Feb 1, 2010

Kitchen Reveal!!!

Here is the before. When we moved in the walls were painted two shades of greenish blue and tan above the cabinets on one wall. The cabinet boxes were painted the same color as the walls and the doors were painted cream. The floor had a tan generic sheet vinyl floor.




After


Here it is after my husband made the chandelier longer.





We put a 25" apron sink on a 36" base cabinet. This was ok because the countertop holds the sink. We did have to cut the two original drawers and make them into two small drawers (they no longer open we just crazy glued them to the base cabinet)



This has been a lot of work.

Here's what we did and a breakdown of costs.

1. Paint Cabinets & Walls Benjamin Moore - $100 paint and brushes
2. Ikea Black Countertops & Farmhouse Sink - $400
3. Price Pfister Faucet Home Depot - $140
4. Armstrong Vinyl Tile Lowes - $260
5. Tongue and Groove Beadboard Backsplash Home Depot- $60
6. 2 Ikea Chandeliers - $80

For a grand total of $1,020!!!!

We did buy a paint sprayer and compressor to spray that cabinets for $120 but since their are so many uses we'll have for them I didn't include it in the total.

Their are still a few small things to do. I will not love it until it has crown molding. But for now its a huge improvement.

This post is hooked up to:

Before and After Party @ Thrifty Decor Chick

Metamorphasis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch

Make your Monday @ Twice Remembered

DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land

Timeless Tuesday @ Paula Grace Designs

Just Something I Whipped up Monday @ The Girl Creative

Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking

Show and Tell @ Blue Crickett Design

39 comments:

Nike said...

Oh, oh, oh - I Love it! Our kitchen was blah and white and we went black on the cabinets too. The floor is still beige and I've been thinking checkboard, but was too afraid to try. Thanks for posting pictures - I'm sold. (Now ... where did you get your flooring?) (Pics of my kitchen to date for $100 so far ... thedirtyhalfdozen (dot) blogspot (dot) com.

Treasia Stepp said...

I love, love, love it. It gives me hope for our kitchen.

The Tidy Brown Wren said...

What a difference! It's hard to believe it's the same kitchen. I hope to have a sink like yours one day. Right now I can only dream. You all did a great job!

Lynda said...

How striking!! I've always wanted a black and white tile floor like yours!

pk @ Room Remix said...

Major, major difference between before and after! I like the black cabinets, the beadboard and the floors are really fun. Great job!

Sherry said...

I would not have known this was the same kitchen! This transformation was definitely worth all the hard work.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

wow...great job! it is terrific!

Lisa said...

This is nice. I just redid my kitchen for under $2000. I also painted my cabinets black and I love them! If you like, check them out on Flickr.com my username is lickoffrost.

Thelittlebrownhouse.us said...

You really did an amazing job! I want to paint our cabinets but am worried about the level of difficulty involved. The sprayer looks like it may have made a difference. Thanks so much for sharing!

Mimi said...

I ♥♥♥ your kitchen...wow, what a difference! Thanks for sharing.

honeysuckle said...

What a statement you made in that room. It looks fabulous! Could I ask you where the island came from? I am looking for a narrow one and yours looks like it would fill the bill!

Blondie's Journal said...

Your kitchen looks awesome...what a difference. I love the new paint colors and flooring. I wanted a farmhouse sink so bad when we remodeled last year but they were SO expensive. I never thought to look at IKEA!! Too late now!!

Fabulous job! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! I LOVE it!

Richella said...

What a wonderful job! You must be so proud and so happy with your new kitchen. Congratualtions!

I see in your profile that you live in the NC Triad. I live in Durham. It's nice to meet you!

Katherine @ Grass Stains said...

HOLY MOLY! What a change! I practically fell out of my chair when I saw the "after" picture. Great job ... honestly, it's amazing.

Kristin@Boulevard Interior Design said...

Love it. My favorite color palette.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

WoW... what a transformation! Looks wonderful... enjoy your kitchen.

Paula Grace Designs said...

