Monday, July 28, 2014

Painted Kitchen Cabinets~ Revealed!

Hi Friends!
In my last post I told you I was finished with the kitchen cabinet painting
and would share some pics soon.
Well today, here they are 
and 
I have a lot of pics~
 so get comfy and thanks for sharing in my project.

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When we purchased this home nearly 20 years ago
the cabinets selected by the previous owners, were the same beautiful oak
from the kitchen to the bathrooms and 2 rooms with built in desks.
The library, which I have decided to keep original for the library feel of the space is also the
same cabinetry.

Over the years I have painted every room of cabinets to a lighter look but for some reason
I've been slow to complete the kitchen.
 I suppose I was just not sure if going lighter was the 
thing to do here.
However, last week I decided it was time and after 3 days of prepping,
painting, waxing and swinging my paint brush, it's complete and I could not be happier to bring a lighter look
to this otherwise, dark kitchen.

The room has come a long way
 from white laminate counter tops with floors and cabinets all the same wood,
to granite counters, Tuscan tiled floor, black accent pieces, off white cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
We also added the bar pendants and chandelier over the island taking down the dated light-box.
It is a blessing to have a hubby that can do all sorts of home improvements.
Thank you LJ


So now, old world cottage has met a little Tuscan, Farmhouse and a bit of Vintage charm.

Here are a few before pics.

To begin,
I gathered my paint and supplies and for the next three days,
this wonderful brush and sponge roller were my best friends.
I also use a 1 inch brush for reaching tiny places in corners and doors.
You see, I have a technique leaving the doors hanging while I paint. I do take out the drawers
and of course remove all hardware but I prefer to paint the doors in place.
This is why the small brush comes in handy to reach in those small areas between the frame and doors.
For me it takes no extra time then removing and replacing.


The paint I used was Pecan Sandie (a light off white) Behr Flat Paint with Primer right in the paint.
It goes on smooth and free of brush strokes which I love.
I gave every inch of these cabinets two coats of paint.

After all was dry, I sanded high points for a light distress
and sealed the finish with a all purpose liquid wax like sealer from Deco Art Americana .
I also smooth sanded with 0 steel wool over the sealer for a soft finish. 

At this point I could have also antiqued over the soft finish,
but thought it would bring back the dark tones again that I tried to lighten for the room.



Now ~ I'll just take you around the finished room from here.

The island and stove were painted last year
 and I left those the same except to add new draw pulls on the island.

I also paint out the toe kicks on these pieces black and added deck posts or bun feet to the bottoms to give them a free standing look of furniture.
Again wood appliques were used on the stove vent cabinet and doors top and bottom.

The bottom corner cabinet by the baskets is a pull out 2 shelf  lazy susan.



 Wood appliques added to the sink in a fresh white for a tone on tone look which I am really loving.

This Tuscan painting on the dishwasher below
is a large magnet and easy to clean.


Love the large deep sink.
A farm style  feel but keeping with the front cabinets.


To this area below, I took off the door and added
basket drawers accented with hand crocheted lace made by my grandmother.
These hold dish towels and give a little interest to the space.
The cabinet hardware and sink faucet is rubbed oil bronze, adding to the Tuscan look and feel.

To the cook top cabinet,
I added appliques and barley twist wood trim to finish 
with bun feet at the bottom and distress throughout.
In fact, the whole kitchen has been given a light distress.
Nothing over the top, just a little sanding on the high points of the cabinets.
The distress is hard to see in the pics, but it is there and just the right amount of shabby without
being too chippy. LOL


Above the stove area below which is surrounded with brick, giving it an old world style.
Inside this area is a pretty ceiling light, but was hard to photo.


The island with the bun feet and new drawer pulls.


Loved these pulls with a little bling!

To the bar area below I
added iron kick accents and 3 iron counter brackets in black.




Near the breakfast area is a built in china cabinet.



This area below is a pull out pantry.

Handy pullout storage shelves. To the door I created a little cork board and rose push pins
for handy notes, recipes and grocery lists.

and next to that, is another pull out section of storage drawers.



Breakfast table over looks the pool and patio.
The french doors here go to the library/family room and then outside.

The pedestal table is from the late 1800's.


Here are a few more pics from around the room.

The framed art piece above the stove was a painting I found several years ago while
browsing the prints at Hobby Lobby. I had it framed in an old world style frame just for this spot.
The tile changes around the piece in a smaller design and pattern but the same tile color.
I did not want this to be too busy.


The white cow pitcher is from Italy.


