Wednesday, December 16, 2015

At Long Last...The Kitchen Reveal

While it's not totally done yet, I wanted to share the great transformation the kitchen has undergone so far.  Here is where we started when we bought the house in August of 2014.

Oak cabinets stained dark walnut and great hardwood floors.

We took down the shelving on either side of the sink cabinets and took down the wavy valance that really dated the kitchen.

The layout and flow of the kitchen worked well, but we wanted to lighten things up.

Back in March we took down the wall between the kitchen and the living room.

We patched the floors where the wall came down.

We took down the wooden hood vent cover and opened up the shelving over the stove.  Next we ripped out the old counter tops and installed new ones, along with a new sink.

We boxed in the cabinets around the sink and moved and centered the light fixture and added new lights throughout the kitchen.  We also purchased cabinet doors from the Habitat Restore to finish off the ends of the cabinets around the sink.

Next we added bead board as a back splash and as wainscotting around the room.  The paint colour was changed as well to Dorian Grey by Sherwin Williams.

We also painted and added new trim. The room is so much lighter and brighter already at this point.

We sent the cabinet doors out to be sprayed and we painted the bases and crown molding.

AND HERE SHE IS NOW...(I apologize for the dark's been cloudy and raining here for days!)

We added a new bank of drawers on the base cabinets.

One of the last projects was to add this tile around the stove area and around the window.
More on this project to come at a later date.

Projects still to come in the kitchen:

-   add drywall to the ceiling to cover the stucco
-   split the island in two and install cabinets on either side of the window
-   build a new island
-   finish up the columns between the kitchen and the living room

What do you think about our kitchen transformation?  I am loving it!!


  1. My, my, my what a great re-do. I love how light and bright it is now and I know that you are enjoying the change. Love that light fixture over the island. I could use one like that in our kitchen, the one I bought just doesn't give off enough light.
    Merry Christmas and Happy Cooking!
    Connie :)

    1. Thanks Connie! It definitely feels like a whole new kitchen...with just a few more projects to complete, we are glad it is useable for the holidays!

  2. WOW....what an amazing transformation. Great job!!! I have a kitchen remodeling project coming up after Christmas and I hope it turns out as great as yours.....Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!!

  3. thanks Charlotte! We are very pleased with sure and share with me your transformation, I would love to see it!

  4. I had to come over and take a peek at your new kitchen. I love seeing the before and after photos and how much difference paint can really make. We had our cabinets painted 2 years ago and the transformation was astounding . Happy New Year and enjoy that new kitchen!

  5. Oh, your kitchen is just gorgeous! Love how it turned out - so bright and shiny! I know you must be really enjoying it. I love that olden looking Jadeite green pot on your stove too.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. That is one major transformation! It looks fantastic and so pleasing to the eye. Before everything was buried under the brown. Now we can really see the kitchen and everything looks shiny and new. Congratulations on a job well done.

  7. Oh my gosh - what a transformation - it turned out just gorgeous !!!

  8. Sooooooooo amazing Cheryl,....Truly, what a wonderful kitchen! Love the paint color too!

  9. The white cabinets make so much difference.

    What a transformation and how impressive that you have done it yourself.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  10. Hello, very pretty makeover. I love the lighter look, so bright and pretty. Gorgeous new kitchen! Happy Monday, enjoy your new week!

  11. Light and airy. Do enjoy your beautiful kitchen afrer so much work!

  12. Good morning Cheryl! It's a joy to stop in for a visit this morning - I found your blog via Judith's Mosaic Monday.

    Your kitchen is stunning and the hard work you put into it paid off. I am sure you must want to spend all of your hours in there now {{smiles}} I know I would.

    I am very happy to be following along and I look forward to another visit soon. Hug! Stephanie - The Enchanting Rose

  13. Hi Cheryl, so glad to see your kitchen reveal. I know how much work it is to remodel a kitchen and the dust and mess is almost unbearable. Can't wait to read more of your remodel. Thanks for visiting my site. I'm going to start following you.

  14. Hi Cheryl, such a lovely makeover of your kitchen. I have kitchen envy :)

  15. Wow...what the clean fresh new look!

    Donna Donabella@GardensEyeView
    and LivingFromHappiness

  16. What a beautiful job you've done! Really inspiring. I love the bead board you've used - such an overall bright effect. It must be lovely to work here.

  17. Gorgeous! It is so modern and clean looking. I’m really impressed.

    Modern Furniture Parker

    Kitchen Cabinets Parker


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