I cannot believe that this is the last post of Jill’s house reveal! (sadness) It seems like I should have a LOT more to post about!! Showcasing the house is definitely the fun part though! I will have a tutorial or two to share, but this is the last reveal post. I hope you like it!   If you missed the living room and entry way, don’t forget to check them out!!

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One of my favorite things to do is bounce decorating ideas off my friends, family and clients. THEY might not enjoy everything that rants out of my crazy/decorating mouth, but I SURE DO! Ha! When I told Jill that I wanted to make fork and knife curtains for her kitchen, she looked like she was going to fall off her chair! I think I even followed the comment with, “You will JUST have to trust me!” I had a vision, and I was really excited to show her what that vision was!!

The cozy cottage style kitchen is decorated in the same serene turquoise, white, grey and olive pallet that I love. It is very clean and bright, and I cannot get enough of it! I wish it were my kitchen/dining room! When I was making decisions for Jill’s House, my main agreement (with myself) was that I would not put anything in her home that I would not put in my own. I stayed true to that guide throughout the entire decorating process.

My favorite part of the dining area is the curtains! (They are Jill’s favorite too!) The curtains were really inexpensive to make and I will be sharing a tutorial soon! The curtains add just the right amount of whimsy to the room in my opinion, and I loved how the ruffle at the top turned out. The amazing blue hutch is one of Jill’s fabulous furniture that she had in her son’s room. I think I probably ranted the sentence, “THAT FURNITURE IS COMING OUT FROM BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, LIKE NOW,” when I saw that bad boy. (Yes, I was yelling at the top of my lungs too!) Just kidding. The only thing we needed was to repair the glass and it was ready to go.
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Since Jill’s cottage country style living room and entryway were painted blue, I decided to change it up and tone the kitchen a soft creamy tan color. I chose this color for a lot of reasons. Jill loves neutrals, and for her dining room and kitchen, I decided to tone down the wall color to naturally showcase the amazing furniture and cabinets in the room.

We added a pot rack (that we constructed ourselves) and hung it with rope (because of my love affair with pottery barn and restoration hardware who have both used rope in their designs this season). I loved the idea and even secured the rope with legit bailing wire. As a farm girl from central Utah, I couldn’t help myself!   cottage style house

The chandelier was another item that Jill had in her garage that was not being used! (I KNOW!!!! I WAS DYING!!!) After a few repairs, the chandelier was perfect for above her mismatched dining table and chairs. And, you might recognize the intricate dresser (below) from the before pictures of Jilly’s entry way. It now fits perfectly in the dining room and serves as the seasonal decorating area in her home. The authentic old window is adorned with a wreath that is intended to be switched out for the current holiday or season. Plus, the fun apothecary jars can also be filled with candies of all kinds, colors and seasonal items!
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The before and after photos are always a favorite of mine, and hopefully you will enjoy them too! After Shelley from House of Smiths painted her pantry room door, Jill and I agreed that giving her pantry door that extra pop of color would be a PERFECT way to add more of the serene blue color from the other areas of her home. (The blue color is called Sauna from Allen Roth Valspar Brand from Lowes). I glazed the door to add some character.
We painted the kitchen island white and now the curvy wrought iron bar stools can be seen due to the new-found contrast.

After5If you have been a reader of my site for a little while, you know that mismatched furniture is definitely a love of mine. So, I’m sure you aren’t surprised by the mismatched chairs around Jilly’s dining room table. The green velvet chairs at the head and foot of the dining table were purchased from Marshalls, and the others were made over by yours truly. Of course I used my FAVORITE spray paint from Krylon!! I showcased them in my fun week of chairs posts.ready to go2

Most of the accessorizing was done by Leslie Thomas, a good friend and talented decorator who placed most of the accessories above all of the cabinets. I made the fun confectionery shop window and I loved how fun it turned out! Making boutique-like items for Jill’s house was a lot of fun for me (and super duper thrifty too!)

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decorations above cabinets One of my favorite subtle details of the kitchen includes “his” and “hers” aprons that I also made for Jill with my Silhouette CAMEO machine. AND, the magic machine also helped me make the fun fork and knife curtains displayed earlier in the post. I’m telling ya, my Silhouette CAMEO was my right hand man (or girl) during this makeover!

Most of the other accessories for this space was purchased at HomeGoods, Tai Pan, and Michaels crafts.After7 The fun sugar and flour glass canisters that I also labeled using my Silhouette CAMEO are pretty cute, and they were simple canisters bought at a big box store. The amazing rug for in front of Jill’s sink was a STEAL of a deal on Hautelook a few months ago. After6

I worked really hard on Jill’s House. In fact a lot of blood, sweat, and tears went into this transformation. I am really happy to be able to be sharing the final result with you! If you have any questions about where be bought any of the items in this room, please don’t hesitate to ask. I am willing to share every single detail.

The fun farmhouse style table came from Down East Home (on of my FAVORITE home decor stores in St. George Utah). The rug beneath the dining table was super duper cheap from Overstock.com. (Similar to the one linked here, but a different size).

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I hope you love it, but above all else, the fact the Jill loves it is enough for me!

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  1. says

    It turned out really nice Brooke. I love the dinning area and all the neat pieces of furniture in there. I can't believe she had all those great pieces already hiding in her house! They surely needed to be showcased. Look Great! :)

  2. says

    Beautiful-I love the color scheme,the chandy,and the mismatched chairs…The curtains are awesome!!I've been wanting to do something similar in my dining room-your idea was fantastic.That sliding barn door in the livingroom looks fabulous too!Great job!!

  3. says

    Very nice..love the color scheme, I'll be grabbing some color swatches next time I'm in the paint store. I love the wire baskets on the wall, where did you find them?

