Monday, October 21, 2013

Kitchen Progress

 Do you ever have too much going on? That is me...always. And, sometimes it gets overwhelming.  Not so much the projects, but the clutter that comes with the projects.
 
Right now we are easing back into the school routine (which we let slide since my oldest got sick a couple of weeks ago).  So, of course that equals a mess in the office, which is already a mess. Tired of my Mom telling me that the office is a dumping ground and also, tired of my husband telling me it will never look any better, I am determined to tackle it this week. I'll share all my inspirations and ideas on Wednesday.
 
But, another space that has long annoyed me has been our oak filled kitchen. I have been slowly painting and redecorating the space over the last several months and I thought I would share my progress.
 
 


 
 
 
 
If you recall...way back in May (don't judge, I am super slow when it comes to projects in my own home, especially when the projects are time consuming and annoying like kitchen cabinet painting), I shared my plans (you can check out that post in its entirety here.
 
I wanted an eclectic modern country look that felt like it was collected over time.  Here was my inspiration from that original post:
 
Source listing in original post here).
 
Open, upper cabinets...check! 
 
White, roman shade...check!
 
Pewter pulls...check!
 
Pale, gray walls...check!
 
New, light colored counters...NOT YET!
 
Dark, lower cabinets...check!
 
Glass knobs...check!
 
Lots of chalkboard...check!
 
 
 
 
So, overall, I'm feeling pretty satisfied with the progress thus far. The only major update that needs to be made are the counters, but money and making a decision on what I exactly want are prohibiting that right now.
 
 
 
Just to refresh you memory...This is where I was last fall, with this room...
 



...and today...



 
 




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30 comments:

  1. looks awesome angela!
    keya

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  2. Angela - your kitchen is looking great! So proud of you for having the guts to paint them...I want to do that to my kitchen, but haven't been able to take that first step...

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  3. Looking good! I like the white and black so much.

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  4. I wish I was brave enough to remove my cabinet doors. There's a whole lot of ugly behind my cupboard doors. Your kitchen seems to be progressing nicely. It is more open and airy.

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  5. Wow! What an amazing transformation. I love it. I've been contemplating painting my kitchen cabinets, but I also love the warmth of wood. They are maple or birch...I can't even remember now, but not Oak...so there's no grain to be seen on them. Still trying to decide, but your update is beautiful!

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    1. Thanks Valerie. I really love natural/stained wood, and have a mix of both stained pieces and painted pieces in my home, but painting the cabinets was a great (and inexpensive) option to get some extra life out of some pretty old and cheap cabinets that were just not our style.

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  6. Such an amazing transformation. The paint and new hardware is perfect! Love your chalk board and your oriental too. x

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  7. Pretty! I love the lightened up look, great job!

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  8. Angela, love the changes you made to the kitchen. It is very pretty and made it much brighter.

    Cynthia

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  9. Love it. Great progress and transformation. I love your rug! We did the same when we renovated our kitchen by adding in two persian rugs that I got online for a real deal. It has been one of my favourite aspects to date.

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  10. I love the open cupboards! You did an amazing job transforming all of your cabinetry, it looks brand new.

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  11. I love the turquise color on the open cabinets--everything looks so nice -What paint colors did you use?

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  12. I love the turquise color on the open cabinets--everything looks so nice -What paint colors did you use?

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  13. The way your cabinets used to look are how mine STILL look! I am not good with painting and there's far too many. I would at least like to open up a couple of the upper cabinets. We'll see! Yours are beautiful...I love how you painted them white and the insides a bright color.

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  14. Wow, huge change and stunning. I love your cabinets and that center island is fabulous. Great job. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs. Marty

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  15. I love all of the chalkboard spaces!

    Erin @ Elizabeth Joan Designs

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  16. Looking good lady!! Love the blue in the cabinets. Thanx for partying at my place.

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  17. Wow - it looks like a completely different room. You have done a fantastic job, really gorgeous!

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  18. such a change! I love that island, it looks so much better in the after, even though it didn't change at all, lol.

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  19. Wonderful makeover of your kitchen, love the chalkboard back splash too!

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  20. It's looking so nice! Love the open cupboards and the dark lower cabinets.

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  21. Gorgeous transformation! I just posted about my kitchen, too! We did it about 10 years ago, but like you, I took my time and I am so glad I did, because even now, I love it and have not desire to change a thing!

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  22. What an amazing transformation. You've totally changed the whole feel of the kitchen.

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  23. Love the turquoise in the upper cabinets. What fun! This is really shaping up into a one-of a kind gem.
    Kim@reposhture.blogspot.com

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  24. Your kitchen is really beautiful! I love that you painted the back of the open front cabinets, it looks fabulous! I am going to pin this, I hope that is okay!

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  25. Looking beautiful! I love the teal on the back wall of your cabinets!! I'd love for you to link up to The DIY'ers link party! http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-diyers-35.html

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  26. It is looking great and I can relate to the clutter from projects. I remind myself (and my hubby who complains) every week that come Jan 2015 I will be done. Only 14 more months to clutter freedom!

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  27. Awesome transformation, Angela - you've created a beautiful kitchen - it is a lot of work and when there's a lot more going on in life it does take time - it's fun to to work from lists and check them off! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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  28. These are big changes, Angela! No wonder why you dealt with lots of clutter. Hmm. However, all that clutter was worth it! You achieved a pretty white kitchen, and I'm sure you're satisfied with the results, By the way, I love your lower cabinet in black! That's so awesome! :)

    Traci Lawson @ BowValleyKitchens.ca

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