I've used a pop of aqua throughout for the summer.

Having the room in neutrals gives me the advantage of changing accents colors
for the seasons.

The walls are Heirloom Lace also by Behr and I am really loving the tone on tone of a lighter look.

Canvas painting.


This one was painted by me in an art study many years ago.

Large European canvas.

Another area where I took off the cabinet doors and painted the inside of the cabinet too.
This makes the room look bigger and wider.
I can change the dishes for added color when I want a new look.
I am thinking of bringing in my blue and white for a change this fall.

Side cabinets for display.

From the entry way going into the kitchen.


On the island, I added a wire basket with aqua berry bowl,
grapes, pot of tiny boxwood and a Art Deco rooster.
Easy to pick up and move when I need the room on the island.

Love adding faux lemons to my drink dispenser when not in use.
I have seen one in a showroom with faux ice cubes that looked amazing.
I have yet to find the ice cubes.

Above the entrance from the dining room,
Live, Laugh and Love

Counting our blessings with this wall reminder we see each and everyday.


Well that's it.
Thanks for staying to the end and sharing in my kitchen cabinet painting.
It was fun, but I am glad to be done.

BEFORE

AFTER


Much Brighter!

Have you painted your kitchen cabinets?
In some cases it should never be done~ but in this kitchen
it was a good change and has given this space a lighter and brighter look.

Thank you for your visits, comments and a warm welcome to my new followers.
Have a wonderful day and see you soon.
Hugs,
Celestina Marie

joining




77 comments:

Sola Scriptura said...

I really liked the "before" pictures, but I'm amazed at how much brighter the kitchen looks "after". Every detail in your kitchen comes together making it a warm and welcoming space in the heart of your home. I wish you many more hours of love and laughter in your beautiful kitchen!

Blackberry Lane said...

What a lovely job you have done! Thanks for sharing your photos. I like the lighter cabinets and all the special touches you added. You and your husband did a marvelous job. Hope you can rest a little this week and enjoy!

Blackberry Lane said...

What a lovely job you have done! Thanks for sharing your photos. I like the lighter cabinets and all the special touches you added. You and your husband did a marvelous job. Hope you can rest a little this week and enjoy!

lynn said...

i really love what you've done here, celeste:) you've blended the brick, granite, and wall, and cabinet colors so beautifully. your kitchen is gorgeous, and truly has it all! love the stove area and island are black, too.

Jan Tanis said...

What a lovely job you did Celeste! Your kitchen looks fabulous! I love the transformation. You absolutely did the best thing for your kitchen - painting the cabinets.

I want to paint my island cabinets - BLACK...but that's another project. I've also been toying with painting all of the kitchen cabinets - but I'm not sure I even want to tackle that job! With 3 Pups and no one around to watch them while I would be painting, would not be a good thing. :)

Have a wonderful week and enjoy your new kitchen!

Hugs,
Jan

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my! I am in love! I love it all...color, decor the whole 9 yards! You have it all so organized!!!! YES, I need to do this. Love it all! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

I am still on my blog break, but saw this post pop up in my bloglovin and rushed right over!

It turned out so wonderful. I have always wanted to paint my kitchen cabinets, but we always seem to sell our house too quickly to get around to it. Where do you get the liquid wax sealer by Deco Art?
Penny

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Everything looks so beautiful! A brand new space! So light and bright! Girl, you're good at swinging that paintbrush! Love all the pretty details too. The paint makes the brick stand out. So much to see! I'll have to go back and look again. Great job!!!! You deserve a break. Have a great week!

lala said...

Fantastic transformation!!! You must love how much brighter and lighter it looks now. Your kitchen was quite lovely before, but this look is also beautiful. I am always amazed at how paint can totally change the look & feel of a space. Enjoy your new kitchen!!!

Linda Young said...

Just gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! All your little touches, the kick board grill details, the prints you select, the pretty appliques, really make it so homey and special. You can tell love lives there, in your home! Enjoy! Love, Linda

TexWisGirl said...

too pretty to use - yup, that'd be my story! :) love your paintings! wow!

Donna said...

Wow, wow, and Wow! Your kitchen is just gorgeous, Celestina! You did an amazing job with your roller and brush and all of the beautiful details you've added! Gee, I don't know where to begin, as I love everything! It looks so much brighter and bigger, and the cream really makes all of your black accents pop! I love the iron details you've added at the snack bar, and the wooden appliques and bun feet. The paintings really add to the European feel of your pretty kitchen, the bistro painting you did is tres magnifique! I can't believe you did all of this in three days, did you ever sleep?:) I would love having a kitchen like yours, I'm going to show it to my hubby. Congrats, you should be in a magazine!!

