It was 95% done a month ago, but we just finished the little touch ups we had to do. We are so happy with how it turned out! I told hubby that I had to have EVERYTHING done today so I could take pics and participate in Metamorphosis Monday hosted by Susan from Between Naps on the Porch...and what a great hubby I have because he did it and then even helped me clean the kitchen so I could take photos.
We did this kitchen remodel all ourselves with exception of having the granite counters made & installed. If you would like to know how we refinished the cabinets step by step click HERE.
What we spent:
Price Pfister Marielle Stainless Steel Faucet,Sprayer, and Soap Dispenser -$135
New Venetian Gold Granite-$2237.50
2 Rattan Chairs -$200
tumbled marble backsplash, grout,adhesive, & sealer -$300
chalkboard- frame was $2, chalkboard paint -$10
Oil Rubbed Bronze drawer pulls- $4 each/$32
OIL Rubbed Bronze door knobs- .90 cents each/$11.70
Whirlpool Side by Side Refridgerator -$1150
Hidden Hinges - $140
Under Cabinet Lighting -$60
Bottom Edge of Cabinet Trim - $20
6 Baskets -$75
So that you can appreciate the AFTERS, I have to show you what the kitchen looked like before. This is the kitchen we installed ourselves when we bought the unfinished home back in 1993. Golden Oak was popular back then and tile was top of the line. We finished our home ourselves on a cash basis...and we didn't have any cash, so it was done on whatever we managed to save each month. Every month we would tackle another project to complete our home. All the while we lived in our unfinished home. It took us 10 yrs to complete the home! We have lived in our home now 17 yrs and last year decided to update the kitchen. Actually our 2 daughters said, "Hey, our home looks great, but when are you going to redo the kitchen?" We thought, "WHAT, our kitchen is fine!" That is what we thought until we saw photos of it and realized we needed to work on updating our kitchen..UGH! The work on a home never ends!!!
OK, don't laugh...our breakfast nook did look better in person.
Goodbye Golden (orangy) Oak!!!
Now without further ado...........
Our New Kitchen
With light on
With light off (just undercabinet lights are on)
Cream cabinets with subtle glazing
oil rubbed bronze knobs
tumbled marble backsplash
New Venetian Gold Granite
Took cab. doors off above microwave & added baskets
Did the same over the fridge (it's so much easier now) Totally recommend doing this!!
Hubby built this (it is the pedestal at the breakfast nook)
Added wood appliques for some interest on the false drawer fronts
Hey check out my legs...I painted the kickboard black to make it disappear and added bun feet to make the cabinets look like freestanding furniture...the custom look!
Crown molding was added by my talented hubby
I made the chalk board from a frame I got at a garage sale for $2
Would you join me for a glass of wine?
Showing the beadboard added to breakfast nook pedestal hubby built
My pretty feet! One of my favorite things we did in our kitchen! $90 well spent!
Our 13 yr old dog...Shelby enjoying the new kitchen!
closeup of the backsplash, switch plate cover
This is my other favorite...my Cafe Brown Silgranit Sink!! LOVE the size & depth!!
Faucet, Sprayer, & Soap dispenser is by Price Pfister Marielle in Stainless Steel
I made the Farmer's Market sign just for that area...oh and our last name is Farmer so it is PERFECT for us!
Closeup of the chalkboard I made
This is looking into the kitchen from the dining room
I had plans to use that corbel, but changed my mind so now it just sits on the counter
See the beadboard on the cabinet end
The tall, tiny door is my miniscule pantry
Closeup of beadboard and bottom of cabinet trim
Oh, the color of the walls is SW Clary Sage
My KitchenAid mixer looks great in the new kitchen!
Isn't this breakfast nook so much better than our old one?!!
The seagrass chairs are from World Market
I choose those so they would tie in with the baskets above the microwave, fridge
Large cream/wrought iron vase is from Pier One
(did you know that I LOVE vases..I do)
Hope you enjoyed the photo tour of our new kitchen! Hmmm, what can I redo next????
I know, I know...our master bedroom is next! I better give hubby a break first though! LOL