Sunday, April 22, 2012

Kitchen Cabinets Revealed

After a long weekend and several week nights of painting, I can finally say the kitchen cabinets are done.  Say hello to our new kitchen.



The stools seem to disappear into the island.  Not sure if I want to leave them this way or find some new ones.  I could try to recover the seats and paint the legs.



I removed the dark striped valance and it already brightened the kitchen by allowing more light in.  I hope to find some fabric soon to make another window treatment.  I was thinking about a roman shade.  It wouldn't bother me to leave the window bare either.
 

It thought going to darker cabinets would make the room feel dark but I think it actually adds another dimension.














I found this rug at Target.  It added more blue and I loved the whimsical play on chevron.
 



So glad I went with stainless steel pulls instead of keeping the old nickel knobs.  They pop off the brown and have a presence on the doors and drawers.


They also coordinate with the stainless appliances and canisters on the counter.  The dark cabinets now pull the brown from the back splash we installed. 




Here's a reminder of where we started.


And now.


Ahhh.  Now I can relax and enjoy our new kitchen.  I thought this day would never come.

See the how to tutorial here using the Cabinet Transformations.
 


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76 comments:

  1. What a transformation! Your cabinets look amazing and I love the backsplash! Megan

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  2. Great job, it looks fabulous!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Gorgeous! I've been wanting to paint my cabinets for a long time...this just gives me a little more confidence

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  5. It looks amazing - congratulations on being done!

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  6. Wow that is amazing! What a beautiful kitchen! Stopping by from the hop. I am a new Linky and Pinterest follower. You can connect with me at http://www.redtagmama.com. Lovely to meet you! Gena

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  7. An amazing transformation! You new kitchen looks like a very high end custom kitchen.

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  8. Your kitchen is a masterpiece! I absolutely love the transformation. The pattern and colors of the backsplash are stunning and the cabinet color really brings out the countertops. This is such an impressive makeover!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

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  9. Hi Andrea! I'm hopping over from the blog hop! Love what you did with the cabinets! I'm like you we moved into a bigger house and it does pose challenges in decorating! You kitchen looks fabulous!

    I'm over at www.thestonybrookhouse.com

    Blessings,
    Lori

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  10. Love the colours!!! Your kitchen is gorgious!!!

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  11. Hi Andrea! I just found your blog via Sunday Showcase, and I LOVE IT! Great projects. The kitchen looks fabulous! I'm your newest follower :)

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  12. It looks amazing! Wow, your hard work payed off and I love that you didn't paint the cabinets white. Did you just paint them or did you use a kit? Was your hubby on board with painting the oak because my husband is against any painting of any wood in this house. Need some help on that one :)
    What if you painted the chairs white and added some color with recovering the seats, just a thought. The chairs would pop for sure.
    Awesome job Andrea!

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  13. FABULOUS!!! You guys did a great job!!! I like your bar stools. What about just covering the cushions with a pop of color using fabric or oilcloth?

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  14. That is gorgeous!

    I'm a new follower from the Monday Mingle hop. Hope you can stop by mamasmusingsblog.blogspot.com

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  15. Love the cabinets. I'm going to be painting the exact cabinets really soon. Except I'm going white. I especially love the hardware!

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  16. I forgot to ask what brand and color of paint did you use on your cabinets? do you have tutorial on how you did them?

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  17. Hi! I'm your newest follower and co-host of this month's blog hop. Thanks so much for joining in on the fun :) I'm looking forward to getting you know you better!


    Wowzers!! What a transformation. I LOVE your backsplash.

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  18. Love it!! You did an excellent job!
    We have been remodeling our kitchen for a year now and are still not done! lol

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  19. I love your great new transformation, it's amazing! Now your cabinets look elegant, I love wood color kitchens, although I admire the white ones too. We had an old kitchen in white before, than two years ago we re-modeled it totally TO WOOD CABINETS and we're so happy. I have Roman shades now, Hunter Douglas ones and it's enough for lighting and sunshine in a kitchen and foe easy cleaning. I just posted something of my kitchen too at Met. Monday. Enjoy your week.
    FABBY

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  20. This look fantastic. I love the darker cabinets. It's like a whole new kitchen. I'm your newest follower stopping by from Between Naps on the Porch.

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  21. Your kitchen turned out great. I love how the backsplash pops. After seeing sooooo many white kitchens (and I do like white) yours is a welcome change. I like the hardware too. Great job and I hope you enjoy it!

    Robin
    Robin Flies South

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  22. WOW all your hard work paid off, it looks amazing! I just love it. I think if you just recovered the tops of the stools in a color like your gorgeous throw rug you may not even have to paint the legs, it will give it the pop it needs. You should be proud of all your hard work, I'll be featuring it next week
    XO
    Kristin

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  23. WOW what a great transformation! i love it! the brown is so rich looks great

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  24. What a gorgeous kitchen you have! Fabulous transformation!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  25. Love your kitchen especially the hardware and gorgeous tile backsplash. I would love it if you could come share at my link party!
    Amy@homehappyhome

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  26. What a fantastic new kitchen! Love the back splash and new cabinets. I am even in love with your Target rug!

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  27. I was going to do pulls and knobs in my kitchen, but after seeing yours hubby and I decided to do pulls only. What brand and size are yours? TIA

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  28. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your kitchen and Yay for once it's not a white kitchen! :) Ours is very similar. Enjoy it, you did great

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  29. Totally jealous of your open kitchen! Thanks so much for linking up at Reasons To Skip The Housework!



    Tuesday Time Out Linky Party

    Smiles,
    Melanie

    Reasons To Skip The Housework {The Blog}
    Tinker B Boutique {The Shop}

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  30. So pretty! I love the darker color and that fantastic backsplash! Very very nice!

