When a mag like Better Homes & Gardens hits my mailbox and I see that one of my blog friends has been featured, I get all kinds of excited. You may remember when I showed you Mary Ann’s kitchen makeover a few years ago. Now it and the rest of her made-over “Beachy Bungalow” in California are in the May issue.
Her kitchen has come a long way since those mellow yellow days, that’s for sure. The photo of Mary Ann above is from the magazine. Have you ever noticed how they always have homeowners handling fruits and vegetables in these shots? If I’m ever in one, I’m going to see if I can sneak in a bags of chips and a box of Ho-Hos to mix things up.
Here are a couple of the kitchen photos she shared with us when I featured it in 2011:
This is what the other side of the room looked like before…
And here it is now, with a seating area by the window:
Quite a transformation! (If you want more details about her new kitchen, here’s my original post.)
The magazine also featured other rooms in her house, including the dining room and living room.
Congratulations to Mary Ann on the feature! Visit her lovely blog Classic Casual Home to see more of her home, as well as the 1920s apartment they’re living in at the moment in San Francisco. Pick up the May issue of Better Homes & Gardens to read the article by Paige Porter Fischer and see all the photos by Edmund Barr.
Hope you had a nice weekend! We celebrated both my daughter’s birthday (I posted pics on Instagram) and my dad’s, which was fun. BTW, I’m giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one of my newsletter subscribers this week, just to say thanks for being one of my regular readers. If you haven’t signed up yet, click here to give me your email and you’ll be automatically entered to win. Thanks!