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Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Kitchen Reveal!!!!!

     We finally did it! We are done with this stinking kitchen!!! Yeah!!!! We have been working on this kitchen since September and are so happy to have it complete!




Let me remind you of where we were:




And now, the fabulous after:


Here's a link for the bar stool facelift.

Here's where I showed you how I transformed the picket fence screen.


          Be prepared for some picture overload!


       I showed you how to make these flowers here.

       Opening up this cupboard made a big difference in making the space feel larger. I was surprised that such a little thing could have such a big impact. I put contact paper in the back of the cabinet to create more interest. Adding the wicker basked adds texture which warms things up with all that white.




 I love having my teapots on display!


Inside the pantry door is a great spot for our menu list. {I have a little guy that needs to plan ahead and just knowing whats happening for dinner makes him less anxious about his day!}



This is a helpful addition in my baking cabinet. I use this all the time!


Check out the chalkboard tutorials here.

When we took off the cheap paneling underneath the counter top we found a ton of unused space. My hubby built this into the space and is perfect for phone books {who uses those nowadays anyways!}, cookbooks and my bill box.


The magazine holder is a perfect solution for all of those small cookbooks and pages you tore out of a magazine!


This is our 'hidden' spot for school spelling lists, pizza delivery magnets and other fridge junk. The basket holds pens, scissors, and the morning hair stuff for the kids before school.

I love using glass bottles for my dish soap. Am I too much of a perfectionist that I will only buy soap that matches my kitchen? {don't answer that}



Later I added these cute chevron curtains that were a simple sew project.






This is our message center: computer, phone and charging cords. 



This is an update of that same message center. The calendar was just what this space needed!
The bulletin board is a Ballard Designs knock off and was super simple.




       One day we hope to afford a new stove, but for now, the mismatch works. I love the way the stainless steel looks against the white cabinets and knowing repairs are easy with a company like www.partselect.com makes me even happier!

        I will follow up with some more information and some of the details later. For now, I hope you enjoyed my kitchen. I know I will be!!!!











Sharing this project here:

Not Just a Housewife: Best DIY Project of 2012



88 comments:

  1. It looks great!! I can't wait to tackle our kitchen this Spring! :)

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  2. It's just beautiful! Love the birds and the blue!

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  3. Wow! This looks great!! Nice work :) Matt especially loves the white cabinets with the wood flooring.

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  4. Wow! Super-cute kitchen! Love your towels as well. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I love it...What a transformation! It looks amazing! I'm so ready to paint my cabinets!! Did you guys use brush and roller or a sprayer? I love that you painted the inside of your cabinets with chalkboard paint...What a great idea! Thank you for including a link to my flower tutorial!

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  6. Thanks for all of your positive comments! Jennifer, we used a brush. The roller left bubbles and a sprayer wasn't in the budget! Thanks for asking! :)

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  7. GORGEOUS makeover!
    Wow, wow, wow!!!!!!!!
    :-D

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  8. So cute Jody!!! I SO want to paint our cabinets but am petrified. It looks amazing. Love the chalkboard paint as well.

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  9. I am a HUGE fan of a white kitchen. You have inspired me and I am making plans to whiten things up in our kitchen this summer. ~Kelly

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  10. This is gorgeous! Great job! I love it all! I love your blog too! I'm a new follower.

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  11. Beautiful kitchen! What a big difference the white cabinetry is now--looks all brand new; you did a fabulous makeover--I love it.

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  12. So NICE and naw- there's no photo overload IMHO-- just right!

    Certainly a job well done for your pretty crisp kitchen :)


    Visiting from Nifty Thrifty Thurs at Linda's Coastal Charm's party,
    Smiles, Suzanne in NW Illinois
    WhyCuzICan

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  13. So BEAUTIFUL!!! I love, love, love the chalk inside the cupboard with all your measurement breakdowns, so pretty and functional!! And the bottle with your dish soap is awesome!! I can't wait to see you linked up tomorrow!!

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  14. Great job on your kitchen redo! Bright and airy and beautiful!
    Dee Dee

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  15. Beautiful job, Jody! I love the cabinets white! I love all your little details, too. I'll bet this is a pleasure to walk into in the morning!

