Monday, January 4, 2010

Our Kitchen is Completed!

HOORAY!!!!! we are done with our kitchen and I’m so  LOVIN’ my new kitchen.  009

A picture of the before……015

Our kitchen remodel started a few months ago when Melissa at the Inspired Room hosted a Procrastinators Party.  The plans  at that time were to:

  • Add crown molding at the top of the cabinets
  • Install glass doors on a few top cabinets
  • Paint the cabinets white
  • Add hardware to the cabinets
  • Install new countertops
  • Install a new sink
  • Install a new faucet
  • Install a new tile floor

On December 29th, the final phase of our kitchen remodel was completed with the installation of our countertop, sink and faucet. 

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We did indeed accomplish everything we set out to do.  We added crown molding to the top cabinets,  painted the cabinets white,  added the hardware to the cabinets, installed a new countertop, sink , facet and a new ceramic tile floor. 

I spent a lot of time at Lowes trying to decide on a countertop.  I ended up going with Laminate and  I have to say, I love my decision!  


I love my ceramic double sink and goose neck faucet.  Before I had a stainless steel single sink.  004 - Copy

In a previous post I mentioned  adding an island coming off this wall.   Well I changed my mind.  I didn’t want to make my kitchen feel boxed  in.


So, instead I decided on this corner cabinet.    It’s okay for now until I find something that I think will work better.  I’ll be tweaking this cabinet for sure. 

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Another before…….006

and after.  I even painted the table, chairs and the lighting.  003 - Copy (2)

I love how we went on a diagonal with the floor.  It was a lot of work but in the end it was well worth it. 

013 - Copy (2) - Copy Well there you have it!  It seems like it took forever but in the end it was worth waiting for.  Eventually I would like to add a back splash and a few glass cabinet doors but that will just have to wait till spring.  For now I’m just enjoying what we have done! 



P.S.  I’m linking this blog post to The Shabby Chic Cottage for Transformation Thursday. 


  1. Gail,
    Congratulations to you and your hubby for a job well done!! The kitchen looks beautiful. I know you guys put a lot of sweat equity into the project and your efforts really paid off.
    I love the contrast of the white cabinets with your tile and the crown molding on the cabinets really finished them off. Your table and chairs look like a brand new set.
    Enjoy that beautiful kitchen.

  2. Gail,
    It looks the new floor...white table/chairs and light fixture. I know you are really have a great time cooking and eating in this beautiful NEW room! I will be posting my new kitchen when I get all this Christmas decor down and put away! Hope you have a wonderful week!


  3. Congrats on the kitchen - it looks great !
    Love your corner cabinet you did - you can really gussy it up for the different seasons !

  4. It turned out really nice. Much more up-to-date. Nice counter top choice, too.

  5. Gail, I am astounded. I knew it would turn out beautiful, but this is truly breathtaking. I love your choice of countertop. The laminate is absolutely beautiful. Love the diagonal tiles, your color choices. It is so bright and inviting. Well done, my friend!

  6. Gail, it's beautiful!! I know that took so much time and energy, but the result is fabulous!!

  7. Wow, what a difference! It looks great!
    Enjoy it!


  8. Oh My Goodness Gail! You and your husband did an incredible job ~ congratulations. What a difference crown molding made to the cabinets. They really look like custom cabinets now. And the hardware really did dress it up too. Love the sink fixture you chose. And you even painted the table & chairs which must make you feel like you've got a brand new set. I love the corner cabinet at the end of the counter, it really does allow the room to keep flowing. I noticed that you even painted the light fixture, wow you really left no stone unturned. Beautiful counters and floor. You should be so proud of all ya'll accomplished.

    Hugs...Tracy :)

  9. It all looks so awesome!! i am curious, did you have to find a heat safe paint for the lighting fixture, or does that matter? Thanks!!

  10. Oh wow how amazing is your new kitchen!!!!
    I love the white so much and the corner cupboard is my favorite

  11. Great job! Very nice improvement! I like the corner cabinet.

  12. Wow, what a transformation. It really turned out great! I love light painted kitchens!

  13. Very nice Gail! I went on the bias with my tile downstairs and while it takes more cuts, the look is like no other. Hides crooked walls too.

