Friday, February 4, 2011

Kitchen Makeover

  I was really wanting to re-do my kitchen, technically there was nothing wrong with it to begin with. The cabinets are in good condition and I felt bad painting over perfectly good cabinets. I decided to give it a try and hope for the best!

    Here is the before (click photos to enlarge):

I sanded and then primed the cabinets first. I bought Martha Stewart brand paint in a pretty creamy white color. Gave the cabinets a coat of paint, then when they dried I used a Ralph Lauren glaze over them.

I absolutely love the way they turned out! They have held up great, I was worried that the paint would peel or chip. With 4 kids and lots of use there has been none of that!




I also wanted to add knobs to the cabinets. I was so lucky and found a bag of 88 wooden knobs at a thrift store for $1.99. Can you believe that!?! 88 brand new knobs!


I love how much a simple item can change the look in such a big way.



It took about a week to complete, the sanding was the worst part (it always is!). It was definitely worth the work put into it! I love it!



I'm linking up at Thrifty Decor Chick Before and after party



Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

21 comments:

  1. This is such a fresh update. I love your "new" cabinets and I love your style!

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  2. Wow it looks great I am a bit like you not often sure wether to paint over natural timber or not but your job is motivating

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  3. You did a beautiful job! And great buy on those knobs!!

    I found your blog from Thrifty Decor Chick's party and am your newest follower.

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  4. Love it! We just painted the cabinets in our kitchen -- makes such a HUGE difference.

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  5. Your kitchen cabinets make over looks beautiful! I love the color you chose. What a great deal on the knobs! I'm here via Thrifty Decor Chick's party.

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  6. Oh my what a huge change your kitchen took on with the painting of the cabinets. And what luck to find the knobs. Check out my blog for my giveaway.

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  7. What a difference!! The glazing looks wonderful. How did you apply it? I found your blog via TDC's party! So glad I got to check out your project!

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  8. This is EXACTLY what I want to do in our kitchen! Thanks for sharing at TDC, I've bookmarked your post for later.

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  9. Found you through TDC. I love it! What was the glaze you used? I am wanting to paint mine too but afraid it would chip. Thanks for sharing

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  10. It looks like a completely different room! In a good way!

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  11. They look awesome! We are just getting ready to re-do ours. Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Hi! Stopping by from Thrifty Decor Chick Before & After Party. I love how your kitchen turned out! I am currently painting my cabinets white - come take a look when you have a chance: http://thriftydecormom.blogspot.com/2011/02/progress.html

    I'm a new follower too!

    Lori : )
    Thrifty Decor Mom

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  13. K - that turned out AMAZING!!! I can't believe how beautiful those are. It seriously looks like a completely different kitchen (looks bigger too). Great job!!!
    Missy
    ificould-ificould.blogspot.com

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  14. Thank you for all your sweet comments! I really appreciate it!

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  15. What a transformation! You have taken a builders grade kitchen and made it look fantastic. I love it. Makes me feel like I could paint my cabinets.

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  16. Your kitchen was nice before but it is gorgeous now! What a transformation, you did a great job with the makeover. The new color makes it brighter and appear more spacious. And great find with the wooden knobs! Well done.

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  17. What a wonderful transformation. You did a great job!!!

    I stopped by from Get Your Craft On at TCB.

    Ruth

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  18. Love what you did. I am in the process of doing the same and, like you, hesitated to paint wood because there is no turning back after that without a bunch of labor. Yours turned out beautiful!

    You should try adding something different to the back of your island (or maybe the whole thing) to make it more of a feature. Like add wainscotting to the back and paint it a different color. Black or a darker version of the wall color, or pop it with a totally different color! Great job.

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