Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Kitchen Reveal....Finally!!

 
Isn't it about time I started showing you my new home?  You've waited so patiently.  It's only taken me 8 months to do this!  There are no big excuses.  Except for the same one, time.  Well, lets just get to it, shall we?
 


~Before~
 



The cabinets were very dark with dark granite and a brown travertine back splash.  Nothing wrong with that, right?  Now, we all know I'm a painted cabinet kinda girl.  My father in law nearly dies every time I mention paint over wood.  I can't help myself. 
 





To me, the painted cabinets just open up and brighten up the entire space.  I painted the cabinets around the refrigerator a lovely green.  The color was inspired by Life in Grace blog.  The color is Great Barrington Green.  It really makes it feel like its not part of the other cabinets.  Some people, couldn't believe I was painting it different color, but its just paint.  

 
 
~Before~






The detail on the mantel area really comes alive now. 
 

The subway tile came about 6 months after we painted the cabinets.  I found a white beveled subway tile at Lowe's for .32 a tile!  I couldn't believe how cheap that was.  I absolutely adore the herringbone pattern over stove top.  If you live in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and need a good tile guy, email me and I'll send his information.  He was awesome!






















The coffee station.  Everything right at my fingertips.
 
 


~Before~
 


















Ignore the mail.









I have the lamp set up on a silver round tray.  Just to lift it up a little in case water were to get on it.
 




Here is my precious bread bin that I am so proud of!  I found it at Canton Trade Days and had to have it!  I've wanted one for years now.  
Here is a list of the things in the new kitchen:
 
Kitchen cabinets ~ White Dove
Refrigerator cabinet ~ Great Barrington Green
Light pendant ~ Lowe's
Flour and sugar canisters ~ Home Goods
White beveled subway tile ~ Lowe's
 


I'm linking up here:
 
 

66 comments:

  1. That is gorgeous! I love the green cabinets, it breaks up what would be a sea of white. Lovely job!

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  2. A million times better! Love off of it. I knew Lowe's had subway tile but I didn't know they carried the beveled. I adore the beveled subway tile soooooo much better than travertine. The cabinets look so much more expensive all painted. Love every bit of it.

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  3. So glad you're back Your kitchen looks gorgeous, I have those same subway tile I love them, can't wait to see the rest of your home.

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  4. love it! am dying to know the how-to for that moulding! love love love the painted cabinets!

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  5. GORGEOUS! I would live in that kitchen if I could. :)

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  6. Gorgeous!! I want to paint my kitchen cabs but I'm so afraid it won't look professional. Your cabs, the tile and all are so nice and clean. Love it.

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  7. I'm sooo happy you are back! Love the new kitchen. Can't wait to see the ret of the house!

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  8. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous. Love the addition of the green!

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  9. Amazing what a little vision, some pait and a bit of tile can do to improve a not quite right kitchen! Great job, it's just beautiful!!!

    Cathy @ Room Rx

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  10. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your white kitchen! I love how you chose two colors for cabinets! If you get a chance, please share it on my linky party going on now: http://suburbsmama.blogspot.com/2013/04/sunday-linky-party-4.html

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  11. I like that you chose dark grout to play off the hardware and give it more definition to keep the space from being overly white. DId you paint the cabinets yourself? Must have taken FOR-EV-ER! Did you prime and how many coats. Also, what is your wall color in the kitchen. It really is a great kitchen and so fresh and bright.

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  12. Looks great, very fresh, and flows so nicely with the adjoining rooms. That was a LOT of cabinet painting, way to go! And the green was a genius idea. Your previous kitchen is so similar to my current kitchen right down to the pig statue, stained cabinets, large format ceramic tile floor, and Baltic Brown granite (yours looks to be the same colors as mine, only yours has a smaller granular pattern than mine). Envious that your kitchen is complete cause right now we're trying to figure out how to remove our granite backsplash so we can install subway tile and some other fresh details. If you DIY'ed the tile or have any tips from watching your tile guy, I'ld love to hear them!
    Robin @ happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  13. Sorry Erin, I don't think your "wanna be decorator" title fits. You have got some serious skills girlfriend! This kitchen looks amazing. I pinned it because I have an irresistible urge to paint my cabinets. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Warmly, Michelle
    Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust

