Tuesday, June 21, 2011

the over hyped kitchen redo..

Well here it is.. my kitchen. Don't you remember that I actually had a mini kitchen makeover?
Yeah I figured.. 
I decided that I am completely doing these makeover all wrongs. Instead of saying I am going to do, I am going to try showing you once it's all ready done. Which is why I am not going to even mention a word on the laundry room makeover. Oops. My bad.
I won't bore you with a whole lot of befores and afters.. along with all the details on what we did with this space, well because honestly .. I'm over it.
I will mention that I am still trying to find that perfect runner. .. yes still.
Here is the 1st of the befores. Notice the Christmas decor? It was that long ago people.
Cabinets that were painted but never polyed - old green paint that I was so tired of - Gross peel and stick floors.
Gross floors

The hubby redid the whole wall around the sliding glass doors.
Here are the primed walls.. if you look close enough and you will see a touch of the old green paint.

And now for a few afters
Pretty new black porcelain tiles. I still {heart} these floors.
new wall color and a repainted pantry door (just for sprucing up sake)

Polyed cabinets and added accents

New art work for the walls (Cupcakes by my oldest daughter) Frames from Ikea

We can't forget those added Orange accents

A few more added touches to the cabinets. Notice the antiquing? All me.. Thank you very much.
love this hidden drawer

New dark wood blinds on the window

New decorative touches like a salt bowl (Anthropology) spoon holder (Home Goods) oh and a sidenote: we did the counters ourselves.

And Now for my favorite touch to this room - the "legs" that we added to the cabinets (Lowe's). I swear they still make me happy when I see them. Just that little added feature totally changed how those cabinets look.. don't yah think?

a few more of my favorite afters... We added the black kick plate (MDF) and a thin piece of black quarter round. I wanted it all to disappear behind those sexy decorative legs.
and of course a little more antiquing

Aren't they pretty?
Gorgeous molding all around. Hubby did a fantastic job on this space. Now I know it's not a major renovation or even that large of a space.. but I can proudly say we did every inch of this space over ourselves.. You gotta love that or at least like it :)

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Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Very nice! The details are the most important part of a makeover and you did a fantastic job. I love a "good leg".

the cape on the corner said...

what a fantastic idea with the black kick plate. you definitely focus on the legs you added. love those floors, girl! you and hubs did a great job!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

It's gorgeous!! I love all the cabinet details, like the cute little legs. It's beautiful and I think it's so awesome that you did it all yourselves! Bravo!!

Kim said...

FABULICIOUS!!! Love everything about it. The brick backsplash is the bomb-diggity! And the antiquing and legs on the cabinets - perfection. You totally rocked that makeover. And your daughter is super-talented. Love that the art has special meaning.
We should def get together for lunch sometime this Summer girl. Maybe do a Homegoods/Lunch combo??

Jen @ The Decor Scene said...

Tana, what a beautiful job you and hubby did our your kitchen. I love that you made the kickplate black and the legs are just GORGEOUS!!! What a great idea. Great way to make it look custom. {clapping}

Brandi said...

it's beautiful Tana. you and your husband did such an amazing job. the before and after photos speak for themselves. i love the floors and the molding looks amazing. three cheers for teamwork. oh and the cupcake art is adorable. your daughter did a great job too.

Melissa G said...

LOVE IT!! Great job. I'll be calling when I finally convince Scott to do our kitchen. I love the antiquing on the cabinets... and the legs!! Gorgeous!

Mummy Maggie said...

Stunning! This is gorgeous! You guys did an amazing job! I love all the details :)

Shannon said...

It looks amazing! You are too modest. I love the legs. Nice attention to detail. I'm looking at the pics. on my iPhone, can't wait to see them on my computer.

EllaBoo and Co. said...

Tana, it's SO beautiful. I LOVE that kick plate trick. If I ever get around to painting my kitchen cabinets white, I am going to use it!

Beth said...

Okay, this looks AMAZING! The antiqued cabinets with the little feet, and the black porcelin tile ? LOVE! And let me tell you that is took THREE years from beginning to end to complete our kitchen. We started with the most tedious part (painting the cabinets)and that wore us out! So glad it is finished, and glad yours is, too:)!

Michele said...

I love how you added legs to your cabinets--it adds such charm. I would love for you to join my linky party over at {Primp}!

Anonymous said...

awesome idea to add the pretty feet to the bottom of your cupboards and hide the recessed part behind. GENIUS! Really great job all around. Totally love the dark floors too - a particular favorite ~~

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love your kitchen renovation! But the best part is the legs! Where did you find those! I need to do that in my kitchen.

Shelby said...

Tana, it look so awesome!! Mad props to you and the hubs!

Liz said...

I love those little legs too! Your new (not-so-new to you anymore) kitchen is fabulous! :)


Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

Oh, it's sooooo lovely!! I really love so many of the touches you've added. The rustic feel, the counter tops, the dark kick boards, the little legs, the colours! It's simply gorgeous!!

Thank you so much for linking up to my Kitchen Favourites party!

I've signed up as your new follower!


Chookie said...

Wow, the black kickboards behind the legs -- what a brilliant idea! Fantastic result!
(visiting via Modern Country Style's link party)

Mallory said...

Great job! It looks awesome. I love the little cupcake pictures, especially since it's done by your daughter! Too cute!

Amanda @ Mamaslittleladybugs.blogspot.com said...

I love the legs on the cabinets! Makes them look like furniture pieces. Antique ones at that! KUDOS!

Samantha Lynn said...

Brilliant legs! :) Well done.

Ethnic Girl Fun said...

Love this kitchen! A lot! I'm now a follower!

Kathy@ Gone North said...

VERY Nicely Done!!Looks like a whole new place. LOVE the added legs, I am going to look into that.
Thanks for sharing.

Kate @ The Gaines Gang said...


I have been longing for a mini kitchen makeover. Do you hire out and travel {smile}!

Great job!

Cathy Wall said...

WOW! That's some mini-makeover! Love how you worked with what you had and made the place sing! The attention to detail makes all the difference. You go girl, VERY impressed!


Nancy @ dream it ... build it...style it! said...

The legs really do make ALL the difference!