OMG! What a difference. You did an amazing job. Greaqt choices! The color palette is completely classic as is the floor design! Well done. You won't tire of this kitchen any time soon.

Thank you for joining Timeless Tuesday!

Paula Grace ~

Cara@TheSheetBoutique said...

Bold and stunning. That is an amazing new look for your kitchen. Congrats.

Destination Seaborn said...

Va, va, voom...that's quite a transformation! I love the black and white. It'a very classic combination. Great job, everything looks great! Lisa

Linda Merrill said...

Janet - your kitchen looks fantastic! What a difference newly painted cabinets are. I'm just about to post the "reveal" pics of my kitchen as well. And yes, our kitchens are very similar, although your is much bigger!! Congrats.

sherri@lavenderfields said...

You have a beautiful home! I really like the black and white floor!

Janet said...

Thanks everyone for the inspiring comments. I am visiting each and everyone of your blogs and truly excited at the response.

I was having doubts that it was too dark and I like the blue walls but don't love them yet.

I am having decorators block on Kitchen Canisters, a new toaster, curtains & a rug for in front of the sink and dishwasher.

Honeysuckle - The island came with the house. I have seen it in many online stores. Here's a link to one of the sites tht have it.

http://www.abchomestore.com/ccp51/cgi-bin/cp-app.cgi?rrc=N&affl=&pg=ste_prod&ref=ki4351N10ln

I am going to be doing a post on peel and stick tile tomorrow so stay tuned.

Lindy said...

Janet, I love your kitchen! I just painted the cabinets in one of my bathrooms black and I think I might be leaning towards painting my kitchen cabinets black. Did you roll the paint on the cabinet frames and spray the doors? Or did you spray everything? I'm trying to figure out the logistics of how to do it all! I'm thinking of doing one bank of cabinets at a time so as not to tear up my kitchen completely. As someone who has lived through a kitchen remodel, do you think I should do it all at once or gradually?

Emily said...

what an awesome improvement! I love the black and white!

Elaine said...

Wow!! Great job. That's inspiration for ya. I love it.

Aimee said...

Love your kitchen! What a difference!!!!

Odd question I'm hoping you can help me with: What's the name/model, etc of your compressor and paint sprayer? I want to buy one for a bunch of furniture projects but I keep finding really expensives one.....I could justify $120 so hoping y ou can tell me! Thanks! :-)

iheartsnark said...

Hi! Great kitchen! I'm interested in doing the same with mine...could you tell me the brand and color of the black paint?

Ann said...

wow I love the change from white to black--so refreshing when everyone seems to be painting cabinets white nowadays. Mones dark too- if u get a chance check it out on my blog. I love love the redo!http://housefinally.blogspot.com/2010/01/help-needed-with-kitchen-backsplash.html

Down Home DIY said...

It was so nice to meet you today at Restore!!! LOVE your awesome new kitchen. Amazing job!!!
Keep in touch. It is fun to fellow other local DIYers!!
p.s. I am hosting a class Thursday you should come.

~MB
www.addressingspaces.com
www.downhomediy.com

Darcy said...

wow. amazing.!!! great great job!

Janet said...
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Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

wow, your kitchen is gorgeous!! You really got that sink at Ikea? I really need to look better next time I go, but I get distracted easily!

Joy said...

This looks fantastic. I did not know Ikea sold farm sinks. I want one really bad. I'll check into it. Great Job!
♥ Joy

Alyssabeth's said...

Don't you just love Ikea!

Your kitchen looks fabulous, you should be very proud.

Julie said...

This looks AMAZING! Great job!

Katie said...

WOW, what a transformation!! LOVE the floor!!

Vintage Simple said...

What a great job you guys did..! It looks fabulous - congratulations!

-maria

brookie said...

Our kitchen is begging for remodel. My budget is not. My kitchen is in similar shape to what yours was. I can't wait to show your posts to my husband. For $1,000 I just might talk him into it. And I have always wanted diamond pattern floors. AND I love your sink.