Pyrex Passion said...

So glad I popped over, as I didn't receive an update on your blog. Gorgeous before and after!! OMGoodness Celeste, you are truly a wonderful interior *designer*.
You can redo a room in my home anytime!! SO Pin worthy ;^)

I hope you have the best day ever!
Aim

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Celeste, what a hug difference the lighter cabinets make in your kitchen!It was lovely before, but is gorgeous now! You chose a perfect color to blend with the granite, brick and black cabinets! I love your accessories and all the special touches you added. This looks like a magazine! Your hard work really paid off beautifully!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a beautiful transformation, all the beautiful details here really pay off. You are fortunate to have a talented dh to do the heavy lifting and looks like you compliment each other with your style ideas and his brawn what a wonderful combination. What a beautiful kitchen you 2 have created. ~Diane

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dear and sweet friend,

I am a bit late in coming because we too are in the middle of working on some wood beams for our exposed beams on the vaulted ceiling of the great room and my husband's office!

I AM BLOWN AWAY by the transformation here! You must be giddy and excited to see your handiwork play out so dramatically! I love it. From dark to light, that is what I prefer. Your details (YOUR OWN PAINTINGS!) and all the techniques you skillfully executed have resulted in perfection. I really like the nooks and cozy crannies of your kitchen, and you painstakingly took your little brush and got the job done. GOOD FOR YOU! Now, enjoy, relax by that pool and know you are a huge inspiration! I want to paint over our vintage maple cabinets, but my husband thinks there's too much white in our home! I wanted white-washed beams, he didn't. We both agree however, on a weathered gray. So now off to Hirshfield's paints to find the right stain!!!!

Happy day dear one, Anita

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

WOW. I love what you did and the kitchen looks beautiful. I also like the black and white theme throughout your home. I know how hard it was to paint the cabinets, still doing mine.

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow what nice kitchen and your makeover looks fabulous! I can't imagine painting all those cupboards!
I bet you are delighted to get it done. It does look brighter and seems to open the space up. I don't have the guts to paint mine, but I think paying someone would be an ok way to go- still far less costly than getting new ones!

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

What a beautiful transformation! I think you have wonderful taste! I really enjoy seeing all of your projects. I am hoping some of your talent will rub off onto me someday. Have a great day! Lisa :O)

Valerie-Jael said...

Oh my, this is totally fantastic, it's hard to believe you did all of this - it's WONDERFUL! I wish you lots of pleasurable hours in your lovely kitchen! Hugs, Valerie

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Celestina Marie,

I love the new look to your kitchen and it looks so much brighter and like a brand new kitchen.
Great job and will be lovely picturing you cooking in your new kitchen. Thanks for sharing.
Having the oak wood would be a nice base for the paint.
Hope you are enjoying the week dear friend
hugs
Carolyn

Createology said...

Hello Celestina Marie. I love your home and kitchen. With your fresh lighter paint on the cabinets it looks very tres chic. You did a fabulous job with every aspect of the redecorating. My cabinets are white and we did repaint them white. I love my bright kitchen. You are brave and brilliant and ever so talented. Creative Bliss Dear...

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

Your kitchen makeover is amazing!! I love every single detail! It's incredible how huge your kitchen looks. It's a very large room anyway but now it's VERY large. I know it was a big job but oh how worth it to turn out this great. It flows so beautifully with the rest of your home now with the lighter colors.

You never cease to amaze me Celeste! Another makeover well done!!

Bunches of love and blessings, Edie

Ginny said...

Oh my gosh, Celeste, I loved your kitchen before you painted the cupboards, but now, I am blown away!!! Wanna come and do your magic with my 70's kitchen?LOL!
Beautiful!

Ginny said...

ok, like where do you find the little embellishments like the knobs, and that tuscan dishwasher cover? I have never seen anything like that..love it!

miss b said...

Just catching up after my holiday. I have always been fascinated by before and after pictures and you have certainly transformed your kitchen which now looks so bright yet still warm and welcoming. You have so many interesting details far too many to mention but I especially like the Live Laugh Love and your painting.

White Lace and Promises said...

Wow! I am amazed. It was beautiful before but now it's so french country. Love it down to the very last detail. It belongs in a magazine lay out.

sunshinegirl said...

Wow that looks awesome!
I love how the colors match and gives me a fresh feeling!