  4. says

    Man oh man I have been absolutely dying over Jill's house! so many great ideas! Can't wait to see the tutorial on those curtains! I am saving up for that Silhouette…STAT!
    thanks for sharing!

  5. says

    This is a beautiful make over, I love the curtains with the silverware, very creative! Love the colors, soo cool and comfy, very inviting! Speaking from an interior designer, great job!!

  6. says

    I'm with Jill, I love it too. My favorites are the mismatched chairs, the confectioner's sign and the sliding barn door in the distance.


  7. says

    Looks great! Nice detailing and plenty of variety. I especially like the rugs.

    You know what's even better than O dot com? The Overstock outlet store in Sandy! I got an 8 x 10 tufted wool area rug for $38. $38!!! Yes, it had a 2" bald spot that I fixed with adhesive so it couldn't spread then I just stuck that edge under the couch. Check out the bargains there next time you're up this way!

  8. says

    I cannot tell you enough how absolutely talented I think you are! I LOVE this whole re-do! I know I want that color in my living room now! I have to re-do my whole house now 😉

  9. says

    Love the house redo! LOVE that sauna blue color & am on my way to go get a sample tp try out in my living room! What was the color name that you used in the kitchen, and in a world of a gazillion "white" paint colors, what was the one you guys used for the trim & wall treatment in the living room?

    Love the fork & spoon curtains & barn door best–truly amazing!

  10. Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com says

    The trim paint color is Bistro White which is also a valspar paint color. As for kitchen paint color. We cannot find it! I'm looking and will hopefully have it soon.

  11. Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com says

    Black and White Crafts,
    We bought two bunches of curly q twigs at Tai Pan. Then we cut them up. I'm not sure where you are located, but Tai Pan is a store located in Utah. (I think they have locations in other states too).

  12. says

    thank you thank you for the color and depth and character. i am so tired of all the white on white and safety i see everywhere. God made so many beautiful colors for us to enjoy! i thank Him that you can see them!

  13. says

    I LOVE EVERYTHING about it! And the living room as well! I love love love it!!!! If only you could come makeover my whole house :)

  14. Brooke @ www.allthingsthrifty.com says

    The color for the Kitchen is Valspar Cliveden mist. YAY!! Jilly found it!

  15. John Lazarus says

    I have to say that, while that's a hodgepodge mix of furniture you got there, it all somehow seems to go together pretty well. I think I'll also try my hand at mixing and matching at home. Thanks for the idea.

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  16. says

    Brooke, I have followed you forever. And have an amazing opportunity to re-do the entire house we are renting- the owners asked me to do it since they have loved the work they have seen me do, what an awesome blessing right! To live in a space I created and swoon after and on their budget!!! That is stuff Dreams are made of! Anyways I inherited a HUGE- I mean MASSIVE rectangular beast of pine dining table from my in-laws (seats like 8) any ways the chairs were no more so I decided back in Oct when we got the table to hodgepodge it- I have always loved that style almost secretly because I have OCD and the perfectionism asymmetrical curse. I have MANY MANY pieces awaiting their revamps whether it be: re-finishing/re-purposing/painting/reupholstering etc/ They are just screaming to come in and be apart of family!We live in a high end executive area and I was worried to have hodgepodge vintage cottage charmed (aka chippy/worn) set up- and not the $70,000 wood inlaid table and matching chair set and matching hutch and matching blaa, blaa, blaa. But seeing the ENTIRE look all together gave me the confidence to do it this house. We will be unique and heck that is what I sell being uniquely you. So here is a hat tip to you from one DIYselfer turned decorator turned small business woman, sisters in the Gospel to another! Thanks

  17. says

    Brooke you have done amazing work once again. I have followed your blog for a long time and always learn from you. I have always wanted to do the Shabby Hodgepodge look with some of the pieces I awn, I have always, I mean from when I was little little girl loved it, But suppressed it to satisfy my OCD and my perfectionism/asymmetric nature. However in October we were given a MASSIVE rectangular solid PINE dining table form my hubby's parents. And in this house it we have a LARGE formal dining room that can handle it, actually it needed something as we use are 8 seat bar stool height square dining set in our kitchen dining space. The one we inherited can seat 8 but the chairs they had used with it over the years are no more. So I knew right away I wanted to hodgepodge the chairs to it, I even want to strip off the 5/8" thick lacquer on it and paint it/chip it. glaze it. But was so reluctant because we live in a High-End Executive area and new it would go against the grain of the $70,000 wood in-laid Dining Set that have ALL additional complementing pieces all matchy, match — blaa, blaa, bored. But after seeing your entire home re-do I am doing it it gave me confidence to be unique- that is what I sell, "being UNIQUELY you!" SO from one DIYselfer turned Decorator/Interior Designer/Furniture Re-Furbisher and fellow sister in the Gospel, building the Kingdom of Zion. My hats off to ya!

  18. says

    Where did you get all the mismatched dining chairs? I have been wanting one like the white one (french provincial curvy legs) for my office/craft room. Love the style and colors!

  19. kate says

    I am desperately searching for a chandelier like that for my dinning room! Pleease tell me you know where she got that beauty! I know u said it was in her garage but do u know where it originally came from?

  20. Cindy says

    I found your place looking for something to do with my kitchen. The colors of your kitchen are so close to what I love. I live in WV. As I read on I became very jealous when I saw that you lived in St. George. My dream place. My son was there at Dixie State last year. I went there too many eons ago. Didn’t work out to live there :( My question is, where did you get the rug? The one with blue, brown, and off white in front of the sink. After taking down my Christmas deco above my cabinets I decided I didn’t want all the old stuff back up there. I love the bird cage and so I’m off to look for one of those. I already have some ceramic birds and I will keep those for sure. If you are ever bored and would like to give out ideas, email!

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