Wednesday, April 6, 2011

The Kitchen Reveal!!

Can I just say....I L.O.V.E. my kitchen!! After a lot of work, it is finally done (well, at least for a while! : ) )
So here it was back when we moved in:
And they are my usual bad before pics! :)
Now I did tweak it along the way by painting and changing out some furniture, but I was dying for some white cabinets. So, I broke out the primer and went for it.

And I'm so glad I did!!
Source list:
Paint- Valspar cream oops paint $5, Danish oil for distressing $11
Primer- Zinser Oil based $14
Cabinet hardware- Resale shop $10.50 (21 @ $.50 each, already had the 3 pulls)
Valances- P. Kauffman fabric (Old Time Pottery) for $20, other supplies $11 (used this tutorial to make them)
Accessories- Yellow step stool (Hobby Lobby) $12, small yellow pitcher (Goodwill) $1, 3 glass jars (Target) $6 each, everything else, I already owned!
That's $102.50!! Woo hoo!!
So this post won't be horribly long, I will share in the next few days about how I painted and distressed the cabinets, tips for changing out cabinet hardware and my favorite part of the whole makeover!

PS- If you are visiting from YHL- my blog has moved to vanessadolberry.com/blog!  Please check it out!






     

36 comments:

Nancy said...

Love it!!! Looks awesome!

Blooming Homestead said...

Looks great!

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

Lovely Transformation!! Great Job!! Enjoy your Kitchen!

Cindy@Cinsarah said...

btw I'm a new follower! :)

Ellie said...

Gorgeous! It doesn't even look like the same kitchen! Great job.

Mallory said...

Looks fabulous!! I have been debating whether or not to paint my kitchen cabinets for a while. Yours look amazing! Great job! I'm a new follower :)

http://mallicious.blogspot.com/

Mel the Crafty Scientist said...

So glad you liked my lemonhead wreath! I'm loving your blog and your kitchen! AMAZING! The fact that it's yellow and gray and has those valances/window treatments... I'm drooling! : )

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

wow, that looks really great! we painted our cabinets white, too, and I love how they came out! It really brightens up the room.

House Revivals said...

Great makeover! It's so bright and cheerful now!
~Amanda

KellyH said...

Your Kitchen Looks amazing! Love it!

JennO said...

SO lovely and inspiring! I keep admiring the white cabinets...and wanting to hop up and do my own. I'm loving your wall paint color, as well..and would love to know what it is!?!

Rosa @ www.flutterflutter.ca said...

Your kitchen looks great!! Glad I found your blog. : )

Vanessa said...

The kitchen paint color is Walmart Colorplace Mushroom Taupe. Some Walmarts are not selling paint anymore, so if you need the "recipe" let me know!

Terry said...

Your kitchen and dining area look fabulous. Great design and great look.

Taylor said...

It is so much brighter now and I absolutely love your hardwood floors!

Suzanne said...

I love it! We are moving and I'm dying to paint the kitchen cabinets white! I keep telling my husband how amazing it could look!

I want your kitchen! Thanks for the breakdown of products you used! :)

maliha said...

Fantastic!! I love the fabric on your valences - do you happen to remember the style name?

Vanessa said...

I don't know the name of the fabric. I tried to do a little research online but coudn't find it! So sorry! I do know that it is a P. Kaufman fabric, but that is all. Sorry I can't be more helpful!

maliha said...

No worries - thanks for trying :) Still loving your transformed kitchen!

Kris said...

Looks fabulous!! Could you tell me what wall color you have?

brandynsbookblog said...

I am very slowly redoing my kitchen and painting the cabinets is coming up soon. Did you have to sand them or did the primer stick well enough without? The sanding is the part that keeps making me put it off.

Gina said...

Looks great!! Glad you finally had the "guts" to do it! ;) Now, what did you do with those Longaberger baskets on top of your fridge? I have tons of them but hate the color so they are all in a closet, except the two I painted white. =O Yes, and I plan to paint more. :)

lightenuplori said...

Found you via YHL - love this makeover! I have very similar cabinets and this is inspiring.

Robyn said...

I found you via YHL too! I LOVE what you have done with the kitchen and the dining area looks really FAB too!!What a great job ! TFS!

Living Beautifully said...

You have done an incredible job! My kitchen has the exact same cabinets and Im dying to change them. THis might actually get me to do it! Amazing job!

TheiaT said...

Can you elaborate a little on the distressing oil? Do you find it at lowes, home depot, etc? Fantastic transformation!

crystal woolever said...

I came over here via YHL because I really loved your kitchen redo. I love the distressed look on the cabinets. Looks beautiful!!!!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Beautiful job! Love how light and bright it is! :)

Vanessa said...

Thanks, guys! You can find more details about the kitchen at http://vanessadolberry.com/blog/the-kitchen-details/. I recently had a blog makeover after the YHL submission. So, check it out!

Vanessa said...

Your kitchen looks fabulous. I am tackling my cabinets in the next month so I really enjoy checking out the success other people have had.

Question for you..I see you have a closet or pantry door on the one side of your kitchen..is that painted the same white as the cabinets..or is it the same white as your trim? I have the same situation going on and I am just not sure which route to take with it.

Vanessa

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Hopping over from YHL. I love your kitchen transformation!! I have the same cabinets and I might just get the courage up to paint ours now! Very inspiring. We had an ugly apron between the cabinets as well but it was worse than yours, it was scalloped!!!! We just took that down last year and it's made all the difference. It just looked so dated.

http://ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com/2011/12/dinnererrrkitchen-for-four-hold.html

Ps..I'm a new follower

-heather

Tiffany Nichole said...

Wow that's beautiful! I found your blog from YHL! I have never seen the distressed look like that, gives me more ideas for my future home : ) Thanks for sharing! Just gorgeous!

Lisamarie said...

I just found your blog from YHL. I love your new white cabinets!! Do you have a post on how you painted the cabinets? My cabinets are super cheap-feeling wood, almost like plastic, that seem like they would be impossible to paint. I would love to know how you did yours!

Vanessa said...

Vanessa, I left my pantry door painted white- the same as my baseboards and crown in the room. I was a little worried about that at first- cream and white together, but it really looks great! Good luck on your kitchen! (Great name, by the way!)

Lisa Marie, I have a post sharing the details here on my new blog: http://vanessadolberry.com/blog/the-kitchen-details/ If you have a question that is not answered, let me know!

Maglet said...

Just found this thru YHL! Glad I did. Your kitchen turned out great! We were just going to trade out the countertops and do a bit of upgrading and after seeing the price tag on the cabinets I wanted, NOT GONNA HAPPEN! :D So, I'll be painting my cabinets white myself. The sanding has me nervous, but your turned out amazing. Great job! Off to read the details of the remodel! Happy Mother's Day!

Kristy said...

Headed over from YHL - you're kitchen looks fab! And, I used that same shower curtain from Target to recover my kitchen chairs :)