Deborah Montgomery said...

Gorgeous! What a beautiful kitchen, Celeste! You did a wonderful job, and I love all the extra touches, like the wood appliques, the details on the snack bar, everything! And your painting! I'm going to steal that lemon in the dispenser idea! Congratulations on a job well done. Have a good week, and enjoy the fruits of your labor. xo Deborah

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, this looks wonderful, Celestina. The off-white cabinets make the whole kitchen lighter. I noticed all the black and white lovelies, and I especially like those plates on the wall. The large farm style sink was another thing that caught my eye. The canvas painting of the person walking the dog is so beautiful, and Nel has a picture in her home that is very similar to that canal painting you have. I think I mentioned before how much I love love the brick in your kitchen. I think it gives such a charming look.

You and your husband did a fantastic job on your kitchen make-over. Now you can rest and enjoy it all.

love,
~Sheri

Janet Bernasconi said...

Oh Celestina!
You never stop amazing me with your incredible taste and talent. I thought the before pics were beautiful,but the after pics are truly gorgeous. The color definitely brightens the kitchen. I love all the touches you added too. I never saw such a large magnet. I thought it was painted on. Wow...
And you are an amazing artist! Love that portrait. I happen to love art too. I think you inspired me to get back into painting again. All I can tell you is that if I had a home like yours I would never go out..lol Thanks so much for sharing. It's so much fun to visit you. Have a beautiful week.
xoxo
Janet
Janet's Creative Cottage

Cat-arzyna said...

What a lovely kitchen now looks fabulous!
Bravo!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Your kitchen looks fantastic, Celeste! I can't believe everything you've done in here. Even those touches of adding the barley twist molding and bun feet have made such a difference. I love how they turned out and the new lighter look.

Marcia Pilar said...

Look at the gorgeous light it attracts. I love it, my friend. You are so talented.
Enjoy your "new" kitchen.
xoxo's

Lululiz said...

What a glorious transformation, I really adore the kitchen. I'd feel right at home in there :-).

Shelia said...

OH, Celeste! Your kitchen is totally gorgeous! I don't recall seeing it before. Now the before was just beautiful but the after is glorious! You did an excellent job on the cabinet painting and I love the details of the added wooden pieces. Taking the doors off those cabinets was genus to display your pretties! We have a lot of painting to do on our 'new' to us house in NY and the first thing I want to do is paint the mistreated dark wood cabinets. Your kitchen layout is perfect and I love the brick and little arch over your cooktop. Just like your sign, honey, you're blessed! :)
You are the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

janice15 said...

It looks amazingly wonderful. way better in my opinion brighter and soft.. great job.. with love Janice

Dragonfly Treasure said...

OMG! I need some of your energy girl!! And I am jealous! I would take your kitchen the before way but love the new look! It not only is brighter but looks so much bigger. I have a dinky little kitchen with hardly any counter space, but I am glad at least I have one ;) Love the colors you chose and all your little alcoves and shelves for display. Mine looks overcrowded at times because I have so many things I want to display. I've tried rotating but once they're there they stay. LOL Hate having things put away, I believe they should be out to bring back the smiles and memories. Your kitchen it gorgeous! Love all the pullouts, really making more room for you. Love that magnet on the dishwasher! So clever. The cohesiveness of the room is amazing. Oh and I have always wanted BUN feet!! They look fabulicious!! Those 3 days you put to good use and did a wonderful job. I really like the lighter color, it makes you kitchen awake and ready to go :)
Now go enjoy all your hard work with a cuppa :)
*hugs*deb

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

LOVE your new kitchen!!!!It is much brighter and happier! My hubby is totally against me painting the cupboards, so I will enjoy yours.
warmly,
deb

Linda P said...

Wow Celestina, such a big difference. Night and day transformation. I love the clean look of your cabinets painted. All of your added touches make this kitchen so pretty. Love the iron, the pictures and your very special doilies from your Grandmother. Perfectly delightful. xo

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Oh, your kitchen is just gorgeous! Love the color. When I moved into my house I painted the cupboards all white and what a difference it made in that small dark kitchen. I have been very happy with it.

Dianna said...

What a pleasure it was to come visit with you today! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful redo. At first when I read that you painted over beautiful oak cabinets I almost gasped (I have beautiful oak cabinets, as well), but when I saw what a difference it made in your kitchen I thought, "Yes! Yes! Yes!" Absolutely transforming that dark space into a much lighter, airy kitchen for you to work in! Beautiful.

