Friday, November 16, 2012

Kitchen Revealed!!!

Can you believe it?  The long awaited final kitchen reveal post is here.  

Let's start with the before picture.  I know it's blurry but this is from the day of the home inspection and it gives the best overall before vibe.  So here we have standard plain oak cabinets with bright brass hardware, a huge brass chandelier over the green laminate counters and the dingy white appliances all against the boring beige walls.



And here's the after...


I couldn't be happier with the results.   This kitchen fits our tastes perfectly and seems so much brighter and happier to me.

If you remember we started this makeover last October when replaced the appliances and had the counters installed along with the backsplash.  

Since then we've been working on all the diy projects.  We painted the walls Sherwin Williams Meander Blue and painted the cabinets in SW Pure White.  My husband added the beadboard paneling to the island and the sides of the cabinets.  I made the curtains myself from Richloom Lucy Eden fabric and we replaced the lighting and the hardware.  We removed the glass shelves from the window, took the wood blinds off the patio doors, and added a chalkboard wall.


I found the hardware online and it was a bit of a splurge but well worth it.  I love how the black looks against the white.


We decided to add the chalkboard wall last year and it continues to get lots of compliments from visitors.


The hutch looks so nice now that it's all painted out to compliment the rest of the room.


It took me a long time to find the perfect fabric for the curtains but they were worth the wait.  A black and white kitchen can be a little boring or expected but the color and pattern of the curtains give our kitchen a kick of personality.


Here's a list of some of our sources:
appliances       GE
lighting            rejuvenation.com
stools                World Market
hardware         myknobs.com
paint                  Sherwin Williams
tile                     Home Depot
faucet                amazon.com
curtain fabric   fabric.com

Here are the links to the posts where some of the projects are outlined:


It took us over a year to get it all done (although it was mostly because I got distracted with other projects) so we are super glad to finally have all the paint cans and tools off the kitchen table.  Let me know what you think.

~ Gold Shoe Girl ~

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30 comments:

  1. Wow! Congratulations, you've done a wonderful job! I love that fabric too and I like your light fixtures and your faucet is lovely!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I am loving all the little details.

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  2. I followed you over here from Inspiration Friday. I love this kitchen. What are your counter tops made of? I love the color. My post is about holiday travel and medicines.
    http://www.thelostapron.com/2012/11/traveling-medicines.html

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    1. The counters are made of black granite in a honed finish. I really wanted black soapstone but the honed granite was a more affordable alternative.

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  3. what a great transformation! good for you. enjoy your beautiful kitchen.

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  4. WOW I thought it was a brand new kitchen. You have done so well you shoud be so proud of yourselves. Love the blue it is so light and the chalk wall is amazing and great for a young family. The curtains are just perfect and the window looks so much better without those glass shelves. It's just totally amazing.

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    1. Patti,

      You're making me blush! Thanks for all your kind words.

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  5. What a great job. I love your kitchen. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. Great job on the kitchen! Happy thanksgiving!
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  7. It's beautiful and special! So lovely! I'm your newest follower.

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    1. I love the name of your blog. Thanks for following.

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  8. Wow, your kitchen looks so beautiful! I'm your newest follower. Hope you'll follow me back. x Julie @ Restyle Relove

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    1. Thanks Julie! I'll hop over to your blog too.

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  9. WOWZA this is amazing!!!! I was going to featue it today but thought I could give it it's own post later this week. Would that be ok?

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    1. Of course!!! You are amazing!!! Thank you!!!

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  10. What a wonderful kitchen...lovely! And you are right about those curtains!

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    1. Kristin - You are so awesome!!! I really appreciate the support and time you gave to my little blog. Thanks again.

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  12. It looks great!

    Where is the light about the sink from?

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  13. I just saw the lighting source, thanks!

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    1. I hope you find something you like!! Rejuvenation has fantastic customer service too.

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  14. Great job! The finished product looks like it was well worth the wait. Congrats on your new kitchen and your newest follower...me! lol! All kidding aside, it looks remarkable ;-)

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    1. Thanks for following!! I'm glad you like it.

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  15. I love the huge size of that chalkboard! And the curtains too! Looks fabulous and you must love how bright it is now.

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