Friday, August 24, 2012

White and Grey Kitchen

Finally...the kitchen has been mostly done for a while, but I haven't had the time to take any pictures AND keep it clean for five minutes while the boys were home. 

I've been wanting a white kitchen FOREVA. I loved our reddish/brown cabinets when we moved in and they were new. But as they wore, they started to look a little tired. And the color started to feel orange...and when the sun would shine in the window in the morning, I would see a meeeelion little fingerprints and smudges and wipe marks, even though I wiped them down all the time. 

So-without further interruption, is my mostly complete kitchen. The photo's aren't super awesome quality because I don't have a super awesome camera...
Before (the second photo is in progress)


After:















I feel like I live in a new house. 

xo-Chris



33 comments:

  1. What a fabulous makeover! You did a terrific job and thought of all the details! Thank you for sharing your fabulous project at Potpourri Friday! Hoping you will make it a weekly or regular party stop!

    I have become and friend and follower and hope you will too!

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    1. Thanks for dropping by - I have lots of projects in the works...so I will bring them to the party. Thanks for following, I'm a new follower too!
      xo-
      Chris

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  2. Your kitchen looks Fabulous! You really have attention to detail and I love all your little personal touches,thats called "candy" for the eye! lol Really great job:) Deidre~ http://simplysimplisticated4.blogspot.com

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  3. OMG! What a transformation!! It's amazing what a fresh coat of paint and some new hardware will do for a kitchen. I am in love with the new kitchen! It looks so home-y! You would never get me out of there because I would just sit and stare at it! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning!

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    1. Paint is amazing - isn't it? Come on over...let's have coffee, I won't make you leave :)
      Thanks for dropping by!
      Chris

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  4. Awsome tranformation, It really feels like a new kitchen.

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    1. Thanks so much! It feels like new to me!
      Chris

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  5. Love it!!! I want to do my kitchen in white, but I am planning on adding a stain to my cupboards. I am your newest follower. I hope you can visit me sometime. Also I would love for you to come by and link this up to my linky party called Rustic Restorations Weekend.
    http://homespunhappenings-tammy.blogspot.com/2012/08/rustic-restorations-weekend-17.html

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    1. I linked up - thanks for the invitation! I'm your newest follower too!
      Thanks for stopping by :)
      xo-Chris

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    2. Thanks so much for coming by and sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend! and thanks for the follow :)

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  6. Love. Love. Love. I love IT ALL!! Great job, it really looks AMAZING! XO ~Liz

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  7. Well done! Did you put bead board on the inside of that open cab or is it bead board wall paper?

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    1. I did use the beadboard in the back of the cupboard...it's so much easier to get in there than wood...but now I'm sort of wanting to put the wallpaper from my pantry in there. Never finished :)
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Chris

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  8. Wow - what a beautiful transformation - love everything about it! The barstools are awesome
    I'm your newest follower - would love to have you come by for a visit and follow back when you have the time
    Hugs,
    Suzan

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    1. Thanks for coming by! I'm your newest follower too!
      Chris

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  9. Your kitchen looks fresh and new! Great job...love the bead board! I'm living in a 1960's ranch and the kitchen is next on the list! Lyndaoflakeland.blogspot.com

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    1. Have fun - you'll LOVE it!!
      Thanks for coming over!
      Chris

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  10. Fantastic transformation! I would be thrilled for you to share this at my party Gettin' Krafty With It: http://frecklefaceathome.blogspot.com/2012/08/white-and-grey-kitchen.html

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  11. Beautiful kitchen! It should be in a magazine! I like that candle fixture, it is unique and looks great in your kitchen!

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  12. Wonderful transformation. All that beadboard and the island makes me all daydreaming!

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  13. That looks fantastic! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  14. Oh my goodness, your kitchen is absolutely gorgeous! It must make you smile every time you walk in the room!

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  15. Oh-so-pretty! You did a fantastic job.

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  16. Love the white cabinets. I have been trying to convince my husband for a couple of years now that we need to paint our ugly honey oak cabinets white. So far, no dice. This is a great kitchen to show him. Love how it turned out. Such a fresh look.

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    1. Men are weird with wood - even not great kitchen cabinet wood (and in my case, not super quality). I slowly introduced him to the idea by first painting the island...I have a bad habit of just doing. Of course I figure my months and MONTHS of talking about it are warning enough. I dove in with the other cabinets the same way. He just rolls his eyes now. I hope you get your white kitchen soon!!
      Thanks for coming by :)

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  17. Great job on your kitchen. I love white kitchens... I think they're so fresh & classic looking. I'm curious, where did you get the red striped rug next to the sink? I really like it.
    I'm Leslie from Gwen Moss blog

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    1. I got the rug from Big Lots a few years back - oddly enough, I've gotten some super cute striped rugs from there in the last few years. I always check the rugs when I go...you just never know.
      Thanks so much for stopping by!!
      Chris

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  18. It looks so great! I love the beadboard backsplash. I recently added one to my kitchen, too, and I love the clean look and cottage feel. Great job!

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  19. Wow what an amazing transformation! I have to add some hooks to the side of my cabinets for tea towels like you did, very clever. And the island and bar stools are amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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