From Blue to “Who Knew” Kitchen Renovation
Oh my, How time flies! If you ever want time to speed up just set yourself a deadline 😂 It’s funny how 8 weeks all of the sudden fells like 8 days. But you know what, we made it!!! We finished this kitchen on a budget and I couldn’t be happier!!!
Let’s just take a look back at where this all started, shall we?
It all started with a white kitchen & orange floors. You may be asking yourself, why would anybody tear out a decent white kitchen?
First of all, this kitchen was very photogenic! 😂 In person it was not so good. 🤷🏻♀️ Second of all, the layout was not working for our family. These cabinets were visually cutting this space in half.
The first thing I did was remove these upper cabinets!!! Even before we could could start the rest of this renovation, these had to GO!
Now, isn’t that better? Gracie thinks so! 😁
The next thing I did was head to Facebook marketplace to see if I can find great now in a new kitchen. And guess what? I did! There was just one catch, it was blue! But hey, that’s nothing that a little paint won’t fix!
We had the blue cabinets installed and then I started painting, and painting and painting!! It was seriously a lot of work but it was worth it!
We were able to re-purpose some of the previous cabinets. We used one section of the lowers in the center of the serving piece in between the new pantries.
We tore out the old pantry and installed a refrigerator & separate freezer. We set them up on a platform that was covered in stainless steel to make them appear taller. Then we added surround unit to make them look like one piece.I’m so happy with the way it turned out!
There were several things we did to save money. One of which was this countertop. It was a flat door and we added trim to the front to make it look custom.
Now, doesn’t that look pretty?!? It’s amazing what a $35 door can look like when an $11 piece of trim is added to the front!
We moved the range to the wall so we could add a range hood. We extended the hood with two beam shelves to connect to the cabinets.
I decided to use the Venetian plaster to finish the range hood. What should’ve been an afternoon project turned into a three day ordeal. But don’t worry if you’re considering using venetian plaster, It was totally user error!😂 when they say to use 10 coats and let them draw a minimum of four hours in between coats, they are serious! 🤣 That’s a mistake I won’t make again! I ended up having to scrape it off prime and then do it over again. 😅
They range hood did turn out amazing so it was worth all the effort! I Think it pairs perfectly with our new pot filler from Pfister Faucets.
Pfister also sent us this gorgeous Sink Faucet. They look so pretty with the gold cabinet hardware.
We had this sink base built for our previous house and didn’t use it so we incorporated it into this design. We also opted for panel ready dishwasher. I love the way it blends in with the cabinetry!
These lights the Kichler Lighting sent us are absolutely gorgeous! They were the perfect solution for the space above our window.
They also sent us this gorgeous chandelier over the breakfast table.
Speaking of the breakfast table, isn’t it lovely? I smile every time I see it!!
It is the perfect fit for this space. It has two leaves so it can extend to almost 10 feet! That is a great option in case we ever move. 😉 I love the way it looks with these chairs. They were exactly what I had in mind. When I saw them at Furniture Dalton I knew they would be the perfect addition to our new kitchen.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention we did have the floors refinished to get rid of the orange! Best decision ever!
I am so excited to be finished with our kitchen renovation. It was a lot of work but it was totally worth it! I would love to give a special thanks to all the companies that partner with us, Furniture of Dalton, Kichler Lighting and Pfister Faucets.
Be sure and check out the other room renovations at www.one room challenge.com
A special thanks to Apartment Therapy
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I hope you have a wonderful week & Thank you for following along with me on this journey!
With much love,