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  16. Hard to believe this is the same kitchen! Love all your touches of aqua and especially love your take on the fork and knife. Nice touch. Thanks for sharing, liz

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  17. This is beautiful! Love all the beadboard details. Would be delighted if you'd link up to my brand new party:
    http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/01/mop-it-up-mondays-party-1.html
    {HUGS},
    kristi

    (your newest follower)

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  18. LOVE the blackboard inside the cupboard. It's genius!Enjoy your bright and cheery kitchen!

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  19. Beautiful! LOVE the open cabinet and fabric skirt on the desk! What a great idea..Came over from My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia and BNOTP.. opened your picture on both of them at the same time without realizing it.. I was intrigued!!

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  20. Looks so bright and fresh. Very nicely done. Love the chalkboards inside the doors. Great idea.
    Mary Alice

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  21. it's sp charming! you did a fabulous job. love the cabinets without the doors on and the little skirt by the computer! so glad to see you were part of the Impossibilities Challenge...looking forward to seeing you linked up at the party!

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  22. Okay, seriously -- this is GORGEOUS! You know, it reminds me of the kitchen from "It's Complicated" -- that movie with Meryl Streep! It must be the open cabinets! ;-) Awesome job!

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  23. What a nice kitchen! I think it looks great! I love the open cabinet, the chalkboard inside the pantry and the other little details you included. Great job!

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  24. So very pretty! so many great details: you did a wonderful job! I love the chalkboard inside the cabinets--I may need to borrow this!

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  25. What an amazingly attractive, cozy kitchen! NICE work. :)
    -Revi (A new follower!)

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  26. Beautiful transformation. Love the blackboard inside the pantry cab, and you have the coolest collection of accessories/decor pieces I've seen!

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  27. I just today came across your blog and am now one of your newest followers. LOVE the kitchen redo!!

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  28. It's alot of work though isn't it? My husband and I did ours and amazing enough we did it without any tears on my part, so glad it's done though and like you there is still some small things to do:) Yours is just gorgeous and I like the blue!

    ♥Rondell

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  29. Forgot to say that I'm your newest follower and on Pinterest too!

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  30. Wow, you must be thrilled! I love the splashes of blue. So were the cabinets a pain to paint? I am a new follower visiting from Not Just a Housewife. Vicky from Mess For Less

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  31. Yay you!! What a great improvement that paint did...along with lots of other fun touches! Love the chalkboard in the cupboards...I have it too and use it alot! You did a great job and should be proud of all your hard work!

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  32. Beautiful - truly the POWER of Paint!! I love the chalkboard paint in the pantry - best place for a list.

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  33. That looks great! I have a question about your pantry (since I have a painfully similar setup including the golden oak in my kitchen) Did you attach the two doors together to make it one big cabinet? I'm curious. Or did it come that way? I am about to tackle painting my cabinets too and like the idea of converting that to one big pantry closet! Thanks so much!

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    1. Thank you so much! Our pantry door came attached that way but it would be easy enough to do your self. Thanks for asking!

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  34. I had to stop in for another look! Thanks so much for being a part of the challenge, what a great transformation you made. Karah

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  35. Your kitchen is great! I love all the white and the nice detail touches. ANd even if you didn't do it on purpose, I like that you mixed stainless steel & white appliances. Where did you get your drawer pulls?

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    1. Thanks Jae! We are hoping to get a new stove, it's just not in the budget yet! ;) the drawer pulls are from Pottery Barn. We bought them quite a few years ago but I think they still make them!

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  36. Love, love, love!

    Thanks so much for taking our challenge and linking up!

    Did I tell you that I love it?!

    Linda

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  37. Great kitchen makeover! All the little details are just perfection.

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  38. Beautiful job! It looks like a whole new kitchen!

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  39. Stopping by from Transformation Thursday - I love your kitchen! The white cabinets look amazing! I painted my kitchen cabs white last year and it totally changed the look of my kitchen. It's amazing what a little paint can do to a room.

    I love your blog and am your newest follower.

