Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Kitchen Re-Do

This is acutally my second kitchen re-do.  Here's my first: http://trophyw.blogspot.com/2011/05/kitchen-makeover.html




So above are pictures of our kitchen when we were house-hunting. It doesn't really look all that bad in the pictures, but the colors really clashed. There was a lot of yellow in the tile, the counter-tops are a more warmer brown and they both clashed with the orange tones of the oak. Also, I'm just not a huge oak fan. I'm not crazy about the appliances either-especially the fridge.  Technically I own very lovely stainless ones, they are just currently being enjoyed by my renters.
 I took all the doors of the hinges and covered the inside w/ plastic.  This took 2 days and ended up being a huge waste of time. I scrubbed them down with soap and water.


 I used a roller on my first kitchen, but wanted to use a sprayer this time.  In about 5 minutes, I learned that paint sprayers are not indoor toys-at least when I'm in control.  I got paint EVERYWHERE.  I ended up rolling the frames and spraying the doors outside.  Do you see the doors propped up on cans?  You have to let them dry like that so you don't get drips along the edges.  I used a coat of grey primer and several coats of Behr paint w/ the primer in it.  There are a few drips, but mostly they look pretty good. The entire process took 4 very long days.  I did it over Christmas break and sent all the kids to my parents.


I picked out this moulding.  It was the most expensive,but still only about $120 for the entire kitchen.  This may be a huge craft blog crime, but I hired someone to do hang it for us.  I don't have the tools or know- how to do it myself.  He was a here a few hours and so it was worth the money to  me.


 (any ideas for my ugly fridge?)
( I was a little short on moulding and had to go buy some more and hadn't painted it yet when I took the picture)
I wasn't going to put up hardware, but here you can see what my daughter's nails did in 5 months time. I'm trying to figure out what color/ style I want. Suggestions? 


I've still got to add some accessories etc, but the hard part is done and I am thrilled how it turned out. FYI: I used Behr's Espresso Bean paint w/ the primer in it.






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33 comments:

  1. Looks great - the fridge isn't all that bad!! If you really want to change it you should see what Jackie did to her fridge... http://www.mysimplehomelife.com/2011/05/chalkboard-love-for-fridge.html - seriously clever!! And now that you can make your own custom colored Chalkboard paint you could do it any color you want! :)

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  2. I love this! Great job on the cabinets! Thanks for sharing this at the party too. :) Heather

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  3. I'm impressed you were able to get this all done in four days! I painted my kitchen cabinets last fall and I thought I'd never finish them. :) Great job!

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  4. Nice Job! I just gave my husband the look that said "will you put some up on our cabinets" and he gave me the "will you go to sleep and no" look:(

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  5. Great job! I'm a new follower and I'm looking forwar to seeing more!
    Alisa
    http://asterriskjewelry.blogspot.com/

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  6. Hi,visiting from the Thrifty Thursday blog hop. I'm now following your blog. I would love if you could return the favor.
    http://freerecipehealthbeauty.blogspot.com

    Thank you.

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  7. wow its very beautiful Kitchen and lovely posting. really fantastic posting for kitchen and beautiful all pics. thanks

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  8. Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow!!

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    Have a Happy Thursday and a blessed weekend! :0)

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  9. Very nice! I love the contrast now between the tile and the cabinets ... we finished a complete kitchen remodel almost a year ago that I am going to post tomorrow ... you should stop by and check it out :)

    http://kindredspiritscreations.blogspot.com

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  10. Your kitchen looks fab! I especially love the backsplash. I'm a new follower from Thrifty Thursday blog hop. http://www.grandmasguidetolife.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, Your kitchen looks great! Love the new color.

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  12. Great job on the cabinets! And thanks for the heads up on the spray paint indoors...will take that one to heart when I do mine..lol
    Why not spry your fridge black? (outside). :)

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  13. It looks great, I love what you have done with the cabinets! I think brushed nickel hardware would look great with them!!!!

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  14. You did a wonderful job! Your kitchen is beautiful!

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  15. Gorgeous! Great tip on the srayer indoors...Ooooh and you should so paint your fridge with chalkboard paint!

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  16. Wow, what a transformation! Looks wonderful!

    Would love for you to join my linky party!
    http://www.inspiringcreationsblog.com/2011/05/friday-favorites-linky-party_19.html

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  17. Impressive. The top moulding really add a nice touch.

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  18. I love the color before wasnt bad but gf your after is fantastic!

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  19. This is so beautiful. I love black. And I would have paid someone to hang the moulding too! It's so scary & hard to get right. Thanks so much for linking up to Fabulous Friday.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  20. Just found your site today. Your remodel looks so great. You mentioned something about what to do with your frig, I think it's fine, but here is something you might want to try. It has to do with the placement of things on your frig. Think of this project idea: take a light weight black frame (or paint it an accent color that goes with the room) super glue good magnet strips(or squares) to the back of the frame, put a clear plastic page holder(like one that has only one opening) and make sure it fits inside the frame flush with the inside. Make the frame a standard paper size for ease. When you kids art, or other paper reminders/whatnot, you just slip it into the frame and then your frig becomes a pretty place tied in with your decor. Just a thought, in fact I have been toying with the craft idea in my head for a while, but haven't done it yet since I am going to move soon. Sorry if the idea might sound confusing. It's clear in my head.
    If you do go with chalk for the frig, remember all that chalk dust in your kitchen on the floor and possibly tracking it into the house, unless you are hyper-vigilant about wiping the floor in front of it...just a thought.

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  21. Impressive!!!
    I don't think I would ever be brave enough to tackle a project THAT big!!! Great job!
    ~Bec :-)

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  22. Wow, this is amazing! Such a great transformation and I love the color you picked for the cabinets, it looks gorgeous with the tile. The refrigerator and all the other appliances goes perfectly well with the cabinets now. You did a wonderful job. Dropping in from DIY by Design. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely evening.~Poppy

    http://withadashofcolor.blogspot.com/

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  23. Will you please stop back and re-enter the party as a thumbnail...sorry I messed up the code.

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  24. That looks beautiful I just love the dark!

    A mommy's life...with a touch of YELLOW
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  25. I just found this today and I love that you went brown. I am in the middle of painting mine and for the last week I have kept thinking that "I should have went white. Everyone is going white." But I am a warm chocolate brown kinda girl :) The cabinets are beautiful!

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  26. Those cabinets made a HUGE difference!! I looks so rich and elegant. Good job on all your hard work, it was worth it! ;)

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  27. I painted my bathroom cab. white, but I'm always having to clean off dirty handprints. I knew that white would be a nightmare. I think I'll paint everything dark brown and then I'll never have to clean again :)

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  28. Love the chocolate brown! And the trim.
    dropping by from the CSI project

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  29. Great update! I'm a big fan of dark wood!

    Kimberly
    CSI Project Guest Judge

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