Thursday, February 24, 2011

Kitchen before and after

On an exciting note I did the Valspar free paint sample thingy this morning on Facebook and my rainforest mist sample is on its way, cute little package and all. If you haven't heard about this, you have to "like" Valspar on facebook. Then at 9 am central you have to click for the free sample. They are only giving away 1000 a day so you have to get in at 9. I pressed refresh on my computer like ten times to get in on it! Ha!

O.K. so on with the good stuff. I have totally done so many projects in my kitchen and realized that I have never done an actual "before" and "after" of the said kitchen. Here is the before:


 This was great for awhile, I just got sick of the mustard yellow. I wanted something more upbeat and happy for my kitchen. So I did a bunch of little projects here and there, found some great deals on craigslist, and then painted the kitchen. Now we have a bright cheery kitchen:







If you look under the categories tab on my pages, you will see a list of projects that I have done in the kitchen. Email me with any unanswered questions!

I still want to buy a rug for under my table. I am thinking a jute rug and then hand stencil a design in red. I would also like to replace my two side cabinet doors with glass panels for display. Finally, I would like to reupholster my bar stools in a pretty red fabric. I will keep you posted!

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33 comments:

Shirley Fachilla said...

It all looks much more spacious I think after your redo. I love the blue walls, wonderful color.

Chris said...

The colors you chose for wall color are some of my most favorites. Well done!

Tara @ FabuLESSly Crafty said...

What a change... I really love the new wall color!!

Very Well Done!
Found you through the blog hop and would love for you to check me out too!

Tara
www.fabulesslycrafty.blogspot.com

Sarita said...

Wow, your house is beautiful! Love the paint color choice too!
I found you from WIWW and loved your apron so posted about it on my Friday Favorites :-)
http://mymississippimudpie.blogspot.com/2011/02/friday-favorites_25.html

VINTAGE said...

What a difference - now your kitchen & dining room looks soooooooo beautiful. I like it!! For this great job I'm your newest follower ;)

Tine

Jena @ Involving Color said...

Wow, your kitchen looks great! LOVE the color! So glad I came across your blog. I'm a new follower.

cottagebeachhouse said...

I love the open floor plan and how your kitchen flows into your dining room. It looks gorgeous.

Melissa said...

That paint color is bold, and you ROCKED it!

Brook said...

Beautiful! I think you've done a wonderful job. Love the paint color.

Kimberlee said...

I'm crushing on your kitchen table bench. Was that something you recovered? I like it.

Dacia said...

How very beautiful! I love the kitchen redo :)

Em said...

i really like the mix of white & dark! it looks great.

i did the Valspar thing too! They send you two little rollers & trays and a nice amount of paint - it's super nice & helpful!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Love the new color, unexpected and pretty. Thanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, come back soon! :)

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Looks so beautiful!

We're just starting a reno on ours! Stop by the Beach Bungalow sometime and have a look!

Sue
xo

Vivienne said...

This is AMAZING I love the color and how you incorporated the little pops of red. The island looks great too! (I love the monkeys on top of the fridge, btw...)
:) Great job! Great!

Katie said...

Beautiful!!! Loving the island and that bench seat for the table!

Shannon @ Creative Catalog said...

Love the colors. Your kitchen is beautiful!

Agatha said...

You have a Beautiful kitchen, I love that island great job!!!
Agatha at audistree.blogspot.com

Jamie said...

This turned out amazing. Did you find the bench on craigslist as well? I love it.
Don't forget to join me for More The Merrier Monday and link up all of your great projects.


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the cape on the corner said...

loving the blue, and your kitchen seating. that bench is refreshing!

Cara said...

Your kitchen turned out great! I'm in the process of redoing my kitchen (and living room...and whole downstairs), and I'm also moving away from yellow walls. I LOVE the blue you picked, and how you accessorized your kitchen post-makeover. It looks great!

Jodie said...

Your kitchen is lovely, I really like how the wall color makes the cabinets "pop" I also adore your dining area, love the little bench!

Jodie

www.lovelaughteranddecor.blogspot.com

Shelia said...

What a lovely kitchen you have and such a lovely shade of blue.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

etgrete said...

Came over from Better After. I love the blue! You don't mention what color/brand it is or else I'm just totally sleep deprived and am missing it.

Prudently Painted Vintage said...

Etgrete, If for some reason you look at this post again, this is for you. The paint color was bought at Home Depot it's Glidden paint color: Deepest Aqua.

Thanks for the nice comment!

Lori@KitchenFunk said...

This is beautiful!! We are starting a whole kitchen remodel and blue is a color I'm considering. Yours looks amazing! So elegant. Great photos, too. ~Lori

Jenn said...

What a beautiful make-over! Love the colors you used - I'm so glad to see someone else use blue in a kitchen! :)

Jennifer said...

Stopping by from Chic on a Shoestring. This is fantastic! I love your island. Painting it white really helps all the molding stand out. Nice work!
Jen

Miss Madison's Mommy said...

That'a a bold choice for a kitchen and it's turned out SO FABULOUS!! Wow. Now I totally want a blue kitchen :)

Marianne said...

When I firts saw the before pictures I didn't get why you would want to redo it, but when I saw the after pictures I was in. Your New kithchen looks fabulous. So bright and cheery. I have always though that a yellow kithcen would be cheery, but now I see it in a different light. Blue is so fresh and nice. Thank you for sharing.

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Hi Michelle...I saw your kitchen on Favorite Paint Colors. Well done! I was wondering if you could share what kind/finish all your hardware is? I'm getting ready to start a small kitchen reno and I am stumped on what to do with my very ugly hinges/knobs. I noticed that even the door knobs/hinges on your doors match. I'm glad I found you...I'm looking forward to exploring your blog. Thanks, Ann

Katie Allbritton said...

What color was the mustard yellow? It's exactly what I'm looking for. :)

Katie Allbritton said...

What color was the mustard yellow? It's exactly what I'm looking for. :)