Monday, January 31, 2011

Kitchen Reveal! Before & After

I know those of you who have been waiting on my kitchen reveal have probably thought I was lying about doing it. I have. I mean I did! Oh sure there are still things to do, like a new light, a different back splash and stuff, but I am proud to announce that my cabinets have made me hear the hallelujah chorus!

As always, we'll take a look back at what the kitchen and dining nook (ugh I hate that word) looked like when we first looked at this house.
(previous owners)
 

It wasn't that bad. Just dreary and dark. It didn't make me run away screaming or anything, but I did take a paint roller to it about two weeks after moving in. (The paint color was from Layla at The Lettered Cottage. She has since painted her kitchen a different color.)

 



Now let us all sing in perfect harmony...



(try not to yawn at the repetition of the angles taken and the abundance of photographs!)

The following shot is the seldom seen but very necessary side of my kitchen,

Yes some of my large plates are chipped. I can send you my address if you would like to buy me some new ones.

I'll try and list some of the sources for what you see...
The paint that I used on my cabinets is all from Caromal Colours and I will be doing a whole post about it tomorrow. If you want to see more about them and save on your purchase then be sure to stop by Fabulous Finishes and get Patty's code! (she's pretty awesome with any questions you might have too!)

The light over the table is from Ikea.

My hardware for both the drawers and cabinet doors was an Ebay win.


The vinyl numbers on my jars can be bought here.

The corbels under my cabinets are from Home Depot and were also a Lettered Cottage inspiration.

The dust on the floor is all mine but can be duplicated very easily!

If you want to know about anything else that I may have missed then you know where to find me!


I can hear the rain starting to pour down on our newly installed windows. A super-duper cold front is on its way into Texas. It will give me plenty of time to post (I think)since I can't do much in the cold. Have I ever mentioned that I hate cold...and laundry.

Thanks for stopping by to see my kitchen. Let me know what you think!
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40 comments:

Honeycomb Creative Co. said...

Wow Jillian! I LOVE this! You did such a great job! The white and open shelving really bring the kitchen to life. I also love the two cabinets in your dining room. Everything is gorgeous!
Blessings,
Courtney

Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

perfectly beautiful!

Lana M. said...

It looks so light and bright. I'm loving the green cabinets.

Dawn said...

Love the look, a much needed update. Can't wait to read about the paint colors.

Melissa said...

Awesome!

Lori said...

Love the green cabinets at the bottom. What are your countertops?

Pattie said...

Jillian, this turned out just beautiful !!!! I'm painting my cabinets too, I just hope it turns out as good as yours did...

Pattie

stephaniegiese said...

Beautiful! That is a gorgeous green! Love that you were brave enough to do two different colors in the cabinets, that really makes the whole room!

Becky C said...

Hey Jillian, Your kitchen looks gorgeous! I love every inch! The old mixed with new. And the colors are fabulous! My favorite is the chippy plates, adds character, and shows you use what you have. Every idea is so wonderful: corbels, light, baskets on the shelf :)
Jen Rizzo is having an evolution linky, you should link this one up :)
Blessings
Becky C

Melissa said...

It looks great! I love the mix of slightly modern and shabby chic and cottage looks. It really turned out beautiful and bright. I am sure that on a dreary day such as today is nice to see the brightness. I love your numbered jars, they turned out great.

christie said...

Looks great Jill! I really like the green.

Sally J said...

Isn't paint just the best thing! What a lovely transformation! I'm sure you're bundled up like I am today. Welcome to Texas weather...colder here for the Super bowl than the Packers left in Green Bay!

Katie @ Chirp in the Forest said...

Absolutely gorgeous kitchen, Jillian. What a huge transformation -it looks magazine-worthy!!! Great job!

Amy R. said...

I love how this turned out! I have 2 toned cabinets too and have been wanting to add the LC corbels too. Now you have me thinking of removing some doors. We will see...
Can you tell me the color green you used? Thanks!
athomeamy1@windstream.net

michelle said...

Jillian it is GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors that you chose, so open and airy! Everything came together so perfectly! What a great spot to sit and surf the computer while its raining! Stay and safe and warm!!

Cottage Dreamers said...

Beautiful!! I really, really like the color combination you used and I love your table. I saved a picture of it a while back so I have something to refer to when I get around to refinishing mine.
☺ Celeste

Sarah said...

I LOVE the way it all turned out!

Ryan and Alisha Machalica said...

looks really good! Totally changes the look of your kitchen! Can't wait to see your new windows soon too!

Alisha

Holly Austin said...

I love your kitchen, it's beautiful! The color combo is awesome!

Angela said...

It's really wonderful...so many good ideas done well!!

fabulousfinishes said...

wowowwowowowowowowowow! it couldn't be more perfect, your WHOLE transformation - you leave many drooling for your space :)

Love the numbers, and your hardware, and even your chipped plates - they make it real!

Madigan at madiganmade said...

This is a stunning redo!! Love the two colors on the cabinets... so light and bright! The details are lovely... the numbers, the lighting, the open shelves.

Mel said...

A stunning update. It doesn't even look like the same space, it's so light and airy now.

Jennifer said...

Stopping by from Somewhat Simple and all I can say is, WOW! What a change! It is so bright and beautiful! Very nice work!
jen
Scissors & Spatulas

Lisa said...

It seems so light and open. Nice work!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

This looks lovely. I am hosing a giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to stop by!

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, it looks great! love the open shelving and the different colored cabinetry. you're cracking me up with the dust that can be easily replicated, lol!

MommaHen said...

This looks amazing! I am a huge fan of open storage. *applause*

Happy Gramma said...

You did a great job, Jill!!! I will enjoy fixing you breakfast, lunch and dinner in that kitchen in May or June!

Rachael said...

Sooooo pretty!! Love the cabinet color and the open shelving (I wish I was that brave). Would love to see you at my weekend linky party! http://www.lovelycraftyhome.com

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

Simply fabulous. What a transformation! I'd love to wake up in the morning and stroll in there for a cup of coffee!!

Nice blend of colors, styles & textures, too! Would love for you to drop by this weekend and share this @ Passion for Paint!

DANA said...

That is so amazing! You are very talented! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes!

http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/strut-your-stuff-for-february-round-2.html

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

WOW looks beautiful!!
I love open cabinets!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Just gorgeous! Must be so nice to cook in there! You did a fantastic job - an amazing transformation!!

Hi I'm Misty. said...

wow! it looks awesome. I love kitchen re-do's! and yours is amazing.
we are working on ours...boy it takes forever!

Brenda said...

Jillian, I am a rep for Caromal Colours and saw this on their website. Unbelievable! I have linked your post, as well as the before and after pictures to my blog @www.alittlechic.blogspot.com.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Hi, friend! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

Cortney said...

I'm in love with your kitchen!!! What a great makeover!

jessijeans said...

Wow! I am so impressed! I just bought a house and HATE the cabinets (they are the same light honey color as yours were) I have been going back and forth on whether or not to paint them. You have really inspired me to do it! Thank you for that and keep up the good work :)
sincerely, Jessica

Zane Wooder said...

I don't have the money to send you plates sadly. I can give you my mom's old ones though. If you like.

-Zane of ontario honey