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  32. AWESOME! Featuring you this weekend! XO, Aimee

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  33. Beautiful. I totally agree that you chose the right handles for your cabinets.

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  34. I love your kitchen!! Great job! Hopefully someday I can make over my kitchen.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Charlotte

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  35. Oh, it's so pretty! The painted cabinets turned out great - I love the dark warm color. Saw the blue toned rug and you mentioned that you wanted to get a little blue into the room - one of the poster suggested recovering just the seats of your stools with a coordinating blue color and I think that would look great against the warmth of the brown island. I like the window without the valence because it does let in so much natural light -- but perhaps if you moved the rod up closer to the ceiling you could add some sort of valence or treatment that would also have the blue color in that you like??? That would also add height to the area above the window to sort of balance out the "weight" of the cabinets on either side and add a little focal interest and pop of color.

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  36. Very nice job - a big transformation that I'm sure you will enjoy for years to come.
    Hugs -
    Carol

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  37. Amazing transformation! Your kitchen looks great!

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  38. Gorgeous! Looks like a brand new kitchen!

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  39. Oh wow, Andrea! Beautiful transformation! What a difference! You did an amazing job! I'm going to include a link back in this week's highlights. Thank you so much for sharing your hard work!

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  40. What an amazing transformation! As much as I love all of the white kitchens out there, it is nice to see something a little different! The cabinets look great against that backsplash. Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark - I'll be featuring this for My Sunday Sparks. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
    Jenn :)

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  41. Hi Andea, I just hopped on over from DIY Showoff… I love the way your kitchen transformed! You did an amazing job! I am also your newest follower, would love it if you can stop by my blog and join too!

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  42. Simply FABULOUS! We have the same color cabinets as you used to have and I have serious hatred towards them. You have given me hope that something can be done without having to redo the whole kitchen! Looks amazing!

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  43. I love this layout! Great job on the cabinets. But where is your dishwasher?

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  44. Your kitchen looks beautiful! Great job!
    amber

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  45. Totally love!! Thanks for sharing at Things I've Done Thursday!

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  46. That looks fabulous!I would love for you to share this (and any other rooms you decorated) at my May House Par-tay @ www.cheapcraftymama.com--- it just opened!!

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  47. Oh wow! What a difference! Love what you did with the cabinets and that backsplash :)

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  48. I have the exact same backsplash and I love it!

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  49. This is wonderful! We loved having you come to our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back again soon! -The Sisters

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  50. Great transformation; I love the colors you chose.
    Stopping by from the Homemaker in Heels Weekend Soiree :-)

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  51. Such a great reveal. I'm surprised by how much I like those darker cabinets. Loved your post and featured it this week on Motivated Monday at BeColorful
    pam

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  52. So glad to see this! My husband and I are going back and forth about taking our medium-wood cabinets much darker since I installed that EXACT SAME back splash a few months ago :) We also have SS appliances and really light counters so this gives me a better idea of how it will look if we go ahead!

    Great job!

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  53. Your kitchen looks beautiful! I love the backsplash! Thanks for sharing with us this week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  54. That is gorgeous! I would love for you to share this (and any other house projects) at my "May House Par-tay" at www.cheapcraftymama.com!

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  55. Love that backsplash and wavy chevron rug. super cute!

    We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

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  56. Thanks so much for linking up and grabbing a button! Feel free to share the contest with your readers and good luck!

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  57. Your kitchen is beautiful! Nice transformation. Thanks for sharing.

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  58. I LOVED these pictures. I am redoing my kitchen cabinets in rocklin ca and I am so glad I found these pictures before I met with my designer. I will have to show him this site, because I loved this. Thanks for the post!

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  59. Hi, we are trying to decide whether to go off-white or dark like yours. How did you decide? I figure the off-white should be timeless.

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  60. Love it, not just update that ceiling light. Keep it up!

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  61. The beauty of this is that you can turn them every which way to get them spray painted.
    cabinet doors

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  62. Great blog!! I will be coming here more often for sure!!

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  63. Adorable cabinets and arrangements of kitchen pieces.

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  64. Such a pretty transformation! Thanks for linking up :)

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  65. WOah!!! i am blown away by your transformation!!!! Looks like a totally new kitchen!! Great job! I know all too well how hard painting cabinetry can be, but what a fabulous pay off in the end!

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  66. You did a beautiful job! We're starting our Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation project this weekend. I'm excited but very nervous. The video makes it look so easy. We don't have a lot of space and we have dogs/kids so to get all the different drying times what'd you have to do to keep them safe from air/debris? Also, what color did you choose-- We got Espresso and I'm thinking yours looks the same, or close. And, did you use a small or large kit?

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  67. Would you mind telling me the size of your island? I am looking at putting one in and need some ideas of sizes. I want to have an overhang for stools just like yours! Love your transformation!!! My kitchen is very similar to your "before" - love the inspiration!!!

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  68. Wow, the changes you made in the kitchen are amazing. Such a change from the before!

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  69. Wow! That looks great! I have been looking at the kitchen transformation product. I'm going to have to watch the video link too. Thank you for sharing

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  70. Love your transformation! The hubby and I are starting the same process very soon using the Rustoleum Cabinet Kit as well. I'm wondering what color you used, is it the Espresso? That is the one wee are leaning towards. Also, what size kit did you use and how many boxes did you end up having to buy? I want to make sure we buy enough to cover all the cabinets and the inside of the cabinet doors. and one last question, did you have any difficulties with the top coat step? I'm reading a lot of mixed reviews and wondering if it would just be easiest to buy a different top coat to use all together. Any feedback using this kit would be great! Thanks in advance!

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