Also...thank you for the "follow". I've done the same with you.

Stephanie said...

The 'after' is truly remarkable, sweet Celeste! You are incredibly talented and have quite the eye for creating a place of beauty.

Everything is perfection, my friend. I am sure you are now spending "extra" time in the kitchen :)

Love and hugs to you!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Celestina Marie,
I leisurely enjoyed this post, took it all in and my first thought was ... Now this kitchen reflects the warmth and hospitality of it's owners. Your painstaking time spent has enhanced and bestows charm. I love the combo of the dark and light, it draws you in and rewards with Italian countryside beauty. Lovely paintings my talented artist friend. You have accomplished beautifully what so many try to. You have given charm and warmth from your heart and the kitchen reflects that love.
XO,
Vera

LJS said...

Celestina, The before and after redesign of our kitchen was amazing to witness.....You did a great job!
I enjoy the new look you created.
Love, Mr. CMD

cynthia lee designs said...

Celeste...I just love your kitchen! It looks great...love the lighter color! Yes...I have painted kitchen cabinets before. When we put our new kitchen in...we put the old dark cabinets down in the family room in a nook area and I started painting them white. Now I just need to finish them.
~Cindy

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Celeste!!! What a beautiful outcome. this is a master piece !!! I LOVEEE It !!! I cannot even begin with one area. Every where I look is such beauty and the Love you put into it. The color is divine and matches perfect with the dining room. What a blend. You have so many nooks and crannies . WOW ! Thank you for letting me know you have this post up. I just got a email from Sherry letting me know that she put a new post up. I'm going over now to look at it.
What next are you going to work on Dearest ? LOL...
I think you are just to fab,
Hugs and kisses to you,
Marie Antoinette

Cynthia S. said...

Celestina,
You have done a wonderful job! I love every bit of the new paint job. It is beautiful and classy. But, I'm still afraid to pint my cabinets. Smiles~

Debbie said...

Your kitchen looks beautiful, Celestina! You must LOVE it! What a transformation. It was very pretty before...yet is so lovely now. I can't believe how fast you got everything accomplished. All of the new additions are perfect with the lighter color.
Enjoy!
Debbie
xo

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your kitchen looks gorgeous!!! I love the lighter cabinets with the weathered brick. Your painting is top notch! Enjoy your new kitchen!

Heaven's Walk said...

I am speechless, Celeste. Your kitchen transformation is just incredibly beautiful. You did an amazing job. I love the light, airy look!

xoxo laurie

Silvia said...

WOWZER!!! What a transformation!! The before was a pretty lovely Kitchen but the After...well that is just stunning

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Celeste you did a beautiful job painting those cabinets...LOVE the lighter and brighter feel it gave your pretty kitchen! I love how you painted the island black...we did that to ours a few years ago, I love it! I LOVE your brick surround too!!

Debbie Huffaker said...

Oh, my, it's absolutely gorgeous. I love it all. It looks like you're walking into a restaurant when you enter your kitchen!!! You did an awesome job!

Laurie Ritchey said...

Oh Celestina, It is so much brighter and prettier. What a fabulous job you did, and I love the way you removed some cabinet doors. This should be in a magazine spread. laurie

Libby said...

Breathtaking! I saw the before picture and wondered what could you possibly makeover, but then I kept on going and I will say that I love the transformation. The area seems bigger and brighter. Such a gorgeous space. You did a fabulous job, and yes, I have painted my kitchen cabinets. Definitely a labor of love. My area was knotty pine so lots of priming to cover up those knots. :-)

Cozy Little House said...

Such a difference! I love it. Where did you get the black and white plates?
Brenda

chateau chic said...

What an amazing transformation, Celestina! You did a fabulous job on your kitchen. Just beautiful!
Mary Alice

Patty Sumner said...

Oh my goodness what a wonderful transformation.. I love it! It looks really great! I love the contrast of the black and white..All your hard work paid off. I love the "count your blessings" sign..Blessings!

Lady Linda said...

How lovely. I have always wanted to paint my cupboards but it has terrified me! Thanks for the inspiration and for visiting my blog via Stephanie.
Linda

Brandi said...

Wow! Give me a second to pick my jaw up off the floor. Your kitchen is gorgeous. I can imagine all the work that went into painting your cabinets, but it paid off beautifully!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the little corner cabinets so much. The difference is the dark versus the light cabinets really is amazing. I'm trying to get up the nerve to paint my laundry room cabinets, so now I'm inspired to attempt it.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!