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  14. Erin, I love it and the green that you added is perfect. So glad to see you blogging again and thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  15. The green looks great, as does everything in the kitchen. I am definitely looking for a good tile guy so I'm sending you a separate email to get his info - I live in Carrollton, TX. I'm not quite ready for the tile work but will be within the next few months.
    Jane B

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  16. Oh my gosh I am totally in complete LOVE with your new kitchen. I LOVE that you painted the frigdge/pantry cabinetry a different colour! I LOVE the subway tile with the herringbone pattern. The whole thing is stunning. I am going to pin this to my kitchen's board since it is better than most of the stuff I have on there!! I just found your blog but I am going to share this on my google+ because I think you did such an amazing job. I am a total wanna-be decorator too...
    Krista @thehappyhousie

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  17. Erin,
    Your kitchen makeover is so charming! Luv that pentant and bread box. Thanks for sharing at my Nifty Thrifty Tuesday party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  18. You are no "decorator wannabe" you truly are a decorator, and an awesome one with this kitchen! Love it! Totally changed the whole space!!! I'm on the verge of a kitchen reno myself for this summer and I'm gearing up as early as now, will also go for white with espresso contrast. Great job dear!

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  19. It must be a pleasure to walk into your pretty kitchen and make your morning coffee. Your vision for it all was right on target. I especially love the mantel area and tile pattern. It's stunning.

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  20. Oh my word, what a huge transformation. I am totally impressed. Your kitchen is stunning. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.

    http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/04/161th-inspire-me-tue-frenchyfarmhouse.html

    This is definitely an inspiring makeover. Hugs, Marty

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  21. what a beautiful transformation. It certainly brightens up the space. Great job!

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  22. The re-do is spectacular! I love the green cabinet with the white. My kitchen is very similar to yours-I just painted the cabinets white, but I'm stuck on the backsplash. I'd love to have subway tile, but had a question. Did your tile guy rip out the old backsplash, and was that included in the price? Did he have to repair alot of the sheetrock underneath? I live in DFW area-maybe I could get that wonderful tile guy's name. It all looks beautiful-love the touched of red! Thanks!

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  23. I came over from DIY Showoff.

    I love your beautiful kitchen, especially the after. Great job. Can I ask you the brand name and color number of the soft green paint? I know I can't afford the expensive brand name, so would need the color number. Thank you so much.

    You are a lucky gal to have such a wonderful kitchen.

    Oh yes, I too was wanting to know if your tile guy ripped out the previous backsplash in order to not have it jut out too much for the outlets?

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  24. You are BACK!!! I kept checking in hoping you would post again....and boy did you NOT disappoint. Your new kitchen is even better than your former kitchen. I didn't even think that was possible. Love the painted cabinets and the green is to DIE for! More please!!! Love to see more of your new house!

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  25. I picked this as a favorite today on Mod Mix Monday at ModVintageLife.com!

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  26. I love your beautiful blog good job Thanks lot for this useful article

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  27. I love your cabinets!! Did you do anything to prep the wood before painting or did you just sand? I have thought about this but have been chicken.

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  28. WOW! You did an outstanding job on the kitchen . What a huge difference. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  29. I also popped over here from DIY Showoff. Your "new" kitchen is spectacular and you are providing so much inspiration (and courage)! We are considering painting our oak cabinetry but daunted by the time it will take. I LOVE that you chose the green for a switch up. Perfect accent. What color is your ceiling? All adds up to a warm, cheerful, comfortable space.

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  30. Erin I love love love your kitchen! Awesome transformation...lovin the green cabinets!

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  31. Erin, I am in love with your transformation!! I am dying to paint my cabinets, but my husband is just like your father-in-law...what?!! paint cabinets?!! I might have to show him your transformation...loooovve it!! And, I may be contacting you about your tile guy. I'm also in DFW. At some point, I need to re-do my fireplace and my upstairs bathroom, but that will also takes some convincing! ha!

    Stopping by from Savvy Southern Style. Now I'm going to do a little browsing while I'm here. I love your style!
    Julie

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  32. Absolutely Gorgeous! I love the two tone green cabinet. That is really fantastic how it looks like a separate built in. Great find on the tile and it does look great over the cooktop in that herringbone pattern.