    Looks like that table is all set up for a nice coffee. Lemme know when it's on so I can oogle the room with you ;)


  14. WOW! Job well done indeed! Your kitchen looks awesome...very different from what you started out with. Enjoy your beautiful new space!

  15. Fantastic look. I use to be one that hated wood to be painted but I have learned over the years that it brings new life to things. YOur kitchen just pops now and looks so welcoming.

  16. Oh my goodness, what a transformation!! I love the sink and faucet- I hope one day I can replace mine, also! The table and chairs are remarkable!! I did a double take! I love how you've added drawer pulls- another thing I want to do! Oh, I'm saving your picture to put in my 'inspirations' folder! :) Thanks for sharing your wonderful DIY project!

  17. WOW! you really brought it up-to-date. lovely redo!

  18. Add me to the love! Maybe adding some crown molding to the corner cabinet may integrate it more with the other cabinets? Just thinking outloud...

  19. It looks fabulous!!! Great job. ;)

  20. Gail,
    Your kitchen turned out fabulous!! I have been checking your blog over the last month to see when you would post about being finished and today I was happy to see the post was there!! WAHOO! I hope you enjoy your new looks like a cozy and inviting place:)

  21. HI Gail,
    You did a great job, bet you're so happy to be finished! I really love the way the table and chairs turned out. And I love the way you pained the oak, I love white cabinets! (if you want, you can check out my white kitchen here:
    Enjoy your new space! Happy New Year!
    Heidi - Heart and Home

  22. This is a great transformation! Your 'before' cupboards are what I have now. They are screaming for a makeover. Nice job!
    Living it up at Lakewood,

  23. I love it! There is no greater feeling than remodeling your kitchen to the way you dreamed it would be. Awesome job on every detail.

  24. Yay, you're done! And what a fabulous job you did. It looks awesome, I especially love the faucet and sink. Thanks for linking up!

  25. Oh yay! Good for you, Gail. It looks great. I love the counters and white cabinets. Nicely done and well worth all of the work, I'm sure. Enjoy it!

  26. Its beautiful. And congratulations on reusing your cabinets, very eco friendly as well as frugal.
    I love the table transformation as well.

  27. You know I love it and plan to refer to this blog often as I consider my plans for my kitchen redo. Thank you so much for sharing this post at the Boardwalk Bragfest

  28. WOW this is such an amazing change BEAUTIFUL!

  29. Your kitchen looks amazing!!! It's exactly what I want to do with mine. Well, except I don't want tile floors. But I do want to paint the cabinets white & get a new counter top. The table & chairs looks fabulous painted black as well. You should pat yourselves on the back. You did good!

  30. Gail

    Your kitchen re-do looks great!

    I too like the tile on the diagonal. The color palette and am intrigued by the corner hutch wall... wish you show us a straight on shot (i have a wall just like with the phone jack, double switch plate and outlet plugs)... that is the one wall in my kitchen...I JUST don't know what to do with it!

    anyway...good job! love the before and afters.

  31. There are so many things I like! Love the tile laid on the diagonal- my husband has done that too and he agrees that it is harder. Love the corner cabinet and love the newly black kitchen table set. Great job!!!

  32. Wow

    What a great Christmas present! I'm happy you accomplished it all, I have to many rooms where just a touch of this or that still needs done. Beautiful, Lezlee

  33. Okay I have your old kitchen and you have my new one!! I am doing a post on my kitchen now, and I am fixing to start what you just finished!

    This is awesome! I love it!! Thank you for the inspiration!

    Lou Cinda

  34. wow!!

    what a transformation!

    love all the moldings, and the floor, and that table and chairs is striking in black!


    barbara jean

  35. opinion of mine really liked the color white best days of your kitchen used

  36. I have the same looks the painted table as well...what a transformation...gotta love paint!!!! (and hard work, lol)

  37. Nice job! I am thinking about doing some work to my kitchen soon, too. May I ask the brand and pattern of the laminate? Also, did you use latex or oil on the cabinets and dining set, and is the paint holding up well?

  38. Looks great!! I have the same sink. It's so much nicer than all the other ones. I chose oil bronzed faucet too, different style.


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