Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I *Heart* My Kitchen (NOW!)

DIY Day @ ASPTL

*Edited to include the Metamorphosis Monday button!



Ok, so I know I owe this little 'ol blog quite a few updates. And they're coming. Soon. But I HAVE to jump this one straight to the top of that list.

About two months ago, I found this girl. She's awesome. I'm a little embarrassed to say I have a total blog crush. The day I found her blog I literally spent HOURS looking through the entire thing. I mean, clearly she has great taste. But it wasn't even just that that had me. It's the ridiculous fact that she does all of this stuff herself. Her. SELF! That night my brain started twirling with idea after idea for this little house of ours. All of the things I had always loved but thought I could never afford suddenly became possible.

So I did it. I headed out and bought myself a miterbox and saw. Uh, helllllo, I had never even used a saw before. Ever. And what I did with it ended up being a living room I never thought I'd have. And yes, that would be the perfect opening for a post full of pictures of said living room. BUT after finishing said living room, I apparently earned some street cred from the man of the house and wouldn't ya know it he agreed to let me move on to the kitchen and paint our cabinets! Holler! I jumped right on that and, after psyching myself out a few times, with bated breath, I took the plunge.

And here's what happened:

Before...

and After...

Details to come!!!

23 comments:

Sarah said...

I just stopped by from Thrifty Decor Chick and I love your kitchen redo. Congratulations on a job well done! God's blessings, Sarah :D

TheOldPostRoad said...

Great job!!! That little detail over the cabinets over the stove really made a difference! How smart!

Traci said...

Your kitchen looks amazing! I can't believe how much better it looks! The red island really stands out now too. I am so impressed with your initiative to get it done!
Great job!
Traci

Kammy said...

Wow, I am totally impressed ! Such a great makeover ! Congrats and have fun in your new kitchen !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Lisa Shatzer said...

It looks incredible!!

Julia said...

Oh I can't wait till your details are up! I want to know how you did it!

Haute Decor Gal said...

Awesome job! We are getting raedy to paint our cabinets white as well but I need a good paint color suggestion,yours looksjust right. can you share what was the color and how you did the molding above the cabinets?

Twice Remembered said...

Love, love, LOVE IT! It looks beautiful! Great job!

Astrid said...

WOWIE! Amazing kitchen redo!!!!

I can't wait to read about the details!

pk @ room remix said...

awesome! Great job!

Sara said...

Well that looks fabulous!! Can't wait to see what you did with the room that gave you your "street cred!"

Deb said...

Wow!!! You did an amazing job! The detail over the stove and the light figure you chose really make the kitchen look expensive and modern. Really impressive.

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

First time on your blog and wow, your new kitchen is brilliant. I am amazed everytime I see the After photos when people paint their cabinets white. It always seems to look better. Mine are already white, but i desperately need to paint the walls. And I really want a beadboard backsplash.

Great job!!

Delightful Dwelling said...

I love it! Those glass cabinets are just gorgeous.

Becky said...

Amazing! Just beautiful. I have seen so many people painting their wood cabinets and I just love the look. So beachy/coastal/cottagey.

I also love the red island. Well done!!

Sharla said...

Wait - I've been going back and forth on painting my cabinets - even have a little red island like you do! You have inspired me. . . .

Stephanie said...

WOW! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I *Heart* your kitchen too! It rocks! Love love love it! Beautiful!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

What a fabulous kitchen transformation! Bravo! I *heart* your kitchen now too!

Tina

Mrs. C said...

You did an amazing job on your kitchen. I absolutely love everything about it. ***applause***

A Hint of Home said...

Your kitchen turned out fabulous. Wonderful redo.

J. Paige said...

I so need to paint my bathroom cabinets- your kitchen turned out AWESOME!!!! Way to jump in and make so nice- enjoy it!

nannykim said...

Love the white--so much more cheerful!