Friday, April 24, 2015

My Mexican Tiled Kitchen

Here's something a little different.  As some of you know, I've been renovating an old adobe house in the desert outside of Tucson.  I've gotten a lot of curious emails....

So today, having splurged on a bunch of fancy lilies for a crafty photo shoot, I tidied my newly finished kitchen, staged it with lilies, and took a couple of pictures.  Just for you guys!


We ordered a lot of gorgeous rustic tiles from Mexico, and did every bit of it ourselves.  I love everything, except wish I could have afforded a fridge in some weird, bright color like aqua.  (Never fear, Aunt Peaches has a cure for the boring fridge - I might just try it.)

Want to see the Before shot?  Pretty dreadful.  No ceiling, no cabinet doors.  And yes, the curvy stucco range hood is painted a greasy, shiny metallic copper.  Blech!  Identities concealed to protect the innocent:



We tore down that ridiculous claustrophobic wall of appliances, opening the kitchen to the dining room.  Big difference, eh?


The cabinet color: dill pickle!  Isn't that the best name?


I hope you enjoyed this little peek.  Can't wait to show you the crafty project for which I bought the lilies.  Hint: it's a vase.

See you then!

15 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I love Mexican adobe homes. Whenever I see a renovation show that has a kitchen in that style they always rip it out. T^T Yours is so lovely. The colors are just beautiful. I ADORE the tile counter.

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  2. I love it! That kitchen is so beautiful... and you did it all by yourselves! Congratulations!!

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    1. Hey, Centi! Thanks so much! Yep, I am proud, like a mom who gave birth to a kitchen!

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  3. the kitchen is adorable Mich - great job! I think the fridge looks rather elegant in there. You could decoupage the cabinet doors if you have the strong urge to decoupage something, but I feel that a small painting print/artwork (maybe by an mexicanartists?) with yellow, green and pops of blue and red on the white wall (above your stationary supplies) could really tie the whole place together.

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  4. Woww no tengo palabras, me encanta todo de esta cocina, los colores, la baldosas, las lamparas, los banquitos de distintos colores!!!! Brava!!!:-D

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    1. Hola, Sandra! Graciassss! Lo de los banquitos fue totalmente un accidente. La tienda no tenia tres parecidos, asi que compramos los tres colores y me encanta el look. Como esta Matilde? Y tu? Perdoname los typos, no tengo accents, pero todavia estoy estudiando mi espanol.

      Take care - Mich

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  5. I love it! You did such a good job, and opening up the whole space makes all the difference. I couldn't help notice the charming wall too...and those stools.

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  6. I love it!!! Such beautiful colors. I actually like the plain fridge in there because too much color would take away from the lovely tiles, I think. Great job!!!!

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    1. oooh, thanks, Shannon, so pleased you like it! You know what? I never looked at the fridge issue that way, but you are totally right. I shall now stop pining for a colored fridge. You are awesome.

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  7. Your kitchen is fabulous! I love the tile work and the dill pickle cabinets!.

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  8. Your kitchen is fabulous! I love the tile work and the dill pickle cabinets!.

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  9. Michelle, your kitchen looks amazing. And I'm very impressed you did it yourself! I can't wait to see what else you do with the adobe home.

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    1. Thanks, Jessica! Really happy you like my mish-mash of color!

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  10. I love your new kitchen, the dill pickle (one of my favorite snack foods-😂) color is perfect. Can't wait to see what else you do.

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