Sunday, January 13, 2013

Kitchen Revamp 2013: A work in progress...


In 2008, I stripped all the wallpaper in my kitchen and jumped on the trendy bandwagon of the black and bright green and damask decor as shown by Pottery Barn and Ballard Designs.   I loved it but the minute I finished painting, I turned to my sister and said, "I bet this would have been pretty in a soft grey blue."  And I always felt that way since....



On the "oops" paint shelf at Lowe's was a gorgeous shade of blue grey which blew me away!  It was only $1.00 so I bought it just because.   One day I came across it in the cabinet and just for kicks, I painted a small part of my kitchen wall with it and I instantly knew I had use it in my kitchen!   Here are the beginnings of this project and I hope to have it done by Spring.  It is a slow go... 

I found this remnant piece at JoAnn's for $1.50.  It's just laid on top of the cushion for now and I loved the pillow but returned it to HomeGoods because I thought it was a little too large. 


This is the half painted ceiling so I could put my new oversized lantern.  Found it at a ReStore store and it is for outdoors but I fell in love with it and it was only $28 new in box.  A very good thing.  I also painted the patio doors black which I LOVE!  


The new slanted wall treatment still needs caulk, sand and paint but I like the way it looks so far.  


This was a picture from the first kitchen re-do before I did the crazy painted countertops project.  That project can be seen HERE.    The brass knobs and hunter green laminate is just not for me especially coupled with the honey pine wood trim!  LOL  I think the AFTER looks much better!



Another BEFORE picture and more green laminate.  Please... make it STOP!


There - that's better.  :-)  But this is now my new "BEFORE".  I hope I like the AFTER just as much!


The sample paint against the stacked stone I found it for under $100 at a Home Improvement outlet.  When I saw the coastal look this presented, I knew I was definitely getting rid of the green.  



The original backsplash plan was a roll of white shelf liner.  I cut out a ton of this stuff whilst watching TV.  But when I saw the stone, I knew this was no longer going to work - I would always wish I did the stone instead.  This will be saved for another project for another day - I still love it.


I scraped and painted the inside of this lighted glass cabinet to match the walls.  



This remnant fabric at JoAnn's was  only $4.53 and so I lined the cabinet with it for texture and contrast from the wall paint.  I am thrilled with the result.




So that is my progress so far with a LOT more to do.  I have to figure out what to do with this THING which houses the task lighting and exhaust for the oven and stove.   I think bead board and molding may be in order to glam it up a bit.


I cannot wait to post the reveal - that will mean it will be completely finished!  Oh a girl can dream...

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12 comments:

  1. I love all of your ideas. You have done some amazing makeovers. We share the same love of Notre Dame and Downton also. I live just down the road from South Bend. Isn't it a small world on this big internet? Keep posting your ideas.

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  2. Hi Mary! Sounds like we could be best friends! Thank you and I need to get in gear and get some more projects completed. Too many things undone! GO IRISH!

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  3. Oh my word, your kitchen is looking wonderful. Love the soft blue/gray and the counters look amazing. Thanks for the visit and your gracious comments. Hugs, Marty

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  4. Looking really good! I can't wait too see the final results! I love the fabric lining in the cabinet idea, genius!!

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    1. Thank you Lindsey! I can't wait to see the final results either! LOL - it is a slow go. I will be sure and send you the finsished product! :-)

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  5. I am especially interested in the slanted ceiling treatment. Can't wait to see it finished!

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  6. I like how your creative mind works. I like the green walls, but somehow, you convinced me that your already great-looking kitchen needs improvement. Green is my favorite color, so I don’t want it to go, but when you started to work your magic in choosing a different color for the walls and designing the furniture to match with the new paint, I feel excited on how the new kitchen would look. I believe it’s going to look great!

    Mathew Bergeron

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  7. in your post about finishing the cabinets you say you mixed the 2 bottles together. What bottles? the finish and the glitter? or did you put the glitter on separately?

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  8. I meant countertops, not cabinets. Sorry...

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    1. Hi Kathleen! There are two bottles in the box of Envirotek that you have to mix together. I painted the countertops and added the glitter first. Then I poured the Envirotek on top of that and it all gets sealed! Hope this answers your question! Thank you! :-)

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  9. Hi! Just found your blog in a round-about way. I'm constantly changing things and I absolutely LOVE your kitchen! I'm redoing my kitchen now and plan to duplicate some of your ideas. How did you attach the fabric to the interior of your cabinet? Looks like a few staples? (I think we could be best friends if we lived close!)

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    1. Hi Brenda! Thank you so much! Yes I simply put some staples along the top and sides and tried to hide them in the design. Good luck - let me know how it is going! Would love to see pics!

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