Friday, October 12, 2012

Kitchen Reveal

Mr. Bill finally agreed to having the kitchen cabinets painted. 
Then he wanted to know how much. :/
The painters had already primed so it was too late for that.
:)
I told you about my experience with having them done professionally.
Read about it here.

  I have also painted cabinets myself--4 times.

It was not fun at all.
I sort of said I would never do it again after the last time. 
 Which is why I lived with the oak longer than I wanted to.
I am not as young as I used to be and I knew that it would take me weeks.  I was sure I would have paint in my hair. 
  Here is the deal.
If you have read this blog at all, you know that I am a do it yourself kind of girl.  
 But...
sometimes it is good to know when you can't do something. 
It was worth it just to fork over some cash and let someone else deal with the mess.
 We did this makeover over the course of the last 4 years.
Here is a picture before we did anything.
I tried to make the best of these cabinets and painted the kitchen robin's egg blue. 
I actually liked it pretty well until a friend of mine told me that a blue kitchen in un-appetizing. 
I was perfectly able to eat in a blue kitchen.
Things started to break and wearing out, so we started working on the kitchen piece by piece.
Here is an approximate break down of the cost.
Counters- $200 Home Depot
Sink $400 Home Depot

Microwave $300 Sears

Stove $800

Dishwasher$800
Refrigerator $1200

Table and Chairs $600
Ceiling $1200 (repair damage from water leak, scrape popcorn and paint) 
Cabinet painting $1850

Knobs $80


I think this is a very frugal kitchen makeover. 
It literally feels like I am standing in a brand new kitchen. 
 It took time and patience but I think it was worth it.
We've got some fall birthdays coming up. 







Suddenly, I feel like having people over again. 








I just love it. 
Sprinkled with white cabinets, ;)
Katie
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66 comments:

  1. Your kitchen is so pretty! It is an amazing transformation. I disagree with your friend though--I think the robins egg blue is a lovely kitchen color. The new neutral color is nice too...you can accent with the blue now. I just love your kitchen. good job!

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. I love the robin's egg blue as an accent! Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. i love white color in all home decorations

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  3. It looks so fresh and new! Nice job!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

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    1. Thank you, Jeannine. Thanks for taking a peek.

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  4. Well it certainly LOOKS like a new kitchen, just lovely! The third to last shot... exquisite. Enjoy your NEW kitchen.

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    1. Thanks, Shannon. I have enjoyed it so much.

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  5. Katie, I am seriously impressed. Just gorgeous, so light and bright. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. I love sharing at your fun party.

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  6. Very pretty kitchen, I love all your new paint job and all your new appliances, as I am into the new appliances too, lol.. Enjoy your new kitchen, it's gorgeous, lighted, warm and inviting. We did ours two years ago and I still love going in there. I just came from Met Monday at Susan's with kitchen stuff too. Hugs,
    FABBY

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    1. Thank you, Fabby. Thanks for coming over and leaving a comment.

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  7. What an amazing difference! It looks bright, light and super cozy! I love it.

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    1. Thanks, DeeAnna. I feels so different. Lighter and brighter.

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  8. It looks beautiful! I can't wait to fix our kitchen...it's always on the list & never quite gets done!! I love how yours turned out!
    Sally

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    1. I waited a while and it was so worth the wait. I am so glad you stopped in to see it.

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  9. Great job! It looks so nice with the white cabinets!

    Enjoy!
    Pam

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    1. Thank you, Pam. I am pleased you stopped in.

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  10. Well this is just beautiful! I'm glad you included lots of pictures ... I loved every one of them. The little lamp on the counter is a nice touch, along with the plate racks. The dining table and chairs add warmth to the room. I love your light fixtures and your brown transferware. You really ended up with a fantastic transformation without busting the budget. Great job! I'm your newest follower.

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    1. The plate racks are hymnal holders from the backs of pews.
      I found them at some antique stores. Thank you so much for popping by.

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  11. Ohhh so very lovely. Love that added touch for the large planter. So much light and so many vintage collectibles too.
    Joy

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  12. Really enjoyed your post about your kitchen. I've been dreaming about how I can update mine too within our budget. Glad I found your blog. I'm a follower and would love to have you as a follower too. Happy Fall ~Jen

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    1. Thanks, Jen. I can't wait to see what you do with yours.

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  13. It's beautiful! And the third photo up from the bottom looks as if it came right out of a magazine...just stunning. I enjoyed all of the photos with their details...what a great post.

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    1. That is so sweet, Debra and such a compliment! Thanks.

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  14. What a lovely remodel! You did a great job. I've painted cabinets (inside and out) myself and know what a big job it can be. I'm single now and the older I get the less I want to take on major projects all by myself. Thank you for posting the pricing. Congratulations, on your beautiful kitchen!

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    1. You are welcome, Elizabeth. I know there are many that can't paint cabinets themselves.
      Thanks for the kind words.