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  40. Oh my gosh what a beautiful kitchen! The afters are amazing. I want to paint my cabinets white SO MUCH. Thanks for all the great ideas!

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  41. it looks fabulous - everything right down to those cute orange labeled bottles on your fridge!! Thanks for linking up to our Impossibilities Challenge. New follower.
    Kelly

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  42. A-Mazing! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I've got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I'm your newest follower! ;)
    www.betweenuandme.com

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  43. I saw this over at The Shabby Creek Cottage. Your kitchen is gorgeous and worth all of the hard work. I know about painting cabinets! The first house I owned, the previous owner had painted dark brown over a varnished surface and, worse, evidently did not clean the surface before doing so. What a mess. A nephew helped me paint. Even after washing everything down and using a primer, it took five coats of paint to thoroughly cover the dark brown. I painted the inside of the cabinets and face frames and my nephew painted the doors on saw horses in the basement. It took weeks! Was worth it in the end, though, because that old kitchen was transformed! When I built my new place (21 years ago, eek!) I had white plain faces cabinets installed, a black granite-look formica countertop, black and white flooring, a black ceiling fan (they were in then), shiny brass "modern" door pulls, a stainless steel double sink, and white appliances; walls and ceiling were painted semi-gloss white. After all this time, I haven't tired of that kitchen. It's amazing that white cabinets have gone in and out of fashion repeatedly during that 21-year span! I have always found them to be the perfect foil for changing up accessories (curtains, rug, colored tea kettle, serving dishes), which is a much less expensive, as well as much less labor intensive way, of redoing a space! Congrats on your completed redo.

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  44. Amazing!! all I want is to have WHITE kitchen cabinets right now they are dark green .

    Would love for you to link up this week at
    http://www.getouttamyheadplease.com/2012/01/show-it-off-9_29.html

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  45. Looks wonderful!!!!!
    Emily
    domesticdeadline.blogspot.com

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  46. Oh how I LOVE. IT. ALLLLLL. Understatement.

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  47. This came out wonderfully! Love all of the details you added! I featured you today in my Friday I'm In Love favorites!

    http://socialsalutations.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-im-in-lovewith-bustin-move.html

    - Jenn @ Social Salutations

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  48. I’m sorry I’ve not visited your Impossibility Challenge post before now – this working lark does get in the way of real life !!!
    Your kitchen looks fabulous now and you can see all the hard work you put into it. I like the idea of the chalkboard inside the cupboard door for your menus and conversions. Great idea. I may steal that!
    Congratulations on making your impossibility possible!

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  49. what a great new space! i love the chalkboard grocery list spot and the new paint color on the wall. i'm sure you are loving your kitchen now!

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  50. Your kitchen looks so fresh and pretty, and beautifully accessories too. I love the little chalkboards.

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  51. Looks fabulous! Thank you for sharing your wonderful project at Potpourri Friday!

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  52. Wow - it is beautiful! I absolutely love how it turned out.

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  53. Holy cow, Jody! What a gorgeous transformation! Wow! I love the new look - every detail! Fabulous job! I'm featuring this in this week's DIY Project Parade highlights! ;)

    Have a great weekend!

    Roeshel

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  54. Hi
    I loved your Link so much you are being Featured on Gomhp Today stop over and see <3

    Brooke
    http://www.getouttamyheadplease.com/2012/02/features-from-party-9.html

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  55. Hi! Visiting from tt&j. WOW! What a great kitchen redo! I love the colors and all the details. I like the utensils on the wall.. made me giggle! Im going to poke around your site a little more :)

    If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my party :)

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  56. Your kitchen transformation is beautiful. I love the picket fence above the cabinet. Everything looks so fresh. Great job.

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  57. A gorgeous makeover! I especially love the chevron print wooden art.

    I look forward to checking out more of your projects!

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  58. Very nicely done! We're currently house hunting, and every time we see a house with oak cabinets, I try to convince my husband how much nicer they would look painted. Now I can show him!!!

    Bravo!
    ButterYum

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  59. I'm a big fan of painting out cabinets and this is why! Looks like a million bucks - love!

