Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Kitchen Reveal


So, I finally got around to taking pictures of the nice, clean kitchen! I thought first I would show you the transformation it went through over the years!!
Here was the kitchen when we moved in
We didn't touch the cupboards, all we really did was give the kitchen a fresh coat of paint, got rid of the curtains, table and chairs.
I chose this green colour, that I hated as soon as I painted the walls. It was better then the wallpaper though
One day I decided I should paint the "wood" panelling
That really brightened up the room!!
Here was the picture of the kitchen before the big project. (after we got the new table and chairs)
And here the kitchen is now:
Love the colour!! Again, we painted above the cupboards where the sign is, and I am so glad we did. It makes it appear taller. I also spray painted the handles to save money on hardware.
You can see in the earlier pictures there was a mirror and paper towel holder by the second sink. We removed those. Also you can see the yellow/gold glass in the doors, that had to go! Mom brought some paint medium she had which allowed us to paint right on the glass, the same colour as the cupboards. It looks awesome!
I actually painted the range and dishwasher with the same colour. That dishwasher has to go! But for now, it at least matches! haha Now the stove seems kind of out of place!
We also painted the walls. I mixed the leftover paint from the living room, and bedroom and made this colour. I like it much better!!

We decided on a paint/primer in one (the guy said that melamine paint will be discontinued very soon) and that this paint was equally as durable. I am not happy with this paint at all. I already have a few dings, and I just painted it last week. I was thinking of putting a clear coat of something on top to protect them.

Kitchen Breakdown:

Paint for cupboards: $65- $50 for gallon, $15 for quart of paint. (gallon would have been enough, but I painted the trim around the kitchen and door and window frames)

Paint for hardware: $5 (which I didn't need to buy because I found a new can in the cupboard)

Kitchen wall paint: free, already had

SO, $70 for a cheap mini makeover! I think it's worth $70, don't you?!
Again, before and after:


In love!!







P.S- I just want to thank mom and dad again for all their hard work. They did more then me, thats for sure! So thank you for taking time out of your day to help paint! I love you! And anytime you need help painting I'm there!!! :) (although I think all three of us agreed we would never paint kitchen cupboards again! ahhahaha)

P.P.S?- I am adding this kitchen makeover to all the blog parties listed here. You should go check them out!! Also Thrifty Decor Chicks Before and After Party


23 comments:

  1. Wow, what a transformation paint can make! You have very good taste and it looks amazing. I'm glad to learn you can paint those old amber colored glass panels (neat idea). Thanks, Becky

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  2. It looks so much better! I wish I could paint over my kitchen cabinets (I'm still renting). The cabinets are scratched up and the color is not working for me. Anyway, love your kitchen redo!

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  3. I love the new look of your kitchen! It's so warm and welcoming. Painting the cabinets white made a huge difference. Great job on the whole project!

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  4. I love the brighter cabinets and the paneling looks so much better in white! Lovely transformation. I'm glad I'm not the only one who prefers beige over colors--I tried green in the kitchen too and recently went to beige and couldn't be happier. Visiting from POPP.

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  5. Way to make a kitchen shine! That's awesome. Paint is so wonderful. Your kitchen looks so bright and cheery. Great job, parents! (And you...!)

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  6. Gorgeous kitchen! Your brave taking on such a big project too.. and it turned out fabulous. I want to paint my cabinets, but I dont have the guts yet. :-)

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  7. What a great job! I thought it was a new backsplash but it was just the "new" cabinets that made it look so good! Fantastic job!

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  8. wow! it looks phenominal!for only 70 dollars it looks like a whole new place!

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  9. Not exactly sure how I found your blog, but I was just snooping around and found this post. You did a GREAT job! Your kitchen looks updated and warm and homey! Such a transformation!
    HAGD! Karen ~ Some days are diamonds

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  10. Wow!! What a difference. You did a great job!

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  11. Way to go! Most of us never get our "dream kitchen" but we sure can find the maximum potential in what we do have. After all, THAT takes more talent!! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. WOW - what a difference $70 can make!!! I'm putting your kitchen in the PoPP Spotlight on Saturday!

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  13. Nice Blog! Well most of your content and image is original and informative. /many thanks for sharing this, cheers.

    Kitchen Cupboards

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  14. Wow, very good power of paint. It is one of the easiest fix me ups! Great job, especially like the new kitchen table and chairs and the shelf on the wall is decorated so cute.

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  15. Wow! That is a great improvement! I like the new wall color, too, and the dark wood table looks great!

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  16. WOW! That looks soooo good! Sorry you don't like the paint, but the color is really pretty! I think we have the same stove, only I have the gas version. Do you it as much as I do? Mine heats up the whole durn house! Love your Country Living sign over the door too! CUTE!

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  17. Amazing! You have made sooooo much improvement. I can tell that you are a really, really hard worker, having been through renovations in an older home myself. Way to go!

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  18. Wow the power of paint never ceases to amaze! Looks great!

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  19. You really got your money's worth on this project! It's like a whole new room! Did you sand/prime the cabinets before painting? Also, did you paint the inside? I am needing to do something with our hideous kitchen cabinets and need help! :)

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  20. Wow! I love it. I am so impressed that you did it on such a small budget. It gives me hope that I can make my home beautiful with the little $ I have to spend.

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  21. What a difference!! And I love your clipboard inspiration wall. What a great blog.

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  22. Your kitchen went through a lot of changes, but looks like it finally found the color and style you’ll be in love with for a long time. I like all the alterations you made in this place, especially with repainting those awful wooden cabinets that were already there when you moved in. Two thumbs up for your hard work and creativity!

    Gordon Fox @ Prince And Sons

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