderful weekend!

  33. Wonderful kitchen remodel. Love being able to see all the details of the finished kitchen. Great features as always this week. Thank you for hosting, loving joining in.

  34. Thanks for hosting the party again this week! Love all the inspiration going on over here!

  35. Wow, D, thanks for pointing us in the direction of Silvina's home! I have seen that kitchen before, but didn't know where the source originated. Now, I'm totally followin' her. Thanks for hosting, wow, can't believe it's August.

  36. Hi from your newest follower! Found you over at Cedar Hill Ranch and we defiantly have the same tastes! I love that kitchen island by the way :) Hope you can stop by my blog, Wonderful at Home - we have a giveaway going on right now through Saturday at 3pm, so it is perfect timing, maybe you can win some vintage pretties! Hope you have a wonderful evening and I look forward to following you!

  37. Good idea, it looks great, I really like it. I want to start a page as your ans recently I asked a web design company ELCO PLANET ( to develope the page for me.. I was just interested for web hosting.. can you please advice me about web hosting provider.. have you ever heard for offering hosting, alpha reseller hosting... ? thanks a lot

  38. The kitchen remodel is gorgeous! Thanks so much for hosting.

  39. Your table turned out great! Thanks for hosting :)

  40. Nice idea on the vintage design. I haven't thought about making out kitchen that way but the idea sounds very inviting. Thanks a lot for sharing.


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