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  60. Hi! Just bounced over from BNOTP and I could just totally see myself moving into that kitchen! I am particularly fond of the way that you added a bold stripe of color on the picket fence! And the chalk boards inside of the cabinet doors--clever! Very cute!

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  61. that is one amazing transformation! Beautiful! and love the chalk paint!

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  62. Your kitchen is so fabulous! I love your workstation, the pallet art, the window panels, and all your blue accents! What about painting the tops of your stools blue? Jen @ Tatertots & Jello has a great quarterfoil printable that would look really cool on there. Thanks for linking up @ the Delectable Home!

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  63. I can't get enough of your kithen it is fabulous! It will be featured tomorrow :)
    XO

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  64. Came for a visit from Between Naps on the Porch - love the chalkboard lists inside the cabinet doors!
    Rebekah

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  65. Great job on your kitchen...so many cute details. What do you think about painting the barstool seat the same color blue as your dish soap? (Turqoisey blue)....I also see that shade of blue in the piece at the top of your cabinets. That is if you're not tired of painting :). I think it would add an interesting pop of color.

    Deb

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  66. Wow, this is a fantabulous makeover! One of the best kitchen redo's that I've seen. I love the wall paint color and the accessories too. Gorgeous. I'm a new follower :)

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  67. I like Deb's suggestion of painting the barstools turquoise or aqua. It would really ground the colors

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  68. Very nice! This is my first visit here. I came via the link up challenge. I love your command center!

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  69. What a gorgeous kitchen!! You did such an amazing job! I am swooning over that pretty pin board with the flowers and nailhead trim...may have to make my own! :)

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  70. Your kitchen transformation is lovely. You did such a wonderful job.

    I am your newest (linky) follower, would love if you would follow back.

    Wonderful job
    Have a great week

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  71. Love it! I love the bead board backing on the walls. I am soon taking on my kitchen and can't wait to blog it as well!

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  72. Joy @ Comfort and JoyFebruary 9, 2012 at 4:20 PM

    Your kitchen remodel is the inspiration I need to get started on my own. Please share your paint brand and color. Did you sand and prime first? Any tips? Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Joy, we did lightly sand first and used a bonding primer from Sherwin-Williams. The type of paint we used was oil based specifically for doors and trim. We had been gradually ding the trim in our house and were thrilled with its durability so we used it in our kitchen and bathroom too. Good luck! It is so worth the process! Check out my newer post on tips and tricks.

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  73. THIS IS FABULOUS!! We are currently undergoing a kitchen reno ourselves and it's only been a month and I am sick of it, I am aniticipating the end, but excited to for the end result! I love the hints of turquoise-especially the wood above the stove with the chevron on it and the bottle beside your sink-is that your dish soap? Awesome!!!

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  74. Oh my goodness! So many wonderful ideas in one room! Love the chalkboard placement. Love the color, love the open cabinet, LOVE IT ALL!

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  75. I've featured your kitchen reveal @ the Delectable Home. Thanks for linking up!

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  76. Wow! LOVE what you did with your kitchen! It is so fresh and clean looking! I like your idea of chalkboard paint inside the cabinet doors. Just became your new follower both on GFC and Linky followers! Would love for you to stop by our blog @ toddlindsey.com

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  77. Wow what a difference a little paint will do right?! It looks beautiful and I love your chalkboard on the inside of the cabinet doors! I like too didn't go too trendy. The trend things can be changed out very easily in the future if you wanted. Great job!

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  78. I LOVE this!!! You have given me great inspiration to keep trucking along. Thanks so much!

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  79. Great job on the kitchen redo! I think it is perfectly normal to buy soap that will match your kitchen. Glad there are others in the world who feel the same way (and notice these things:). Love your open cabinet with paper backing... and great chevron curtains. Also love the chalkboard paint - I just redid my pantry this week and did chalkboard doors on the inside too! My kitchen project is coming soon, thanks for the inspiration!
    Krista

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  80. This is a nice post in an interesting line of content.Thanks for sharing this article, great way of bring such topic to discussion.

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  81. I found your blog today and have been busy reading it. I love this kitchen. I love white kitchens in general. You have added so many great details. Great job

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