That looks fantastic! Well done, lots and lots of hard work but oh my goodness what a difference in the Before and After! Yay!

I didn't read the comments of others so if this isn't news I apologize, but you can find faux ice cubes on Amazon for super cheap. (But I DO really like your lemons!)

Have a wonderful weekend.



LJS said...

Celestina, You hit this post out of the park! Wonderful kitchen I will enjoy with you forever!
Love, Mr. CMD

Old Time Cindy said...

Well, I finally made it to see your kitchen. Lovely job! I truly like that shade of paint that you chose for your cupboards. And that is brilliant how you painted the black around your stove area to make it stand out. Everything is so pretty, but I knew it would be. Thanks for sharing, Celeste!

Shelia said...

Hi again, Celeste! I'm back again to thank you for your sweet and kind words! You are truly the sweetest one. I'm still admiring and loving your beautiful kitchen redo and I know you're loving it! You're not cooking in it and messing it up or you? :)
Have a beautiful day and you're always the sweetie,
Shelia ;)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Thank you friends for you kind comments. You are all so nice and I welcome your visits.
Yes, we are enjoying this space with the lighter cabinets. It is uplifting and I can walk in there without always turning on the light.

And yes, I do mess it up when I am cooking a meal! LOL

Thanks so much~
Celeste

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Celestina!!!

OMG!!!!!

What a difference!! It looks like a whole new Kitchen!! I can't beleive it only took you that amount of time to paint all of that!!!
It looks stunning and I adore the black accents!! Next to red in a Kitchen, my favorite color is black!! Something just so elegant about it!! The magnet over the dishwasher is beyond belief!!!
I also love how you did some of the cabinets black!!

A truly Amazing transformation!!!

Give yourself a HUGE pat on the back for this one!!!

Thanks so much for your visit!!!

Hugs,
Deb

Ivy and Elephants said...

Amazing! There's no other word for it, love your kitchen remodel. The black and cream look fabulous, and every little accent is just right!
Gorgeous!
Hugs,
Patti

Beverly Dillow said...

Celestina! Your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous!!!! I love it all, every inch! :) You are amazing!!! Even the bling on the knob and the magnet on your dishwasher is so cute! Where do you get those? I loved looking at it all and makes me want to do something today! I'll see what I can go get into. :) Keep sharing!
Beverly

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow!!! I can't believe you did all of that in 3 days....I would think it would take 3 weeks! Of course I love it! It looks so finished and all pulled together...Like a decorator did it LOL! I love everything from the lemons to the unbelievable painting you did!! I have what looks like identical tile in my kitchen. I am getting ready to redo the whole 30 year old kitchen. The kitchen designer from Ikea wants me to use a multi color grey granite....I am thinking a brown beige like yours. Do you think a grey granite can go with a brown tile floor? The cabinets will be white. Thank you once again for your expertise!

Carol

Delvalina said...

Oh I have no idea...I really both before and after :)
I cant decide which one. and I love the pull out section. It's such a great idea and I cant wait someday to decorate my own house.
Thank for sharing your idea.

I hope you have wonderful week.
Blessing,
delvalina

Art and Sand said...

Oh, my! What a wonderful change.

I had my cabinets painted white a few years ago, when we had granite counters (very similar to yours) installed.

I love everything you did and I am thinking of copying your idea of removing the doors of a cabinet. We have two skinny cabinets on either side of the stove. They would look cute with baskets. Now I just have to convince Steve because the kitchen is his realm.

Enjoy your lovely kitchen.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

It's gorgeous! Thank you for sharing. You are the Star Feature tonight at the Before & After Wednesday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/08/before-and-after-wednesday-week-25.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Stacey said...

Visiting your kitchen again because it's just so pretty. :)

I love that you have just the perfect combination of light and dark in that room. It really does have a beautiful old world feel.

We just moved to this house two years ago. When we were looking I kept running into really pretty kitchens but with walls of dark dark cabinets. Have you seen how dark the stain is that they are using these days around Texas? Espresso. Anyway, this house has cream cabinets that have glaze on them. Love!!

Jeanette Ann O'Donnell said...

Loving it all, so much lighter. I have blackwood cabinets but haven't the courage to put a paint brush to them. Maybe in a couple of years when they will be really shabby,and I mean not the nice shabby.
I am visiting from The Dedicated home

Carol said...

Wow, your kitchen is gorgeous and so much brighter! I really like the color of your cabinets -- much better than a white-white. The brick archway is beautiful!