Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Kitchen Makeover-Work in Progress!

Last month when Tim went to India for a couple of weeks I was dead set on transforming the kitchen by the time he got home. It was the most daunting task I've ever faced but I was bound and determined to do it, and on my own. The biggest step was to paint the cabinets using the Rustoleum Transformation kit. It seemed easy enough and it didn't require sanding which was a huge bonus. I was working on them till the day he returned and with the final step, a clear coat, I saw my beautiful white cabinets and 2 weeks of work flushed down the toilet with an ugly yellow hue displayed for all to see. I was devastated. Luckily my husband was home to talk me through it and lend a helping hand because after many emails and phone calls to the company I was forced to start from the very beginning and add a step at that! More on the whole process later (I'm not totally anti-this product believe it or not).

Here's some before pictures of our kitchen:


It was sooo dark! Plus, after we got our new dark flooring the light oak cabinets stuck out like a sore thumb! 




And now for the after:
(Keep in mind it is still a work in progress. Next up are new counters, A new island, and getting the rest of our appliances in stainless steel....come on lottery!)








What a difference the white makes! We are in love! It's so much happier and brighter!

I found the loveliest fabric on sale to cover the stools:


 

I had the hardest time deciding on which fabric to use for curtains. Little did I know the perfect fabric was upstairs in the form of a stained shower curtain!



A little cutting and sewing and voila! 
Like I said, its a work in progress but I'm really loving the way it's turning out!

8 comments:

  1. Love the kitchen makeover.
    What a neat idea to use the shower curtain!

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    1. I feel like shower curtains are always way cuter than drapes so it works out perfect!

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  2. It looks so great. The white really makes it look like an entirely different kitchen.

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    1. Thank you! We're in love with it!

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  3. I've been wanting to turn our icky oak cabinets a dark cherry color. Any tips? And if at all possible, I'd love to avoid the sanding process.

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    1. I would so recommend the Rustoleum Transformation Kit. I'll be blogging about it more soon!

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  4. Your kitchen is wonderful! Thank you for putting the instructions and everything just in case I ever feel the urge to repaint mine. :)

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  5. I'm obsessed with white kitchens, we're in the process of buying our first home and I can't wait to get to work. Did you guys paint it yourselves or hire professionals?

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