9.24.2010

and now... the kitchen

 Thank you so much for leaving such encouraging comments and sharing in our joy on Wednesday! :) Now, because I promised weeks ago and Friday is great for fun stuff... here's the kitchen re-do post!

This is what we were working with before...



Not SO awful, but definitely not our style. The wood cabinets made the room appear to dark and small. The yellow on the walls wasn't working and didn't flow with the rest of the house... so we painted EVERYTHING and then we had... 

This!

So much brighter! It really opened up the space for us! Here's a few more ...

(the breakfast nook)

(sink area w/my keep calm and drink coffee print!)

We painted the walls cream and the cabinets white. Then we took an electric sander and "aged" the cabinets by sanding the edges. I also spray painted smaller things like out milk stool, paper towel holder, coffee mug tree, spice rack, and knife block. Everything flows so well and it's really brightened up our home. 

I LOVE to cook in my kitchen now! :) Happiness...

©2009 Living By Faith

33 comments:

Michelle (michabella) said...

IT LOOKS GREAT!!!! Oh my goodness! Great job <3

Jenny said...

i LOVE how it looks!!! and you even aged the cabinets!!!! it looks AWESOME!

Jill Funkhouser said...

That is so darn cute! I love it!
Great job guys!
Jill
www.campfunk.blogspot.com

Lara said...

Awesome job! It's so cute!

Jenny said...

WOW! What a difference! It looks so bright and cheery!

4 Blessings said...

It looks great! Good job.
Blessings,
amy

Olivia said...

this is GREAT!!! we recently did a kitchen face lift too and it feels SO much better to be in the space it's amazing!!!
http://oliviakcarter.blogspot.com/2010/08/kitch.html

Darla said...

That was a lot of work. Good job, I like it!

Monika said...

wow, I really love your new kitchen! Great job!!!!!!!!

BlessedMommyx3 said...

Beautiful!! Love the brightness of it!!

Natalie said...

It looks amazing! Everything looks so much brighter and it's just lovely! I love the white table...beautiful!

Heather said...

LOVE it! That print is super cute (the coffee on). Lu you so much!

Rachel said...

Oh my word!! That is beautiful!! Great job!

Alison said...

I LOVE it!! It looks so bright and cheery! I especially love the distressed cabinets...great job!!

Kate said...

Wow! Great job and it's so bright now!!

Jenilee said...

It looks GREAT!! I would love to paint our kitchen cabinets but I don't have the courage or know how to get started!!! yours looks amazing!

Michelle said...

I love the difference it makes!!

Leah said...

It's so bright, open, and airy!
I like the cheerful red accents, too!

Franchesca said...

how adorable! I'd love to cook in a kitchen like that too!!! :)

Sarah said...

All that bright white looks a lot better! It sounds like it was a lot of work but it sure paid off in the end :).

And thanks for your sweet comment on my feature for Gwen in Love!

Critty said...

What an amazing difference! It is beautiful. I love how just changing the colors....and the white...open everything up so beautifully.

Kelly Jo said...

Wow...that looks great! So bright and cheery!

Kayla said...

aww It looks great! So bright!

Jim and April said...

oh my word you just inspired me! I guess i never even thought about painting cabinets and tables and such like that...i ABSOLUTELY love it girl! great job!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow, wow, wow! Love it! What a fantastic makeover! :)

Lorine Kalista Noor said...

yes you right! the bright color with make your room bigger then you u use the dark one :)
and your kitchen is just look more beautiful then the first one :)
xo, Lorine

Our Bigg Family said...

I love it!! Such a timeless style. The kitchen is my favorite place in the house. SO much fellowship and family time spent there. Always prayed God would use our home and our kitchen to welcome others!!! I am sure yours will be full of great moments!

Shelley said...

The kitchen looks great!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

Looks GREAT!

Mich said...

Love it. Looks like something out of a magazine.

Mrs Montoya said...

This looks terrific and makes a huge difference. I love the bright red accents and the print to the left of your sink. It all looks really great!

Muthering Heights said...

It looks SO different!!

oneinspiredhand said...

Wow, it looks awesome!