The kitchen reveal! Finally! I won’t go into the gory details of what took so long( weather, contractors, etc) but I will tell you that I am excited to be finished. I like to live a clean ordered life and I do not like living in a construction zone, call me high maintenance but that is the way I am.
As I mentioned before, we did not do a complete remodel and gut job, as this is not our forever home, all we wanted to do was to update the kitchen and freshen it up. That said, we did have the cabinets painted, the island top custom made in African mahogany, new granite in leather finish, subway tile, under mount sink, new faucet, floors refinished, and a few other cosmetic things. For as long as this has taken we could have ripped the entire room out and started over. No matter, it is finished and exactly as I envisioned.
Here are a few Before photos.
|Old bookcase area|
And finally, the AFTER!!!
|Refrigerator, cook top|
|To the right of the cook top|
|Left of the refrigerator and the cook top|
View from bookcase to window
I am linking to:
You Are Talking Too Much: YATTM Monday Party
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia: Tuesday’s Treasures
Dittle Dattle: Amaze Me Monday
Savvy Southern Style: Wow Us Wednesday
DIY By Design: Sizzle into Summer
No Minimalist Here: Open House Party
Project Queen: I Turned The Daunting Into The Doable Tuesdays
French Country Cottage: Feathered Nest Friday
Common Ground: Vintage Inspiration Friday
Stuff and Nonsense:
Miss Musterseed: Furniture Feature Friday
The Charm of Home: Home Sweet Home Party
Thrifty Chic Decor House Party
The enchanted home says
Wow looks amazing! The power of white….so beautiful, I love how it just opens and brightens up the space and now your wood floors really pop. Enjoy it and thanks for sharing!
Castles Crowns and Cottages says
My darling friend,
I am so sorry to have missed the previous post and this one; my early mornings just don't seem to be allowing me to even visit all of you wonderful friends. BUT HERE I AM, and what a glorious transformation here….it is really stunning. NOW you are confirming to me that my wood cabinets in my vintage kitchen would look wonderful in GRAY with my black granite….THIS IS WONDERFUL and are you lovin' it??????????
MANY CONGRATULATIONS ON ACCOMPLISHING THIS!!!
Much love, Anita
Hello Dear Elizabeth!
You know, the kitchen was lovely before, but now it is a breath of fresh air! And it seems more spacious, doesn't it? Beautiful and airy…so happy for you! Love that sweet morning light from your window. How is your leg doing?
I want to thank you so much for SUCH SWEET words! I am so glad you enjoy visiting me…thank you thank you!
Wishing you many joyful and delicious moments in your beautiful new space…(did I see a bit of candy corn:)?
Oh my dear… your kitchen in devine!! I love the clean, crisp whites. Enjoy your new kitchen, I am sure you will be inspired to whip up something extra yummy.
It looks just gorgeous!!!! I love the warmth of the wood!
Very nice…I love fresh white…everything looks so good with it!
The Charm of Home says
How gorgeous! It is a beautiful transformation! I love the island tops! Thank you for linking it to Home Sweet Home!
Kathryn Ferguson Griffin says
Absolutely wonderful!!! Nothing that paint can't cure! Such a pretty and refreshing kitchen. Visiting for DIY Showoff. Toodles, Kathryn http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/07/kitchen-cabinet-transformation.html
Wow, Elizabeth! The before was pretty but the after is a dream! Beautiful!
Thanks so much for sharing in the Roomspiration – Kitchens linky party!
Enjoy the weekend!
Looks beautiful…we are in the process right now of painting our cabinets…looks like we had the same cabinets that you did…Debating now on glazing or not…I like it both ways…hmmmm…lol…Your new kitchen looks lovely and like a great place to spend your time…going back to look some more and follow along…xo, Mariaelena
It is so beautiful, I'd say it has forever home potential! The storage area with the glass fronts in amazing. So many beautiful–and useful–accents like the built in wine rack!
Laura @ duke manor farm says
what a great transformation. I especially love that island with the shelving. visiting from polo house!
FABBY'S LIVING says
Your kitchen was pretty before but now it's amazing!! I love, love the new transformation, everything is so pretty and neat. I specially love the island and it's contents. Thanks for sharing at The Polo House's Favorites linky.
FABBY'S LIVING says
Oh, I just became your follower as I like your blog. Hope you like to follow back.
Ricki Treleaven says
I love your wood butcher block counters. Are they walnut? I have always wanted walnut countertops. Your kitchen is so pretty! Great job!
Alison @ The Polohouse says
This turned out AMAZING!!! You know I do so love a white kitchen too. 🙂
What vision you had and from all of our view…. so totally worth it with THIS end result! A treat for us to see. LOVE it! Your wood counter island top is the perfect addition too.
LOVE IT ALL!
Thanks so much for sharing, Elizabeth.
Kansas Amy says
Very nice transformation!
Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas says
Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!!
ℳartina @ Northern Nesting says
Oh I just LOVE IT!! What a fabulous transformation!