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  15. love it! it's so cheerful...i'll bet you love walking in and seeing this room complete and happy! xoxo, tracie

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    1. I love coming down in the morning and seeing it. It is so cheerful now.

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  16. Your kitchen turned out so pretty! I love the plates racks you have sprinkled around the room, the pretty dishes, and that little blue lamp over on the side. Your cabinets have new life! You had gread vision.

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    1. Stacey the plate racks are hymnbook holders. I love them in the new kitchen.
      Thanks for stopping in.

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  17. Beautiful room I love it and those cabinets turned out great!
    Jacque @theDIYvillage

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  18. AMAZING makeover!! You have me scared now though because hubs and I are talking about painting our cabinets ourselves in the kitchen. Ekkkk. Love all your touches and how bright and airy it feels. I truly love the platter holder on the side of your cabinets. I think Imay have to get one of those. Thanx for sharing at THT!

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    1. Pamela you are much younger than I am, so I'm sure you are up for the challenge. There are so many good tutorials out there. I'm sure you will find a great paint. The plate and platter holders are hymnbook racks from the back of pews. I love how they look in the white kitchen.

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  19. What a beautiful job!!! Love everything about it - and really love the hymnbook/platter holders - what a great idea!
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thank you, Suzan. Thanks for stopping by.

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  20. I absolutely love your kitchen makeover. I am hoping to redo our kitchen after the holidays. I have to paint my oak cabinets too. I see you hired someone because you know it's a lot of hard work...yipes, I might have to do that too. I love the way everything came out. Looks really pretty.

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    1. It was totally worth it. I could have done it myself, but it would have taken weeks. This was over and done with in two days and was dry about 4 days later.

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  21. WOW this is just gorgeous!!!! I love paint :) Everything is just beautiful! Thanks for linking up, I just shared it on FB :)

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    1. Thank you, Kristin. I am flattered. :)

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  22. What a beautiful kitchen, you must be very proud. It is an amazing transformation. I really love the two open cabinets displaying your plates and things. Enjoy.

    Kim
    Letters from the Shore

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    1. Thank you. I took two doors off to make the open shelves.

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  23. It's beautiful! It hardly looks like the same space. Love the contrast of your beautiful wood table with the white cabinets.

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    1. Thank you. It looks better than I hoped and it has changed how I feel about the space. Thanks for coming by.

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  24. What a lovely job! Your kitchen is fabulous, love the undercabinet plate rack!!!

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    1. The racks are old hymnbook holders. They make great plate and platter storage. Thanks for stopping in.

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  25. I love what you did, and the details, I think I want your kitchen!

    Jan @ The Pink Geranium

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    1. Thank, Jan. I do love it. I needed to fall in love with it again.

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  26. Beautiful! I love the white cabinets and your kitchen decor too. I want my cupboards painted too but haven't talked my husband into it yet!

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    1. Talking the men into painting wood is the most difficult part. :)
      Thanks for stopping by.

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  27. I JUST called our painter this morning to have him come give me a quote on painting these awful oak cabinets of mine. I just can't take it anymore. But, I would also need new countertops...floors...appliances... and heck, let's just knock down the wall between the kitchen and the family room while we're at it!

    Your kitchen looks incredible! Nice work!!!

    Katie @ Something to be Found

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    1. I hope you can get yours painted. It was worth every penny.
      Thank you for coming by.

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  28. Hi Katie Sue, Your kitchen turned out fabulous and I love the painted cabinets! I am excited to be featuring it at this weeks Open House party.

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature, Sherry. I am excited to be featured. Thanks for hosting such a fun party.

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  29. What a beautiful transformation! It's such a bright and cheery room!!! I know you're enjoying spending lots of time in there!

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    1. I am. It still doesn't make me love cooking though. :)

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  30. It's gorgeous! Amazing what paint can do to all that oak! Really a great job! ;)

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    1. Thanks. I love paint! Thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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    1. Thank you, Elizabeth. It is so much brighter. I don't know why but no matter how many lights I had, it always felt dark before. Thanks for stopping in.

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  32. I LOVE it. Your kitchen is gorgeous. I've been wanting to paint my kitchen cabinets but have been too afraid. I added bead board to the island and painted it white but was afraid to keep going. Here it is if you want to check it out: http://wvcountryroads.blogspot.com/2012/10/no-more-red-kitchen.html Your kitchen is definitely an inspiration.

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    1. Thank you, Lisa. I will go check out your blog. It is so worth it. I love my kitchen now.

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  33. Wow! It's lovely. ! I want to live in a home with a kitchen like this. I really like kitchen with a perfect design like this for my <manila condominiums. :)

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  34. I love those kitchen cabinets. Very simple and very unique the design. My friends will definitely love it too. So I will recommend this also to them. Anyway If you want to decorate your Kitchen Cabinets just find out more here.

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