Friday, February 1, 2013

The BIG Kitchen Reveal



I have been waiting for just the right lighting to take these pictures and today was the day! I am so happy to show off our kitchen! I posted a sneak peek at the end of November, but now is time for the full monty. I am in love with my new kitchen! 


The Kitchen























The Island








Side by Side 
Comparisons









My thoughts on this renovation... 

It was really rough at times and I really wanted to give up, but my positive husband kept things going and this kitchen was not possible without all his hard work and ingenuity. From research to execution Matt was on top of things.  One thing that he insisted on was adding red oak (quarter inch) end panels to the cabinets, which resulted in a custom finish.    And his biggest contribution?  Pushing me to go gray and I am so happy that he did!

One hiccup that we encountered was the fact that Sherwin Williams could not tint satin enamel in Dovetail (gray).  They could only do semi gloss and we wanted satin.  We ended up purchasing Valspar paint in a satin finish.  Did you know that Lowe's is able to tint their paint with  Sherwin William's formulas?  The color is spot on and we have been pleased with the performance.  It has been two months since we finished the cabinets and they have held up beautifully.  One piece of advise that I do have is after you install the bumpers rub the spots on the box with a bar of soap to prevent sticking.  We failed to do this and some paint stuck to the bumpers.  

If you are interested in our journey from honey oak to gray I suggest checking out our kitchen posts.  There are a few things that I have not talked about previously.  We were able to score a new refrigerator for under $500 because it was slightly damaged on the side that is not visible and was a discontinued model.   It is platinum rather than stainless, which means less fingerprints!  We also installed a new ceiling light, the Alang from Ikea (thank you LaNae for grabbing it on your last Ikea run).  


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12 comments:

  1. You DID IT! Wow! I love how everything came together. It is so fun to look at the before pictures compared with the new ones. Congratulations on a job well done. I shared your post on my facebook page today too :)
    Samantha

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    1. Thank you again for hosting Cowgirl Up and featuring us on you FB page! Most of all thank you for reading!

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  2. Was that light up over the island last time I was there?

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    1. No, We installed it after. You will have to see it in person! ;)

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  3. Your new kitchen is so pretty! I wish I would change my kitchen colors, but probably won't! I know you'll enjoy your lovely room.

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    1. Thank you Marsha! We have been enjoying the new look! Thank you for reading and commenting.

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  4. Yeaaaah! That's what I'm talkin' 'bout! Love this kitchen! I'm all for painting kitchen (and bathroom) cabinets that are that dated oak. If I could only get my clients to see how beautiful their dated cabinets can look with paint! Oh well :-) I painted my kitchen cabinets (SW Decor White) in our former home and loved the transformation. Our current home has whiter white cabinets painted by the previous owners and I love them too!

    But oh how superbly lovely the gray is in your home! Well done, well done :-)

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    1. Connie,

      Thank you so much for your kind words! It is amazing what a little paint can do! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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  5. Your kitchen has a breezy and cool ambiance. It’s the light colors that gave the kitchen soft and glowing look. The minimalistic style is not only on the theme itself -- like with the color choice, but it provides more space and storage for everything else as well. Great transformation!
    Gregoria Newsome @ Woods Custom Kitchens

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