Saturday, May 30, 2009

Almost done!

This was the kitchen on the day of our home inspection (we can hardly believe that was already 9 months ago!)

Here is out kitchen today!! This was only about 6 or 7 hours of work, and will definitely hold us over until the big reno. The pictures came out a little more yellow than the true color because I took these pictures around 7 am with the rising sun shining directly in, so I will try and re-update with color corrected pics later this weekend.




We FINALLY took the plastic off the dishwasher! (although that made for easy painting LOL). This is pretty much our kitchen pride and joy since it is the only fancy appliance we have bought for our "future" kitchen.



Now we are off to the street fair!

49 comments:

Lori B said...

Wow! It looks fantastic!

Kristal said...

Amazing!!!

Marie said...

Oh my...so beautiful! The transformation is fabulous. Really like the paint color you chose.
Blessings,
Marie
http://emmacallsmemama.com

Melissa said...

It looks great!

Lindsey said...

It looks awesome! A huge improvement!

Suzy said...

LOVE it!! I wouldnt even do a kitchen reno now!!

Jess said...

Love the paint color!!! :0) And all of the white!!!

Tamstyles said...

I will buy you a ticket to come help me...

brynalexandra said...

It looks SO good!! Did you re-do the counter tops or is that paint? So fantastic!

Kimberly said...

Have you considered trying the stuff that comes in a roll and looks exactly like stainless steel? Actually, I think it is stainless. That might really update the stove. You've done great and it looks completely different.

The Pampered World said...

I love it! I sooo want a white kitchen now. Are you sure you want to do a kitchen reno? Maybe change out the old stove, but it looks great!

Roeshel said...

What a gorgeous transformation - as usual! Awesome job you guys! I love it!

Catherine said...

Looks great! Would love to know how you dealt with the countertops- did you just paint them or replace them?

bagfashionista said...

it looks fantastic! you painted the countertops too??! how does that hold up to food prep and such?

MrsKBJ said...

Holly you and your husband did such a wonderful job! Those after pictures look like they belong in a decor magazine!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Jennifer said...

Holly it looks amazing!!!!!!

Darlene - Our Creative Life said...

Looks terrific! I think if you add one more shelf above your other one it would be even better..and give you more storage!

Holly and Sean said...

Thanks so much everyone!! Darlene, I was thinking about it, but I only want to have stuff I regularly use otherwise it gets dusty. I may have to convice the hubby LOL.

As for the counters, this is weird, but the edge of the laminate was finished with wood (see before photos). So I had to paint that part otherwise it would still be wood. The surface is still the same (unpainted) laminate.

Jesse said...

It really looks amazing!

dr said...

I love it! I really do love the white...but I'm so looking forward to painting my cabinets - black! Oh yeah - I sorta need a house first! LOL

Donna

Amber said...

It doesn't even look like the same room! It's so bright and airy now! Love it you guys!!

nameisgrace said...

oh my this looks wonderful!!! hope you enjoy the fruits of your labor!

xo,
grace
www.nameisgrace.blogspot.com

EAC said...

Will you do a cabinet painting tutorial? It looks professional! I noticed a sprayer in one of the photos. Do you guys prefer that over a mini foam roller?

Thanks for any input!

Miss HoneyDew said...

OMG you work FAST girl!!! It looks amazing!

Amber said...

Looks amazing! Holly did you sand the cabinets before painting?

Emily said...

Great job!

Ani said...

Looks great!!
Nice job!!

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Sugar & Spice said...

Beautiful! Great work! What a diference! I think you have inspred me to go for a white look :)

Lynett said...

Absolutely amazing! I wouldn't do another thing to this kitchen!

Mrs. McB said...

It looks great!!!!!

Rayia said...

This looks amazing, what an inspiration.

klw21 said...

Hey Holly! Your kitchen looks amazing, but I was wondering if you sprayed the entire thing, or just the doors and then painted the outside of the cabinets by hand? My hubby and I are planning on tackling our kitchen cabinets soon and are debating on what would be the best overall way to paint them. Did you just tape everything off or what?

Kristin said...

Wow! applause applause applause!!
It looks fantastic... that open shelf with the stacked cake stands and big white bowl. I want to copy it!!

maria said...

gorgeous! LOVE it, fantastic!!

Corin said...

Wow! That is an amazing transformation. You did a terrific job!

Trish said...

so, so lovely! You were really able to turn that kitchen around, it looks fantastic!

Melissa said...

Amazing transformation. Looks like you had your work cut out for you, but your transformations and design is beautiful.

G+D said...

A beautiful after. You've done a great job!

Nancy E. J. said...

It looks fabulous!

I painted our cabinets recently and it made such a difference! Doesn't it just completely brighten up your kitchen!

Great job!

Megan Lee said...

Wow, what a transformation! I did't even realize it was the same kitchen until I continued reading! I love it!

3 o'clock walk said...

thats the after?! it looks like a totally different house. i love the brightness of the white! amazing!

Lauren said...

I have a question for you. Before painting what did you do to prepare the cabinets? Just sand? the reason I am asking is I painted some oak cabinets white and within a year the paint started chipping off.

Rebecca said...

Your kitchen looks stunning!!! Going to paint out my hiddeous oak cabinets too! I was wondering if you plan on making that cool hood vent over your stove like you did in your first home?

Sharla said...

I noticed you mentioned a paint gun in another post - did you use a paint gun on your cabinets??

val said...

wow! can you share your secrets? i want to paint my oak cabinets white. did you just paint them or are they new cabinets? PLEASE share.
val.bateman @ gmail.com

hollee said...

this is simply beautiful. what color/brand paint did you use on the cabinets?

Mark said...

I love what you have completed! Wonderful work generating your own doors.The colour will be wonderful in your kitchen.It is a long technique, painting kitchen cab's.
Kitchen

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Its looks so awesome. Have you considered trying something,This may really want to update the stove. You are doing well, it looks completely different.
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