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  33. Found you via Savvy southern Style...While I'm from Illinois my daughter moved to the Dallas area in 2011 so we visit quite often. In fact when we were there over Easter this year she took us to Canton Days. Very cool place! Love the new kitchen...I think it turned out great especially the green cabinets.

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  34. LOVE LOVE LOVE.... I was scrolling down the post from Savvy Southern Style and saw your kitchen pictures / blog name!!! OMG... so long since I had visited your page... :( ... but my point is .... before you moved.. when you painted your "other" kitchen cabinets, I fell in LOVE with the whole space.... I still have it saved!! LOL... so glad I "Bumped" into you again and btw.... the new kitchen is "Fabulous" !!! Thank you for sharing!! Terri

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  35. I love it!
    It is a classic kitchen, beautiful and fresh.
    The pop of green is eye catching....you did a great job.
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  36. Positively stunning! I seriously am in love with this kitchen. Hard to believe it is the same space from the before pics.
    Love how you painted the one area green - perfection!!! I'm so Pinning this!
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  37. we need details of how you painted those beautiful cabinets !! I want mine done :)

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  38. Erin, your new kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the accented cabinets in the Great Barrington Green. So pretty!

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  39. Really lovely! The green is an unexpected touch and I love that! I've done this project myself in the past and know that it is all consuming! I know you are happy to have it done and are enjoying all of your hard work! Congrats! Please consider submitting this project for Stylish Feature Friday!
    Have a stylish day!
    Karen
    http://www.astylishinterior.com/2013/06/announcing-stylish-feature-friday.html

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  40. I love it. I have been thinking about painting my cabinets, they are oak too. Now I have the inspiration. Love the subway tile and mantel also. Very well done!!

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  41. The new paint definitely made your kitchen look brighter, livelier, and cleaner. And though most would go for either an all white paint or a contrast of dark and light colors, it's good to see someone move away from the usual choices. Choosing the green paint for the refrigerator cabinet added an accent to your kitchen and made it more unique. Thank you for sharing your ideas with us!
    Pro Master

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  42. Finally glad to see you have returned & happy for you in your new home! I love the pendant over your sink...I saw you obtained it at Lowe's. Can you tell me the make & model number - I think it would be perfect over my sink as well! Look forward to seeing all your new improvements!

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  43. Your kitchen makeover is amazing and it has inspired me to finally finish mine up. We started back in March and I just ran out of steam. Love the idea of using a different color on your fridge area. May just have to do that with our desk area. Thanx so much for joining the party this week. I hope to see you again next week for THT!

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  44. What an amazing difference. The green around your fridge area makes it look so custom and cool.

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  45. You are right, so much brighter! You started with a great layout and some really nice cabinet details and the fresh new paint really enhances that. Lovely!

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  46. WOW! So pretty! I love the white and have been wanting to take the plunge! I love the coffee filter holder though--I have the exact same piece but had no idea it would hold those. Gonna have to do the same thing--Thanks!

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  47. I absolutely LOVE this! I need to paint my cabinets white, and this just might be the motivation I need. It's lovely!

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  48. It looks phenomenal! I would be hard-pressed to believe they were the same cabinets by looking at the after shots. Well done! So much lighter and brighter!

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  50. Amazing trasformation! Luv that pentant and bread box.thanks for sharing.Leather Button Beds

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  51. That is gorgeous, Your new kitchen is just beautiful and an inspiration! CHEAP BED GLASGOW

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  52. Gorgeous kitchen cabinets, Are these custom made?

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  54. Love the before and after shots of this kitchen. I love how the cabinets around the refrigerator are a different color and accented the other cabinets. I am really looking into repainting my cabinets and I really like how this kitchen turned out. http://www.canlikkitchens.net/

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  61. Hi!

    I hope you are still accepting comments. I think that these designs are great but you never get the full impact of the tile unless you physically touch it and see it live.

    Tiles truly can dynamically change a room and working with a local supplier is your best option.



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  63. LOVE IT!!! your kitchen look so fresh and bright You guys did a great job!!

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  64. Wow, now that is what I call a make over. You did a fantastic job on the kitchen and the post. great job.

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